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34th Annual Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) Symposium
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location: Rubenstein Auditorium in Smilow
Theme: Addiction Research

This year’s theme is Addiction Research, and we will have two keynote lectures delivered by Wolfram Schultz from the University of Cambridge (Sprague Lecture) and Marina Wolf  from Rosalind Franklin University (Adler lecture). A series of short talks will also highlight the addiction research conducted at Penn.  A new feature of the Symposium will be the Inaugural Lecture for the Rising Star Award, which will be announced in the coming days.

As always, an important component of the Symposium will be the poster session.  In addition to our students, we encourage all faculty and postdocs to give poster presentations. This Symposium is a great opportunity for everyone to learn about the breadth and depth of neuroscience research at Penn and neighboring Institutions are also invited to participate and submit poster abstracts. Posters will be judged by a panel of MINS faculty and the top five posters will be awarded a prize consisting of $100 gift card to Penn’s bookstore.

In order for us to prepare for this year’s Forum, please register and upload your abstract’s as a PDF file ( 


Please contact Jackie Fowlkes ( if you have any questions.


2018 3rd Annual RARE Patient Advocacy Symposium
The Orphan Disease Center in partnership with Global Genes, will present the RARE Patient Advocacy Symposium
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Location: Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
An educational event connecting rare disease patients and advocates, industry stakeholders, foundations, medical researchers, and healthcare professionals. The event is open to all rare disease stakeholders and the agenda will emphasize the patients’ role in the drug development process. Register today



Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Webinar
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern
Title: What’s New with TMS for Depression and Other Brain Diseases
Presented by: Mark S. George, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Register here



PTNC Neuroscience Funding Town Hall Meeting (6/1/16)
townhall can be viewed here:


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