The developing brain in health and disease: a scientific meeting

09.00, Tuesday 19 March 2019

17.30, Wednesday 20 March 2019


Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, OX2 6QA

Chairs: Professor Sir Mike Owen FMedSci and Professor Kate Storey FRSE FMedSci

The Academy of Medical Sciences is convening a two day scientific meeting to explore key areas of neurodevelopmental research in a unique forum that emphasises discussion and collaboration between disciplines, career stages and sectors.

The meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary mix of researchers, from world leading scientists to early career researchers, as well as other key players in the field, such as funders and industry. One of the key aims will be to highlight the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and identify key research questions that could bring a real impact to the field.

We welcome researchers from all backgrounds interested in brain development to register for this meeting. We strongly encourage early career researchers, in their PhD or above, as it will be a great opportunity to:

  • Listen to some of the most inspiring national and international scientists in the field on a wide range of interdisciplinary topics
  • Showcase your work during the poster sessions and ‘flash talks’
  • Meet with your peers and more established academics
  • Increase your national and international networks

The meeting will consist of a series of high level thematic talks with an interdisciplinary approach to neurodevelopmental research that bridges clinical and non-clinical fields. There will be plenty of space for structured and free-flowing discussions, during the poster, plenary, breakout sessions and social events.

Early career researchers attending the meeting are expected to present a poster. The meeting is free to attend but delegates are asked to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. The Academy  is able to provide outstanding Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with a travel grant.

For more information about the event and travel grants please see our policy project page.

Registration has now closed. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their submission by the end of December.  

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