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  1. 1. socie t y for neuroscie n ce Preliminary Program S a n D i e g o | n o v e m b e r 9 — 1 3
  2. 2. 2 PRELIMINARY PROGR AM Presidential Special Lectures The Mind of a Worm: Learning From the C. elegans Connectome CME Scott W. Emmons, PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Saturday, Nov. 9, 5:15–6:25 p.m. The connectome of the roundworm C. elegans reveals the neural pathways that underlie its motivated and purposeful behavior. New connectomics data suggest the topology of a neural network contributes to integration of multiple sensory inputs in a decision- making process that guides a multistep behavioral pathway. Our thoughts, memories, and behavior are emergent collective properties of a vast network of neurons. Determining the wiring diagram of the nervous system of a tiny animal is a first step toward learning how patterns of connectivity contribute to the rapid, robust, and economic function of the brain. A Molecular Geneticist’s Approach to Understanding the Fly Brain CME Gerald M. Rubin, PhD Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Sunday, Nov. 10, 5:15–6:25 p.m. To probe the workings of the nervous system, we will need to be able to assay and manipulate the function of individual neuronal cell types. The intellectual framework for such an approach has been apparent for many years, but the available tools have been inadequate for the job. This lecture addresses efforts to develop and apply an advanced set of tools that will be required for a comprehensive analysis of the anatomy and function of the fly brain at the level of individual cell types and circuits. Connectomics: What, How, and Why CME Jeff W. Lichtman, MD, PhD Harvard University Monday, Nov. 11, 5:15–6:25 p.m. Connectional maps of the brain have value in modeling how the brain works and fails when subsets of neurons or synapses are missing or misconnected. Such maps also provide information about how brain circuits develop and age. Efforts to obtain complete wiring diagrams of peripheral motor and autonomic axons provide insight into the way mammalian nervous systems mold in response to experience. Automated electron microscopy used to collect tapes of brain sections then imaged at high resolution will be discussed. This imaging pipeline will make large-scale connectomic analysis of brain circuits more routine. Understanding Cortical Hierarchies: The Six- Piece Puzzle of Face Perception CME Doris Y. Tsao, PhD California Institute of Technology Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5:15–6:25 p.m. How the brain distills a representation of meaningful objects from retinal input is one of the central challenges of systems neuroscience. Functional imaging experiments in the macaque reveal that one ecologically important class of objects, faces, is represented by a system of six discrete, strongly interconnected regions. Electrophysiological recordings show that these “face patches” have unique functional profiles. By understanding the distinct visual representations maintained in these six face patches, the sequence of information flow between them, and the role each plays in face perception, we can gain new insights into hierarchical information processing in the brain. Plan to attend the Society for Neuroscience 43rd Annual Meeting San Diego no v e m be r 9 — 1 3 CME  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. See page 5 and visit for details. Top Reasons to Attend Neuroscience 2013 in Challenging Times: • Discover the latest science and cutting-edge research • Forge collaborations with peers • Access to resources for funding and career development • Explore new tools and technologies Now more than ever is the time to join more than 30,000 colleagues from nearly 80 countries at Neuroscience 2013 — the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience. This is the premier event in the field — the science and networking opportunities are unmatched with nearly 16,000 scientific presentations, nearly 600 exhibiting companies, and dozens of career development opportunities. Neuroscience 2013 remains one of the best values in science. Attendees can register at 2012 rates — these modest registration fees are even lower for members, students, attendees from developing countries, and advance registrants. Register early and save. This year’s meeting will be in San Diego, one of the top convention and meetings destinations, offering an enjoyable climate and great value for every budget. Attendees enjoy an array of neuroscience-related social activities, budget-friendly restaurant options, convenient transportation, attractions, and nightlife. Don’t miss your chance to experience the latest scientific research and innovations, build and strengthen professional relationships, and discover state-of-the-art products and services.
  3. 3. 3 Neuroscience 2013 Featured Lectures Peter and Patricia Gruber Lecture Understanding Circuit Dynamics: Variability, Modulation, and Homeostasis Eve E. Marder, PhD Brandeis University Support contributed by: The Gruber Foundation Sunday, Nov. 10, 2:30–3:40 p.m. Circuit function arises from the interplay between the intrinsic properties of neurons and their synaptic connections. This lecture will present combined experimental and computational work suggesting that robust circuit performance can arise from highly variable circuit components. Animal-to-animal variability in circuit parameters raises interesting challenges for reliable neuromodulation and responses to environmental perturbation but allows important substrates for evolution. Albert and Ellen Grass Lecture The Neural Circuitry of Sex and Violence CME David J. Anderson, PhD California Institute of Technology Support contributed by: The Grass Foundation Monday, Nov. 11, 3:15–4:25 p.m. The 2013 Albert and Ellen Grass lecture will be delivered by David Anderson, investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology at California Technological University. Anderson uses both mice and Drosophila melanogaster to study molecular genetic techniques. He maps and probes neural circuits that underlie innate behaviors associated with emotional states, including defensive behaviors and inter-male aggression. These innate behaviors and associated internal states form the evolutionary basis of emotional behavior in more complex organisms. David Kopf Lecture on Neuroethics Blaming the Brain: Behavioral Sciences in the Courtroom Nita Farahany, JD, PhD Duke University Support contributed by: David Kopf Instruments Monday, Nov. 11, 10–11:10 a.m. Recent scientific progress has dramatically advanced our understanding of biological, neurological, and environmental contributions to normal and deviant human behavior. This lecture will present the first comprehensive empirical study on the use of biosciences in the United States and other legal systems. Focusing on criminal law and tort law, the lecture will cover the nature of claims being advanced, shifting attitudes toward scientific evidence in the legal system, and future implications for the relationship between law and neuroscience. History of Neuroscience Lecture Reward Circuitry in the Brain Roy A. Wise, PhD Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2:30–3:40 p.m. The discovery that rats would work for brief electrical stimulation of the brain led to the notion of specialized brain circuitry for the “stamping in” of learning. Longer stimulation at the same brain sites induced drive states for feeding, predatory attack, and other motivated behaviors. Subsequent pharmacological and parametric studies implicated forebrain dopamine systems as the final common path for these effects. These findings formed the early basis for our current view and new optogenetic studies of the special role of dopamine in learning, motivation, and addiction. Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society The Creative Culture Ed Catmull, PhD President of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios Support contributed by: Elsevier Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Many think creativity is the result of singular genius. However, the reality of creativity is far more complex and interesting. The central issues include removing hidden barriers to creativity and candor. We pay special attention to protecting barely formed ideas; the dynamic balance between technology and art; the necessity of structured processes to get the job done; and the random, unpredictable nature of what we do. In particular, we need to give thoughtful attention to the culture itself, for out of this culture arises new technology, new ideas, and artistic expression. Find the latest session information —
