Monday, February 20, 2017

The 2017 Health Programs Fair, Indiana University-Bloomington

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Indiana Memorial Union – Alumni Hall and Frangipani Room


For information on the fair please go to http://www.hpplc.indiana.edu/medicine/med-hpf.shtml.

Listing of Health Areas
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    • National University of Health Sciences
  • Addiction Studies
    • Governors State University
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant
    • Indiana University
  • Athletic Training
    • IUB School of Public Health
    • Mount St. Joseph University
    • University of Indianapolis
    • University of Evansville
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of St. Augustine
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology
    • Central Michigan University
    • IUB Speech and Hearing Sciences Dept
  • Biochemistry
    • IUB Department of Chemistry
  • Biology and Microbiology
    • IUB Department of Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
    • Western Michigan University
  • Biomedical Sciences
    • A.T. Still University
    • Kansas City University of Med and Biosciences
    • Marian University
  • Biopharmaceutical Sciences
    • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Biostatistics
    • IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Biotechnology
    • IUB Department of Biotechnology
  • Bridge Program (for Med School)
    • IU Master of Science in Medical Science
  • Career Planning Resources
    • Arts and Sciences Career Services
    • Career Development Center      
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • IUB Department of Chemistry
  • Chiropractic
    • Logan University
    • National University of Health Sciences
    • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
    • Bellarmine University
    • IU School of Med Health Professions Programs  
    • University of Kentucky
  • Clinical Psychology
    • Kansas City University of Med and Biosciences
    • Midwestern University
  • Community Health
    • IUB School of Public Health
  • Cytotechnology
    • IU School of Med Health Professions Programs  
  • Dental Hygiene
    • Indiana University
    • University of Louisville
  • Dental School
    • A.T. Still University
    • Indiana University
    • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Midwestern University
    • Tufts University
    • University of Louisville
  • Dietetics
    • Arizona State University
    • IUB School of Public Health
    • Logan University
  • Environmental Health
    • IUB School of Public Health
    • IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Epidemiology
    • IUB School of Public Health
    • IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Exercise Science
    • IU School of Public Health
  • Fitness Instruction
    • IU School of Public Health
  • Genetic Counseling
    • Indiana University
  • Gerontology
    • IU School of Public Health
  • Global Health Promotions
    • IU School of Public Health
  • Health (Care) Administration
    • Arizona State University
    • Bellarmine University
    • Governors State University
    • IUB School of Public and Environmental Affairs  
    • IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
    • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Ohio State University
    • Rosalind Franklin University  
    • University of Evansville
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of St. Augustine
    • University of St. Francis
  • Healthcare Management and Policy
    • IUB School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Health Education
    • IUB School of Public Health
  • Health Fitness Specialist
    • IUB School of Public Health
  • Health Information Administration or Technology
    • Arizona State University
    • IUB School of Informatics
  • Health Informatics
    • Arizona State University
    • IUB School of Informatics
  • Health Policy
    • IUB School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Human Development/Family Studies
    • IUB School of Public Health
  • Human Sexuality
    • IU School of Public Health
  • Kinesiology
    • IUB School of Public Health
    • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Medical Imaging Technology
    • IU School of Med Health Professions Programs  
  • Medical School (U.S.)
    • Allopathic Medical Schools
      • Arizona State University
      • Central Michigan University
      • Indiana University 
      • Rosalind Franklin University
      • Uniformed Services University
      • Western Michigan University
    • Osteopathic Medical Schools
      • A.T. Still University
      • Campbell University
      • Kansas City University of Med and Biosciences
      • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
      • Lincoln Memorial University
      • Marian University
      • Midwestern University
      • New York Institute of Technology
      • Ohio University
      • University of Pikeville
      • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical School (Outside the U.S.)
    • American University of Antigua
    • American University of the Caribbean
    • Ross University
    • St. George’s University (Grenada)
    • University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Medicinal Chemistry
    • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Mental Healthcare
