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Super Neuroscience Saturday

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Event
Saturday, 23 November 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Program Year:
2013-2014

                              

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Neuropolicy Affinity Group, and the Society for Neuroscience Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter are pleased to invite you to an exciting public event on Saturday, November 23, 2013, in Washington, DC, that is part of a day of activities called “Super Neuroscience Saturday.”

The goal of Super Neuroscience Saturday is to celebrate and share information about neuroscience research, focusing especially on the intersections of neuroscience with health, learning, and other societally-important outcomes. In addition to a series of daytime educational activities for students, hosted in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History, Super Neuroscience Saturday will include a public event, held from 4:00 - 7:30 pm at AAAS.

This evening event will include lectures and a panel discussion highlighting the latest in neuroscience research and aiming to foster discussion among scientists, policy makers, and members of the public interested in neuroscience, science policy, and the White House Neuroscience Initiative

The evening session will be followed by a light reception and poster session with local neuroscientists. We are particularly delighted that this event coincides with the AAAS exhibit, “Beauty and the Brain,” a look at art and the brain, which attendees will have the opportunity to view.

This event is expected to draw interested parties from Congress, government, the science policy community, and the general public. We very much hope that you will join us.

Registration for the event is required (see link below).

Program

4:00 PM

Registration, Poster Session, AAAS “Beauty and the Brain” Exhibit

4:30 PM

Welcome and Introductions

Mark Frankel, Director, Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Carlos Pena, Assistant Director for Emerging Technologies, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dorothy Jones-Davis and Laurie Stepanek, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows; members AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Neuropolicy Affinity Group

Heather Dean, Chair of Policy Committee, Society for Neuroscience Washington, D.C. Metro Area Chapter; AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, and member AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Neuropolicy Affinity Group

4:50 PM

Frontiers in Neuroscience Presentations

The White House Neuroscience Initiative  (Download the presentation.)
Philip Rubin, Principal Assistant Director for Science
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Contact: prubin@ostp.eop.gov

Health: Alzheimer’s Disease, Adult Onset Neurodegenerative Diseases, and the Pursuit of Higher Quality Health Care  (Download the presentation.)
Shari Ling, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Contact: Shari.Ling@cms.hhs.gov

Education: Neuroscience and Education  (Download the presentation.)
Elizabeth Albro, Associate Commissioner for Teaching and Learning
National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences
Contact: elizabeth.albro@ed.gov

Applied Research: Novel Neuroscience Applications  (Download the presentation. Unfortunately, embedded videos won't play.)
Hunter Peckham, Donnell Institute Professor, and Director
Functional Electrical Stimulation Center, Case Western Reserve University
Contact: pxp2@case.edu

5:50 PM

Panel Discussion

6:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Heather Dean, Philip Rubin

6:35 PM

Light Reception, Poster Session, AAAS “Beauty and the Brain” Exhibit

7:30 PM

Adjourn

 

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