June 20, 2018
EXciting students with neuroscience inSIGHT!

Event details:
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018, 9.00 am – 2.30 pm
Venue: MLC (Assembly Hall), 207 Barkers Rd, Kew
Cost: $20 for the day, which includes morning tea and lunch.
Open to: All secondary students. Teacher are welcome to attend if they have students attending. Parents are unable to stay for the day.


All secondary school students are warmly invited to attend NeuroDay 'eXight', a student conference dedicated to Neuroscience - believed to be the first in Victoria!

The day will include biomedical engineer Dr Sam John from the Stentrode project at the University of Melbourne as keynote speaker, over fifteen interactive workshops with experts and researchers, and a panel discussion on ‘Careers in Brain Research’.
Workshops and program
Confirmed workshops include:
  • Developmental neuroscience - Assoc. Prof Sarah Whittle
  • Neuroethics: Mini Brains in a Dish - Assoc. Prof Megan Munsie
  • Introduction to Clinical Neurology - SYNAPSE
  • Neuroscience of Optical Illusions - Dr Toby Lowe
  • Fear: A Case Study - Robert New

... Plus more workshops to be announced!

Program

9.00 - 9.30 am - Arrival and Registration
9.30 - 10.15 am - Keynote Address (include Q&A)
10.25 - 11.25 am - Workshop 1
11.30 - 12.30 pm - Workshop 2
12.30 - 1.15 pm - Lunch
1.25 - 2.25 pm - Panel discussion - Careers in brain research
2.25 - 2.30 pm - Plenary
2.30 pm - Close of conference

Hosted by MLC and with a high calibre of established neuroscience presenters, this is sure to be a highly rewarding day for students between Years 7-12 from across the state. The event has also significant support from major universities and several neuroscience groups.

No previous knowledge of neuroscience is required to attend, and the hope is to provide students with an opportunity to explore neuroscience research. This is a rare opportunity for students to engage with industry professionals in a supportive, student-oriented environment.

There will also be a display for student posters, where they can showcase a topic of original research or of an area of brain research they are passionate about (optional). This is a great opportunity for students to share and support their peers' work.  

To register, visit trybooking.com/VOYO. Register through schools or as an individual.

Please note: Registration numbers are capped.

Many thanks to event sponsors, the Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children, New Era and Convergence Science Network for their support. 

We also thank our Workshop Supporters:


Thank you to our valued Advisors:

 


 

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