The BRAIN Initiative at SfN 2015

Summary

What: Town Hall and reception at SfN 2015 Chicago, Ill.
When: Tuesday, October 20th 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center Room S103

This interactive panel discussion/Q&A session will feature updates on activities and opportunities offered by the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Representatives from federal agencies, private research foundations and universities will be present. A reception with speakers will immediately follow.

What: Town Hall and reception at SfN 2015 Chicago, Ill.
When: Tuesday, October 20th 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center Room S103

This interactive panel discussion/Q&A session will feature updates on activities and opportunities offered by the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Representatives from federal agencies, private research foundations and universities will be present. A reception with speakers will immediately follow.

SfN Exhibit Hall

Web Information

Webpage: braininitiative.nih.gov/meetings/SFNOct2015.htm#agenda

Submit your question for the eventbraininitiative.nih.gov/Questionnaire-SfN-2015.htm

Speakers

Miyoung Chun, Ph.D. (The Kavli Foundation)
Greg Farber, Ph.D. (NIMH)
Gerald Fischbach, M.D. (Simons Foundation)
Walter Koroshetz, M.D. (NINDS)
Allan Jones, Ph.D. (Allen Institute for Brain Science)
Jim Olds, Ph.D. (NSF)
TBD Speaker (FDA)
Justin Sanchez, Ph.D. (DARPA)
Nelson Spruston, Ph.D. (HHMI/Janelia Research Campus)
Jacob Vogelstein, Ph.D. (IARPA)

Program Agenda

6:30-6:40pm The BRAIN Initiative: Progress through Partnership
Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) on behalf of the NIH BRAIN IC Directors Committee
6:40-7:30pm Panel Discussion with Federal Agencies and Private Foundations
• Updates on BRAIN Initiative Activities and Funding Opportunities
Greg Farber, Ph.D., Director, Office of Technology Development and Coordination, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)James Olds, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF)Justin Sanchez, Ph.D., Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)Jacob Vogelstein, Ph.D., Program Manager, Office of Safe and Secure Operations, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)TBD Speaker, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Allan Jones, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Allen Institute for Brain ScienceMiyoung Chun, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Science Programs, The Kavli FoundationNelson Spruston, Ph.D., Scientific Program Director, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research CampusGerald Fischbach, M.D., Chief Scientist and Fellow, Simons Foundation
7:30-8:00pm Question and Answer Session
8:00-8:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

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