28th Annual Neuroscience Day
When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Registration starts at 7:45am; event runs 7:45am - 5:00pm.
Where: Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, HSC Campus, UofL, 505 S. Hancock Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40202 (on S Hancock St between E Muhammad Ali Blvd & E Madison St; parking in garage behind CTRB, visitor entrance on Clay St)
Registration: Free! Those who register by April 9th get to eat lunch first! Registering on time helps us order enough food (& coffee!), so thanks if you pre-registered. Those who did not register by the deadline are still welcome to join us for lunch, but will be asked to wait for pre-registrants to go through the lunch line first. We also ask that you register on-site upon arrival on April 13 so we have an accurate count of attendees. Note that abstract submission does not register you for the meeting.
Description of event: Neuroscience Day is designed to enhance the profile of trainees and newcomers. It includes a poster competition, which is independently judged for monetary prizes. This year our trainee speakers will be Ms. Kimberly Cheffer and Dr. Lukasz Slomnicki along with internal speaker from the UofL Department of Neurology, Dr. Kathrin Lafaver. We will also hear from external speaker, Dr. Ilsun White, of Morehead State University.
Our program this year features a keynote talk by Critical Path Institute scientist, Dr. Stephen P. Arneric. Dr. Stephen P. Arneric is a pharmaceutical scientist and leader with a proven track record in academic research and delivering differentiated therapeutics. His experience spans nearly 40 years in science, including significant basic research on cholinergic systems, academic service (University of Iowa, Cornell Medical College, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine), and more than 25 years of large pharma (Abbott, Lilly, Pharmacia, & Pfizer) and biotechnology (DuPont Pharmaceuticals, Neuromed Pharmaceuticals), resulting in over 30 drug candidates entering into clinical development to treat pain and psychiatric and urological disorders. Dr. Arneric is an accomplished author with 145 peer-reviewed articles (h-index of 48), 190 abstracts, 17 chapters, one book, and numerous IND submissions, as well as a co-inventor of 15 patents. He is a professional with a high aptitude for strategic, critical, and tactical thinking that synthesizes both scientific and business concerns resulting in effective solutions to challenges that impact delivery of therapies (CV). The day ends with the presentation of awards, including the Outstanding Chapter Trainee Award, which supports trainee professional development.
Poster competition: Categories include undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc/resident.
We need poster judges! To volunteer, please email our chapter with 'judge' in the subject line (link to our email address is one of the buttons at the bottom of the page). Please list any potential conflicts of interest (e.g., you or your lab members are co-authors on a poster) to aid in assigning judging categories.
Data Blitz: If you would like to be considered for participation in the Data Blitz, a rapid-fire poster overview presented to the entire audience at the beginning of Neuroscience Day, be sure to check the box when submitting your abstract.
Support Neuroscience Day: Companies and departments wishing to help support Neuroscience Day should email our chapter with "vendor info" in the subject line (link to our email address is one of the buttons at the bottom of the page). Display tables near the posters will be available for a fee of $350. We will be happy to provide our W-9 to you.