We appreciate as the world continues to wrestle with adjusting to the consequence of the coronavirus outbreak, and we at NIH continue to work diligently and thoughtfully to try to find ways to address your diverse needs. After exploring multiple options for the 2020 BRAIN Initiative® Investigators Meeting, we have determined the safest, most responsible option for the BRAIN community and all interested parties is to hold this conference as a virtual event.
We hope you will join us starting May 27, 2020 to explore on-demand content. Meeting programming to include broadcast of scientific presentations with live Question and Answer will begin at 10:30am EDT on Monday, June 1 and extend through 6:30pm EDT on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Content will be available on-demand for 12-months following the event. To access the virtual event, remember to log in with the same email that you used to register, using your registration confirmation number as your password, or if you are an existing LabRoots user, your normal LabRoots password.
The BRAIN Initiative® Investigators Meeting will convene BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, and leadership from the contributing federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA, IARPA, and FDA), plus representatives and investigators from participating non-federal organizations, and members of the media, public, and Congress. The purpose of this open meeting is to provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination.
Federal BRAIN awardees should refer to their agency-specific email and/or federal project/program manager for additional instructions and details regarding participation in this meeting.
The target audience for this meeting includes:
For general questions about meeting content and scientific programming:
For registration questions:
NINDS Events Team, Kathy Berry email@example.com
Martin Family Professor of Basic Research in the Field of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield University Professor of Biology, Brandeis University
Bowes Biomedical Investigator and Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco
David B. Arnold Professor of Science, Harvard University, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Show us your Brains! Photo and Video Contest now open. CLICK HERE
Neuroscience has come a long way since the hand drawings of Ramon y Cajal, and currently innovative technology continues to capture the wonder and beauty of the brain. As the entire world is now facing a major threat from the COVID-19 pandemic, science continues to progress on many other fronts. We want to see the amazing images and videos from your research as perhaps everyone could use a little break now and then from the coronavirus news! We have received some amazing images and videos from your research! The contest is now closed for submissions but please stay tuned for the voting link.
The National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the nine other Institutes and Centers supporting The BRAIN Initiative®, is proud to host this free event for federally-funded BRAIN Initiative investigators and trainees, other scientists interested in the BRAIN Initiative, federal employees, non-federal organizations invested in the Initiative, patient and advocacy groups, members of Congress and their staff, the media, and the general public.
Additional federal and non-federal organizations contributing to this event include:
Samantha White, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Amy Adams, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Ned Talley, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Theresa Cruz, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Amy Poremba, National Institute of Deafness and Craniofacial Disorders
Doug Kim, National Institute of Mental Health
Shumin Wang, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Olivier Berton, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Christoph Schreiner, Multi-Council Working Group, BRAIN Initiative
Khara Ramos, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Amy Bernard, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Floh Thiels, National Science Foundation
John Ngai, Principal Investigator, BRAIN Initiative Director Designee
Tianyi Mao, Principal Investigator
Exhibitor Email Opt-in
By engaging with an exhibit booth in the virtual exhibit hall, you are consenting to receive email communications from the exhibiting organization.
Virtual Event Standards of Behavior
This virtual event is dedicated to providing a pleasant experience for all attendees, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion (or lack thereof). The meeting organizers will not tolerate harassment of attendees in any form. Inappropriate language and imagery will not be accepted in any of the virtual event spaces, including the presentation hall, poster hall, exhibit hall, networking lounge, public chats, and Twitter. Any attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the virtual event at the discretion of the meeting organizers.