  4. 4. 4 PRELIMINARY PROGR AM Special Lectures Theme A: Development Adjusting Brain Circuits for Learning and Memory CME Pico Caroni, PhD Friedrich Miescher Institute Brain systems face ever-changing demands for learning and memory throughout life. For example, skill learning depends first on dynamic acquisition of potentially relevant information, followed by faithful execution; memories need to be both retained and prioritized as a function of circumstances. This lecture will cover how system plasticity is adjusted flexibly to specific behavioral demands, how its regulation in juveniles and adults involves related circuit mechanisms, and how the plasticity can be harnessed for cognitive enhancement. Plasticity in the Adult Brain: Neurogenesis and Neuroepigenetics CME Hongjun Song, PhD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Adult mammalian brains exhibit much more plasticity and regenerative capacity than previously thought, including generation of functionally integrated new neurons via adult neurogenesis. This lecture summarizes recent work on understanding basic properties of adult neural stem cells and molecular, cellular, and circuitry mechanisms regulating the sequential adult neurogenesis process in vivo. Neuroepigenetics, in particularly novel active DNA modifications in the nervous system, also will be highlighted. Theme B: Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms Age-Dependent Responses of Synapse Structure to Hippocampal Plasticity CME Kristen M. Harris, PhD University of Texas This special lecture will discuss the regulation of spines, synapses, and subcellular components (polyribosomes, SER, and endosomes) by plasticity during maturation. For example, long-term potentiation (LTP) and dendritic spines first occur at P12 in rat hippocampus. LTP induces small spines on developing dendrites, but along mature dendrites synapses enlarge with compensatory elimination of small spines and shrink during concurrent LTD. Presynaptic vesicles decrease with LTP at young and mature ages illustrating structural plasticity has differential effects across synaptic compartments. Glioma: A Neurocentric Lookat Cancer CME Harald Sontheimer, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham Glioma research has traditionally been inspired by oncology, largely ignoring the tumor’s unique interactions with the brain. This lecture challenges us to take a more neurocentric viewpoint: many of the hallmarks of the disease, including vascular dysregulation, edema, gliosis, and progressive neuronal cell death by glutamate excitotoxicity, readily define gliomas as a neurodegenerative disease. Research into how this cancer compromises normal brain physiology holds promise for a better understanding and ultimately more effective treatment of this devastating disorder. Theme C: Disorders of the Nervous System Neurocircuitry of Addiction: A Stress Surfeit Disorder CME George F. Koob, PhD The Scripps Research Institute A key component of the pathophysiology of addiction is negative reinforcement set up by negative emotional states hypothesized to derive from dysregulation of key neurochemical elements involved in the brain stress systems within the frontal cortex, ventral striatum, and extended amygdala. Compelling evidence exists to argue that the brain stress systems play a key role in engaging the transition to addiction and maintaining dependence once initiated. Blood-Brain Barrier and Neurodegeneration CME Berislav V. Zlokovic, MD, PhD University of Southern California The blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents entry of toxic blood products into the CNS. The BBB is damaged in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Yet, the role of BBB in the pathogenesis of these disorders is still not fully appreciated. This lecture will discuss the BBB mechanisms causing neurodegeneration including astrocyte-pericyte-endothelial faulty signal transduction, effects of AD-associated genes on BBB integrity (APOE4, CLU, PICALM), and effects of capillary micro-bleeds. Theme D: Sensory and Motor Systems Putting Sensory Back into Voluntary Control CME Stephen H. Scott, PhD Queen’s University Optimal feedback control can explain many features of biological movement, such as success with variability, motor synergies, and goal-directed behavior. This lecture will discuss the use of optimal control to interpret motor performance, highlighting the importance of sensory feedback in this process. The lecture also will describe how corrective responses to small visual or mechanical perturbations under a broad range of behavioral contexts provide an important window to probe voluntary control and its neural basis. Sensory Processing in Drosophila: Synapses, Circuits, and Computations CME Rachel I. Wilson, PhD Harvard Medical School Many of the basic computations involved in sensory processing are shared across sensory modalities and species. Understanding sensory processing requires identifying these canonical computations, why they might be useful to the organism, and how they are implemented at the level of cells, synapses, and circuits. The lecture will discuss recent work investigating these problems in the fly Drosophila melanogaster, using in vivo whole-cell recordings from genetically identified neurons. CME  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. See sidebar and visit for details.
  5. 5. 5 Neuroscience 2013 Find the latest session information — Theme E: Integrative Systems: Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology, and Homeostatic Challenge Transgenerational Epigenetics: Programming Behavior in a Dynamic Landscape CME Tracy L. Bale, PhD University of Pennsylvania The epigenome has become a highly investigated and important area of neuroscience in connecting the environment with changes in neurodevelopment and behaviors. The complexity of mechanisms at play stem from points of vulnerability, including key developmental windows, and the involvement of maternal or paternal germ cell lifetime exposures. This lecture will discuss the latest knowledge of epigenetic mechanisms and transgenerational outcomes associated with reprogramming of the brain and behaviors, thus promoting disease risk or resiliency. Theme F: Cognition and Behavior Free Energy and Active Inference CME Karl J. Friston, FRS University College London This lecture provides an overview of theoretical approaches to functional brain architectures using the free energy formulation of active inference and predictive coding. Its focus is on basic concepts and how they can be used to understand functional anatomy and the intimate relationship between action and perception. The underlying ideas will be described heuristically and their application will be illustrated using simulations of perceptual synthesis, action observation, and visual searches. When Good Neurons Go Bad: Dopamine Neuron Regulation and Its Disruption in Psychiatric Disorders CME Anthony A. Grace, PhD University of Pittsburgh Midbrain dopamine neurons have been implicated in a broad variety of psychiatric disorders, ranging from schizophrenia to drug abuse and depression. These disorders appear to result not from pathology within the dopamine neurons themselves, but from a disruption in their normal regulation. This lecture will describe how limbic and cortical afferents regulate baseline tonic activity and phasic activation of dopamine neurons to salient stimuli, and how disruption of these inputs may lead to pathological states. Theme G: Novel Methods and Technology Development How Synthetic and Chemical Biology Will Transform Neuroscience CME Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill One of the grand challenges for neuroscience research is to understand how biologically active small molecules (e.g., neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, and drugs) exert their actions at successive levels ranging from the atomic to ensembles of neuronal networks. This lecture will demonstrate how recent advances in chemical and synthetic biology technology have catalyzed new insights into bioactive small molecule actions. This lecture will show how atomic-level discoveries have ultimately led to transformative insights at the level of neuronal systems. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Physicians: Improve Competencies While Earning CME Credit The Society for Neuroscience annual meeting is a forum for the education of physicians in the field of neuroscience. By attending lectures, symposia, and minisymposia, the physician will receive both a broad overview of the field and information about the most recent, detailed research on the topic of the session. The abstract of each plenary session contains brief descriptions of the material to be presented. By attending any of the activities, the physician will better understand the basic science that underlies clinical practice. Statement of Need It is important that physicians comprehend the basic science that underlies clinical medicine. The SfN annual meeting is the premier venue for this educational opportunity. Physicians learn about the most up-to-date, cutting-edge discoveries regarding the brain and nervous system. Global Learning Objective Given a patient with a neurological or psychiatric condition, physicians will integrate the most up-to- date information and research on the mechanism, treatment, and diagnosis of conditions related to neurological and psychiatric disorders into their diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of practice in order to determine the best course of action in treating the patient. Accreditation SfN is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Registration CME registration must be completed before or during the annual meeting. Those who do not register at these times will not receive the necessary documentation, and it cannot be provided after the meeting. CME registrants will receive, via email two weeks before the meeting, the CME Supplemental Program, which contains important information regarding the CME program, including disclosure information and instructions for obtaining CME credits.
