2014 Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North (BSCN)

April 19th, 2014



9:00 am- 10:00 amKeynote Presentation "White Matter in Learning, Cognition, and Psychiatric Disorders" by Dr. R. Douglas Fields (SSB 118) 
10:15 am- 11:15 amOral Presentations- Session I (SSB 118)
11:15 am- 12:45 pmPoster Presentations- Session I (SSB Walkway/Spine)
11:30 am- 1:00 pm Lunch (donated by Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizza)
1:00 pm- 2:00 pm Oral Presentations- Session II (SSB 118) 
2:00 pm- 3:00 pmOral Presentations- Session IIIa (SSB 118)
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm Oral Presentations- Session IIIb (SSB 392) 
3:00 pm- 4:00 pmNew Faculty Symposium (SSB 118) 
4:00 pm Closing Announcements (SSB 118)

For more information regarding the conference, please contact Dr. Gwen Lupfer at or Dr. Claudia Lampman at


Keynote speaker: Dr. Doug Fields

This years keynote speaker is Dr. R. Douglas Fields, Chief of the Nervous System Development and Plasticity Section at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  He will be giving the opening presentation titled "White Matter Plasticity in Learning, Cognition, and Psychiatric Disorders" on April 19th, 9:00am to 10:15am, in SSB 118.

Dr. Fields will be giving an open to the public presentation titled "Glia-The Other Brain" on April 18th, at 7:00pm in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, RM 307. 

Dr. Fields is the author of The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science.  He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuron Glia Biology, and a member of the editorial board of several other journals in the field of Neuroscience. 



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