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University of Colorado Center for NeuroScience Denver

Center for NeuroSurgery

Rocky Mountain Regional Neuroscience Group

John Sladek, PhD, President


Anschutz Medical Campus

Research Complex 2, Trivisible Room & Hensel Phelps Auditorium



9:00    Registration and poster set up, refreshments
9:45    Welcome and introductions
10:00  Platform Session I
11:30  Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 Poster Session I
1:00 – 2:00 Poster Session II
2:00   Welcome from Dr. Richard Traystman, Vice Chancellor for Research and Distinguished University Professor

2:05   Platform Session II
3:30   Refreshments
4:00   Keynote

"Building Better Brains: From Theory to Reality."  

Brent A. Reynolds, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery

University of Florida College of Medicine

5:30  Reception, Business Meeting and Awards


The Rocky Mountain Regional Neuroscience Group (RMRNG) is a local area chapter of the National Society for Neuroscience (SfN). Our membership is comprised of all individuals in the Denver and Rocky Mountain area with a strong interest in Neuroscience research. This includes students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty at regional universities and medical centers:

University of Colorado Denver

Colorado State University

University of Northern Colorado

University of Wyoming

Regis University

New Mexico State University


The mission of the Society for Neuroscience is:     

  1. Advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system by bringing together scientists of diverse backgrounds, by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization, and by encouraging translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge to develop improved disease treatments and cures. 

  2. Provide professional development activities, information, and educational resources for neuroscientists at all stages of their careers, including undergraduates, graduates, and post doctoral fellows, and increase participation of scientists from a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 

  3. Promote public information and general education about the nature of scientific discovery and the results and implications of the latest neuroscience research. Support active and continuing discussions on ethical issues relating to the conduct and outcomes of neuroscience research. 

  4. Inform legislators and other policy makers about new scientific knowledge and recent developments in neuroscience research and their implications for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress.  


We host an annual meeting at the Anschutz Medical Campus and we provide opportunities for students and fellows to win travel fellowships to the annual SfN meeting. For more information about RMRNG, please contact John Sladek, PhD