This pages lists all Committee activities. Details about many of these activities are to be found on other pages on this site.
1- Regional Workshops
The Committee organizes regional workshops in developing countries, led by prominent neuroscientists and focusing on key areas of basic or clinical neuroscience. The workshops are aimed at teaching and inspiring students, as well as creating personal ties between North American scientists and their counterparts in developing countries. A "Short Course on Memory" was taught in South Africa by Drs. Sarah Newman, University of Michigan, and Tim DeVoogd, Cornell University on October 12 - 26, 2002. A course on basic neuroscience, lead by IAC-USNC committee member Dr. Mark Rasenick. was conducted June 23-26 in Hanoi. Teachers in the course were committee member Michael Bennett and neuroscientists Alison Hall, Susanne Zukin, Louis Reichardt, and Japanese neuroscientist Ichiro Fujita.
The upcoming workshop, The Neurobiology of Epilepsy, will be held on September 19-20, 2004 at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Click HERE for more information.
2- Travel Assistance to SfN Meeting
The Society for Neuroscience, via the IAC-USNC, and IBRO supports a limited number of travel fellowships for young neuroscientists from developing nations to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Go to the Fellowships page for more information.
3- Fellowships to MBL and CSHL (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories) Summer Courses
The committee has fellowship support for students from developing nations accepted into the neuroscience-related courses at the Marine Biological Laboratory (http://www.mbl.edu) and at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (http://www.cshl.edu). Go to the Fellowships page for basic information and to the MBL Course Fellowships page for detailed information about applying to summer programs at both Laboratories. Application deadlines can be as early as February.
4- Web-based Neuroscience Lectures
Web Lectures are designed to provide high quality neuroscience education to scientists world wide. Additional lectures are posted from time to time. A "web symposium" on Stress, Fear and Anxiety is available here, and the slides and full lectures from the Society for Neuroscience's 2003 Neurobiology of Disease Workshop can be viewed here. Slides and lectures from the 2004 Neurobiology of Disease Workshop will be posted in the future. See the Web Lectures page for more information.
5- Methods in Neuroscience
The committee has developed a small series of web pages that review some methods/techniques commonly used in neuroscience research. These pages will not be able to teach you every aspect of a method or technique, but we hope these pages will help you become familiar with various techniques so you can better understand the techniques as you read the relevant literature. Go to the Methods page for more information. After viewing these pages, PLEASE fill out the feedback form.
6- Selected LINKS
The Human Frontier Science Program HFSP promotes international collaboration in interdisciplinary, basic research in the life sciences. The fields supported are Brain Functions and Molecular Approaches to Biological Functions. Particular emphasis is now placed on bringing scientists from fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering together with biologists to open up new approaches to understanding complex biological systems.
International Council for Science ICSU is a non-governmental organization, founded in 1931 to bring together natural scientists in international scientific endeavour. It comprises 98 multi-disciplinary National Scientific Members (scientific research councils or science academies) and 26 international, single-discipline Scientific Unions to provide a wide spectrum of scientific expertise enabling members to address major international, interdisciplinary issues which none could handle alone.
World Health Organization The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Distance learning updates from The Chronicle of Higher Education The Chronicle's webpage of distance learning news, information about various distance learning programs and updates about progress and recent thinking in the distance learning field.