Innovative Discoveries: Science Presented at Neuroscience 2016
Neuroscience 2016 took place November 12-16 at the San Diego Convention Center. The Society for Neuroscience's 46th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to meet, present emerging science, learn from experts, collaborate with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. There were more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the worlds largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.
AG Scientific's employees attended the conference for learning the issues and trends related to biochemical industries to enhance our expertise and communicate with other experts.
Photograph: Co-Director of Marketing and Sales Trisha Timpug with SfN President Hollis Cline
This year's program featured two public events for the San Diego area:
Global Mental Health and Neuroscience: Challenges and Opportunities Shekhar Saxena of the World Health Organization discussed the current state of global mental health, focusing on how a closer collaboration between mental health and neuroscience could enhance knowledge and improve population health.
Art, Music, and the Brain: How the Arts Influence Us from Youth to Maturity A panel of neuroscience experts explored how and why the arts influence us so deeply as well as how we can use creativity to be healthier and more productive throughout our lives.
Neuroscience 2016 events included:
- Major, specialized lectures by world-renowned scientists from around the globe
- More than 15,000 abstracts sharing new findings
- Symposia and minisymposia with comprehensive coverage of vital neuroscience research topics
- More than 600 exhibitors showcasing new tools, technologies, and publishing opportunities
- Dozens of professional development, advocacy, and networking events
- Selection of more than 100 satellite events being held in conjunction with the annual meeting
Photograph: The convention of Neuroscience 2015
Attendees could learn about emerging and unpublished findings, professional development prospects, and discuss hot topics in scientific publishing, academia, advocacy, public education, and more. Comprising the Presidential Special Lecture series were renowned scientists from Columbia University, New York University, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. They featured a range of topics, from circuits for vocal communication and limitations on visual development to neurobiology and neurotransmitters.
Other discussions focused on areas such as global mental health, whole-body connectomes, and vision and memory research. Courses were offered on topics including data science and skills for neuroscientists and single-cell genomics for analyzing neurons and circuits, in addition to sessions targeting decoding of cellular diversity in the brain, viral connectomics, and more.
Other highlights at Neuroscience 2016 was professional development sessions, on creating, sustaining and enhancing undergraduate neuroscience programs, the importance of mentor relationships, strategies for women to succeed in academia, and pharmaceutical development, among others. Various symposia and mini-symposia were treated.
Photograph: The convention of Neuroscience 2016
The neuroscience community is making extraordinary progress to understand the brain the most complex biological structure in the known universe and research presented will highlight many new findings. The progress on display in San Diego also reinforces the importance of robust, sustained funding biomedical research to advance our understanding of the brain and nervous system and develop effective treatments for the billion people worldwide who suffer from neurological and psychiatric disorders. said SfN President Hollis Cline of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
The Neuroscience 2016 conference ended successfully and next Neuroscience Conference will be held in Washington, DC for Neuroscience 2017, November 11-15.
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