SfN-sponsored Social: GLOBAL NEUROSCIENCE SOCIAL

SfN-sponsored Social: Global Neuroscience Social
SfN2018, San Diego (6:45-8:45pm, Tue Nov 6, 2018)

Contact Information: Noriko Osumi, Tohoku University, osumi@med.tohoku.ac.jp
Kei Igarashi, UC Irvine kei.igarashi@uci.edu

Social Description: Different countries have different ways of neuroscience. Experiencing neuroscience in foreign countries will give you a new perspective in your science career. This meeting will be focusing on mixing neuroscientists from American, European and Asian countries and encouraging to acquire experience in new countries. Three PIs with their own lab in non-native counties will give short presentations to discuss their experiences: 1) Megan Carey, Champalimaud, Portugal; 2) Izumi Fukunaga, OIST, Japan; 3) Emre Yaksi, NTNU, Norway. Supported by Japan Neuroscience Society, FENS, IBRO, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience NTNU, and Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme. For more information, go to http://globalneuosciencesocial.tk

Aims:
1) Promote talented neuroscientists to start their career in a new country
2) Social for junior/mid-career PIs to exchange information
3) Target to be an every-year event

Special Guests: Megan Carey, Izumi Fukunaga, Emre Yaksi, Joshua Johansen, Johathan Whitlock, Jayeeta Basu, Michael Yartsev, Thomas McHugh, Keisuke Yonehara, Hiroshi Ito, Nicolas Tritsch
Society representatives:
Tadashi Isa, Haruhiko Bito, Noriko Osumi (JNS), Zach Mainen (Champalimaud), Barry Everitt (FENS),

Time plan:
Moderator: Noriko Osumi (Tohoku Univ, Japan) and Kei Igarashi (UC Irvine, US)
6:45 – 7:00  Free session for grabbing drinks
7:00 – 7:05  Introduction of the Social; introduction of Special Guests

7:05 – 7:30  Short Talk by Junior/mid-career investigators (5 min talk + 2 min questions) x 3
“How and why I started my career in a new country: scientific advantages to move into my country” (Standing session)

7:30 – 8:45  Free mixer

Confirmed speakers:

  1. Megan Carey. Champalimaud, Portugal (USA→Portugal)
  2. Izumi Fukunaga, OIST, Japan (UK=>Germany=>Japan)
  3. Emre Yaksi, NTNU, Norway (Turkey→Germany→USA→Belgium→Norway)

Food and drinks
SfN provides cash bar and dry snacks