NYU Langone experts present at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

November 11, 2011

Experts from The Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center will present new research and participate in panel discussions at the Society for Neuroscience 41st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, November 12-16, 2011.

"This meeting presents an opportunity for leading scientists from around the world to share research and discuss new avenues for treating diseases and conditions of the brain," said Richard Tsien, DPhil, the Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience and director of the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center. "We are beginning to unravel the brain's mechanisms for building and sustaining the complex networks that weave cognition, memory, motor-function and experience into the fabric that not only define us as individuals, but as a society."

Experts from NYU Langone will be available for comment during the meeting in addition to participating in presentations, including:

Symposium - Synaptic Plasticity: Homeostatic I
Richard Tsien, DPhil, (Symposium Chair)
Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 PM
This series of presentations offer a glimpse at the latest research on the mechanisms used by neurons to regulate their own activity, relative to the entire network, to maintain consistent transmission of signals.

Symposium - Chronic Pain and Brain Abnormalities: Thalamocortical dysrhythmia and pain
Rodolfo Llinas, MD, PhD
Tuesday, November 15 at 9:45 AM
This panel will discuss brain abnormalities in patients with chronic pain, including the pain networks in the brain, diagnostic imaging and potential therapies.

Workshop - Careers Beyond the Bench
Stacie Bloom, PhD
Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 PM
This workshop will explore the growing opportunities for those holding a doctorate degree, and offer a look at careers outside of higher education and research.
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The Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone connects more than 250 basic, translational scientists with clinicians across the Medical Center to confront the most challenging health care issues, from Alzheimer's disease to epilepsy to multiple sclerosis and malignant brain tumors. For more information go to http://neuroscience.med.nyu.edu/.

About NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one on the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of three hospitals - Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the world's first university-affiliated facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine; and the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology - plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to http://www.NYULMC.org.

NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

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