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April 12-13, 2019

at the University of Virginia

Conference Center on the first floor of Pinn Hall

(1311 Lane Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903)

Parking can be found in the 14th Street Garage (104 14th St NW)

 

Walking to Pinn Hall Conference Center from 14th Street Garage:

Pinn Hall – Jefferson Park Avenue Entrance:

Take 14th Street back to University Avenue. Turn left and walk past the Graduate Hotel. Cross at the intersection and walk down Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA), past the University Children’s hospital and under the railroad overpass. At the next intersection at Lee Street, cross and continue on JPA going under one overpass and Pinn Hall entrance will be on your left.  If you come to a second overpass, you have gone too far.  After you enter Pinn Hall, turn to your right and proceed to Pinn Hall Conference Center.

 

Pinn Hall Conference Center – Lane Road Entrance:

Take 14th Street back to University Avenue. Turn left and walk past the Graduate Hotel. Cross at the intersection and walk down Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA), past the University Children’s hospital and under the railroad overpass. At the next intersection at Lee Street, cross and continue on JPA going under two overpasses. Turn left at Lane Road and proceed downhill, Pinn Hall Conference Center entrance will be on your left.  Enter and follow the signs to the conference.

REGISTRATION: http://bit.ly/CVCSN19

Download the program: 

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Additional Info:  CVCSNsymposium2019@gmail.com

 



Previous symposia:  (click on any to view program pdf)



 





Brain Day: Monday, March 14, 2011 VCU (Commonwealth Ballroom, Student Commons)

The VCU Biopsychology program hosted the 5th annual Brain Day Conference in conjunction with National Brain Awareness Week.  The conference featured two guest speakers and a poster/demonstration session by the 200 high school student participants.  Brain Day is a unique one-day conference on topics related to the brain and behavior and is a partnership between VCU Biopsychology Program and Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS).  Attending were AP Psychology students from Hermitage H.S., Godwin H.S. and the VCU dual-enrollment students at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School who take the VCU psychology course Physiological Psychology (PSYC 401).  This year’s featured speakers were Jill Bettinger, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, VCU who spoke on “What Drunk Worms Can Tell Us about Drinking: the Molecular Neurobiology of Ethanol Response” and Kelly G. Lambert, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Randolph-Macon College who spoke on “Prehistoric Prozac: Lessons From the Trust Fund Rats.”    The student participants presented over 50 posters on various topics related to the neurobiological basis of behavior such as: depression, synesthesia, emotions, addiction, taste preferences, visual procession, attention and the brain and music.  Of special interest were the student demonstrations of neural firing of cockroach limbs using “Spiker boxes” in which students can actually hear neuronal firing and visually see it on computer sine wave programs.  The conference was directed by Joseph H. Porter, PhD and Tim Donahue, graduate student in Biopsychology.