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The human brain is thought to be the most complex object in research. A hundred billion neurons, close to a quadrillion connections between them, and scientists are trying to figure out how it all fits together.
Neuroscience aims to understand how a single organ can control the entire body, from immune response to heart rate, from movement to learning and feeling. Neuroscientists work within a much wider scope than ever before, studying the cellular, functional, evolutionary, computational, molecular, cellular and medical aspects of the nervous system. And with new tools and technologies constantly being developed, the growth of knowledge of the brain is increasing exponentially.
LabRoots is proud to present the 5th Annual world-renowned Neuroscience virtual conference to be broadcasted live March 15-16, 2017. Neuroscience 2017 (free to attend) aims to help advance knowledge of the brain and nervous system by bringing together research scientists, principal investigators, lab directors, clinicians and medical professionals from around the world to discuss and learn about the latest research and technologies in the field.

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the Neuroscience 2017 Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here.  

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. You can participate in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. Virtual events remove time and place restrictions and ensure that everyone who wants to participate can do so. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global neuroscience community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Topics for Neuroscience 2017 will be available soon.

Continuing Education
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (CE) and/or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.

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  • Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, College of William & Mary
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine, Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy
  • Distinguished Professor, Neurosurgery Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology, Neurobiology Vice Chair, Integrative Biology and Physiology, Member, Brain Research Institute, Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area, Neuroengineering Training Program, Neuroscience GPB Home Area
  • Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • Assistant Professor, Neurology, Brain Research Institute Member, Neuroscience GPB Home Area
  • Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Southern California
  • Neuropsychiatrist and Principal Investigator, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge

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Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer reviewed. Submission is free.


Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

  • Poster Title
  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Your Email
  • Abstract describing the poster

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

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  • Josh Burk, PhD
    Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, College of William & Mary
      Professor Burk received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California-Davis, an M.A. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Ohio State University. He joined the William & Mary faculty in 2002 where is currently an Associate Professor and Chair. Professor Burk was also Director of the Neuroscience Program from 2011-2015 and is currently a Faculty Affiliate in that program. Professor Burk's laboratory studies the neural basis of attention, learning, memory and impulsivity. He has largely focused on the role of cholinergic projections to the cortex in these processes and how these projections are regulated by the neuropeptides orexins (or hypcretins). His laboratory has been funded by grants from the NIH, NARSAD and the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation. His research interests have expanded to studying how neurodiverse students can be more accepted on campus. He has earned some awards including the Phi Beta Kappa's John D. Rockefeller Award for Advancement of Scholarship and a Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
    • Christos Constantinidis, PhD
      Wake Forest School of Medicine, Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy
        Research in my laboratory aims to understand how neuronal activity in the cerebral cortex gives rise to cognitive functions. Experiments in recent years have focused on the posterior parietal and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, two brain areas implicated in visual perception, attention, and working memory. Simultaneous neuronal recordings from multiple micro-electrodes during performance of cognitive tasks are addressing how these areas are functionally organized and how experience and learning modifies the properties of their neurons. Neuronal activity in these areas is also monitored under at different stages of development, particularly focusing on the neural substrates of cognitive maturation between the stages of adolescence and adulthood. Computational and modeling approaches are then employed to understand the neural mechanisms that mediate complex cognitive functions such as the selective representation of an attended stimulus or its maintenance in memory. For a general overview of methods and questions our lab is working on, see this recent Review Article: Role of Prefrontal Persistent Activity in Working Memory.
      • V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD
        Distinguished Professor, Neurosurgery Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology, Neurobiology Vice Chair, Integrative Biology and Physiology, Member, Brain Research Institute, Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area, Neuroengineering Training Program, Neuroscience GPB Home Area
          Dr. Edgerton received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Michigan State University, Masters from University of Iowa and BS from East Carolina University. He is currently the Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory and a Distinguished Professor of the Departments of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Neurobiology and Neurosurgery. He has been teaching and conducting research at UCLA for over 40 years. His research is focused on how the neural networks in the lumbar spinal cord of mammals, including humans, regain control of standing, stepping and voluntary control of fine movements after paralysis, and how can these motor functions be modified by chronically imposing activity-dependent interventions after spinal cord injury.
        • Stan Floresco, PhD
          Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
            Dr. Stan Floresco is a Professor of Psychology and member of the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, and a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He received his all of his postgraduate degrees from the UBC, obtaining his Ph.D in 2000. He subsequently conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, after which he returned to UBC to take up a faculty position in 2003.. Dr. Floresco has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles on his research employing behavioral and neurophysiological approaches to study neural circuits within the dopamine system that facilitate higher-order cognitive functions such as cognitive flexibility and cost/benefit decision making, and how dysfunction in these circuits may relate to psychiatric disease. He currently serves as an associate editor for the journals Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuropsychopharmacology, and in 2010, he was awarded the American Psychological Association's Early Career Award.
          • Peyman Golshani, MD, PhD
            Assistant Professor, Neurology, Brain Research Institute Member, Neuroscience GPB Home Area
              Dr. Golshani obtained his MD/PhD from UC Irvine and UC Davis where he trained under the mentorship of Dr. Edward G. Jones on the development of corticothalamic synapse. He then completed his Neurology residency at UCLA and obtained postdoctoral training with Dr. Felix Schweizer and Dr. Guoping Fan where he studied the role of DNA methylation in development of cortical circuits. He then became faculty and in collaboration with Dr. Portera-Cailliau and Dr. Stelios Smirnakis studied the developmental desynchronization of internally generated activity in the cerebral cortex. His independent laboratory now investigates how cortical microcircuits in the awake behaving animal encode sensory input and how disorders such as autism and developmental epilepsies disrupt functional cortical connectivity.
            • Giselle Petzinger, MD
              Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Southern California
                Dr. Petzinger is a board certified neurologist specializing in the care of patients with Parkinson's disease. She divides her time between clinical care of patients and laboratory research. The primary focus of Dr. Petzinger's research is to better understand how to promote brain repair following injury and to translate these findings into new therapeutic treatments. Dr. Petzinger has been involved in numerous federally funded research grants. Currently, she is the principal investigator on the US Army Research Grant entitled Behaviorial and Pharmacolgical Enhancement of Neuroplasticity in Basal Ganglia of the MPTP-Lesioned Mouse and Non-Human Primate.
              • Valerie Voon, MD, PhD
                Neuropsychiatrist and Principal Investigator, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge
                  Dr. Valerie Voon is a neuropsychiatrist and principal investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. She completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia and psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto. Her PhD in neuroscience jointly through the University College London and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke focused on mechanisms underlying dopaminergic medication-induced impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease. She has been a Wellcome Trust Fellow in Clinical Neurosciences for the last 5 years at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Voon's research group focuses on mechanisms underlying impulsivity and compulsivity and relevance to disorders of addiction across both drug and natural rewards. She uses a multimodal approach including anatomical and functional MRI, PET, pharmacological challenges, computational modelling and cognitive neuroscience. She has published extensively with over 100 peer-reviewed publications including in high impact journals such as Neuron, Molecular Psychiatry, Lancet Neurology, Annals of Neurology, Brain and Biological Psychiatry. She is a Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.

