NINDS Director shares 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference preview

The 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference: A Decade of Innovation will take place on June 17-18, 2024. Dr. Walter Koroshetz, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), shares what’s to come in his latest Director’s Message.  

The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology® Initiative, or The BRAIN Initiative®, is an ambitious national science program designed to help us understand the world's most complex computer–the human brain. The technologies developed and tested in the BRAIN Initiative have revolutionized the study of brain circuits that underly human behavior and neurological, mental health, and substance abuse disorders. This year, the BRAIN Initiative is marking a milestone—10 years of advancing neuroscience and neurotechnology research by funding innovative projects.  

Recently, Dr. Koroshetz shared a BRAIN Blog post with insights into what makes the BRAIN Initiative unique, how it has impacted NINDS’s mission throughout the last ten years, and how it has changed the field of neuroscience by allowing scientists to embrace the complexity of the brain. This post kicked off a special ‘BRAIN at 10’ blog series, where the Directors of each NIH Institute/Center (IC) that partners with the BRAIN Initiative are sharing their perspectives on the impact BRAIN has made within their IC missions. Read previous and upcoming posts from this series on The BRAIN Blog

On June 17-18, 2024, NIH will host the 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference. The BRAIN Initiative Conference convenes BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, and leadership from partnering federal and non-federal agencies, and is open to everyone interested in neuroscience and BRAIN-funded research. This year’s conference is an opportunity to reflect on advances made by a decade of BRAIN-funded research and to look toward the future. The event will take place virtually and in person in Rockville, Maryland. 

The conference follows last year’s successful hybrid format, with more than 2,500 people registered for this year’s event. Dr. Koroshetz is grateful for this dedicated time to connect and collaborate across the neuroscience and BRAIN Initiative communities, and he looks forward to invaluable networking opportunities. In-person registration is closed, but you can still register on the conference website to attend virtually.  

Visit the full meeting agenda for details and read more about the conference in Dr. Koroshetz’s NINDS Director’s Message

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