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Information for Attendees:

Conference Registration Check In begins at 9:30am. Please check in and receive your name badge upon arrival. Registration desk will be open until 3:00pm.

An online version of the Abstract Booklet, which contains information on abstracts as well as the conference program can be found here or by visiting the Abstract Booklet page under the Spring Conference tab. 


Information for Poster Presenters:

Presenters in all sessions please have your poster up by 11:00am on April 13th in your designated location. See the Abstract Booklet for information on your Poster Number. Pins to adhere your poster will be provided.

Poster sessions are as follows

          Poster Session I: 12:00-1:00pm (presenter names A-M)

          Poster Session II: 2:00-3:00pm (presenter names N-Z)

*Posters dimensions MUST BE 36"(H) x 42" (W). 

Travel award winners will be selected based on the quality and innovation of their research and the quality of their poster presentation. Finalists, to be judged at the conference, will be notified by April 9th. 



10:00 A.M.                Presidential Welcome

Local Speaker Presentations:

10:10 A.M.                Dr. Serena Dudek

Deputy Chief of Neurobiology Laboratory, NIEHS

“New insights into hippocampal circuitry and function from studies of synaptic plasticity”

10:45 A.M.                Dr. Leslie Sombers

Associate Professor of Chemistry, NC State University

“Real-Time Quantitative Measurements of Oxidative Stress and Dopamine in a Rodent Model of Parkinson's Disease - from New Methods to New Insights”

11:20 A.M.                Dr. Michael Nader

Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology, Wake Forest University

“Translational Medicine: Nonhuman primate models of cocaine abuse utilizing brain imaging and social behavior to study individual differences”

Poster Session, Graduate Student Panel, & Lunch

12:00 P.M.                Poster Session I and Vendor Exhibits

1:00 P.M.                Lunch / "Ask a Grad Student" Panel

2:00 P.M.                Poster Session II and Vendor Exhibits

Keynote Address & Awards Ceremony

3:10 P.M.                Dr. David Anderson

Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology

“Internal states and the control of innate behaviors”

4:15 P.M.                Poster Awards & Reception


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