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Symposium to recognize heroes of green and open neuroscience

The Physicians Committee and the Green Neuroscience Lab to host event at 5th & K Busboys and Poets

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

WASHINGTON--On Monday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Green Neuroscience Laboratory will hold a lively symposium focusing on the next steps in green and open neuroscience.

Over food and drink, 2017's Green and Open Neurosciences Hero Awardees will be recognized for their significant contributions in forwarding neuroscience in the following areas: open science, environmental sustainability, human-based approaches, neurodiversity, and addressing disparities. Award recipients will give brief presentations on their work and visions for an ethical science future. A mixer with music will follow.

This event accompanies the 47th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the largest neuroscience conference in the world.

WHAT: Green and Open Neurosciences Symposium and Soiree

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 13, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Busboys and Poets
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Hosts: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; The Green Neuroscience Laboratory, NeuroLinx Research Institute

Speakers include: Elan Ohayon, Green and Open Neurosciences Lab, Neurolinx Research Institute
Paul Tsang, Institute for Green and Open Sciences
Ann Lam, Ph.D., Senior Medical Research Specialist, the Physicians Committee

Awardees: Lena Smirnova, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Francesca Pistollato, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

HOW: The event is free and is open to all. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Optional registration:


Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee is a nonprofit organization that encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in education and research.

Green and Open Neuroscience aims to help improve our understanding of the brain, as well as health, through research and perspectives that strengthen ethics, the environment, education, arts, and protection of neurodiversity.

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