Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
The management and treatment of primary and metatstatic brain tumors are arguably two of the most challenging responsibilities of a neurosurgeon. My work focuses not only on accurate mapping of sensitive brain areas during surgery but the preoperative treatment of conditions that may compromise recovery, such as depression and hyperglycemia, as well as basic research on brain tumor stem cells in order to understand the pro-migratory signals that promote invasion of tumor cells into the brain. My presentation will integrate these approaches to illustrate how neuroscience has a significant impact at every level of my work.
Friday, Jan. 29 - Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Registration & Reception
5:00 - 6:15 pm
Grass Foundation Traveling Scientist Lectureship
Society for Neuroscience
“Brain Cancer: Current Paradigms”
Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
6:30 - 8:00 pm Dinner
Saturday, Jan. 30 - Grand Maple Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
8:30- 9:00 am Poster Set-up
9:00 – 11:00 am
Continental Breakfast and Poster Session
11:00 am – 12:30 PM
New Perspectives in Neuroscience
11:00 Introduction- Rae Nishi, President, VT SfN
Non-classical p38 MAP kinase Functions: a Role in Neuronal Survival?
Mercedes Rincon, Professor of Medicine, Immunobiology Program
Forward Genetics Reveals Novel Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Susan Ackerman, Senior Investigator, HHMI, Jackson Laboratories
Teaching Teachers To Teach:
Provocations From The Neuroscience of Learning
Charles Rathbone, Professor Emeritus, Dept. Education
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Public Advocacy and Communication in Science
An important goal of the Society for Neuroscience is to improve the public
understanding of basic science and the scientific process. This panel will discuss these
issues and how neuroscientists can contribute at the local, regional and national levels.
Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Council of Canadian Academies
Sr. Public Relations Specialist, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Melody Brown Burkins
Senior Director for Research and Strategic Initiatives, University of Vermont
The retreat is open to the entire Neuroscience community, regardless of whether you are a member of the Vermont Chapter.
Faculty member - $45
Student member - $20
Postdoc member - $30
Staff member - $30
Non-member - $75
The cost of registration includes the reception and dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. A cash bar serving beer and wine will be available at the registration and dinner.
The full registration fee will be charged regardless of whether you attend only a portion of the retreat.
Complete the registration form (MS Word) and return an electronic copy by January 8, 2010 to Daniel Mills (Daniel.Mills@uvm.edu). Checks can be mailed to the following address and must be received by January 15, 2010:
Felix Eckenstein, PhD
Treasurer, Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
C427 Given Building
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05405
If you would like to apply for membership in the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, or if you would like to pay your current annual membership dues, please follow the instructions on our Membership page.