Symposium to Recognize Heroes of Green and Open Neuroscience

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NEWS RELEASE November 9, 2017
Symposium to Recognize Heroes of Green and Open Neuroscience
The Physicians Committee and the Green Neuroscience Lab to Host Event at 5th & K Busboys and Poets

WASHINGTON—On Monday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Green Neuroscience Laboratory will hold a lively symposium focusing on the next steps in green and open neuroscience.

Over food and drink, 2017’s Green and Open Neurosciences Hero Awardees will be recognized for their significant contributions in forwarding neuroscience in the following areas: open science, environmental sustainability, human-based approaches, neurodiversity, and addressing disparities. Award recipients will give brief presentations on their work and visions for an ethical science future. A mixer with music will follow.

This event accompanies the 47th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the largest neuroscience conference in the world.
 
WHAT:     
Green and Open Neurosciences Symposium and Soiree
WHEN:     
Monday, Nov. 13, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
WHERE:
Busboys and Poets
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

WHO:
Hosts: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; The Green Neuroscience Laboratory, NeuroLinx Research Institute
Speakers include: Elan Ohayon, Green and Open Neurosciences Lab, Neurolinx Research Institute
Paul Tsang, Institute for Green and Open Sciences
Ann Lam, Ph.D., Senior Medical Research Specialist, the Physicians Committee

Awardees:
Lena Smirnova, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Francesca Pistollato, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

HOW:
The event is free and is open to all. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Optional registration: pcrm.org/sfn17

Media Inquiries:
Ann Lamm
202-527-7324

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research and medical training.

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