    • IUB Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • IU School of Social Work
  • Microbiology
    • IUB Department of Biology
  • Military Scholarship Programs
    • US Airforce
    • US Army
    • US Navy
    • Uniformed Services University
  • Naturopathic Medicine
    • National University of Health Sciences
  • Neuroscience
    • IUB Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
    • IU School of Med Health Professions Programs  
  • Nurse Anesthesia
    • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (AL)
  • Nursing
    • Bellarmine University
    • Chamberlain College of Nursing
    • Governors State University
    • IU School of Nursing (IUB)
    • Ivy Tech Community College
    • Mount St. Joseph University
    • University of Colorado
    • University of Saint Francis
    • University of St. Augustine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Arizona State University
    • IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    • IUB School of Public Health
    • Logan University
    • Rosalind Franklin University
    • University of Kentucky
  • Occupational Therapy
    • A.T. Still University
    • Governors State University 
    • IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    • Midwestern University
    • University of Indianapolis
    • University of St. Augustine
  • Optometry
    • Illinois College of Optometry
    • Indiana University School of Optometry
    • Midwestern University
  • Paramedic Sciences
    • IU School of Med Health Professions Programs
    • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Pathologists’ Assistant
    • IU School of Med Health Professions Programs
    • Rosalind Franklin University
  • Pharmacy
    • Butler University
    • Campbell University
    • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Manchester University
    • Marshall University
    • Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Midwestern University
    • Purdue University
    • St. Louis College of Pharmacy
    • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Pharmacy Systems (Outcomes and Policy)
    • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Pharmacognosy
    • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Physical Education Teacher Education
    • IU School of Public Health
  • Physical Therapy
    • A.T. Still University
    • Bellarmine University
    • Campbell University
    • Central Michigan University
    • Governors State University
    • IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    • Midwestern University
    • Mount St. Joseph University
    • Rosalind Franklin University
    • University of Indianapolis
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of St. Augustine
  • Physician Assistant
    • A.T. Still University
    • Butler University
    • Campbell University
    • Central Michigan University
    • Indiana University
    • Lincoln Memorial University
    • Midwestern University
    • Mount St. Joseph University
    • Rosalind Franklin University
    • University of Evansville
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of Saint Francis
  • Podiatric Medicine
    • Kent State University
    • Rosalind Franklin University         
  • Post Baccalaureate Medical Preparatory
    • Campbell University
    • IU Master of Science in Medical Science
    • Marian University
  • Psychology and Neuroscience
    • IUB Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • Kansas City University of Med and Biosciences
  • Public Health
    • Arizona State University                     
    • IU School of Public Health
    • IU Fairbanks School of Public Health (Indy)
    • Ohio State University
    • St. George’s University
    • Uniformed Services University
    • University of Evansville
    • University of Indianapolis
  • Radiation Therapy
    • IU School of Med Health Professions Programs
    • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Radiography or Radiologic Technology
    • IU School of Med Health Profession Programs
  • Recreational Therapy
    • IUB School of Public Health
  • Respiratory Therapy or Care
    • Bellarmine University
    • IU School of Med Health Profession Programs                
    • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Safety
    • IUB School of Public Health
  • School Health Education – Secondary Teacher Prep
    • IUB School of Public Health
  • Social Research in Health and Medicine
    • IUB Sociology Department
  • Social Science
    • IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
    • IUB Sociology Department  
  • Social Work
    • Governor’s State University
    • IU School of Social Work  
  • Sociology/Social Science and Medicine
    • IUB Sociology Department, minor
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
    • Arizona State University
    • Central Michigan University
    • Governors State University
    • IUB Speech and Hearing Sciences Dept.
    • Midwestern University
    • University of Kentucky
  • Technology and Health Care
    • IUB School of Informatics
  • Veterinary Medicine (U.S.)
    • Purdue University
  • Veterinary Medicine (Outside the U.S.)
    • Ross University
    • St. George’s University
  • Youth Development
    • IUB School of Public Health

UNIVERSITY ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Located in the Frangipani Room

