The annual Neuroscience Retreat is open to all in the Washington University Neuroscience Community regardless of graduate program, department, or campus.
The Retreat is organized by graduate students in different programs, and is intended to foster scientific and social interaction among students, post docs, and faculty.
Thursday October 11 – Friday October 12, 2018
Trout Lodge, Potosi, MO
Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD (Duke University)
Professor, Neurology and Neurobiology
Chief, Movement Disorders Division
“Found in Translation: The twisty path to discovering a common pathway mechanism for dystonia”
Steve Petersen, PhD (WashU Neurology)
James S. McDonnell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Director, Division of Neuropsychology
“Science is not consensus: surprises from 32 years of neuroimaging”
The Annual Neuroscience Retreat takes place each fall and is open to students (all graduate programs), post docs and faculty engaged in Neuroscience research. The retreat is organized by graduate students and coordinated by the Office of Neuroscience Research.
Administrative assistance is provided by the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
The Retreat program includes short talks, keynote talks, “table topics”, a poster session and NeurOlympics.
The Neuroscience Retreat is a great opportunity for all to share research findings, socialize, identify labs for rotation and otherwise engage.
Thursday, Oct 11
8:00a Continental Breakfast
9:00a Room check-in begins
9:45a Welcome Remarks
11:00a Keynote 1 – Steven Petersen
12:00p Lunch and Table Topics
1:30p Sports Break
4:00p Introduction of First Year students
6:30p Poster session (odd numbers)
7:30p Poster session (even numbers)
8:30p Retreat Party and NeurOlympics
Friday, Oct 12
8:00a – 9:30a
Hot Breakfast, Room check-out (by 11a)
11:00a Keynote 2 – Nicole Calakos
12:00p Retreat Conclusion/Lunch
Registration is required for all who would like to attend the Neuroscience Retreat (and abstract submission does not count as a registration).
Please register by Monday September 17 if you plan to attend.
NOTE – Recognizing that there may be a hardship for those with small children, the Retreat Faculty Committee has agreed that registrants may request to bring children. Please note, registrants will be responsible for any associated expenses. The organizers hope that this will alleviate hardship and allow those with small children to coordinate so that they can participate at the Retreat. If you would like to request to bring small children, please 1) indicate this request on the registration form; and 2) forward additional details about your hardship to ONR@email.wustl.edu.
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At the retreat, t-shirts will be available for purchase!
For any questions about NeurOlympics, please contact Sabin Nettles.
To share research results at the Neuroscience Retreat, submit an abstract! Students and Post Docs: You can designate that you will present a poster, or request to be considered for a short talk. All others are welcome to present a poster. (Those who are not selected for a short talk will automatically be added to the poster program.) Short talks are selected by a review committee; considerations include scientific merit, approach, and graduate program (with an aim to feature different programs). Students and post docs who give a talk or present a poster on research conducted at WashU are eligible for a Tom Thach Award (see below).
Faculty members are invited to present a poster at the Retreat. This is a great way to showcase your research to incoming students!
Abstract deadline: Tuesday August 21.
Grad students and post docs who give short talks or present posters on their research conducted at WashU are eligible to compete for a Tom Thach Award.
The Office of Neuroscience Research is grateful to the students, faculty, and administrators who serve on this committee.
David Van Essen