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Neuroscience 2016 in San Diego Highlights Discoveries in Brain Research and Treatments

Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
Posted on: 04 Nov 16

More than 30,000 neuroscience researchers, clinicians, and advocates from around the globe will convene in San Diego November 12-16 for Neuroscience 2016 to explore and uncover the vast wonders of the brain. The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Neuroscience 2016 is the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health.

With approximately 15,000 scientific presentations, 600 exhibitors, and numerous workshops and networking events, Neuroscience 2016 is an extraordinary opportunity to share information and discuss the latest brain research findings. The meeting also has a huge economic impact on the San Diego area — a report from the San Diego Convention Center Corp. estimated the meeting would generate around $109.6 million in local business revenue.

“Neuroscience 2016 provides unparalleled opportunities for scientists to share their latest discoveries with both their colleagues and the public,” said SfN President Hollis Cline of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. “The neuroscience community is making extraordinary progress to understand the brain — the most complex biological structure in the known universe — and research presented will highlight many new findings. The progress on display in San Diego also reinforces the importance of robust, sustained funding biomedical research to advance our understanding of the brain and nervous system and develop effective treatments for the billion people worldwide who suffer from neurological and psychiatric disorders.”

This year’s program features two public events for those who will be in the San Diego area:

  • “Global Mental Health and Neuroscience: Challenges and Opportunities” — Shekhar Saxena of the World Health Organization will discuss the current state of global mental health and focus on how a closer collaboration between mental health and neuroscience could enhance knowledge and improve population health.
    Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. PST
  • “Art, Music, and the Brain: How the Arts Influence Us from Youth to Maturity” — A panel of neuroscience experts will explore how and why the arts influence us so deeply and how we can use creativity to be healthier and more productive throughout our lives.
    Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3–5 p.m. PST

Members of the public who wish to attend one of these events may register on-site at the San Diego Convention Center with a valid photo identification.

SfN also offers programming for the press that will highlight findings related to Zika virus, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, and more. Nine press conferences will be held from Sunday, November 13, through Tuesday, November 15. Media can register for credentials at For more information, view the final Neuroscience 2016 program.

The  Society for Neuroscience  (SfN) is an organization of nearly 38,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system. More information about the brain can be found at, a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and SfN.

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Last updated on: 04/11/2016

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