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BNA Christmas Symposium 2017 | December 18th 2017 - Last few places!


Brain technologies: A brave new world?

Monday 18th December - South Quay, Canary Wharf, London

With the technological revolution well under way, the field of neuroscience is changing forever. The latest neurotechnologies are allowing us to view, manipulate and replicate the nervous system in ways we never thought possible.

This year's BNA Christmas Symposium, held in South Quay in Canary Wharf, London, will bring together leading researchers to explore how neurotechnology is shaping both neuroscience research and the wider world around us.  


Time Title Speaker
09:30 Coffee/registration
10:15 Welcome Stafford Lightman, BNA President
10:20 Neuroengineering and neuroprosthetics Dario Farina, Imperial College London
10:50 Modulation of brain activity in disorders of consciousness Aurore Thibaut, University of Liège
11:20 Building an artificial mind Matthew Botvinick, Google DeepMind and Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
12:00 Neurofeedback as an approach to treat epilepsy Yoko Nagai, Sussex University
12:20 LUNCH
13:20 Student Prizes: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Annette Dolphin, BNA President-Elect
13:25 The Brain Prize Kim Krogsgaard, The Brain Prize
13:30 Neuronal mechanisms of reward Wolfram Schultz, 2017 Brain Prize winner
14:00 Deep brain stimulation to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease Tom Foltynie, UCL
14:40 Transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment for anorexia nervosa Ulrike Schmidt, KCL
15:10 TEA
15:35 BNA Awards: Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience, Public Engagement of Neuroscience, and Honorary Memberships   Annette Dolphin, BNA President-Elect
15:50 The potential of nanomedicines to treat CNS disorders  Su Metcalfe, Cambridge University
16:20 The contribution of brain imaging to the discovery and development of new CNS medicines Lisa Wells, Imanova

‘Getting to know you: Technology’s intimate insights into human behaviour.’ 
Panel discussion led by the International Neuroethics Society into the ethical considerations of neurotechnology, encompassing all topics raised during the day.

Elaine Snell (INS) - Chair
Stephen Rainey, Oxford University
Praminda Caleb-Solly, University of the West of England Robotics Lab

17:30 Closing words Stafford Lightman, BNA President
17:40 - 19:00 Wine reception for all delegates



The meeting will be held at South Quay, Canary Wharf, Thames Quay, 193 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SG (next to Independent House). See map 

Getting here by underground: Canary Wharf (Jubilee line): 8 minute walk.

By train (DLR): Exit the DLR at South Quay station: 2 minute walk.

Further information on travel can be found at the following link



If you would like to sponsor this event please download our information pack and booking form.



Meeting Fees

  Member Non-member
Undergraduate or 'A' level student £12.50* £12.50
Postgraduate £15.00 £30.00
Early Career Scientist/Clinician £25.00 £50.00
Associate / public £25.00 £75.00
Full/ Full industry £45.00 £75.00
Retired £12.50 £25.00
Honorary £12.50 -

*BNA undergraduate members - Please note that the BNA undergrad registration fee (£12.50) is refundable based on successful attendance at the event.  We have introduced this policy to try and avoid no-shows.  The no-show rate in 2015 was 20% meaning that there were empty seats which could have easily been filled by people who were on a waiting list and had wanted to come.



One Nucleus members - please note that you are entitled to register at the reduced BNA membership rates. Please enter the discount code you will have received via One Nucleus communications when registering below. If you have not got the code, please contact One Nucleus.

Posted on 27/09/2017

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