Neuronal Circuits
March 20 - 23, 2024
Abstract Deadline: January 12, 2024

Organizers:

Gwyneth Card, Columbia University/HHMI
Annegret Falkner, Princeton University
Manuel Zimmer,
The University of Vienna and Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria


Call for Nominations:
Larry Katz Memorial Lecture - deadline to submit: January 12, 2024


We are pleased to announce the tenth Cold Spring Harbor conference on Neuronal Circuits, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, and run through lunch on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

A comprehensive description of neuronal circuitry, an old dream of neuroscientists, is about to become a reality with recent technological advances. As these advances have been made in different model organisms and systems, there is a need for a forum where neuroscientists studying various neuronal circuits could exchange ideas.

This CSHL meeting will allow for neuroscientists working on neuronal circuits in a wide range of model organisms, from invertebrates to mammals, to come together and discuss their research. Contributions from research, centered on neuronal circuits involving anatomical, physiological, theoretical, and behavioral approaches, will be encouraged.

Topics and Discussion Leaders:

SESSION I: WHOLE BRAIN APPROACHES I: CONNECTOMICS
Gregory Jefferis, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
H. Sebastian Seung,
Princeton University
Marta Zlatic, MRC University of Cambridge, UK

SESSION II; LEARNING AND PLASTICITY
Christian Luscher, University of Geneva, Switzerland


SESSION III: CIRCUIT DEVELOPMENT & REGENERATION
Laura DeNardo, University of California, Los Angeles
Lora Sweeney, Institute of Science & Technology Austria (ISTA), Austria
Elly Tanaka, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria 

SESSION IV: NATURALISTIC BEHAVIORS
Dmitriy Aronov, Columbia University
Sandeep Bob Datta, Harvard University
Yvette Fisher, University of California, Berkeley

SESSION V: CIRCUITS ACROSS EVOLUTION & SPECIES
Gaspar Jekely, Heidelberg University, Germany
Daniel Kronauer, The Rockefeller University
Michael Long, NYU School of Medicine

SESSION VI: WHOLE BRAIN APPROACHES II: LARGE SCALE RECORDINGS
Steven Flavell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ilona Grunwald Kadow, University of Bonn, Germany
Kenneth Harris, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UK

SESSION VII: STRESS & NEUROMODULATION
Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, Northwestern University
Yulong Li, Peking University, China


Abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to the structure or function of neuronal circuits. They should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing stating the need for financial support to Val Pakaluk. Preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission, or any other matters may be directed to Val  Pakaluk

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlcircuits. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

Pricing:

In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1415 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1330
Academic Shared Room Package: $1220
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $930
Student Package*: $1125
Student No-Housing Package: $835
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1825
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1340

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle-income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority-serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Val Pakaluk.

Virtual Fees:
Academic Virtual Package: $295
Grad Student Virtual Package: $175

Corporate Virtual Package: $435

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on March 14, 2024)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $395
Late Student Virtual Package: $275
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $535