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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2020 - New Horizons

When

Wednesday April 15th 2020

Where

Robinson College, Cambridge

Description

Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar at Robinson College on Wednesday 15th April 2020

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted to announce the 32nd Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, 'New Horizons', which will be held on Wednesday 15th April 2020, at Robinson College.

Neuroscience within Cambridge covers a wide array of topics, specialities, disciplines and techniques and it is spread across Departments and Schools. The strategic vision of the Cambridge Neuroscience IRC (Interdisciplinary Research Centre) is to deliver research innovation in neuroscience and enhance health and quality of life. Central to this vision is the aim to develop an integrated framework that will promote cutting-edge research in marrying discovery and translational neuroscience, celebrate our diverse and cross-disciplinary approach, bolster our integrative community and attract new funding and talent to develop into new horizons.

In meeting this challenge, we are in the process of developing key themes cutting across discovery and translational research to represent Cambridge Neuroscience and showcase the highly collaborative and integrative character of our research community.

The themes aim to: 

  1. cover unique areas of expertise within Cambridge Neuroscience 
  2. target areas of research with clinical and societal impact 
  3. straddle techniques and disciplines across Departments and Schools as well as the clinical-basic science division

 

Following consultations across Schools and a series of interdisciplinary workshops (planned for February and March - please look out for details), we have identified 6 interdisciplinary cross-cutting themes as follows:

  1. Neuronal Circuits and Networks
  2. Adaptive Brain Computations
  3. Non-neuronal Brain Function 
  4. Lifelong Brain Development
  5. Social Behaviour and Communication
  6. Brains and Machines 

 

All of these themes will be introduced at CNS2020 - an overview of the theme will be given in the context of the research happening across Cambridge in addition to talks on the future directions and scope of each theme.

Data Blitz at CNS 2020 on Wednesday 15th April 2020

There will be a data blitz for early career researchers held during the main programme. Abstracts will be selected from submitted poster abstracts. Research can cover can cover any of the six new themes of Cambridge Neuroscience (see above). Deadline for Abstract submission is Friday March 20th 2020 and presenters will be notified of selection by Friday March 27th (Early abstract submission is advisable) to ensure adequate preparation time. Selected presenters will be allowed to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes.

Poster exhibition at CNS 2020 on Wednesday 15th April 2020

There will be a poster exhibition held during the conference with generous prizes (2 x £200). Posters can cover any of the six new themes of Cambridge Neuroscience (see above)Deadline for Abstract submission is Friday March 20th 2020.

Please note that poster boards will be 1 metre (w) by 2 metres (h). Please note that the optimum size for posters is A0 portrait (i.e. 841mm (w) x 1189mm (h)). If your poster is already printed and does not fit these requirements, please contact Dervila Glynn.

Reception and Conference Dinner at Downing College on Wednesday 15th April 2020

There will be a drinks reception and conference dinner at Downing College on Wednesday 15th April following the meeting (extra fee payable). Places are available for this reception and dinner.

Register Now (details, dietary requirements, abstracts)!

 


 

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Plenaries

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Programme at a Glance

Programme coming soon but talks will cover a range of themes:

  1. Neuronal Circuits and Networks
  2. Adaptive Brain Computations
  3. Non-neuronal Brain Function 
  4. Lifelong Brain Development
  5. Social Behaviour and Communication
  6. Brains and Machines 
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Directions

How to Get to Robinson College

Robinson is situated in Grange Road (CB3 9AN), close to the centre of Cambridge. Grange Road runs between Barton Road and Madingley Road and is parallel to Queens' Road (the 'Backs').

The best way to approach the College by road from the north, south or east is from Junction 12 of the M11.

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Registration

Please read the following information carefully:

Registration fees are heavily subsidised and include refreshments, lunch, a conference brochure, in addition to admittance to all talks.

Attendance at conference dinner and reception will incur an additional cost.

We take receipt of a completed registration form as acceptance of the terms and conditions as stipulated and subsequent payment must be made using the online payment system or via your department (internal delegates only).

Delegate registration deadline: April 6th 2020

Abstract submission deadline: March 27th 2020

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Academics from Cambridge: Registration is a 1 or 2-stage process 

  • Step 1 (required): Please register using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system (required).
  • We will be collecting your payment on a Departmental/Institution basis so please provide your group leader's name and account code checking with your PI first. You must enter some text into the 'account code' section. Please enter 'paid by cc' if paying for yourself (Step 2).
  • Step 2 (optional): If you wish to pay for yourself by card, please use the separate online payment system (your department will not be charged a second time). Please note that you still need to register using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system (Step 1, required).
  • The online payment booking system accepts all major credit/debit cards apart from American Express.
  • Please note that cheques or cash will not be accepted on the day of the conference.
  • Abstracts: Please note that you cannot upload abstracts using the online payment system. Abstracts must be uploaded using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system.
  • You must hold a profile on Cambridge Neuroscience to avail of these subsidised registration fees. 
  • See below for cancellation policy.