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                • Anthony Grace, PhD

                  Dr. Anthony A. Grace is a Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University School of Medicine with Dr. Benjamin S. Bunney and had postdoctoral ...

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                • Ottavio Arancio MD, Ph.D

                  Dr. Ottavio Arancio received his Ph.D and M.D. from the University of Pisa (Italy). From 1981 to 1986 he took residency training in Neurology at the University of Verona (Italy). Dr. Arancio has held Faculty appointments at Columbia University, NYU School of Medicine and at ...

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                • Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS

                  Dr. Szczepan Baran is the Global Head, Animal Welfare and Compliance Training at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Dr. Baran received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Delaware, a Veterinary Medical Doctoral degree from the ...

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                • Floyd Bloom, M.D.

                  Floyd E. Bloom, professor emeritus at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. He was chairman emeritus of the department of neuropharmacology at The Scripps Research Institute, past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ...

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                • Pierre-Antoine Gourraud, PhD, MPH

                  Pierre-Antoine Gourraud is a former student of the Ecole Normale Suprieure de Lyon in France. After receiving an M.P.H. from University Paris XIII in 2002, he got his Ph.D. in Immunogenetic Epidemiology and Public Health from Toulouse University in 2005. He relocated to the ...

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                • Ulrich Hengst, PhD

                  Dr. Ulrich Hengst studied biochemistry at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and conducted his graduate research at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland, in the group of Prof. Denis Monard. In 2003 he received his PhD from the ...

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                • Suzanne Haber, PhD

                  Dr. Haber's research focuses on the neural network underlying learning and decision-making that leads to action plan development. The cortico-basal ganglia-thalamic system is central to this network and comprises a diverse group of structures involved in reward and motivation ...

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                • Paul Mathews, PhD

                  Dr. Paul J. Mathews received his bachelors degree from the University of Oregon where he studied invertebrate behavioral plasticity in the lab of Dr. Nathan Tublitz. He received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin under the mentorship of Dr. Nace ...

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                • Philip Mitchell, AM, MB BS (Hons I), MD, FRANZCP, FRCPsych

                  Philip Mitchell is Scientia Professor and Head of the School of Psychiatry at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; Member, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Research Committee; Vice-President (Governance), International Society for Bipolar ...

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                • Robin Murray, FRS

                  Robin Murray is Professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, and indeed has spent most of his working life there apart from one year in the USA: fortunately the latter did not do him too much harm. His particular interest is in understanding the causes of ...

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                • Kim Quang Do, PhD

                  Following a career in basic research in chemistry, molecular biology and neurobiology (glutatmate and nitric oxide transmission, neuro Research Institute (Zurich University), I moved towards "bench to bed" research at the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience (Department of ...

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                • Stephanie Willerth, PhD

                  Dr. Willerth currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria where she is dually appointed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Medical Sciences. Her research group investigates how to engineer neural tissue ...

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