Society for Neuroscience Oregon/SW Washington Chapter

The Oregon/Southwest Washington Chapter is the local group affiliated with the Society for Neuroscience. Our goal is to be a networking resource for neuroscience students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty throughout the region. Our annual meeting in the spring brings together scientists to share projects, network with elected officials and government entities, and engage with colleagues from across the state.

We are delighted to be back in-person for our 2023 Chapter meeting! Join us at McMenamin's Edgefield Winery in Troutdale, OR, for our annual Chapter gathering.

The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, May 3.

Friday, May 12

Mini-symposium on the Neuroscience of Psychedelics

The Psychedelic Translatome of the Prefrontal Cortex
Andrea Gomez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

From Receptor to Synapse to Circuit: Mechanisms of Psychedelic Action
Atheir Abbas, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU

A Mechanistic Theory of Serotonergic Neuromodulation
Luca Mazzucato, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biology and Mathematics, University of Oregon

Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for Methamphetamine Use Disorder
Christopher Stauffer, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, OHSU

Meeting Keynote

Psychedelic Neuroscience in Context: Learning to Listen to the Concerns of Communities
Brian T. Anderson, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

Saturday, May 13

Plenary Speakers

No Brain? No Problem! Understanding Neural Regeneration Using Freshwater Planarians
Bret Pearson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, OHSU

Neural Mapping of Sensorimotor Function in Humans
Michelle Marneweck, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Human Physiology and Neuroscience, University of Oregon

Impacts on Cognitive Aging
Kathy Magnusson, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University

Abstract submissions

Awards will be given for the best student and postdoctoral posters and talks. Submit your abstract to Larry Sherman no later than Friday, May 5, 2023.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your abstract:

  • Use Arial font, 12 point. 
  • The first line should be the title, and should be BOLD.
  • The following line should be the author list, with the presenting author listed first (and also BOLD).
  • The next line should include the affiliations of all of the authors (name of institution, city, state, country).
  • The body of the abstract should be a single paragraph, 2,300 characters (including punctuation but not spaces).

Here is a sample:

PV-expressing cells in the mouse spinal dorsal horn gate the transmission of innocuous tactile input to lamina I 

1Univ. of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 2Dept. Immunol., Kagoshima Univ., Kagoshima, Japan; 3Harvard Med. Sch., Boston, MA; 4Univ. of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia

Chronic pain presents a major unmet clinical problem. ...


McMenamin's Edgefield Winery Ballroom
2126 SW Halsey Street
Troutdale, OR 97060
Ph.: 503 669-8610

We have a small block of rooms for participants who would like to stay the night, Friday, May 12. Individual reservations for the group room block are required no later than Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Please indicate you are with the OHSU Society for Neuroscience group when booking your room.

McMenamins Edgefield is a unique facility featuring 114 overnight rooms. Some guest rooms are equipped with private baths, however the majority of the guest rooms are European style with bathrooms located in the hall. Please note, there are no televisions or telephones in the guest rooms and all rooms are non-smoking.

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Download  the 2023 SfN OR/WA Chapter flyer.

Contact us

Kate Stout
Program Coordinator, OHSU Brain Institute

Larry Sherman, Ph.D.
President, SfN OR/SWW Chapter
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center, OHSU