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Cambridge Neuroscientist celebrates women in neuroscience worldwide

The Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), November, 2010 Meeting in San Diego featured Cambridge Neuroscientist Professor Barbara Sahakian as the Guest Speaker.

Started in 2006 by the former Committee on Women in Neuroscience, this luncheon at SfN's annual meeting celebrated the accomplishments of women in neuroscience.

Barbara delivered her Luncheon Guest Lecture entitled:

Women in Neuroscience: A Holistic Approach to Career Development

With over 200 attendees - including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, PIs, department chairs and institute heads -  as well as SfN and National Institutes of Health leadership - the event offered a thoughtful and inspiring program.

Barbara commented:

"I tried to give a few key tips for a successful career in neuroscience, such as being optimistic and resilient and developing a strong skill base. I also emphasised the importance of a holistic approach to your career and family life. The talk also gave helpful tips from PhD students and post doctoral fellows who have been in my laboratory. Finally, I tried to highlight the importance of particular areas such as neuroethics, public engagement in science, and neuroscience and mental health policy."

For those who missed the lecture her slides can be accessed here.

Barbara's closing comment, whilst talking to Cambridge Neuroscience after the Event, including the following advice:

"You are the future of neuroscience. Try to use your knowledge to promote mental capital and wellbeing, and create a better society for all its members."

To download the table discussion summary of this event please click here. 

Posted on 21/01/2011

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