Sheffield Neuroscience Conference 2017

Sheffield Neuroscience Conference 2017

As part of the University’s implementation of the Life Sciences Review the cross-faculty neuroscience theme is to host a one day conference on 13th July 2017 with the aim of highlighting the breadth of neuroscience research carried out across the University and foster new research collaborations.

Professor Paul Matthews from Imperial College London will be giving a keynote talk.

You are encouraged to highlight your current and developing research activities by submitting abstracts for consideration by the organising committee. Please submit your abstract by 20th April here.

If you wish to attend the conference but are not submitting an abstract please complete the form.

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and must be received by 17:00 on  20th April 2017  for consideration by the organising committee.  Abstracts submitted after the deadline date will not be accepted.
  • PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to allow sufficient time for their supervisors to read through the abstracts before the submission deadline.
  • From the abstracts received a number will be selected for a 15 minute oral presentation. Those chosen for a poster presentation will also be able to present their work in a 1-minute poster pitch*.  Oral presenters must be available to speak on the day.
  • Please ensure the abstract is written to be understandable by a general neuroscience audience – part of the aim of the day is to help develop new collaborations beyond existing research groups.

Poster pitches are an exciting opportunity to promote your research, and to attract delegates to the poster walks. During selected oral sessions, you will have the opportunity to pitch your abstract/poster.

You should introduce your poster presentation with a “1 Minute Pitch”, you don’t want to “give everything away” so to speak, but rather capture the audience’s interest, introduce yourself and the project. The poster sessions will follow the poster pitches and so the aim isn’t to cram an entire abstract worth of information in your 1 Minute Pitch, but rather create questions and interest that audience members can follow up with you at your poster.

Further information can be found on the conference flyer.