  6. 6. 6 PRELIMINARY PROGR AM Symposia Theme A: Development Eph Receptors and Ephrins: Therapeutic Targets for Neural Injury and Neurodegenerative Diseases CME Chair: Ann Turnley, PhD Theme B: Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms All for One and One for All: Progress in Single Cell Neurobiology CME Chair: James Eberwine, PhD Co-chair: Andrea C. Beckel-Mitchener, PhD Theme C: Disorders of the Nervous System Epigenetics in Epilepsy: Epiphany or Epiphenomenon? CME Chair: Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD How Do Immune Cells Shape the Brain in Health, Disease, and Aging? CME Chair: Michal Schwartz, PhD Co-chair: Serge Rivest, PhD Mechanisms of Deep Brain Stimulation: Efficacy in Neuropsychiatric Disorders CME Chair: Dennis L. Glanzman, PhD Co-chair: Helen S. Mayberg, MD Neuro-Epigenetics in Neural Development, Plasticity, and Brain Disorders CME Chair: Hongjun Song, PhD Co-chair: J. David Sweatt, PhD Neuropeptide Signaling in Cellular Interactions CME Chair: Illana Gozes, PhD The Brain-Blood Connection: Brain Control Over Its Own Blood Flow in Normal and Dysfunctional States CME Chair: Ron D. Frostig, PhD The Emotion Triad: The Role of Interactions Between the Amygdala, Hippocampus, and Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Mood and Anxiety CME Chair: Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD The Role of Transposable Elements in Health and Diseases of the Central Nervous System CME Chair: Matthew Reilly, PhD Co-chair: Fred H. Gage, PhD Theme D: Sensory and Motor Systems Maps and Meters for Sound Location CME Chair: Jennifer M. Groh, PhD Co-chair: Catherine Carr, PhD Sensory End Organs: Signal Processing in the Periphery CME Chair: Stephen D. Roper, PhD The Neuronal Code(s) of the Cerebellum CME Chair: Detlef H. Heck, PhD Theme E: Integrative Systems: Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology, and Homeostatic Challenge How the Lateral Hypothalamus Links Energy Status with Motivated Behaviors CME Chair: Alan G. Watts, DPhil Why So Many Layers and Cell Types? CME Chair: Randy M. Bruno, PhD Co-chair: Jackie Schiller, PhD Theme F: Cognition and Behavior 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine and Active DNA Demethylation in Experience-Dependent Neural Function and Psychiatric Disorders CME Chair: Timothy Bredy, PhD Brain, Cognition, and Genetics in Healthy Aging CME Chair: Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, MD, PhD Multilevel Analysis of Pattern Separation and Completion: A Role for Subregions of the Hippocampus CME Chair: Craig Stark, PhD Novel Advances in Understanding Mechanisms of Habituation CME Chair: Catharine Rankin, PhD The Human Connectome in Health and Disease CME Chair: Andrew Zalesky, PhD Co-chair: Martijn van den Heuvel, MS Theme H: History, Teaching, Public Awareness, and Societal Impacts in Neuroscience Law and Neuroscience Chair: Owen Jones, JD Find the latest session information — Empirical Approaches to Neuroscience and Society Symposium Gender Bias: Facing the Facts for the Future of Neuroscience Chair: Jennifer L. Raymond, PhD Sunday, Nov. 10, 8:30–11 a.m. Fred Kavli Public Symposium Fred Kavli Public Symposium on Creativity Chair: Antonio Damasio, PhD Support contributed by: The Kavli Foundation Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:30–4 p.m.
  7. 7. 7 Neuroscience 2013 Minisymposia Theme A: Development Dynamic Signaling Mechanisms of Morpho- genetic Proteins in the Developing and Adult Nervous System CME Chair: Laura N. Borodinsky, PhD Co-chair: Fred Charron, PhD Midbrain Morphogenesis, Fate Specification, and Regeneration CME Chair: Raj Awatramani, PhD The Choroid Plexus and Cerebrospinal Fluid: Emerging Roles in Development, Disease, and Therapy CME Chair: Edwin S. Monuki, MD, PhD Co-chair: Maria Lehtinen, PhD Theme B: Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms Emerging Roles of Resurgent Sodium Currents in Neuronal Excitability and Pathophysiology CME Chair: Theodore R. Cummins, PhD Co-chair: Angelika Lampert, MD New Approaches for Studying Synaptic Development, Function, and Plasticity Using Drosophila as a Model System CME Chair: Dion Dickman, PhD Structural Synaptic Plasticity: Emerging Break- throughs and Relationship to Disease CME Chair: Thomas F. Franke, MD, PhD Co-chair: Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD Synaptic Properties and Functional Consequences of Cholinergic Transmission in the CNS CME Chair: Michael Beierlein, PhD Co-chair: Jerrel L. Yakel, PhD Theme C: Disorders of the Nervous System Genes, Environment, and Cognitive Function CME Chair: Orly Lazarov, PhD Co-chair: Giuseppina Tesco, MD, PhD How Do Cellular-Stress Response Pathways Control Brain Resistance During Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease? CME Chair: Christian Neri, PhD Co-chair: Richard I. Morimoto, PhD Neurological Consequences of Microglia Priming: Aging, Disease, and Trauma CME Chair: John C. Gensel, PhD Co-chair: Jonathan P. Godbout, PhD New Insights Into the Specificity and Plastic- ity of Reward and Aversion Encoding in the Mesolimbic System CME Chair: Susan F. Volman, PhD Tau in Dendrites: Function and Dysfunction CME Chair: Erik D. Roberson, MD, PhD The Ventral Pallidum: Roles in Reward and Addiction CME Chair: Yonatan M. Kupchik, PhD Co-chair: Stephen V. Mahler, PhD Therapeutic Neuromodulation With Transcranial Current Stimulation: Ready for Rational Design? CME Chair: Flavio Frohlich, PhD Co-chair: Michael A. Nitsche, MD Theme D: Sensory and Motor Systems Electrical Coupling and Microcircuits: Network Operation and Plasticity CME Chair: Jian Jing, PhD Perceptual Spaces: Mathematical Structures to Neural Mechanisms CME Chair: Qasim Zaidi, PhD Co-chair: Jonathan D. Victor, MD, PhD Sensory Deprivation and Brain Plasticity: Insights From Behavioral and Neuroimaging Studies of Deaf and Blind Individuals CME Chair: Rain G. Bosworth, PhD Co-chair: Matthew Dye, PhD Theme E: Integrative Systems: Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology, and Homeostatic Challenge Food for Thought: Experiential, Hormonal, and Neural Antecedents of Obesity CME Chair: Ilia N. Karatsoreos, PhD Co-chair: Matthew N. Hill, PhD Rethinking Estrogen Action in the Brain CME Chair: Gregory F. Ball, PhD Co-chair: Jacques Balthazart, PhD Theme F: Cognition and Behavior Neural Encoding of Fear — Hypothalamic and Brainstem Networks CME Chair: Cornelius T. Gross, PhD Neuroimaging Guided Cognitive Regulation of Food Stimuli: Implications for Obesity CME Chair: Eric Stice, PhD Neuroscience of Self-Control CME Chair: Benjamin Hayden, PhD Co-chair: Joseph Kable, PhD Neurotransmitter Receptors for Visual Cognition in Primates CME Chair: Stefan Everling, PhD Co-chair: Pieter R. Roelfsema, MD, PhD Pathological Choice: The Neuroscience of Gambling and Gambling Addiction CME Chair: Luke Clark, PhD Teaching Signals: Understanding the Neural Systems That Trigger Learning and Change Behavior CME Chair: Joshua P. Johansen, PhD Co-chair: Jennifer L. Raymond, PhD What Just Happened and Do I Care? The Interaction Between Rewards and Memory in Cortical and Subcortical Structures CME Chair: Barry Richmond, MD Co-chair: Andrew Clark, PhD Theme G: Novel Methods and Technology Development Imaging Neuronal Populations in Behaving Rodents: Paradigms for Studying Neural Circuits of Behavior in the Mammalian Cortex CME Chair: Jerry L. Chen, PhD Co-chair: Tara Keck, PhD Manipulating and Characterizing Neuronal Ensembles Mediating Cue-Specific Behaviors CME Chair: Bruce T. Hope, PhD Co-chair: Fábio C. Cruz, PhD Rat Genetics: Focus on Reward-Related Behavior CME Chair: Judith Homberg, PhD Co-chair: Bart Ellenbroek, PhD Find the latest session information — CME  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. See page 5 and visit for details.
  8. 8. 8 PRELIMINARY PROGR AM Program at a Glance Friday, Nov. 8 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Neurobiology of Disease Workshop: Human Brain Disorders in a Dish: Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Models of Disease 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Short Course #1: Chemo and Optogenetics: Light and Chemical Control of Neuronal Circuits 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Short Course #2: The Science of Large Data Sets: Spikes, Fields, and Voxels Saturday, Nov. 9 8–9:15 a.m. Meet-the-Expert Series: Session 1 9–11 a.m. Careers Beyond the Bench 9–11 a.m. Success in Academia 9:30–10:45 a.m. Meet-the-Expert Series: Session 2 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society 1–2 p.m. Getting the Most Out of SfN: The Annual Meeting and Beyond 1–3 p.m. Research Careers in Industry and the Private Sector 1–5 p.m. Posters/Nanosymposia 1:30–4 p.m. Fred Kavli Public Symposium 1:30–4 p.m. Symposia/Minisymposia CME 2–5 p.m. Challenges in Neuroscience Training 2:30–5 p.m. Actively Managing Your Career and Life: What They Didn’t Teach You in School 3–4:30 p.m. Brain Awareness Campaign Event: Igniting Brain Awareness Around the World 3:30–5 p.m. NIH Funding and You: A Practical Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Your Research Career 5:15–6:25 p.m. Presidential Special Lecture CME 6:30–8:30 p.m. Diversity Fellows Poster Session 6:30–8:30 p.m. International Fellows Poster Session 6:30–8:30 p.m. Travel Award Recipients Poster Session 7:30–10 p.m. Career Development Topics: A Mentoring and Networking Event Sunday, Nov. 10 8 a.m.–noon Posters/Nanosymposia 8:30–10 a.m. The NIH Grants System and Peer Review: Practical Advice for Research: Session 1 8:30–11 a.m. Symposia/Minisymposia CME 8:30–11 a.m. Empirical Approaches to Neuroscience and Society Symposium 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibits 10:30 a.m.–noon The NIH Grants System and Peer Review: Practical Advice for Research: Session 2 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Chapters Workshop: Leading by Example: Insight into Successful Funding and Program Strategies noon–2 p.m. Graduate School Fair 1–3 p.m. Social Issues Roundtable: Managing Incidental Findings in Research: Refining Methods of the Past, Mapping the Future 1–5 p.m. Posters/Nanosymposia 1:30–4 p.m. Symposia/Minisymposia CME 2–4 p.m. NSF News You Can Use: Exploring Funding Opportunities for Research and Training 2–5 p.m. Making the Most of Your International Training 2:30–3:40 p.m. Peter and Patricia Gruber Lecture 5:15–6:25 p.m. Presidential Special Lecture CME 6:30–8:30 p.m. Neuroscience Departments and Programs Reception 6:45–8:45 p.m. SfN-Sponsored Socials Monday, Nov. 11 8 a.m.–noon Posters/Nanosymposia 8:30–11 a.m. Symposia/Minisymposia CME 9–11 a.m. Teaching Neuroscience: Is the Printed Textbook Obsolete? 9 a.m.–noon A Guide to Journal Publishing 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibits 10–11:10 a.m. David Kopf Lecture on Neuroethics CME  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. See page 5 and visit for details.
