Neurology & Neurological Sciences Conferences


December 3
Clark Center Auditorium

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Neuroligins in inhibitory synaptic signaling - from synapse formation to autism spectrum disorders

December 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium

Nils Brose, PhD
Director and Professor of Experimental Medicine, Max-Plank Institute

Host: Lu Chen

November 9
Clark Center Auditorium


4pm Clark Center Auditorium

Title: The epigenetic clock, biological age, and chronic disease
Steve Horvath, PhD, ScD,  UCLA

November 19
Clark Center Auditorium

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Sculpting Neuronal Connections: The Logic and Mechanisms of Axon Growth and Pruning

November 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD
President of Rockefeller University and Carson Family Professor

November 12
Clark Center Auditorium

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Circuit mechanisms underlying sensori-motor integration in mouse

November 12, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium

Tianyi Mao, PhD
Assistant Scientist, Oregon Health Sciencese University

November 5
LKSC Room 120

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Can we intelligently and electromechanically interact with the brain? An update on recent brain stimulation methods for treating psychiatric diseases

November 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm, LKSC Room 120

Mark George, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

October 29
LKSC Room 130

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Iterative Strategies to Refine and Optimize DBS for Depression

October 29, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm, LKSC Room 130

Helen Mayberg, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine

October 26
Clark Center Auditorium


4pm Clark Center Auditorium

Title: Mitochondria and aging
Toren Finkel, MD, PhD
NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

October 22
Clark Center Auditorium

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Exploring the brain's navigation system with high-resolution imaging and virtual reality

October 22, 2015 -12:00pm to 1:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium

Daniel Dombeck, PhD
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University


October 15
Clark Center Auditorium

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Leveraging more information from fMRI: Connectivity-based Brain Reading, Multi-echo denoising, and Massive Averaging

October 15, 2015 -12:00pm to 1:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium

Peter Bandettini, PhD
Editor-In-Chief of the journal NeuroImage, NIH

Host: Jin Hyung Lee

October 8
Clark Center Auditorium

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

One structure, many demands: how cortical populations support complex behavior

October 8, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium

Anne Churchland, PhD
Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

October 1

2015 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Symposium

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Berg Hall | Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge


September 28
Clark Center Auditorium


4pm Clark Center Auditorium

Title: Genetic and epigenetic dterminants of longevity in C. elegans
Siu Sylvia Lee, PhD
Cornell University

September 25-27

Medicine X

Registration for the fourth annual Medicine X conference is now open. Medicine X brings a broad academic approach to exploring emerging technologies that have the potential to improve health and advance the practice of medicine. Keynote speakers for this year's conference include Peter Bach, MD, director of the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan Kettering; Rob Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO, The Permanente Medical Group; and Zoe Keating, cellist, composer, and one-woman orchestra.

September 25
Clark Center Auditorium

SCAN Symposium  |  Clark Center Auditorium

On September 25, 2015, SCAN will host a day-long symposium of mixed clinical and basic science talks on stroke recovery from both outside guest speakers and Stanford researchers.

September 24
Clark Center Auditorium

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series

Presenilins and Alzheimer’s disease: new insight into the pathogenic mechanism

September 24, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Clark Center Auditorium

Jie Shen, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Center for Neurological Diseases

September 4
Clark Center Auditorium

Stanford Brain Rejuvenation Project
Friday September 4, 1-4pm


“Big screens to find genes/proteins and where you go from there: two examples in neurodegeneration”
Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD (University of Pennsylvania)

“Expanding insights into ALS and FTD disease mechanisms”
Leonard Petrucelli, PhD (Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville)

“Spinal muscular atrophy: treatment by gene modification”
John Day, MD, PhD (Stanford)

“Prion-like transmission of huntingtin aggregates in Drosophila brains”
Maggie Pearce, PhD (Stanford, Kopito Lab)

July 25
Arrillaga Alumni Center

Stanford Spinal Muscular Atrophy Conference

Stanford SMA specialists will speak on myriad of topics such as research advancements, best care practices, new aids for daily living technologies and more. This educational event is for both adults diagnosed with SMA and families with children diagnosed with SMA. Health care professionals and medical students are encouraged to register.

To register, contact Jennifer Fisher, neuromuscular community outreach liaison, or 650-497-5934.

June 24

Conducting Research at the CTRU: Stanford’s Clinical and Translational Research Unit

Meg Venables, Clinical Research Services Manager, Spectrum

Peg Tsao, RN, Study Facilitator, Spectrum Operations, Training and Compliance

June 11
Clark Center Auditorium

Fundamental Themes in Neurosciences: The function of single neuron protocadherin diversity in the mammalian brain

Tom Maniatis, PhD
Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics - Columbia University Medical Center

Host: Ben Barres

June 10-12

PRNI 2015 - 5th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging

Keynote Speakers:

Giovanni Montana, Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, King's College London

Emily Fox, Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of Washington

Robert Tibshirani, Professor of Health Research and Policy and of Statistics, Stanford University

June 5

Stanford Medicine Town Hall

Dean Lloyd Minor, together with Stanford Health Care President and CEO Amir Dan Rubin and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford President and CEO Christopher Dawes, will share Stanford Medicine's plans for leading the biomedical revolution in Precision Health—the overarching framework for our organizations. The Town Hall will consist of a one-hour Precision Health presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. You can learn more about Precision Health at streamRegister online.

June 3

Faculty Development: Lights! Camera! Feedback!—Video-based Coaching to Improve Teaching Skills

Stephanie Harman, MD

May 29

Stanford University School of Medicine Neuroscience Forum


May 20-22
LKSC Berg Hall

Big Data in Biomedicine Conference
Driving Innovation for a Healthier World

May 4
Munzer Auditorium

Aging hematopoietic stem cells

Emmaneulle Passegue, PhD
UC San Francisco

April 6
Munzer Auditorium

Potential role of extracellular tau in development and speard of tauopathy: Effects of anti-tau antibodies

David Holtzman, MD, Washington University in St. Louis

March 23

From the Innovator's Workbench, an industry's memory writ large

Eric Topol
Director, Scripps Translational Institute
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute