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SATELLITE EVENTS

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

HABLANDO DE LO QUE ENTIENDE: EL CEREBRO EN VIVO Y EN DIRECTO
September, 3rd: 19.00
 
Hablando de lo que entiende el cerebro en vivo y en directo
Sede Afundación de Santiago de Compostela,
Sala de Conferencias, planta baja. Rúa do Vilar, 19, Tfno.: 981 552 577
José M. Delgado García
¿Quieres conocer los principios básicos en los que se fundamenta la actividad cerebral y las características funcionales de las neuronas y de las células gliales? ¿Cuáles son los mecanismos cerebrales que nos permiten aprender, recordar y olvidar? En esta charla te contarán cómo los conocimientos actuales sobre el cerebro engarzan con el entorno cultural contemporáneo.

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UN CAFÉ CON CIENCIA: MESA REDONDA SOBRE “CEREBRO Y LIBERTAD”

September, 3rd: 21.00
Un café con ciencia Mesa redonda sobre Cerebro y libertad
Bar Riquela, Rúa do Preguntoiro, 35, Tfno.: 648 47 81 09
María Victoria Sánchez Vives, Juan Casto Rivadulla Fernández, Dr. Fernando de Castro Soubriet, José P. López Atalaya
Participa en este debate donde se presentarán las distintas perspectivas neurocientíficas relacionadas con las elaboraciones de funciones mentales, las capacidades electivas y los procesos emocionales y cognitivos que subyacen a los comportamientos sociales.

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

RED GLIAL ESPAÑOLA (RGE)
September, 4th: 8.30 – 13.30

Red Glial Española RGE
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room Obradoiro

RGE

The Biannual Meeting of the Red Glial Española (RGE) is the main activity of the unique national network for glial cell researchers in Spain as a satellite activity to the Spanish Society for Neurosciences (SENC) Meeting. It is one of the best opportunities in Spain to promote collaboration between groups and researchers of diverse background and origins (Hospitals, Research Council, Universities), but also to serve as an exhibitor for a broader audience, including those not currently working with glia. It is nowadays, on the 100th anniversary of Del Rio Hortega’s discovery of microglia and oligodendrocytes, well established that glial cells are pivotal in CNS physiology and that they have a crucial role in neurodegeneration and regeneration in all CNS pathologies. In the RGE and, therefore, in this Xth Symposium of the RGE, there will be a wide range of techniques and approaches represented, including morphology, electrophysiology, animal models, cell and organotypic cultures, optogenetics, pharmacology, genetics, proteomics or flow cytometry. In addition, the topics presented by research groups usually cover major fields of Neuroscience, including development, synaptic function, neurodegeneration and repair, homeostasis and neuroendocrinology, from complementary perspectives: basic, applied and translational. Therefore, RGE meeting complements the SENC Congress and offer the possibility of additional scientific resources and new interactions to many of the potential SENC meeting attendants.

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SPANISH NETWORK FOR THE INTERACTION BETWEEN COMPUTATIONAL AND COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (SINC2)
September, 4th: 8.30 – 13.30

Spanish Network for the Interaction between Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience SINC2
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room 2

SINC2

The 2nd Symposium of the Spanish Network for the Interaction between Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience (SINC2), an official network of SENC, will be a follow-up gathering of the network. It includes 8 short talks and a plenary lecture by Dr. Juan Álvaro Gallego. The major goal of this event is to promote the interaction among SENC members working on systems neuroscience, but will be open to all the SENC community.

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YOUNG INVESTIGATORS BUILDING NEUROSCIENCE AND RITA LEVI-MONTALCINI AWARD

September, 4th: 8.30 - 13.30

Young investigators
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room Santiago
Aim
The Young Researchers Committee of SENC organizes this event to provide visibility to the young researchers of the Society and to motivate them by proving examples of different scientific career pathways.The first part of the event will consist on meeting young researchers who are making their way into different fields of neuroscience and discussing how and why they are getting it.The second part of the session will focus on PhD students: young SENC scientists will present their own research, and one of them will receive the Rita Levi-Montalcini Award to the best PhD student talk of SENC 2019.

Rita Levi-Montalcini Award: information
For those PhD students who apply to the award, the Young Researchers Committee will pre-select 5 candidates to give a 15 minutes presentation during the second part of this satellite event. The pre-select 5 candidates will receive a ticket for the gala dinner at SENC2019!The student providing the best presentation of her/his research to the audience will receive the award at the end of the session, consisting on the Diploma “Rita Levi-Montalcini Award” and SENC stipend of 150 Eur.

Rita Levi-Montalcini Award: how to apply
If you are interested in applying for the Rita Levi-Montalcini Award, please send an e-mail to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. providing the following details,
  • Full name
  • Affiliation
  • Name of your PhD supervisor
  • A copy of the accepted abstract to SENC 2019 where you are 1st author
PROGRAM

RED NEUROEVODEVO PEDRO RAMÓN Y CAJAL

September, 4th: 8.30 – 13.30
Red NeuroEvoDevo Pedro Ramón y Cajal

Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room 1

Nerea Moreno, Fernando García-Moreno, José Luis Ferrán

The Red NeuroEvoDevo Pedro Ramón y Cajal is the continuation of the former Club Pedro Ramón y Cajal of Comparative Neurobiology, which exists since 1996. The Red meets periodically every two years, always associated to the biannual SENC meeting. This year we celebrate the XI Meeting on the first day of the SENC meeting, as usual, on 4th of September in Santiago de Compostela.

The Red represents a forum for discussion of evolutionary and comparative neurobiology, focused in both the adult and the developing brain. People involved enjoy the possibility to get exposed to the scientific novelties of our field, in specific findings as well interpretive conceptions (models, hypotheses, theories, etc). In the next meeting, ten speakers will share their results and new proposals in an evolutionary context, widely from an anatomical or functional framework, neurochemical systems, cortical evolution, neuronal migrations, or emergent models in neuroscience. The speakers are a good representation from the entire Spanish community. The Red constitutes an interesting opportunity for researchers from distant laboratories to share their ongoing studies and to analyze them in a diverse context that will undoubtedly open new opportunities for discussion and collaboration.

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BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT: THE BRAIN AND THE FILM EDITING
PARPADEA Y TE LO PERDERÁS: EL CEREBRO Y EL MONTAJE CINEMATOGRÁFICO

 September, 4th: 20.00 - 21.00
Blink and youll miss it the brain and the film editing
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room Obradoiro

Walter Murch (Montador de cine y diseñador de sonido)
José M. Delgado García (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)
Celia Andreu Sánchez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Los estudios en neurocinemática son investigaciones innovadoras que abordan el estudio del cine desde un punto neurocientífico. Esta sesión trata sobre cómo el cerebro y el montaje cinematográfico están relacionados. Un modo de hacerlo es a través del análisis de los parpadeos de los espectadores y su actividad cerebral. Los cortes de plano en los audiovisuales aumentan la atención disminuyendo la frecuencia de parpadeo de quién los mira. El estilo de montaje caótico, desorganizado y rápido en los audiovisuales, aumenta la atención mientras disminuye el procesamiento consciente. Lo contrario pasa en un estilo de montaje organizado y clásico. La sesión contará con la presencia del montador de Hollywood Walter Murch, ganador de tres Premios Oscar y nueve nominaciones, encargado del montaje y/o diseño de sonido de películas como Apocalypse Now, El Paciente Inglés, El Padrino o La Conversación, entre otras.

Thursday September 5th, 2019

EMPOWERING NEUROSCIENTISTS FOR REAL LIFE. TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

September, 5th: 13.30-15.00
Empowering neuroscientists for real life. Training for professional development

Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room Obradoiro


Luisa Bravo Tudela, Ana Cervera Ferri

This workshop will pursue to increase awareness, both individually and collectively, of the areas of improvement that the scientific profession requires in today's world. Based on the presentation of a research project, we will focus on measuring the impact of the Coaching methodology applied to groups of scientists who lead their own research teams. This research aims to highlight the importance of professional development programs as a fundamental tool for empowering researchers in science.

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HOW AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL HANDLES YOUR PAPER

September, 5th: 13.30-15.00
How an International Journal Handles your Paper
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room 2


Juan Lerma, Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH, Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience, the flagship journal of IBRO.

Getting published in good journals is vitally important for career progression, so supporting and assisting young authors to get published at the start of their careers is very relevant. The overall objective of this workshop is to educate scientists in how the publishing process works.

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BRAINSHAKE!
September, 5th: 20.00-21.00
BRAINSHAKE
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room 3

Carmen Agustín, Juan Nacher

Come and enjoy talking about Neuroscience in a different way, while we relax with a coffee or a beer.

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IMPROVISATION: A DIALOG BETWEEN NEUROSCIENCE AND MUSIC

September, 5th: 20.00-21.00
PIANISTA
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room Obradoiro
Guglielmo Foffani, piano solo, free improvisation

Musical improvisation is a complex form of creative human behavior that is attracting increasing interest of neuroscientists (Beaty, Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2015). From the perspective of its physical outcome, musical improvisation can be investigated as a generation of novel motor sequences (Berkowitz and Ansari, Neuroimage 2008, 2010) activating specific cortical regions (Bengtsson et al., J Cogn Neurosci 2007; Lu J et al., Front Neurosci 2017). From a more experience-oriented perspective, these studies point toward an internally-directed, disinhibited cognitive state (Boasen et al., Front Hum Neurosci 2018), which would define a sort of improvisational state of mind (Dolan et al., Front Psychol 2018). The proposed activity pretends to explore this improvisational state of mind in a dialog between the organizer (Guglielmo Foffani, neuroscientists and pianist) and the audience, using formal language and music. 

Friday, September 6th, 2019

¡HABLEMOS DE SEXO!: CONVERSACIONES SOBRE LA ¿EXISTENCIA? DE LA BRECHA DE GÉNERO EN LA NEUROCIENCIA
September, 6th: 13.30-15.00
Hablemos de sexo Conversaciones sobre la existencia de la Brecha de Género en la Neurociencia
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room Santiago

Women in Neuroscience (WiNS) Committee

There is a trend to think that the gap between the number of men and women in science is closing. However, today the discrimination suffered by women scientists is even more subtle and difficult to perceive. While the number of women with university degrees amply exceeds the number of men in some areas, positions of higher responsibility and prestige in science are still largely occupied by men.

