Positive, Resilient Minds: The Science of Promoting Student Grit, Gratitude, And School Success

Learning & the Brain
Arlington, VA
Friday, April 07, 2017 - Sunday, April 09, 2017
In order for students to thrive and succeed in today's high-stress, changing and chaotic world, they will need skills well beyond good test scores. Brain, behavioral and positive psychology research has shown that the most important skills for school/college success and achievement, life satisfaction, good health and wellbeing are resilience and positive emotions: optimism, gratitude, empathy, kindness and happiness. Discover why positive emotions are important for school success, wellbeing and behavior, ways to build student resilience against rising anxiety, adversity, bullying and depression, and strategies for promoting positive minds, students and schools.


BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience

British Neuroscience Association
Birmingham, UK
Monday, April 10, 2017 - Thursday, April 13, 2017
The BNA’s flagship biennial meeting is one of the largest international meetings of its kind throughout Europe in 2017.


Complement Pathways in Disease

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The complement system is the first line of defense against infection, however we have yet to capitalize on its therapeutic potential. This symposium will focus on novel insights into the complement pathway in a number of clinical disorders.


13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Monday, May 15, 2017 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The conference will provide a forum for basic scientists and clinical researchers to discuss, disseminate, and highlight the advances and challenges of therapies for myasthenia gravis. The goals of this program are to: 1) provide a forum for basic, translational, and clinical researchers from academia and industry to present and discuss the most up-to-date findings in MG research; 2) explore and encourage multidisciplinary and multi-sector collaborations to enhance investigative approaches into MG and related autoimmune and neuromuscular disorders; 3) review current MG therapeutic options, ongoing clinical trials, and challenges and limitations faced in the clinic; and 4) identify knowledge gaps and future directions of research required for further breakthroughs. Ten plenary sessions will span the full spectrum of research from bench to bedside, including structure and function of the neuromuscular junction, advances in immunology, recent clinical developments related to MG, outcome measurements, clinical trial development, animal models of neuromuscular disease, MG treatment updates, congenital and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndromes, thymectomy, and the MGTX trial.


Neuroplasticity, Neuroregeneration, and Brain Repair

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
This conference will explore neuroregenerative processes and identify strategies for translating knowledge into treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and nervous system injuries.