  9. 9. 9 Neuroscience 2013 noon–2 p.m. Graduate School Fair 1:30–4 p.m. Tackling Bias: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Faculty 1–5 p.m. Posters/Nanosymposia 1:30–4 p.m. Symposia/Minisymposia CME 3–5 p.m. Enhancing Global Cooporation on Advocacy 3:15–4:25 p.m. Albert and Ellen Grass Lecture CME 5:15–6:25 p.m. Presidential Special Lecture CME 6:45–8:45 p.m. SfN-Sponsored Socials Tuesday, Nov. 12 8 a.m.–noon Posters/Nanosymposia 8:30–11 a.m. Symposia/Minisymposia CME 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibits noon–2 p.m. Animals in Research Panel: Facing Challenges on Animal Research: Finding Guidance in Your Institution noon–2 p.m. Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon 1–5 p.m. Posters/Nanosymposia 1:30–4 p.m. Symposia/Minisymposia CME 2:30–3:40 p.m. History of Neuroscience Lecture 3–5 p.m. Public Advocacy Forum: Policy Implications for the Science of Aging and End of Life 5:15–6:25 p.m. Presidential Special Lecture CME 6:45–7:30 p.m. SfN Members’ Business Meeting 6:45–8:45 p.m. SfN-Sponsored Socials 9 p.m.–midnight Graduate Student Reception Wednesday, Nov. 13 8 a.m.–noon Posters/Nanosymposia 8:30–11 a.m. Symposia/Minisymposia CME 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibits 1–5 p.m. Posters/Nanosymposia 1:30–4 p.m. Symposia/Minisymposia CME
  10. 10. 10 PRELIMINARY PROGR AM Workshops, Meetings, Events Professional Development, Advocacy, and Networking Resources ✍ Preregistration Required    $ Course Fee     Professional Development    ` Networking    � Public Outreach Friday, Nov. 8 Neurobiology of Disease Workshop Human Brain Disorders in a Dish: Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Models of Disease ✍ $  8 a.m.–5 p.m. Organizers: Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD; Arnold R. Kriegstein, MD, PhD Contact: Support contributed by: National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke Short Course #1 Chemo and Optogenetics: Light and Chemical Control of Neuronal Circuits ✍ $  8 a.m.–6 p.m. Organizer: Luis de Lecea, PhD Contact: Short Course #2 The Science of Large Data Sets: Spikes, Fields, and Voxels ✍ $  8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Organizer: Uri Eden, PhD Contact: Saturday, Nov. 9 Meet-the-Expert Series  8–9:15 a.m., 9:30–10:45 a.m. Contact: Session 1, 8–9:15 a.m. Fred H. Gage, PhD Neuronal Plasticity and Neural Diversity Erik Herzog, PhD Coordinated Circadian Clocks in the Lab, Classroom, and Clinic George Koob, PhD The Neurocircuitry of Addiction: From Motivation to Allostasis Steve Scott, PhD Making and Using Robots to Study Sensorimotor Function and Quantify Neurological Impairments Michael Schwartz, PhD How Do Immune Cells Shape the Brain in Health, Disease, and Aging? Support contributed by: Emory University/ Yerkes National Primate Research Center Session 2, 9:30–10:45 a.m. Christine Gall, PhD Building a Substrate Map for Memory Encoding at Single Synapses Paul Glimcher, PhD Learning To Be an Interdisciplinary Scientist at the Border of the Natural and Social Sciences Bryan Roth, MD, PhD Translating Basic Discoveries into Neurotherapeutics Hongjun Song, PhD Understanding Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis: One Cell at a Time Rachel I. Wilson, PhD Small Brain, Big Problems Careers Beyond the Bench  9–11 a.m. Organizer: Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD Contact: Success in Academia  9–11 a.m. Organizer: Patsy Dickinson, PhD Contact: Getting the Most Out of SfN: The Annual Meeting and Beyond  1–2 p.m. Organizers: David Riddle, PhD; Noah Sandstrom, PhD Contact: Research Careers in Industry and the Private Sector  1–3 p.m. Organizer: Gretchen Snyder, PhD Contact: Challenges in Neuroscience Training  2–5 p.m. Organizers: Michael Levine, PhD; Barbara Lom, PhD; Konrad Zinsmaier, PhD Contact: Actively Managing Your Career and Life: What They Didn’t Teach You in School  2:30–5 p.m. Organizers: Marty Nemko, PhD Contact: Brain Awareness Campaign Event Igniting Brain Awareness Around the World � 3–4:30 p.m. Contact: NIH Funding and You: A Practical Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Your Research Career  3:30–5 p.m. Organizer: Stephen Korn, PhD Contact: Diversity Fellows Poster Session  ` 6:30–8:30 p.m. Contact: International Fellows Poster Session  ` 6:30–8:30 p.m. Contact: Travel Award Recipients Poster Session  ` 6:30–8:30 p.m. Contact: Career Development Topics: A Mentoring and Networking Event  ` 7:30–10 p.m. Contact: Sunday, Nov. 10 The NIH Grants System and Peer Review: Practical Advice for Researchers  Session One: Early-Career Investigators 8:30–10 a.m. Session Two: Mid-Career Investigators 10:30 a.m.–noon Organizer: Rene Etcheberrigaray, PhD Contact: Workshop Fees Short Course (includes lunch and syllabus book) Student Member.....................................$135 Student Nonmember..............................$165 Postdoctoral Member.............................$200 Postdoctoral Nonmember......................$245 Faculty Member......................................$265 Faculty Nonmember...............................$325 Neurobiology of Disease Workshop..........................$35 (includes breakfast, lunch, and reception) Note: Preregistration is required for Short Courses and the Neurobiology of Disease Workshop. To register, visit Find the latest session information —
  11. 11. 11 Neuroscience 2013 Chapters Workshop Leading by Example: Insight Into Successful Funding and Program Strategies  ` 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Organizer: James Geddes, PhD Contact: Graduate School Fair  ` noon–2 p.m. Contact: Social Issues Roundtable Managing Incidental Findings in Research: Refining Methods of the Past, Mapping the Future � 1–3 p.m. Organizer: Emmeline Edwards, PhD Contact: NSF News You Can Use: Exploring Funding Opportunities for Research and Training  2–4 p.m. Organizer: Diane Witt, PhD Contact: Making the Most of Your International Training  2–5 p.m. Organizer: Michael Zigmond, PhD Contact: Neuroscience Departments and Programs Reception 6:30–8 p.m. Contact: Monday, Nov. 11 Teaching Neuroscience: Is the Printed Textbook Obsolete?  9–11 a.m. Organizer: Richard Olivo, PhD Contact: A Guide to Journal Publishing 9 a.m.–noon Organizers: Verity Brown, PhD; Shamus O’Reilly, PhD Contact: Graduate School Fair  ` noon–2 p.m. Contact: Tackling Bias: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Faculty  1:30–4 p.m. Organizers: Jill Becker, PhD; Ann Etgen, PhD; Kathie Olsen, PhD Contact: Enhancing Global Cooperation on Advocacy ✍ 3–5 p.m. Organizers: Sten Grillner, PhD; Larry Swanson, PhD Contact: Tuesday, Nov. 12 Animals in Research Panel Facing Challenges on Animal Research: Finding Guidance in Your Institution ✍ noon–2 p.m. Organizer: Michael Goldberg, MD Contact: Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon  ` noon–2 p.m. Contact: Public Advocacy Forum Policy Implications for the Science of Aging and End of Life � 3–5 p.m. Organizer: Anne Young, MD, PhD Contact: SfN Members’ Business Meeting ` 6:45–7:30 p.m. Contact: Graduate Student Reception 9 p.m.–midnight Contact: Child Care and Youth Programs On-site child care and youth programs will be available for children ages 6 months to 12 years. KiddieCorp, a national firm with more than 20 years of experience in conference child care, provides attendees with a trustworthy option during the annual meeting. Space is limited — reserve early! NeuroJobs Career Center Saturday, Nov. 9 – Tuesday, Nov 12, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The on-site career center offers access to tools necessary for posting jobs, searching resumes, scheduling interviews, and accessing the message service. SfN’S ONLINE CAREER CENTER