Neuroscience is not an exception. Many factors contribute to the lack of women in senior research positions that go beyond the effect of maternity and care of dependents, including invisibilization in scientific meetings, difficulty in accessing decision-making positions, differential education of boys and girls, etc . Interestingly, we have detected that SENC members are not completely aware of this real problem, based on an online survey to SENC members (n=151). The WiNS Committee considers that it is important to establish a dialog among SENC members about this reality in order to visualize the gender dimension in Neuroscience. To this end, we propose different conversations between different SENC members (female and male; senior and junior), open to the whole Society to discuss about the existence of this problem and the way to shorten the gender gap in Science.

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OPEN NEUROSCIENCE: DO IT YOURSELF!

 September, 6th: 13.30-15.00
Open Neuroscience Do it yourself
 
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room 2

Alejandro Carretero Guillén, Javier Márquez Ruiz

The development of 3D-printing and Open Source tools like Arduino or Raspberry offer an opportunity without precedents for making lab gadgets that can help emerging groups not only to cope with the lack of economic resources but to give an additional dimension in the assay designing process. Here we will present some experiences and projects that hopefully will encourage the scientific community to give a step forward in the customization of the experimental design to be able to reduce costs and get much more specific tools to produce a bigger variety of scientific results without renouncing to quality.

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ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION IN NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTERACTIVE DEBATE LA EXPERIMENTACIÓN ANIMAL EN NEUROCIENCIAS: UN DEBATE INTERACTIVO

 September, 6th: 13.30-15.00
Animal experimentation in Neuroscience an interactive debate
Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Room Obradoiro

SENC CARE Committee

The use of animals in scientific research has long been the subject of heated debate and sectors of society increasingly pressure scientists and policy makers to reduce or even abolish the use of animals in science.

In this event will have at the table a representative from an association multiple sclerosis patients; a neuroscientist, a verinarian expert in research animal wellbeing and two experts in bioethics with different views. This will be, however, an interactive debate with constant participation (open questions, dialogue, small-group discussion…) with the audience.

Come have lunch with us and let´s discuss together the pros and cons of the use of animals for scientific research as well as alternative techniques to it!

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NEUROART EXHIBITION
 September, 4-6: 8.30-21.00
NEUROART

Venue: CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL OF GALICIA
Exhibition Hall

SENC

Enjoy the artistic inspiration of our members visiting images and videos related to the nervous system! NeuroART exhibition will be open during the entire duration of SENC meeting.

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  • MORE INFORMATION

    Don't miss the chance to present your Satellite Event proposal at the Spanish Neuroscience Society Meeting!

    The Spanish Society for Neuroscience (SENC) Meeting is the premier Spanish event for neuroscientists to present emerging science. The Organizing Committee aims to establish a high-quality, well-balanced scientific program, where Satellite Events play a major role in complementing the scientific direction of the Society's meeting by focusing on timely, social hot-points involving Neuroscience in any way. The Organizing Committee invites you to contribute by submitting a proposal for a Satellite Event in any of the fields related to Neuroscience. The following guidelines have been established to clarify the procedures for Satellite Event proposals.

    YOUR SATELLITE EVENT PROPOSAL SHOULD INCLUDE

    • The Satellite Event title.
    • Type of event: Podium, Technical workshop or Socio-cultural/Interactive.
    • Name and affiliation of organizers (maximum 2) with a summary of their experience in the topic. The organizers must be members of SENC (or at least one of them) and should to act as chairperson/s of the Satellite Event.
    • Summary of the proposed activity, specifying the goal and the broad appeal to SENC members.
      NOTE: In the case that your Satellite Event will be approved, this text will appear in the final program.
    • Please, depict a brief description of the relevance and timeliness of the Satellite Event, including a description of the activities to be developed by the participants (Program). Included the name and affiliation of the speakers.
    • The structure of the Satellite Event is absolutely free, with the only limitation of the time slot scheduled for it. A brief reasoning about the appropriateness of the speakers for the topic suggested.
    • A verbal acceptance of participation from the proposed participants.
    • English is the official language of the Meeting, but Satellite Events can be conducted in Spanish if appropriate justification is presented.
    • Submission period is from October 1st, 2018 to February 15th, 2019.

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    • All Satellite Events will be selected by the SENC Program Committee.
    • Quality and future impact in the interaction of Neuroscience with Spanish/ European societies.
    • Transgressive Multidisciplinary proposals will be also favored in the evaluation.
    • The contribution of the proposal to the global structure of the scientific program of the Meeting, the spread over the topics to be covered and the general interest for the SENC Meeting participants.
    • Satellites would ideally be equilibrated in terms of gender, geography and seniority.

    COMMUNICATION

    The SENC Technical Secretariat will confirm receipt of your submission by e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation within 2 days of submitting your proposal, please, contact the SENC secretariat at the e-mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..
    You will be informed about the decision of the SENC Program Committee by the end of March 2019.

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