SMHS Faculty Participate at Neuroscience 2017 in Washington, D.C.

November 10, 2017

Faculty from the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) will participate at Neuroscience 2017, the largest neuroscience conference of experts devoted to developing a better understanding of the brain and nervous system. The meeting, hosted by the Society for Neuroscience, will be held Nov. 11–15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The meeting will serve as the book launch for Neuroscience (6th Edition), co-authored by Anthony LaMantia, PhD, director for the GW Institute for Neuroscience and Jeffrey Lieberman Professor of Neurosciences at SMHS, who served as senior editor. In addition, the following SMHS faculty members speaking at the conference will participate in the following sessions:

  • Robert H. Miller, PhD, senior associate dean of research and Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor at SMHS, will speak at the Professional Development Workshop Session PDW05: How to be Successful in a Career in Academia. (Nov. 11, 3 p.m., Room 207A)
  • Vittorio Gallo, PhD, associate dean for child health research and professor of pediatrics at SMHS, is part of the team that will speak at the Nanosymposium Session 362: Cerebellum: Circuitry to Function 362.01 - Adaptive Cerebellar Learning Deficits and Abnormal In Vivo Purkinje Cell Physiology in a Mouse Model of Premature Birth Injury. (Nov. 13, 1 p.m., Room144A)
  • Kevin Pelphrey, PhD, director of the GW Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute and Carbonell Family Professor in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at SMHS, is part of the team that will speak at the Nanosymposium Session 458: Social Decision-Making 458.06 - Computational Models Differentiate between the Social Learning Strategies of Typically Developing Adolescents and Adolescents with Autism. (Nov. 14, 9:15 a.m., Room 150A)

Throughout the meeting, GW neuroscientists from SMHS, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW, will present nearly 60 research posters in the exhibit hall. There will also be a Neuroscience @ GW booth at #3527.

For updates, to confirm a session, or to read full abstracts, visit the online Neuroscience Meeting Planner at!/4376/ or use the Neuroscience 2017 app.