The Science of Educating Special Needs Children

AAAS and Dana Foundation
Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The increase in diagnoses of children with special needs has presented unique challenges in their education and development. What are leading scientists working on to confront these challenges? Come join the discussion and listen to three leading experts in the field discuss their work on educating children with special needs. The program will begin at 12:00 p.m. at B369 Rayburn House Office Building in DC, and lunch will be provided. For questions, please contact Sean Gallagher at

Alzheimer's Disease and Tau: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

The New York Academy of Sciences
Friday, September 18, 2015
The Microtubule Associated Protein tau (MAPT or tau) is closely linked to Alzheimer's disease (AD), the Fronto-Temporal Dementias (FTDs) and several other neurodegenerative diseases. While it has long been recognized that tau aggregates to form neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), a hallmark pathological lesion in AD and other disorders, emerging evidence demonstrates that tau has a mechanistically complex role in neurodegeneration. Speakers at this symposium will address novel tau-centered mechanisms of neurodegeneration and new therapeutic approaches for many devastating neurological disorders.

Sorting Brains Out

Philadelphia, PA
Friday, September 18, 2015 - Saturday, September 19, 2015
Since the late nineteenth century, scientists have devised an ever-increasing number of tasks, tests, and trials in order to explore the relationships between the brain, the mind, individual personalities, and social behaviors. Standardized assessments, physiological experiments, and imaging technologies have formed a core aspect of brain and mind research. This conference, held at the University of Pennsylvania, is a forum to compare, contrast, and continue the histories of tasks, tests, and trials in those sciences over the past 125 years. We will discuss the social, philosophical, political, and ethical commitments that have been reflected, reinforced, denounced, or discarded by the psy- and neuro-fields, and we will explore to what extent, if at all, contemporary conceptions of mind and brain prolong and elaborate much older ideas.

International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Friday, October 16, 2015
The 2015 INS Annual Meeting will be held October 15-16 in Chicago, IL, prior to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Check out the organization's website for the two-day program and to register.

Neuroscience 2015

Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Society for Neuroscience's 45th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.

Headaches 101

92nd Street Y, NYC
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Dr. Louise Klebanoff, Neurologist and Chief of General Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center explains how to avoid them, how to treat them and when to worry. Understand what migraine, tension and cluster headaches are, and how to help your doctor make the right diagnosis. Learn about treatment options from lifestyle changes and natural supplements to prescription medication and even surgery. Know what symptoms should prompt urgent evaluation.

Alzheimer's Disease: Running in the Family

92nd Street Y, NYC
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Dana Alliance member Richard Mayeux, chairman of the department of neurology, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center answers the ten most frequently asked questions regarding diagnosis, treatment, risk, prevention and research.