Stressing About Stress—What Our Minds and Bodies are Going Through and Ways to Cope

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Feeling a bit stressed? If so, you’re not alone. Stress is very much a part of being human; even animals experience stress. A little stress can be a good thing, but how can you tell the good from the bad, and too little from too much? Join us for an evening of the scientific and practical, as two scientists help us better understand what our mind and body experience—good and bad—when we encounter stressful situations. We will also learn about various “cures,” “treatments,” and coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and the extent to which they have been subjected to rigorous scientific research and which ones stand out among the others. This event is part of the Neuroscience and Society series, a partnership between AAAS and the Dana Foundation.

Elucidating GPCR Functional Selectivity: Novel Opportunities for Drug Development

The New York Academy of Sciences
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Explore the paradigm of GPCR ligand bias in the brain and the use of dopamine receptor agonists in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

New Frontiers in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

The New York Academy of Sciences
Friday, October 10, 2014
Explore the translation of neuroscientific breakthroughs into therapies for mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, fear and anxiety disorders, and autism. Free event—Advance registration required.

Pharmacologic Resolution of Inflammation as a Novel Therapeutic Approach

The New York Academy of Sciences
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
As Alzheimer’s disease is now recognized as an ‘inflammatory disease’, inflammatory macrophages offer opportunities for resolution-based pharmacology.

Gene Network Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease: Potential Points for Therapeutic Intervention

The New York Academy of Sciences
Monday, November 03, 2014
Next-generation sequencing of Alzheimer’s disease progression reveals gene network changes within microglial pathways, the understanding of which is critical.

Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal through Early Childhood

The New York Academy of Sciences
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Thursday, November 13, 2014
The fifth annual Aspen Brain Forum will highlight educational practices, health and nutrition practices, applied research, and government policy with the potential for enhancing healthy brain development and improving outcomes for at-risk children.

2014 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

AAAS, Washington, DC
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014
This two-day annual meeting features a public program on Thursday, November 13, “Neuroscience Knowledge and the Robotic Mind,” and several expert panels the following day. Panel topics include the BRAIN Initiative, neuroscience and the courts, and neuroscience and human rights.

Call for Nominations–10th IBRO/Kemali Prize

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Tenth International Prize of 25,000 Euros will be awarded in 2015 by the IBRO-Dargut & Milena Kemali Foundation to a scientist less than 45 years of age on December 31, 2014 who has made outstanding contributions to Basic or Clinical Neuroscience. Nominations in electronic format should be submitted by email to and Self-nominations are welcome. They should be received by April 15, 2015.