10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference features luminaries and innovators in neuroscience and biomedicine

A recently-issued media advisory spotlights the upcoming BRAIN Initiative Conference on June 17 – June 18, including a plenary session entitled “Building on a Decade of Innovation.” This special plenary panel will provide complementary perspectives from renowned leaders in the field who will look ahead at the next 10 years and beyond for neuroscience, neurotechnologies, and the power of BRAIN Initiative innovations in driving discovery toward cures.   

The National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Technologies® Initiative, or The BRAIN Initiative®, is marking ten years of BRAIN-funded scientific advancements. Many innovative tools, resources, insights on neural circuit function, and first-in-human trials have been made possible by BRAIN Initiative researchers over the past decade. The impact of this groundbreaking research is laying the foundation for more precise and targeted treatments for devastating neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders.

The 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference: Celebrating a Decade of Innovation will convene the BRAIN Initiative community to acknowledge this important milestone.  Attendees will come together to discuss and learn about the latest discoveries in neuroscience in the spirit of the Initiative’s ambitious mission to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain and to accelerate this knowledge into the development of innovative technologies to improve how we treat, prevent, and cure disorders of the brain.

In addition, on Monday, June 17, Dr. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, will moderate a special panel—BRAIN at 10: Building on a Decade of Innovation—comprising prominent voices in the fields of neuroscience and biomedicine. Dr. Francis Collins, former NIH Director who launched the BRAIN Initiative and Drs. Cori Bargmann and William Newsome, co-chairs of the BRAIN 2025 Report working group, will discuss the initial framing of the NIH BRAIN Initiative and the advances that were made in its first decade. Dr. Edward Chang, a BRAIN-funded investigator from the University of California, San Francisco, and Dr. Caroline Montojo, President and CEO of the Dana Foundation, a BRAIN Initiative Alliance member, will provide complementary perspectives looking ahead at the next 10 years and beyond for neuroscience, neurotechnologies and the power of BRAIN Initiative innovations in driving discovery toward cures.

For highlights of conference plenary talks and symposia sessions, visit these BRAIN Blog posts:

If you are a member of the press, visit the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke News webpage for the full media advisory and registration information.

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