The 2023 Ninth Annual BHI Symposium is next week on Thursday, November 30. The symposium begins at 8 AM and ends at 5.30 PM. Based on pre-registration we have about 225 faculty, trainee and staff attending. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers with the Keynote Lecture by Dr. Michael Shadlen from Columbia University.
In addition, as we enter the 10th year (!!), to help BHI develop its next Strategic Plan, the committee will hold “Brainstorming for Brain Health” during lunch. Come prepared with ideas for the future of BHI!
We are also hosting 19 post-doc candidates from US and Canada this year at a post-doc recruitment event the day before the symposium. These candidates will be attending the symposium to experience the breadth of neuroscience research at Rutgers and its welcoming and collaborative community.
Below is useful information for attendees.

  1. The symposium is being held in the Douglass Student Center. The main event will be in the Trayes Hall in Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, 08901. The afternoon poster session will be in NJC Lounge in the same student center.
  2. The Google Map directions to Douglass Student Center and parking- Lot 70/ Douglass Deck
  3. A Special Event parking request has been processed. Visitors may park in Lots 70 & Douglass Deck. Guests must use the below link to register for the event. Until this process is completed their vehicles are not registered and guests may receive a citation. Special Event parking does not include metered parking or allow free parking to faculty, staff, or students. Rutgers affiliated Faculty, Staff and Students must have a Rutgers parking permit (Semester, Daily, or Event) and park accordingly. Faculty, Staff, and Students parking without a parking permit or outside their parking permit assignment will be subjected to ticketing and/or towing.

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  1. The symposium starts at 8 AM with light breakfast and beverages and is being held in the Douglass Student Center. There will be on-site registration available for attendees who have not paid and registered on-line. On-site registration fees are $60 for Faculty and $25 for trainees and staff. Please note we will only be able to accept CASH (please bring correct change).
  1. Students & post-docs who are presenting posters can put up their posters during the morning break and lunch in the NJC Lounge in the Douglass Student Center.
    1. The Poster Session will start at ~3.45 PM after the last session in Trayes Hall. Please have your posters put up by then.
    2. The foam poster boards are 60 inches long and 40 inches wide and on tripods- so they can be oriented horizontally or vertically. We will provide push pins.
    3. Your poster board number will be on your name badge and pinned on your poster board and also in the Symposium Booklet. Please make sure that the poster board number is visible over your poster so that the judges can find you.
    4. There is at least one judge assigned to your poster. So please make sure that you stay by your poster till the judge has come by. We expect all judging to be over by 5 PM at the latest.
    5. The best poster awards will be presented between 5.15 PM and 5.30 PM. The top three posters will receive certificates and cash award of $200, $150 and $100, respectively.
    6. New this year- BHI communications and marketing coordinator, Lily Zhang will be taking a short 2–3-minute video of the winners with their posters!

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