Plenary speakers and sessions

Presidential lecturer

Bill Newsome

William Newsome

Bill Newsome is the Harman Family Provostial Professor of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Founding Director of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.

Keynote lecturer

Isabelle Peretz

Isabelle Peretz

Dr. Peretz is a cognitive neuropsychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Montreal and Canada Research Chair on neurocognition of music

Featured plenary lecturers

Bita Moghaddam

Bita Moghaddam

Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine

Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine

Baljit S. Khakh

Professor, Physiology
Professor, Neurobiology
Associate Director of Research, Brain Research Institute
Vice Chair, UCLA Neuroscience
Director, UCLA Physiology Outreach Program

Alon Chen

Alon Chen is the President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and the former Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany.

Brain Prize Award Lecturer

Michael Greenberg

Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Winner of the 2023 Brain Prize

Plenary symposia chairs

Leah Mayo

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary

Full Member, Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Parker Research Chair in Psychedelics

Marie-Ève Tremblay

Associate Professor, University of Victoria

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) of Neurobiology of Aging and Cognition

Jaideep Bains

Senior Scientist, Krembil Research Institute

Director, Research Institute, Krembil Research Institute