  12. 12. 12 PRELIMINARY PROGR AM SfN-Sponsored Socials Satellite Events Sunday, Nov. 10, 6:45–8:45 p.m. Cajal Club Social Cell Death Social Clinical Neuroscience Social Genetic Models Social Hearing and Balance Social Neuroethology/Invertebrate Neurobiology Social Spinal Cord Injury Social Synapses and Excitatory Amino Acids Social Monday, Nov. 11, 6:45–8:45 p.m. Alzheimer's Disease Social Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Social Developmental Neurobiology Social Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Social Hippocampus Social Ingestive Behavior Social Multi-Day Events Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor-Based Therapeutics: Emerging Frontiers in Basic Research and Clinical Science Nov. 6 3–8 p.m. Nov. 7 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Nov. 8 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Society for the Neurobiology of Language Nov. 6 1–7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. 5th International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography Nov. 7 and 8 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 8th Brain Research Conference — RNA Metabolism in Neurological Disease Nov. 7 and 8 9 a.m.–7 p.m. 12th Annual Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society Meeting Nov. 7 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Nov. 8 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 23rd Neuropharmacology Conference — The Synaptic Basis of Neurodegenerative Disorders Nov. 7 and 8 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Barrels XXVI Nov. 7 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Nov. 8 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Cell Symposia — The Networked Brain Nov. 7 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Nov. 8 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Galanin SfN Pre-Meeting 2013 Nov. 7 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Nov. 8 8:30–10:30 a.m. International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting Nov. 7 5–8 p.m. Nov. 8 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m. J.B. Johnston Club for Evolutionary Neuroscience Nov. 7 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Nov. 8 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Translational and Computational Motor Control: From Theory to Neurorehabilitation Nov. 7 and 8 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 Brain Pathways to Recovery from Alcohol Dependence Nov. 8 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Cognitive and Neurobiological Aging in the Dog Nov. 8 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mechanisms of Communication: Critical Periods and Social Learning Nov. 8 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Mechanisms of Misfolded Protein Propagation in Neurodegenerative Diseases Nov. 8 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. National Institute on Drug Abuse Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention Nov. 8 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Society for Social Neuroscience Nov. 8 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Tucker-Davis Symposium on Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology Nov. 8 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Using NEURON to Model Cells and Networks Nov. 8 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 Autism Research Social/Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Nov. 9 6:30–8:30 p.m. g.tec’s Brain-Computer Interface Workshop Nov. 9 6:30–9:30 p.m. Using the Neuroscience Gateway Portal for Parallel Simulations Nov. 9 8:30–10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 10th Annual Christopher Reeve “Hot Topics” in Stem Cell Biology Nov. 10 6:30–9:30 p.m. Arab Neuroscientists Social Nov. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. ASPET’s Neuropharmacology Division Social Nov. 10 6:30–8 p.m. Chinese Neuroscientist Social Nov. 10 6:30–9:30 p.m. Decision-Making Social — Society for Neuroeconomics Nov. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Reception Nov. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. Music Social Neural Control of Autonomic and Respiratory Function Social Pavlovian Society Social Psychopharmacology Social Vision Social Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:45–8:45 p.m. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Social Computational Neuroscience Social Epilepsy Social Eye Movements and Vestibular System Social Neuroendocrinology Social Neuroethics Social Optogenetics Social Sensorimotor Integration and Motor Control Social Songbird Social Find the latest SfN-sponsored social information —
  13. 13. 13 Neuroscience 2013 Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Research Foundation Poster Reception Nov. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. Funding Approaches to Increase Collaborations and Mentoring Circles to Strengthen our Networks Nov. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. g.tec’s Functional Mapping with the ECoG Workshop Nov. 10 6:30–7:30 p.m. IBRO Alumni Symposium Nov. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) Reception Nov. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. Illinois Neuroscience Reception Nov. 10 6:30–8 p.m. Neuroimmunology Social Nov. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. Neuroscience Opportunities in India Nov. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. OIST Developmental Neurobiology Course Alumni Nov. 10 8–10 p.m. Stanford Neuroscience Program Alumni Reception Nov. 10 6:30–7:30 p.m. University of Chicago Reception Nov. 10 6:30–8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 Advances in Single Neuron and Network Electrical Recording Techniques Nov. 11 6:30–8 p.m. Association of Korean Neuroscientists: Annual Meeting and Social Nov. 11 6:30–9:30 p.m. Behavioral Optogenetics: How Neuronal Activity Relates to Behavior Nov. 11 6:30–9 p.m. Club Hypnos Nov. 11 6:30–8 p.m. Deciphering the Neural Circuit Basis of Brain Disease via In Vivo Imaging and Optogenetics Nov. 11 6:30–9:30 p.m. Friends of Ohio State University Social Nov. 11 6:30–8:30 p.m. Fluorescence Immunocytochemistry: Are the Brightest Fluorophores Enough? Nov. 11 6:30–8 p.m. Getting the Most Out of pCLAMP Software Nov. 11 6:30–8:30 p.m. HEKA Electrophysiology Update Nov. 11 6:30–8 p.m. Internal Sensations, Artificial Intelligence and Semblance Hypothesis Nov. 11 7–8 a.m. In vitro Microelectrode Array Recording Techniques Nov. 11 6:30–8:30 p.m. Leibniz Lecture: NIELS BIRBAUMER on “Clinical Application of Brain- Computer Interfaces” Nov. 11 6:30–7:30 p.m. Neuroscience in Germany XX Social Nov. 11 7:30–10 p.m. SAGE Labs Symposia Nov. 11 6:30–9 p.m. Schizophrenia Social Nov. 11 6:30–8:30 p.m. Sleep and Circadian Biology DataBlitz Nov. 11 8–10 p.m. Taiwan Night Nov. 11 6:30–9:30 p.m. The International Society for Serotonin Research Mixer Nov. 11 6:30–8:30 p.m. Transitioning Beyond the Postdoc: Workshop for Early Career Investigators Nov. 11 6:30–9 p.m. UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Social Nov. 11 6:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Alumni and Friends of the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, UC Irvine Nov. 12 7–9 p.m. Iranian Neuroscientists Social Nov. 12 6:30–8:30 p.m. Find the latest session information —
  14. 14. 14 PRELIMINARY PROGR AM Registration Travel Resources Airport San Diego International Airport Phone: (619) 400-2400 Located 3 miles (5 km) from downtown San Diego. International Attendees Visa Information If you are from a nation participating in the Visa Waiver Program, review U.S. travel regulations early to ensure compliance. For more information and to request an official invitation letter, visit Hotel Information Housing for advance registered members who renewed by Friday, Jan. 31, 2013, opens on Tuesday, July 16, noon EDT; for all other members on Wednesday, July 17, noon EDT; and for advance nonmembers on Tuesday, July 23, noon EDT, through Friday, October 11. n Reservations can be made online, by phone, fax, or mail. Online hotel reservations are encouraged and will be given priority. Reservations are not accepted directly by participating hotels or SfN headquarters. n The Hilton Bayfront, Manchester Grand Hyatt and the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina are the official co-headquarters hotels. Reservation Policies and Procedures n To make a hotel reservation through SfN Housing, you must be registered for Neuroscience 2013. Only one hotel room may be reserved per each paid registrant until September 3. n Upon registering, each attendee will receive a unique registration confirmation number that is required to make a hotel reservation. Reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card or check deposit. n SfN Housing will make your reservation based on your requests; however, special requests cannot be guaranteed. It is the attendee’s responsibility to reconfirm requests directly with the assigned hotel prior to arrival. n A limited number of lower-priced hotel rooms have been set aside through September 30 for students and member category I, II, and III registrants. n Housing for exhibitors opens on July 30. For exhibitor hotel reservation information, visit n You may change or cancel hotel reservations until Friday, October 11. Contact Information E-mail: Phone: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. EDT (866) 999-3093 (U.S. and Canada) +1 (415) 268-2091 (International) Shuttle Service The Society for Neuroscience will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the San Diego Convention Center and most SfN- contracted hotels, Saturday  through Wednesday. Shuttle routes and intervals of service will be available online this summer. Bonus Day Opens July 16, noon EDT, for members who renewed their membership by January 31, 2013 Advance Opens July 17, noon EDT, for members; July 23, noon EDT, for nonmembers Online Discount Opens September 19, midnight EDT, and continues through the annual meeting On-Site In Line Opens November 9, 7:30 a.m. PST, and continues through the annual meeting Advance Online Discount In Line On-Site Member $290 $335 $405 Member, Category II $105 $130 $160 Member, Category III $155 $175 $205 Postdoctoral Member $220 $260 $305 Postdoctoral Member, Category II $80 $95 $125 Postdoctoral Member, Category III $110 $140 $160 Student Member $100 $115 $145 Student Member, Category II $25 $30 $40 Student Member, Category III $50 $60 $75 Student Member, Undergraduate $70 $80 $100 Student Member, Undergraduate Category II $18 $20 $25 Student Member, Undergraduate Category III $35 $40 $50 Nonmember $515 $600 $720 Student Nonmember $170 $185 $215 Guest — Non-Scientific $40 $45 $55 CME Accreditation $75 $90 $90 Note: Single day registration is not available. BEST VALUE Attend Neuroscience 2013 Register Early and Save All members must be in good standing at the time of registering for the annual meeting in order to receive member rates. Membership status will be verified at the time of registration. Fees vary based on registration categories and registration options. Refunds are not issued for incorrect registration category. If uncertain about your membership status, contact or call (202) 962-4000. Accepted Forms of Payment MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover Card, checks or money orders in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank made payable to the Society for Neuroscience, and cash (on-site only). Contact Information Email: Phone: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT (888) 736-6690 (U.S. and Canada) +1 (508) 743-8563 (International) No Increase Over Last Year
  15. 15. 15 Neuroscience 2013 Find the more information, visit List current as of Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Annual Meeting Contributors The Society for Neuroscience gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following event contributors: AstraZeneca Young Investigator Award Elsevier Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society Lecture Carl Zeiss Microimaging LLC Neuroscience Extra! SfN Memorial Fund and Friends of SfN Fund Chapter Travel Awards The Waletzky Family Jacob P. Waletzky Award The Swartz Foundation Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience The Grass Foundation Albert and Ellen Grass Lecture Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience The Trubatch Family Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Awards eLife Sciences Publications Ltd International Travel Award David Kopf Instruments David Kopf Lecture on Neuroethics Lilly USA LLC and Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Julius Axelrod Prize Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience The Gruber Foundation Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience Peter and Patricia Gruber Lecture The Kavli Foundation Fred Kavli Public Symposium National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Neurobiology of Disease Workshop Neuroscience Scholars Program 2012–2013 Society for Neuroscience Council and Program Committee Officers Larry W. Swanson, President Carol Ann Mason, President-Elect Moses V. Chao, Past President Brenda