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Alzheimer's Association Launches Its First Comprehensive Neuroscience Conference November 9-10, 2020

Alzheimer's Association Launches Its First Comprehensive Neuroscience Conference November 9-10, 2020
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September 24, 2020
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AAIC® Neuroscience Next to focus on discovery science from early-career researchers

CHICAGO, September 24, 2020 — The Alzheimer’s Association announces the first-ever Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® Neuroscience Next (AAIC® NN), November 9-10, 2020 — virtual, and free of charge for all attendees.

“AAIC Neuroscience Next is a unique conference that will showcase the innovative work of early career neuroscience researchers,” said Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association chief science officer. “AAIC NN will significantly expand our knowledge about how the brain works and will include researchers from all disciplines in neuroscience.”
 
The Association currently hosts the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), the largest and most influential meeting in Alzheimer's and dementia science.
 
“AAIC NN attendees will gain critical insights into how scientific study of the brain and nervous system expands our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and ultimately leads to diagnostic and therapeutic strategies targeting neurological disorders more generally,” said conference co-chair Bruce T. Lamb, Ph.D., Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine.
 
“The AAIC NN conference will also provide unique opportunities for early career researchers across the globe to present their work, receive input and feedback as well as develop their scientific networks,” said conference co-chair Jada Lewis, Professor and Co-Deputy Director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
 
AAIC NN will include scientific sessions from leading neuroscience researchers as well as early career researchers along with panels focused on career development and training.
 
“This conference is especially essential in the time of COVID-19, which has limited the opportunity for researchers to interact with the larger scientific community,” said Ozama Ismail, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon Health & Science University and member of the AAIC NN scientific program committee.
 
The inaugural AAIC NN will provide students and early career researchers a platform to publish and promote their work in cognitive, computational, behavioral, and other areas of neuroscience research, and thereby accelerate science. Attendees will have access to information on funding and networking opportunities, further advancing their careers.
 
Through AAIC NN and related activities, the Alzheimer’s Association is expanding its footprint in the wider neuroscience research community. Aims include encouraging and uncovering what the neuroscience field can learn from a broad look at brain research, including discoveries related to — among others — Alzheimer’s/dementia, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s, pain medicine, headache, addiction and sleep. And what the Alzheimer’s field, in particular, can learn from other brain diseases.
 
Conference organizers also stressed the long-term value of thinking beyond disease, to include brain development, maturation and resilience. “As the dementia research field delves more deeply into prevention and risk reduction, there is great value in knowing what goes right with the brain, as well as what goes wrong,” Carrillo said.
 

Students, post-doctoral researchers, assistant professors and research professionals within seven years of graduation of their last degree are invited to share their latest findings on a variety of topics, including:

  • Molecular and cell biology.
  • Development of new models and analysis methods.
  • Genetics.
  • Human neuropathology.
  • Drug development.
  • Markers and manifestations.
  • General neuroscience.
About AAIC Neuroscience Next

AAIC Neuroscience Next is a global, no-cost virtual conference that showcases the work of students and early career investigators in cognitive, computational, behavioral, and other areas of neuroscience research. At AAIC Neuroscience Next, attendees will have access to information on funding and networking opportunities, further advancing their careers and accelerating the future of neuroscience.

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