IU Clubs and Organizations
                American Medical Women’s Association
                Be the Match on Campus
                Globe Med at IU
                Health NOW
                IU Global Medical/Dental Brigades
                Intra-Collegiate EMS
Medlife at IU
Minority Association of Premedical Students
      (MAPS)
                Occupational Therapy Club
                Pre-Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA)
               

Community Organizations
Area 10 Agency on Aging
Camp Kesem
El Centro Comunal Latino
LIFE Designs
Meadows Hospital
Middleway House
Southern Care Hospice
Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)
Wonderlab












Friday, February 17, 2017

Internship Opportunity in North Suburban Chicagoland


Full-time Research Assistant Position at the University of Maryland, Neurocognitive Development Lab

Dr. Tracy Riggins and the Neurocognitive Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Research Assistant beginning approximately May 15, 2017.  The focus of the research project is the development of memory in early childhood using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive electrophysiology (EEG/ERPs). See www.ncdl.umd.edu for more details about the lab.

Responsibilities include: (1) conducting experiments with young children and adults (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) preprocessing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting library searches and literature reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI and other researchers in the laboratory including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.

Qualifications: Recommended background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience); previous research experience with human participants (preferably with children and/or using fMRI or EEG); the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.

A 2-year commitment is preferred. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lisa Cox at lmcox@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


University of California Science-based Innovation in Learning Center (UC SILC) Coordinator - in San Francisco

Join UC SILC and help build and develop our new center!

About SILC

  • The Science-based Innovation in Learning Center (SILC) is an innovative new cross-disciplinary center spanning the University of California system. The Center will provide services, training, advocacy, and research to help tackle issues associated with education and health disparity, with a particular emphasis on underrepresented populations. The ultimate goal is to provide the best educational and health outcomes for all children, regardless of their background. An initial focus is on early identification and intervention for English language learners (ELLs) at risk for learning challenges
  • Key leadership includes Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD (Director of SILC, UCSF), Carol Conner PhD (UC Irvine), Jeff Gilger PhD (UC Merced), Jamal Abedi PhD (UC Davis), Silvia Bunge PhD (UC Berkeley), Marcelo Suarez-Orozco PhD (UCLA), Roeland Hancock PhD (UCSF), and Elissa Epel PhD (UCSF).
  • The central office of SILC is hosted at brainLENS (brainLENS.org<http://brainlens.org/>) at the University of California, San Francisco at the main Parnassus Campus. brainLENS is a developmental cognitive neuroscience laboratory that uses neuroimaging and interdisciplinary research methods to examine learning processes, including the acquisition of skills, such as reading, and factors that impact learning, such as socio-emotional processing.

Job Description & Responsibilities

We are seeking a SILC Coordinator to take on the challenge of developing our new center and its programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating program content (e.g. websites, flyers, newsletters, social media postings) and identifying and managing distribution channels
  • Planning and executing conferences, webinars, and professional development workshops related to project goals
  • Maintain project budget and manage reimbursements, purchases and expenses
  • Coordinating research pilot studies and supporting data analysis
  • Facilitating communication between team members and managing projects (e.g. via team meetings, task lists, schedules, etc.)
  • Contribute to knowledge base, grant/research proposals, and publications/presentations by conducting literature reviews and writing
  • Regular participation in SILC activities (e.g, talks, lab meetings, outreach events, etc.), including evening and weekend activities and travel to other UC campuses or collaborating sites

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Demonstrated project management ability and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and collaborative tools (e.g. Asana, Dropbox, Google Docs)
  • Capacity for rapidly learning new skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience coordinating or managing large-scale research projects (e.g. NIH, IES or NSF research/center grants)
  • Prior experience in research lab settings

Other Information

  • Full-time position (40 hrs/week)
  • Preference given to candidates who can start March/April 2017
  • The selected candidate will work onsite at UCSF in San Francisco, CA

To Apply



The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)

The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is pleased to announce the third biennial Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD). The overarching goal of WILD is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of early language and cognitive development. The meeting will be held between June 15th and 17th, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain.