J. Claiborne, Treasurer Stephen G. Lisberger, Treasurer-Elect Darwin K. Berg, Past Treasurer Hollis T. Cline, Secretary Tatiana Pasternak, Secretary-Elect Councilors M. Catherine Bushnell Michael E. Greenberg Nancy Y. Ip John H. Morrison Edvard I. Moser Sacha B. Nelson Marina R. Picciotto Li-Huei Tsai Program Committee Carol A. Tamminga, Chair Serena Dudek, Incoming Chair Theme Chairs Michael Sendtner, Theme A Michael S. Gold, Theme B John R. Huguenard, Theme C Douglas P. Munoz, Theme D Margaret McCarthy, Theme E Jeff Dalley, Theme F Lori L. McMahon, Theme G Barry Everitt, Theme H Members Alison Barth Michele A. Basso Kristin Baldwin Diane Bautista Marlene Behrmann Hans-Rudolf Berthoud Richard T. Born Heather Broihier Elizabeth Cropper Kathleen Cullen Bruce Cumming Valina L. Dawson Mariella De Biasi Ralph J. DiLeone Amelia J. Eisch Candace Floyd Leslie C. Griffith Gabriel G. Haddad Michael Hastings Patricia H. Janak Sheena Josselyn Paul J. Kenny Frank M. LaFerla Andreas Luthi David A. McCormick Guo-li Ming Lisa Monteggia John P. O’Doherty Patricio O’Donnell C. Daniel Salzman Geoffrey Schoenbaum Leslie Thompson Robert Vassar Karen Wilcox Ling-Gang Wu Note: The content of Society for Neuroscience scientific programs, events, and services is developed by scientists, either individually or in their capacity as members of SfN committees or other governing bodies. Content is not developed in consultation with commercial advertisers or supporters. Supporters have no influence over the selection of topics or speakers. Where applicable, disclosure of grant or commercial support received by official speakers at SfN-sponsored events will be indicated within event information. The commercial support of courses or workshops does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement of quality or value of the supporting entity’s product or claims. Private support contributes significantly to SfN’s mission, and the Society thanks contributors for their support. All presentations reflect the views of individual speakers and do not necessarily represent those of the Society for Neuroscience or any of its supporters. Design: © 2013 Society for Neuroscience Photo Credits Cover: Scanning electron microscope image shows the ciliated endings of olfactory sensory neurons, which cover the turbinates of the nasal passage and are directly exposed to the external environment. Proper protein trafficking into these distinct subcel- lular compartments is essential since cilia serve as the site for odorant detection. Courtesy, with permission: Paul M. Jenkins, Lian Zhang, Gary Thomas, and Jeffrey R. Martens, 2009, The Journal of Neuroscience 29: 10541-10551 Page 2: Ultrastructural transmission electron microscope image of Xenopus laevis retina, with colors overlain to reveal GABAergic (red) and glycinergic (green) amacrine cells with their processes in the inner plexiform layer, as well as glutamatergic (blue) excitatory cell classes, includ- ing bipolar cells and ganglion cells. Courtesy, with permission: Damian C. Lee, Felix R. Vazquez-Chona, W. Drew Ferrell, Beatrice M. Tam, Bryan W. Jones, Robert E. Marc, and Orson L. Moritz, 2012, The Journal of Neuroscience 32: 2121-2128 Page 3: Release of ATP from retinal glial cells. This pseudocolor image of luciferin-luciferase chemiluminescence shows the release of ATP after stimulation of glial cells on the surface of the rat retina. ATP released from glial cells in the retina is metabolized to adenosine, which, in turn, activates neuronal A1 adenosine receptors and inhibits retinal neurons. The image was taken 12 sec after glial cells were stimulated and shows a region of the retinal surface 480 µm wide. Courtesy, with permission: Eric A. Newman, 2003, The Journal of Neuroscience 23: 1659-1666 Page 4: An example of a two-dimensional cross- correlogram. This matrix shows the variation in time of the strength of correlated activity of two neurons. The diagonal of the matrix represents the correlation strength at zero time lag. The points above and below this diagonal represent positive and negative time delays between the two neu- rons. Neurons in the primary visual cortex start to synchronize their activity (red part of the diagonal) before the onset of the stimulus in a figure-ground detection task. Such a switch in the internal state of the primary visual cortex is necessary for the detection of the stimulus. Courtesy, with permission: Hans Supèr, Chris van der Togt, Henk Spekreijse, and Victor A. F. Lamme, 2003, The Journal of Neuroscience 23: 3407-3414 Page 6: Reconstructions of cortical nonpyramidal cells used for quantitative investigation of local axon phenotypes. The somata and dendrites are drawn in yellow, and the axons are drawn in red. Courtesy with permission: Fuyuki Karube, Yoshiyuki Kubota, and Yasuo Kawaguchi, 2004, The Journal of Neuroscience 24: 2853-2865 Page 9: Illustration of a cross section of the mammalian retina with ganglion cells at the top and rod outer segments at the bottom. Highlighted is the circuitry onto a single ganglion cell, where convergence, amplification, and saturation influence gain controls are located within the retinal network. Depicted in the details is the rod bipolar pathway specified for carrying rod signals in the mammalian retina: rod→rod bipolar→AII amacrine→cone bipolar→ganglion cell. We studied this pathway to find that a key site of gain control at the lowest mean light levels is at the rod bipolar-to-AII amacrine synapse, and at brighter light levels gain controls at earlier sites take over. (Media: water color, pencil, Photoshop by F. A. Dunn with help by Paul Newman.) Courtesy with permission: Felice A. Dunn, Thuy Doan, Alapakkam P. Sampath, and Fred Rieke, The Journal of Neuroscience 26: 3959-3970 Back Cover: A coronal slice of mouse hip- pocampus that was cultured in vitro for 14 d. GFP (green) marks all interneurons expressing glutamic acid decarboxylase 67 (GAD67). Staining against parvalbumin is red and nuclei are labeled with DAPI (blue). Activity deprivation for 2 d with tetrodotoxin reduces the expression of GAD67 and GFP reporter. Courtesy, with permission: C. Geoffrey Lau and Venkatesh N. Murthy, 2012, The Journal of Neuroscience 32: 8521-8531 Cover, page 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, and 13: 2012, © Society for Neuroscience. All rights reserved. Photos by Joe Shymanski, and Jeff Nyveen. Cover, page 3, 9, back cover. Copyright 2013, San Diego Tourism Authority. All rights reserved. Photographer unknown. Janssen Presidential Special Lecture Bristol-Myers Squibb Short Course (Partial Support) The Nemko Family The Nemko Family Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience Emory/Yerkes National Primate Research Center Meet The Experts
  16. 16. n Bonus Day Registration and Housing Opens July 16 n Advance Member Registration and Housing Opens July 17 n Advance Nonmember Registration and Housing Opens July 23 Details and Registration Information: Attend SfN’s 43rd Annual Meeting