Neuroscience Convergence 2019

St. Thomas, T VI
November 7, 2019 to November 9, 2019

Course Directors: W. David Freeman, M.D., Kevin Barrett, M.D. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D.Alejandro A. Rabinstein, M.D., Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D., Michael Pizzi, D.O., Ph.D., Toni Turnbull, Ph.D.; Kevin E. Bennet, Ph.D., M.B.A, , Nicole Avalon, PA-C, Amelia Mantione, R.N.

Convergence calls for groups within the biomedical, life sciences, physical science, engineering and other fields to come together to solve unmet health needs. This conference aims to bring together various scientists with the aim of discovery of education gaps inherent to one’s own discipline as well as the potential for creative collaboration in shared problem solving.

Abstracts: Deadline October 11, 2019
As part of Mayo Clinic Convergence Neuroscience course, the course co-directors will review submitted abstracts centered on neuroscience, translational science, and specialized laboratories.  Accepted presentations will be presented verbally as on screen PowerPoint electronic presentations. The submission deadline for abstracts is Friday, October 11, 2019.
At least one of the authors must register and attend the conference


Target Audience

Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists (PhD), chemists and physicists (physical science), engineers (mechanical, electrical, software, and health care). Also newer scientific fields are emerging that are key to convergence in health care including health information technology (IT), informatics, artificial intelligence and machine learning experts.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss complex neuroscientific conditions requiring a convergence science approach
  • Identify emerging neuroscience innovations in clinical, basic science and engineering
  • Recognize and implement the concept of convergence as outlined by National Academies of Medicine, Science and Engineering, National Institutes of Health, and how this helps translational science
  • Identify opportunities for scientific collaboration, discovery, and problem solving
  • Create a growing network of convergence neuroscience teams among basic scientists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, engineers and computing science (artificial intelligence and machine learning)

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Event starts: 
11/07/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/09/2019 - 4:00pm
The Ritz-Carlton
6900 Great Bay
St. Thomas, T 00802
U.S. Virgin Islands
+1 (340) 775-3333

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