WILD has been created to highlight recent research on a wide range of topics within monolingual and bilingual development, including speech perception and production; word learning; the development of syntax and morphology; brain mechanisms and first language acquisition; recent advances in infant brain imaging techniques (i.e., EEG, NIRS); atypical language development; language and cognition; early bilingualism; multilingual development; the role of culture in language development; gestures and non-verbal communication in infants and toddlers.

INVITED SPEAKERS
- Janet Werker, The University of British Columbia
- David Lewkowicz, Northeastern University
- Takao Hensch, Harvard University

For further information please visit

The Organizing Committee
Manuel Carreiras, Arthur Samuel, Monika Molnar and Joana Acha

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Abstract deadline:
February 10th, 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance:
March 10th, 2017

Early registration deadline:
April 23rd, 2017. (Will open soon)

Online registration deadline:
May 7th 2017. (Will open soon)

Conference dates:
June 15-17, 2017.


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The Bloorview Research Institute

Pursuit Award competition

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Canada is proud to host the annual Pursuit Award competition.
The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of applied or clinical research and linked to childhood disability. Finalists are chosen based on significance of research results, methodologic rigour, empirical content, and impact on childhood disability care. For complete details go to:



Call for Papers: Workshop on Bi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain: Current evidence and future directions Conference


The Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) at the University of Reading is now inviting submissions for a day workshop titled:
"Bi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain: Current evidence and future directions"

This event will look into contemporary suggestions about the neuroprotective effects of bi-/multilingualism against brain decline in clinical populations. It will bring together early career and established researchers in the fields of second language acquisition and cognitive/clinical neuroscience, and will comprise a state-of-the-art snapshot in the field, as well as discuss potential future directions for research.

We invite submissions from researchers working in all fields of bi-/multilingualism and brain degeneration, looking at young or older populations, with cross-sectional or longitudinal designs, and with behavioural, brain imaging and/or brain stimulation techniques. Submissions focusing on bi-/multilingual populations with major neurological diseases, such as, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis are particularly encouraged.

This free event is part of the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) 2017 week, and is co-funded by the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN), and the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA).

For full details, visit the workshop webpage here: https://christoslab.wordpress.com/bilingual_brain/

Keynote speakers:
-Dr Thomas Bak, University of Edinburgh
-Dr Aileen Ho, University of Reading

Discussant:
Professor David Green, University College London

Abstract submission information: The submission of presentation proposals opens on Monday 30th January and closes on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at midnight (GMT).

Types of presentations: Both oral and poster presentations are invited. Two presentations will be exclusively reserved for early career researchers (e.g. graduate students or researchers up to 5 years post PhD). Those interested in being considered for an early career researcher presentation should specify it as part of their submission.

  *   Length of abstracts: paper or poster (max. 300 words, excluding references)
  *   Length of presentations: 20 min. and 10 min. for discussion
  *   Poster format: Portrait, A1 max.

For informal enquiries please use this form:

Meeting Location:
University of Reading

Contact Information:
Christos Pliatsikas

Meeting Dates:
The Bi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain: Current evidence and future directions will be held from 21-Jun-2017 to 21-Jun-2017.

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 27-Jan-2017 until 28-Feb-2017 ________________

2017 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience We are pleased to announce that applications to the 2017 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience are now being accepted.

Of particular interest to this group may be Week 1.

Week 1: Computational Perspectives on Language Prediction in the Brain Course Directors: Gina Kuperberg, Tufts University and Massachusetts General Hospital & Florian Jaeger, University of Rochester For tentative program, see http://sicn.cmb.ucdavis.edu/week-1-2017

Week 2: Computational Perspectives on the Brain in Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders Course Directors: Ray Dolan & Robb Rutledge, University College, London

Please see the website for instructions and for detailed information on the structure of the two-week program and how to apply: http://sicn.cmb.ucdavis.edu/

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The 2017 application deadline will be February 10, 2017, 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).
*Letters of recommendation for applications complete by this deadline may arrive up to ONE week later.
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Biological and Environmental Factors that Impact Multilingualism One-Day, Post Cognitive Neuroscience Society Symposium

