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SfN Spotlight  

Countdown to Neuroscience 2017 — Final Program Now Available
SfN’s 47th annual meeting is just two weeks away! Register now to take advantage of discounted online rates, download the Program, and start customizing your itinerary using the Neuroscience Meeting Planner and mobile app. Make the most of your time in Washington, DC, with additional tools and resources to plan your meeting experience.

The Latest From Neuronline

Scientific Publications  

Sleep Makes Us Emotionally Resilient
Participants who spent more time in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep exhibited weaker modulation of activity in, and connectivity between, their amygdala, hippocampus, and ventromedial prefrontal cortex during fear learning, according to a study in JNeurosci.

Primate Social Neurophysiology
This opinion piece in eNeuro discusses common principles learned from investigating neurophysiological mechanisms underlying social interactions in nonhuman primates, providing novel insights into how single neurons encode socially relevant variables.

Annual Meeting  

Download the Meeting Mobile App 
The Neuroscience 2017 app is available for Apple and Android devices. With the app, explore sessions offline, create an itinerary, and sync your schedule with the Neuroscience Meeting Planner (sign-in required for syncing).

Make the Most of the Meeting With Pre-Conference Sessions
Add the Neurobiology of Disease Workshop, “Gene Therapy to Address Unmet Needs in Neurology,” or the Short Course “Neuroethics and Public Engagement: Why, How, and Best Practices” to your Neuroscience 2017 registration.

Presenting? Make Sure to Register and Prepare in Advance
The $135 abstract handling fee does not include meeting registration. You must register to present at Neuroscience 2017. In addition, be sure to review SfN’s guidelines for preparing a presentation and make sure that you are aware of SfN’s statement on scientific rigor.

Print Your Poster
ABC Imaging will provide discounted rates for poster printing at Neuroscience 2017. Place your order soon to print your 40” x 72" poster; orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis. For questions, call 301-440-6648 or email graphics@abcimaging.

Attend a Satellite Event
Plan to attend one or more of the satellite events being held in conjunction with Neuroscience 2017. Visit the Neuroscience Meeting Planner to see what events are happening in your field and add them to your itinerary. Interested in hosting your own satellite event? Submit your application today.

Become a Science Advocate
Whether you’re a policy newbie or a seasoned advocate, be sure to attend the Public Advocacy Forum: Advocating for Basic Science in a Disease-Focused World and the Animals in Research Panel: How to Effectively Communicate Your Animal Research: Elevator Speech, Social Media, and Best Practices. After the sessions, visit the SfN booth (#1013) to learn tips for communicating about the importance of investing in research.

Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits
Take advantage of SfN’s strong programming on basic discovery and its application to curing disease. Add CME to your annual meeting registration and plan to attend select sessions to earn up to 35 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Credits are only available to attendees who registered for CME before or during the annual meeting.

At the Meeting: Transportation, Child Care, Code of Conduct, and More
Visit the At the Meeting section for onsite information, the shuttle schedule, SfN’s Code of Conduct and communications policies, and info about on-site child care with KiddieCorp.

Membership & Chapters  

Get Up to $2,000 for Your SfN Chapter
Your chapter may be eligible for grants up to $2,000 to support activities that advance SfN's mission, including outreach, advocacy, and professional development programs. Submit your application by Tuesday, October 31.

Professional Development  

Train to Be a Research Mentor 
During the “Research Mentor Training for Neuroscience Faculty” professional development workshop, participants will learn effective strategies and best practices in mentoring through case studies and small-group discussion led by master facilitators from the NIH National Research Mentoring Network. The workshop will take place from 3–5 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at Neuroscience 2017. Advance registration is required at nsp@sfn.org.

Expand Your Global Network
Attend the “Global Approaches for Collaboration & Networking” professional development workshop at Neuroscience 2017 from 9–11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, to learn how to connect with neuroscientists worldwide and develop fruitful collaborations.

Improve Your Science in Three Steps
Learn three best practices to improve the rigor and reproducibility of your research at the “Improving Your Science: Sample-Size Planning, Pre-Registration, and Reproducible Data Analysis” professional development workshop from noon–2 p.m. on Monday, November 13, at Neuroscience 2017.

Connect With the Next Generation of Leading Investigators
Attend the joint Diversity, International Fellows, and Trainee Professional Development Awards poster session from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, at Neuroscience 2017.

Find Highly Qualified Candidates at Neuroscience 2017
Are you looking to fill an open position at your institution? Buy a 30-day online advertisement through the NeuroJobs Career Center to gain access to the on-site Career Center at Neuroscience 2017, where you will be able to meet with prospective candidates in person.

Education & Advocacy  

National Science Foundation Calls for Comments
NSF issued a Request for Information (RFI) on Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure in response to requirements stated in the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. NSF is seeking input from the community by Friday, December 8.

Across the Field  

The Gruber Foundation invites nominations of individuals with achievements in cosmology, genetics, or neuroscience for the 2018 Gruber International Prize Program. Each prize, which is accompanied by a $500,000 unrestricted monetary award, is designed to recognize groundbreaking work in each field and to inspire additional efforts that affect fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. Nomination forms submitted online by December 15.

Explore connections among academia, government, and industry at the National Academy of Sciences Convocation: Revitalizing the University-Industry-Government Partnership on Wednesday, November 15, and participate in a discussion of the central role of research universities in the nation’s growth under the leadership of experts in government, higher education, industry, and other sectors of society.

The Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience, sponsored by the Japan Neuroscience Society, recognizes young researchers who have made remarkable achievements in the field. Applications open on November 1 and close January 31, 2018. 

SfN.org has a searchable Calendar of Events that provides member-submitted information about awards, trainings, meetings, and events. See submission guidelines.

In the News

Google Earth for Brains?

Researchers used a powerful X-ray to create 3-D maps of sections of mouse brains. The technique used to generate these “exquisite” images, described in eNeuro, clearly distinguishes nerve cells from blood vessels.

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