Society for Neuroscience Oregon/SWW Chapter Meeting 2018

April 13-14, 2018
McMenamins Edgefield Winery

Registration is closed for the 2018 Chapter meeting.

Stat tuned for information about the 2019 meeting!

Friday: Satellite Meeting

Neuroscience of Neuropsychiatric Disorders


Heather Cameron, Ph.D.
Chief, Section on Neuroplasticity
National Institute of Mental Health
"New neurons alter hippocampal structure and function in models of depression and anxiety"

Satellite Meeting Speakers

Abraham Palmer, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
"The surprising role of the enzyme Glyoxalase 1 and its substrate methylglyoxal in anxiety, depression and alcohol consumption"

Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.
Ruth Matarazzo Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
Oregon Health & Science University
"Translation of anxiety into actions by prefrontal cortex neurons"

Melynda Casement, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Oregon
"Reward-related brain function as a mechanism of depression in adolescent girls"

Joseph Quinn, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Director, OHSU Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Program
Oregon Health & Science University
"Neuropsychiatric aspects of neurodegenerative disease"

Carolyn Jones, Ph.D.
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
Oregon Health & Science University
"Early life sleep and social development in prairie voles: A model of autism spectrum disorder?"

Sarah Karalunas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology
Oregon Health & Science University
"Characterizing mechanisms of change in ADHD symptoms and impairment"

Saturday: Plenary Speakers

Kelly Monk, Ph.D.
Co-Director and Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
"Molecular and genetic mechanisms of myelin development and repair"

Kathy Magnusson, Ph.D., D.V.M
Principal Investigator, Linus Pauling Institute
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University
"Of Mice and Men: Adventures in Translational Cognitive Aging Studies"

Michael Morgan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Washington State University
"The failure of translational research: Assessment of pain when your patient is a rat"


Friday, April 13

9:00 a.m.
Registration and Poster Set-up

9:30 a.m.
Neuropsychiatric Disorders Satellite Meeting

5:45 p.m.
Appetizers and Poster Session I

6:45 p.m.

7:45 p.m.
Keynote Address 

Saturday, April 14

7:30 a.m.

9 a.m. Plenary Speaker 

9:30 a.m.

Oral Presentations Session I

10:30 a.m.
Break and Poster Session II

11:30 a.m.
Plenary Speaker 

12:45 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
Oral Presentations Session II

2:15 p.m.
Plenary Speaker

2:45 p.m.
Awards and Adjournment

Abstract submission instructions

Submit abstract to Dr. Larry Sherman at

  • Submission deadline is April 2, 2018.
  • In the body of the email text, indicate presentation preference (poster or oral) and if you are a faculty member, post-doc, or student.
  • Abstracts must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.
  • Please write your title in sentence case (first letter is capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Do not bold or italicize your full title.
  • List all authors who contributed to the work discussed in the abstract. The presenting author must be listed in the first author slot of the list. Include contact information for each author listed.
  • The body of your abstract should be no more than 2,300 characters, including punctuation (not spaces).
  • Use standard abbreviations. When using abbreviations for chemical compounds, spell out full for the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Do not abbreviate compounds in the abstract title.
  • Enter the source(s) of contributed support to the research conducted within the abstract. Grant numbers may be listed here.

Housing and meals

Hotel information

A room block has been arranged for attendees of this meeting. To make a hotel room reservation, please call McMenamins Edgefield directly at 800 669-8610 and reference “OHSU Brain Institute.” Rooms in the block will be released March 13, 2018; please make your reservation before this date.


Please note that the cost of this conference covers all meals and meeting materials (including an abstract book).


Awards will be presented for best student and post-doc posters and oral presentations.

Registration and abstract submission deadline: April 2, 2018