Past Conferences

Past conferences have drawn a wide audience from institutions all over the northeast, including:

Amherst College Boston College
Boston University Bristol-Myers Squibb
Connecticut College Dartmouth College
Endicott College Fairfield University
Fordham University Hartwick College
Housatonic Community College Macaulay Honors College at Queens College
Mercy High School, Middletown, Conn. Northeastern University
Queens College Quinnipiac University
Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute Saratoga Springs High School
Skidmore College Smith College
Southern Connecticut State University Stonehill College
Stony Brook University SUNY at Stony Brook
SUNY Orange The Sage Colleges
The University at Albany-SUNY Trinity College
Tufts University UCONN Waterbury
University of Connecticut University of Massachusetts
University of Rhode Island University of Southern Maine
VA Boston HealthCare System Wesleyan University
Wheaton College Yale University

25th NEURON Conference25th NEURON Conference
The 25th NEURON Conference and was held on Feb. 23, 2014, at Quinnipiac University's Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. The keynote speaker was Amelia Eisch, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She discussed "Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis: What are New Neurons Good For? What is Good for New Neurons?" The conference featured a poster session and awards ceremony. View more photos from the conference.

23rd NEURON conference23rd NEURON Conference
The 23rd NEURON Conference was held on April 7, 2013, at Quinnipiac University's York Hill and Mount Carmel campuses. Marina Picciotto, the Charles Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Pharmacology at Yale University, gave the keynote address: "From Molecules to Behavior: Role of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Nicotine Addiction, Food Intake and Depression." Watch a video of the keynote presentation.
View photos from the conference on our Facebook page.
View the conference program.

22nd NEURON Conference22nd NEURON Conference
The 22nd NEURON Conference and the 40th Hunter College Psychology Convention was held on April 1, 2012, at Hunter College in New York City. The keynote speaker was Margaret Haney, professor of clinical neurobiology, Columbia University. Her address was titled, "Marijuana Dependence: Withdrawal, Relapse and Medication Development"

21st NEURON conference21st NEURON Conference
The 21st NEURON conference was held Nov. 6, 2011, at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. The conference was held at the Rocky Top Student Center on Quinnipiac's York Hill Campus. The keynote speaker was Cheryl McCormick, PhD, professor and Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience at Brock University in Canada. Watch a video of the keynote address titled "Flying in the Evidence of Face: Trusting Instincts in Science and in First Impressions."

In addition, the first Art of Science Exhibit hosted by NEURON displayed the interaction between science and art. The competition included work by under/graduate students, faculty (or staff) and local high school students. View more photos on our Facebook page.

Dolores Malaspina20th NEURON Conference
The 20th NEURON conference was held on April 10, 2011, at the City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College. Dolores Malaspina, Steckler Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Behavioral Health Programs, gave the keynote address, "Sex Differences: From Germ Cells to Brain Cells."

Tracey Shors19th NEURON Conference
The 19th NEURON conference was held on Nov 7, 2010, at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. The conference featured a keynote speech by Tracey Shors, a professor in the psychology department and in the Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University. Watch a video of the keynote address.

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