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.

Is Anything Really as it Seems? The Science of Illusion

AAAS Headquarters, Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Please join us for an evening that promises to reveal much about how the brain enables us to sense the world around us. The event includes a performance by Alain Nu, an illusionist about whom the Washington Post wrote, he will leave “audiences asking, ‘How’d he do that?’ But Nu also wants them to think about the ‘powers of the mind’ in hopes it will ‘lead to personal inspiration about your own powers and abilities’.”  Also on the program are psychiatrist and author Richard Restak, and Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, scientists who study various aspects of visual, sensory and cognitive neuroscience. This free event is part of the 2014 Neuroscience and Society series, a partnership between the Dana Foundation and AAAS.

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.