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State of the Brain: Genetic Dissection of Brain Circuits and Behavior in Health and Disease (A2)

Scientific Organizers: Sean Hill, Hongkui Zeng, Z. Josh Huang and György Buzsáki


January 14—18, 2018

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA


Lead Sponsor: Allen Institute for Brain Science


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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 21, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Sep 21, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Oct 19, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 20, 2017 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-A2 "State of the Brain: Genetic Dissection of Brain Circuits and Behavior in Health and Disease" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On September 21, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After September 21, 2017 until October 19, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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September 21, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 20, 2017 820.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After November 20, 2017 1020.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On November 20, 2017 595.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After November 20, 2017 795.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 21, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is October 19, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: September 21, 2017


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: October 19, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is September 21, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 20, 2017


Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 595.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1020.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 24 hr (international) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, January 14 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, January 18 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, January 19 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

Longs Peak Foyer
6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs Peak Foyer

MONDAY, JANUARY 15

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Longs Peak
8:00—9:30 AM
Welcome and Keynote Session
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
Catherine C. Dulac, Harvard University, USA
Molecular and Cellular Architecture of Social Behavior Circuits

Walter J. Koroshetz, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA
From Genetic Dissection to Neuromodulation: The Promise of the BRAIN Initiative

9:30—9:50 AM
Coffee Available

9:50—11:45 AM
Tools and Techniques for Genetic Dissection
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
Anthony Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Genetic Dissection of Brain Connectivity

Edward S. Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Technologies for Analyzing and Controlling Neural Circuits

Qingming Luo, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Brain-Wide Genetically Defined Networks

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:45 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:45 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Longs Peak
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Longs Peak
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Towards a Census of Cell Types
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Building a Path from Cell Types to Connectivity to Circuit Function

Sten Linnarsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Cell Types from Transcriptomes

Z. Josh Huang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Transcription Architecture of GABAergic Interneuron Types

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs Peak Foyer
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Longs Peak

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Longs Peak
8:00—11:00 AM
Genetic Dissection of Microcircuitry
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Genetic Dissection of the Retina

Liqun Luo, Stanford University, USA
Genetic Assembly of Brain Circuitry

Coffee Break

Andreas Tolias, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
The Fabric of Neocortical Microcircuits

Hideyuki Okano, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Mesocircuitry of the Marmoset Brain

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:00 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Longs Peak
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Longs Peak
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Genetic Dissection of Meso and Macrocircuitry
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
Ann-Shyn Chiang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Genetic Dissection of the Whole Drosophila Brain

Attila Losonczy, Columbia University, USA
Dissecting Hippocampal Circuit Dynamics during Navigation and Learning with in vivo Imaging

Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Vanderbilt University, USA
It Takes Three Variables to Build a Cortex (and the Human Cortex is Not Special): Lessons from Comparative Neuroanatomy

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs Peak Foyer
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Longs Peak

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Longs Peak
8:00—11:00 AM
Data, Modeling, Informatics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
Kenneth Harris, University College London, UK
The Organization of Activity in Large Neuronal Populations

Sean Hill, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Digital Reconstructions of Brain Circuitry: From Gene Expression to Emergent Network Activity

Coffee Break

Surya Ganguli, Stanford University, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

György Buzsáki, New York University, Langone Medical Center, USA
Dynamics of Diversity: Skewed Distributions of Firing Rates, Spike Transmission and Population Cooperation

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:00 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Longs Peak
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Longs Peak
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Genetic Dissection of Behavior
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Genetic Dissection of Sleep

Karel Svoboda, Janelia Farm Research Campus & Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
The Circuitry of Tactile Decision Making

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs Peak Foyer
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 3

Longs Peak

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Longs Peak
8:00—11:00 AM
Genetic Dissection of Brain Disorders and Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
Freda D. Miller, SickKids, Canada
Genetically-Defined Cellular Heterogeneity during Normal and Pathological Cortex Development

Steven Petrou, Florey Institute for Neuroscience, Australia
Genetic Dissection of Epilepsy

Coffee Break

Lorna W. Role, Stony Brook University, USA
Genetic Dissection of Schizophrenia

Viviana Gradinaru†, California Institute of Technology, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
5:00—6:45 PM
From Genetic Dissection to the Clinic
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
Anatol Kreitzer, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Cell-Type-Specific Function and Dysfunction in Basal Ganglia Circuits

Karl Deisseroth†, Stanford University, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Peter Francis, Retrosense Therapeutics, USA
Using Optogenetics to Restore Vision

6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/14/2017

Grays Peak
7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs Peak Foyer
8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Longs Peak

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Lead Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Allen Institute for Brain Science
 

We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Chroma Technology Corporation

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