Wednesday March 29th, 2017, Registration 7:30am; Talks 8am-5pm

Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium, UCSF Mission Bay
600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158


Cross-linguistic and cross-cultural studies of language and literacy are situated in a background of both language-specific and language-independent variability, the contributions of which are of interest from both a methodological perspective and in terms of understanding the relationship between biological and linguistic variability. This symposium will discuss endogenous and exogenous sources of variability relevant to cross-linguistic and cross-cultural studies of language and literacy. At the endogenous level, we will discuss the impact of cognitive model selection and hierarchical neural oscillations on language processing, and links between music and language. At the exogenous level, we will discuss how variability in language exposure and environmental factors (e.g. socioeconomic status [SES], environmental exposures). We also examine the challenges inherent in quantifying and predicting language capacity across diverse groups.
Each keynote talk will be paired with one of our cross-linguistic /multiliteracy experts who will present and lead an integrative discussion of current research directions and how these can inform future studies with the overall goal of developing an agenda for future comparative research on language and literacy development, universality and language disorders that takes these sources of variability into account.

KEYNOTES
Environment - Brenda Eskenazi (UC Berkeley) Cognitive Models - Michael C. Frank (Stanford) Music and Language - Aniruddh Patel (Tufts) Linguistic Background - Elizabeth Peña (UT Austin) Systems - David Poeppel (NYU/MPIAE)

OTHER SPEAKERS & DISCUSSANTS
Blair Armstrong (U Toronto), Manuel Carreiras (BCBL), Ram Frost (Hebrew), Ken Pugh (Haskins), Jay Rueckl (U Conn), Nandini Singh (NBRC), Denise Wu (NCU)

ORGANIZERS
Fumiko Hoeft (UCSF), Roeland Hancock (UCSF), and Jason Zevin (USC) ________________

The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning

We are pleased to announce the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, which will take place in Bilbao, Spain June 28-30, 2017.

The conference will discuss statistical learning and its underlying mechanisms from behaviour to neuroscience, in various domains such as language, music, vision, and audition, with data from adult participants, development, individual differences, computational modeling, and non-human species.

The conference will include invited speakers, regular talks, panel discussions, and poster sessions.
INVITED SPEAKERS
- Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Sharon Thompson-Schill, University of Pennsylvania
- Simon Kirby, University of Edinburgh
- Michael C. Frank, Stanford University

For further information please visit

Yours sincerely,
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

The Organizing Committee
Manuel Carreiras, Ram Frost, Blair Armstrong and Pello Salaburu

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
-Abstract deadline:
March 3rd, 2017.
-Notification of abstract acceptance:
March 20th, 2017.
-Early registration deadline:
April 10th, 2017. (Will open soon)
-Online registration deadline:
May 14th, 2017. (Will open soon)
-Conference dates:
June 28-30, 2017.
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International Morphological Processing Conference We are pleased to inform you that the 2017 edition of the International Morphological Processing Conference will be held in Trieste, Italy, at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) on June 22-24.

The core highlight will be a joint effort by MoProc founders and first organisers, Ram Frost and Jonathan Grainger, on the past and future of our discipline, moderated by Kathy Rastle.
In addition to this, we'll have a number of symposia, covering the entire range of disciplines through which we're trying to tackle the mystery of morphology -- psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, neuropsychology, and computational modelling. These will be delivered by bright stars in the morphology sky such as Jon Andoni Duñabeitia, Na'ama Friedmann, Adam Albright, Jim Blevins and Petar Milin. Moreover, there will be a special methodological talk, delivered by Eric Jan Wagenmakers, dedicated to inference in experimental psychology.

And of course, we'll have the usual host of wonderful contributed talks, posters, and social events.

Abstracts submission is now open and will be until March the 15th.

For all relevant details and full calendar, please refer to the conference website that is now online: http://indico.sissa.it/e/moproc2017.

For any question, you can e-mail us at moproc2017@sissa.it

We look forward to meeting you in Trieste next summer!
Davide Crepaldi, Simona Amenta, Marco Marelli and the MoProc2017 team ________________

THE 3RD LEARNING AND PLASTICITY MEETING, APRIL 2-5, 2017, ÄKÄSLOMPOLO, FINLAND The Learning and Plasticity (LaP) annual meeting that will be organized for the third time in April 2017 amongst the fells of the Finnish Lapland! This cross-disciplinary meeting connects psychological and neuroscience research on the mechanisms of learning and brain plasticity.
This year our keynote speaker will be Dr. Manuel Carreiras, the Scientific Director and Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language. The special theme of the 2017 meeting will be adult language learning/bilingualism that is reflected in the congress keynote and some symposia. However, as before, most of the congress program will consist of free papers that reflect the whole spectrum of learning and plasticity research. In conjunction to the meeting, there will also be a workshop on the use of the transcranial direct current stimulation method in research, led by one of the international experts in this field, Dr. Marcus Meinzer who is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.

Despite of its northern location, the congress site can be reached e.g. by daily flight connections from Helsinki to the nearby airport at Kittilä. The congress program runs from afternoon to evening, enabling one to utilize the excellent possibilities for various winter sports and other outdoor activities during the long days in early April. Due to auditorium space and to keep the meeting highly interactive, the number of participants is limited to 100. Please note that you should do your travel arrangements in good time as the flights and the night trains tend to become fully booked due to the number of tourists coming to enjoy the unique Lappish Spring.

Looking forward to see you in Lapland in April, Matti Laine, PhD Head of the Organizing Committee Professor, Department of Psychology, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
-Abstract submission by the end of Wednesday (Eastern European Time) February 1st, 2017.
-Congress registration for an early-bird fee by the end of Wednesday (Eastern European
Time) March 1st, 2017
THE CONGRESS WEBSITE:
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Biological and Environmental Factors That Impact Multilingualism Wednesday March 29th, 2017, Registration 7:30am; Talks 8am-5pm Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium UCSF Mission Bay
600 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

Cross-linguistic and cross-cultural studies of language and literacy are situated in a background of both language-specific and language-independent variability, the contributions of which are of interest from both a methodological perspective and in terms of understanding the relationship between biological and linguistic variability. This symposium will discuss endogenous and exogenous sources of variability relevant to cross-linguistic and cross-cultural studies of language and literacy. At the endogenous level, we will discuss the impact of cognitive model selection and hierarchical neural oscillations on language processing, and links between music and language. At the exogenous level, we will discuss variability in language exposure and environmental factors (e.g. socioeconomic status [SES], environmental exposures). We also examine the challenges inherent in quantifying and predicting language capacity across diverse groups.
Each keynote talk will be paired with one of our cross-linguistic /multiliteracy experts who will present and lead an integrative discussion of current research directions and how these can inform future studies with the overall goal of developing an agenda for future comparative research on language and literacy development, universality and language disorders that takes these sources of variability into account.
KEYNOTES

Environment - Brenda Eskenazi (UC Berkeley) Cognitive Models - Michael C. Frank (Stanford) Music and Language - Aniruddh Patel (Tufts) Linguistic Background - Elizabeth Peña (UT Austin) Systems - David Poeppel (NYU/MPIAE) OTHER SPEAKERS & DISCUSSANTS Blair Armstrong (U Toronto), Manuel Carreiras (BCBL), Ram Frost (Hebrew), Nicole Landi (U Conn), Nicola Molinaro (BCBL), Ken Pugh (Haskins), Jay Rueckl (U Conn), Nandini Singh (NBRC), Denise Wu (NCU) ORGANIZERS Fumiko Hoeft (UCSF), Roeland Hancock (UCSF)

AFNI Bootcamp at Vanderbilt University

April 3-7, 2017

Website Registration will be available beginning on February 1st, 2017, and remain open until capacity is reached. Registration is open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register at www.afnibootcamp.com.


If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Del Tufo (Stephanie.del.tufo@vanderbilt.edu) for more information.