The 8th Neuroscience Ireland Conference was held in University College Cork on Sept 12th & 13th. It was co-organized with the Irish Area Section of the Biochemical Society. The theme of the conference was “Brain Disorders Across the Lifespan: Translational Neuroscience From Molecule to Man“. The programme highlighted recent insights into the workings of the brain in health and disease. A particular emphasis was the vulnerable brain, in times of early and advanced age and during stress. With a strong line-up of national and international speakers, the meeting focused on how knowledge at the molecular level is being, and has the potential to be, translated into meaningful impacts on patients’ lives.
• 190 Registrants
• 11 Exhibitors
• 23 Oral presentations over two days
• 110 Poster presentations
• 11 International speakers (from the USA, UK, France, Finland, Austria and Sweden)
• 12 National speakers
• Two data-blitz sessions
• Workshop entitled “How can Neuroscientists explain the impact of their research to maximize funding?” with participants from SFI, HRB, UCC and NI.
• Conference dinner at the Old Midleton Distillery – 135 attendees
• Satellite NeuroSKILL Workshop “Neuroimaging: Clinical and Research Applications to Normal Ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease”
Satellite Event – Biochemical Society, Young Life Scientist Symposium – Cell Signalling
Neuroscience Ireland’s two major awards for 2013 were presented at the conference.
The Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator award was given to Professor Marina Lynch.
The Early Career Investigator Award was presented to Dr Eric Downer.
Prizes for best posters and oral presentations were also awarded. Click HERE for further details and photos of the awards being presented.
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AND ABSTRACTS
The Conference Programme and Abstracts from the 8th Neuroscience Ireland Conference are available here:
PHOTOS FROM THE CONFERENCE
Some photos from the 8th Neuroscience Ireland Conference are available HERE