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Fourth Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF THE SOCIAL BRAIN

This symposium features internationally renowned neuroscientists presenting leading-edge research on mechanisms underlying social behavior. Neuroscience research at Kent State University is supported by over 35 faculty from numerous departments and disciplines. This event is free and open to the public. Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) will be available. Sign-up at the registration table. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are pending. Check back soon for details. 

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APRIL 7-8, 2016

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240

Thursday, April 7, 2016
7:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
7:15 p.m. Keynote Address- "Preclinical Discovery of Treatments for Autism"

Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine
Dr. Crawley is the Robert E. Chason Endowed Chair in Translational Research at the MIND Institute and an internationally recognized leader in behavioral neuroscience.

8:15 p.m. Reception and Poster Session
 
Friday, April 8, 2016
8:00 a.m. Check-in and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview
Morning Session
8:45 a.m. “Empathy and the network architecture of the human brain”

Tony Jack, Ph.D., Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University

9:30 a.m. “Translational social neuroscience: animal models to patients with autism”

Karen Parker, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stanford School of Medicine

10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. “Oxytocin and the social brain: lessons from mutant mice”

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University

11:15 a.m. “The monogamous brain”

Zuoxin Wang, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Florida State University

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
1:30 p.m. “Mouse models of autism to test hypotheses about causes and to discover effective treatments”

Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine

2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

Moderated by John Gunstad, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University

2:50 p.m. Final Comments

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Symposium Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University

3:00 p.m. Poster Session
 

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CALL FOR POSTERS

 

Abstracts for the poster session should be submitted to Anne Krieger, akrieger@kent.edu, by March 25th, 2016.

Abstracts from any area of Neuroscience are invited. The primary author will be notified by April 1, 2016 as to whether or not their abstract has been accepted.

GUIDELINES:

  • Submitted abstracts should be no longer than 500 words
  • Abstract titles should be no more than 15 words long
  • Use first and last names for the list of authors
  • Affiliations, institution and department, should be included
  • Include the primary author's email address
  • Any grant funding information should be placed at the bottom of the abstract
  • All abstracts must be written in English