 

Registration costs

Undergraduates - £15

Emeritus member - £20

Postgraduate students - £20.00

Research Assistants - £25.00

Postdoctoral Research Associates - £30.00

Faculty/PI and other - £40.00

Conference dinner at Downing College - £35

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Academics not from Cambridge: Registration is a 2-stage process.

 

Registration costs

Undergraduates - £40.00

Postgraduate students, Research Assistants - £50.00

Postdoctoral Research Associates - £60.00

Faculty/PI and other - £80.00

Conference dinner at Downing College - £55

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Industry or other: Registration is a 1 or 2-stage process.

  • Step 1 (required): Please register using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system where you can submit an abstract and provide your dietary requirements.
  • Step 2 (optional): Please pay for your registration using the separate online payment system.
  • Your company can be invoiced directly if this is a preferable option, in which case complete step 1 only and contact us with your details.
  • The online payment booking system accepts all major credit/debit cards apart from American Express.
  • Please note that cheques or cash will not be accepted on the day of the conference.
  • Abstracts: Please note that you cannot upload abstracts using the online payment system. Abstracts must be uploaded using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system.
  • See below for cancellation policy

 

Registration costs

Conference registration - £130

Conference dinner at Robinson College - £55

 

Press Registration Eligibility

We offer a limited number of press passes for working members of the Press, who are covering the conference for publication. As a Working Press member, employed by bona fide Press, you must present a photo Press ID card, business card and/or letter from your editor of a recognised publication confirming your current employment stating that you have been assigned to cover the conference for publication. Please register your interest by emailing Dr Dervila Glynn

Press or Editors (not covering the meeting for publication) may register using the Industry or Other Category. 

 

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Cancellation Policy - Terms and Conditions

  • We hope that you will not have to cancel your registration, however, should this be necessary please see the terms below.
  • We take receipt of a completed Cambridge Neuroscience registration form as acceptance of the terms and conditions as stipulated and subsequent payment must be made using the online payment system.
  • Cancellation of your conference registration will only be possible before the following dates by sending an email to coordinator@neuroscience.cam.ac.uk
  • Cancellation before 6th April: 100% refund of registration fee
  • Cancellation after 6th April: no refund
  • Cambridge Neuroscience is not responsible for accommodation bookings for the conference. Any cancellation policy should be checked with the hotel when a reservation is made and claims should be made directly with the hotel.
  • Payment by external delegates must be received in full prior to the conference. Access will not be permitted if full payment has not been received.
  • Delegates who do not attend the conference (and have not cancelled their registration within the correct time frame) will be charged accordingly.


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Exhibiting

his is generally a very popular meeting with Cambridge Neuroscientists coming from over 40 different Neuroscience related Departments and Institutions affiliated with the University of Cambridge. For further information regarding Cambridge Neuroscience, please visit our website: www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk

Registration for this event is heavily subsidised. As such, we are asking for sponsorship donations and offering exhibition space for suppliers to showcase their products to our research scientists.

We have some exciting sponsorship packages available, including invitations to the conference dinner at Downing College and extended contact time for sponsors with the conference delegates during the poster sessions. This could be an excellent opportunity for your company to communicate that it is making a significant investment in Neuroscience in Cambridge.

Please contact Dr Dervila Glynn for more information on the different sponsorship opportunities available.

Sponsorship Packages Available

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Contact

Please contact Dr Dervila Glynn for more information.

Accommodation and spending time in Cambridge

For everything you need to know about Cambridge including reserving accommodation for your stay in one of the Cambridge Colleges, please see the Meet Cambridge website. Here you will find details about transport, parking, guided tours and a ‘What’s on’ guide to help you plan your time while in Cambridge.

In addition, there are several city centre hotels and guesthouses in Cambridge, which offer a wide range of accommodation with something to suit every taste and budget. Staying in historic Cambridge college accommodation during the student vacations is a unique opportunity. With centrally-located bed and breakfast (B&B) rooms available per person, per night, it offers a cost effective option for those looking for city centre accommodation. You could trace the footsteps of graduates such as Newton, Darwin, Wordsworth, John Cleese, and Prince Charles. You will eat in the college hall, and could wander through the college's gardens and courts, learn about the college's history followed by a drink in the college bar.

Please see the official website for visiting Cambridge and the surrounding area for more details.



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