The 10th Annual Neuroscience Symposium will be held at the Monroe Center in Greenville, NC in November 25, 2008. Proposed Symposium Schedule: 30 minutes for invited speakers, 20 minutes for ECU faculty (2 in morning and 2 in afternoon), 15 minutes for student speakers to be selected from submitted abstracts.
Final Program view/download the final program here (Adobe pdf format) Invited Speakers Keynote address: Dr. George Kunos, Scientific Director, NIAAA, Bethesda MD Title: Endocannabinoids and Energy Homeostasis Morning invited speaker: Dr. Frank Johnson, Dept. of Psychology, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee FL Title: Brain Pathways for Behavioral Variation and Selection in a Vocal-Learning Songbird Afternoon invited speaker: Dr. Michael Irizarry, Director of Epidemiology (Neurosciences), GlaxoSmithKline, Raleigh NC Title: Biomarkers and Imaging Markers in Alzheimer Disease Location Edwin W. Monroe AHEC Conference Center 200 Venture Tower Drive Greenville, NC view parking and travel information
The participants were greeted by Dr. Phyllis N. Horns, Interim Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Interim Dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dr. Horns expressed her support of the ECU neuroscience community. The symposium consisted of two oral sessions (4 guest speakers, and 5 speakers from ECU) and one poster session (21 posters), and the Product Show arranged by Biotech Vendor Services Inc.
The keynote address “Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Growth Cone Guidance” was delivered by Alex L. Kolodkin, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Investigator, Professor at The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
Guest speakers included William Snider M.D., Director of UNC Neuroscience Center, Patricia F. Maness, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UNC, Chapel Hill, Michael P. Vitek, Ph.D., President of Cognosci, Inc., Research Triangle Park, and Rosemarie Booze, Ph.D., Professor and Bicentennial Endowed Chair of Behavioral Neuroscience, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
In award ceremony, three graduate students were presented with award certificates for the best poster presentation. First place ($100 award) – Teresa Lever (Communication Sciences and Disorders), second place ($75 award) – Sonja Bareiss (Anatomy and Cell Biology), third place ($50) - Sarath Vijayakumar (Physiology).
The Neuroscience symposium showed that there is a lot of crosstalk between neuroscientists across the campus, and that the time for developing collaborations is right. The success of the symposium testifies to the growing interest and momentum in the neuroscience community.
We would like to thank all participants and extend our congratulations on a very successful day with the hope that we can build on this success.
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