Design a Brain Experiment Competition for US High School Students

The Dana Foundation
United States
Monday, September 12, 2016 - Wednesday, January 11, 2017
We’re challenging U.S. high school students to use their knowledge of the brain to design an original brain experiment for a chance to win prizes and be featured on our website. Students need only design the experiment, not complete it. Submissions are due by January 11, 2017. Read the competition guidelines for more details.


The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Weisman Art Museum
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
This traveling exhibition of Cajal’s original drawings was organized by the Weisman Art Museum in collaboration with Drs. Eric Newman, Alfonso Araque, and Janet Dubinsky, neuroscientists at the University of Minnesota. The exhibit is organized in collaboration with Dr. Ricardo Martinez Murillo, neuroscientist and curator of the Cajal Legacy at the Cajal Institute (CSIC) in Spain. Eighty of Cajal’s drawings, many appearing for the first time in the United States, will be accompanied by a selection of contemporary visualizations of the brain, photographs, historic books, and scientific tools. After the debut at Weisman Art Museum, the exhibition will travel to university galleries and museums, throughout the United States and Canada.


The Deeper Self: An Expanded View of Consciousness

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
As science continues to explore the mysteries of the unconscious, two critical questions remain: first, can unconscious impulses, desires, and feelings be willfully raised to the level of the conscious self? Second, can we methodically tap into the unconscious to gear ourselves along more creative lines?  Neuroscientist David Eagleman, writer Siri Hustvedt, historian of psychology Sonu Shamdasani, and neuropsychologist Mark Solms will tackle everything from noetic experiences and the role of intuition to the phenomenon of peak experience and Jung's "collective unconscious."


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.


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.