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LATP Update - February 1, 2019


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  • The next LATP live chat will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET). Join Dr. Rita Balice-Gordon in a discussion over her paper Rigor or Mortis: Best Practices for Preclinical Research in Neuroscience which is attached below. Click here to register.

*Rita Balice-Gordon - Rigor or Mortis- Best Practices for Preclinical Research in Neuroscience.pdf (563.9 KB)

  • The next LATP webinar will be held in March 2019. Dr. Gregory Quirk, Chair of the Latin American Training Advisory Group (SfN) and University of Puerto Rico professor, will give a presentation over what makes a lab work for 20 years. Dr. Quirk will discuss his article Neuroscience Research and Mentoring in Puerto Rico: What Succeeds in This Environment which you can download here Gregory Quirk - Neuroscience Research and Mentoring in Puerto Rico.pdf (101.2 KB)
    . The date of this webinar, as well as the registration link, will be provided in the coming weeks. Additional resources for this webinar include:
    *NIH Press Release: Puerto Rico’s “fear lab” mentors neuroscience rigor amid diversity
    *NIMH YouTube video: Neuroscience Mentoring in Puerto Rico. Dr. Quirk and colleagues in the Laboratory of Fear Learning at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine celebrate 20th anniversary.
    *Blog discussion on the article “Neuroscience research and mentoring in Puerto Rico: What succeeds in this environment?”

  • Applications now open for the Gordon Research Conference on the Cerebellum (July 14-19) in Switzerland. The main conference will be preceded by the 2-day Gordon Research Seminar (GRS), a pre-meeting that is organized and attended exclusively by graduate students and post-docs. Apply for the main conference and/or apply for the 2-day GRS. Applications close on June 16, 2019.

  • Call for applications now open for travel awards to attend 2019 Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) Meeting. SfN will provide five awards up to $2,000 to members from the United States, Canada, and Mexico to attend the Japan Neuroscience Society Meeting in Niigata, Japan, from July 25-28, 2019. Applications close February 1. Apply now!

  • 2019 IBRO World Congress Travel Award call for applications closes April 22. The 10th IBRO World Congress will take place in Daegu, South Korea, September 21-25, 2019. SfN offers up to 15 travel awards in the amount of $2,000 each to support the participation of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican graduate students who have advanced to candidacy for a PhD or postdoctoral fellows at the IBRO World Congress, held every four years. For more information, visit our IBRO Awards Page.

  • Scholarships available to attend the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas in Washington, DC. The Symposium is being presented by Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartomas and Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, DC on September 12-14, 2019. A limited number of scholarships are available for young investigators and new faculty with priority to underrepresented researchers/clinicians. Deadline to apply for scholarships is June 30, 2019. For more information and to register, click here

  • Applications for the 2019-2020 LATP will open in the coming weeks. The 3-week live course will be hosted at the División de Neurociencias at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, from August 26 to September 13, 2019. The course topic “Enlightening the Brain: The Use of Light to Understand the Function of the Nervous System” will bring together top faculty from around the world to provide participants with high-quality lectures, lab exercises, and training on vital professional development topics. Fifteen top candidates will be selected to participate in the 3-week live course and will receive a travel stipend to attend Neuroscience 2020.

  • To extend the impact of the Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN), the RCCN will sponsor three webinars per year targeting early career faculty affiliated with the six Centers programs to build awareness regarding the collaborative resources available across the Centers programs. View RCCN webinars now.

  • Neuronline often features written contributions by SfN members on key topics, such as professional development, career advice, career paths, outreach, advocacy, training, and diversity. If you’re interested in writing a short article about a facet of your career which includes advice for other SfN members, reach out to Meridian Watters at mwatters@sfn.org to share your article pitch and learn more about writing requirements. Click to view Dr. Nancy Padilla-Coreano’s article titled Five Ways I Navigated Grad School as a Minority.

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