Each day will focus on a key topic highlighting recent advances and future directions in fundamental and applied developmental neuroscience. The schedule will begin with a plenary lecture from a keynote speaker, followed by two related talks and a panel discussion.

Plenary speakers

Pat Levitt, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USA
- Beyond shorter sentences and simpler words: strategies for communicating science to non-scientists

Peggy MasonUniversity of Chicago, USA
-  Empathically motivated pro-social behaviour

Michelle Monje Deisseroth Stanford University, USA
- Neuron-glial interactions in health and disease: from cognition to cancer

Invited speakers

Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- From empathy to helping: How does the brain process others' distress?

Ann Clemens, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Neural circuits of kinship behaviour

Brian Dias, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USA
- Halting legacies of trauma - lessons from the lab applied to society

Shawn L. Hervey-Jumper, University of California, San Francisco, USA
- Glioblastoma remodeling of neural circuits in the human brain

David Lyons, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Studying myelinated axon biology in vivo using zebrafish

Keri Martinowich, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, USA
- Cell-type and spatially resolved molecular signatures in human brain disorders

Natalie Slopen, Harvard University, USA
- Communicating health disparities research to resonate with non-experts: Strategies and examples

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  • Elsevier
  • ISDN