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Upcoming Meetings

2024 Brain Cell Types, Circuits and Disorders Conference

August 19 to August 21, 2024
UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

The UCI Center for Neural Circuit Mapping (CNCM) and the Cajal Club cordially invite interested parties to the upcoming in-person conference titled “Brain Cell Types, Circuits and Disorders.” This event is highlighted in the attached conference flyer and marks a significant collaboration between these prestigious organizations.


The primary conference activities are scheduled to take place at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, which is located near the UCI campus. Additionally, specialized events, including workshops and boot camps on spatial transcriptomics and viral vectors, will be hosted on the UCI campus.


Following the success of previous in-person conferences, the UCI Center for Neural Circuit Mapping is committed to organizing annual events focusing on neural circuits. The 2024 conference aims to be a leading gathering in the field, featuring thought leaders in neuroscience. These experts will offer invaluable insights into integrating various aspects of neural circuits, encompassing structure, function, development, and disease. Please visit the webpage for details on the distinguished speaker lineup and further conference information.


Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration. Selected abstracts will be featured in short talks or poster presentations and included in the conference program book.

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2024 Evolution and Development of the Nervous Systems

September 9 to September 12, 2024

University of Zadar, Croatia

Mark your calendars! The 2024 Evolution and Development of the Nervous Systems conference will take place at the University of Zadar, Croatia, from the 9th to the 12th of September, 2024. The conference will serve as a global platform for experts specializing in the study of brain development and evolution to connect and share insights. The event features an engaging lineup of international speakers and discussion leaders. Presentations will focus on the latest developments in the field. In addition to the plenary sessions, the conference will include poster sessions from researchers at all career stages. Informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field will be encouraged at community meals.

Have any questions? Don't hesitate to get in touch at

Don't miss out on important dates:

- Abstract submissions are due by May 15, 2024.
- Make sure to register early by May 31, 2024, to secure your spot.

This is a poster for the Cajal Club Brain Evolution and Devolopment Conference in Zadar, Croatia, 2024.

Additional Information:

2024 Evolution and Development of the Nervous Systems

Please Spread the Word: 

Organizers would like to extend the invitation to you to attend the conference and would greatly appreciate your assistance in promoting the event among your colleagues and lab members. We will select additional talks from the submitted posters. Moreover, to alleviate travel expenses for certain attendees, we are pleased to offer a number of travel stipends.


Abstract submissions close May 15, 2024. Submit your abstract here!


Please note that registration is capped at a maximum of 200 participants, available on a first-come, first-served basis.


To register for the conference, please visit the registration page (


We are offering two registration types:

  1. Dorm Accommodation for Early-Stage Researchers at a reduced fare of $950

  2. Hotel Accommodation at the full rate of $1850

Registration includes:

  • 4-night accommodation at Hotel A’mare or the newly built university dormitory (September 9th to 13th)

  • Meals (3 per day for full conference days)

  • Welcome Reception Cocktail Event upon arrival

  • Daily transport to and from the convention venue

  • Coffee breaks during the meeting

  • Use of the Hotel A’Mare and Dorm facilities

  • Wi-Fi access in rooms and common areas

  • Admission to scientific sessions, poster area, and conference material


For more information, please check out our website Evolution and Development of Nervous Systems conference website:


Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at  

We sincerely hope you will consider joining us. Your presence would be invaluable, and we eagerly anticipate welcoming you to the Evolution and Development of the Nervous Systems Conference!

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Recent Meetings


JUNE 21-23, 2023

Burgos, Spain

The Cortical Evolution symposium will promote the dissemination of novel ideas and concepts underlying evolution of the mammalian and primate cerebral cortex. The goal of this conference is to further our understanding of the factors involved in cortical evolution that are relevant for human brain function under normal and pathological conditions. Experts from prestigious research universities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia will present their most recent findings at the meeting. 200 faculty and students are expected to attend, and all attendees will have the opportunity to present their work in poster format. In addition, six abstracts will be selected for a short oral presentation. The meeting will be organized into 5 sessions, with each session dedicated to the following topics: Paleoanthropology Cortical Development Cortical Expansion Evolution of cellular types Evolution of Cortex and Behavior.


AUGUST 21-23, 2023

Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science & Engineering, Irvine, CA

The main Conference will take place at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering near the UC Irvine campus located in the beautiful city of Irvine in Southern California. Additional workshops will take place on UCI campus. The UC Irvine Center for Neural Circuit Mapping (CNCM) continues to host annual neural circuit conferences, following the success of our in-person 2021 and 2022 conferences. We are looking to host an even more front-of-the-field conference in 2023 with thought leaders in neuroscience who will bring unique perspectives to the theme of integrating the different facets of neural circuits – structure, function, development and disease.

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NOVEMBER 13, 2022

 Marriott Marina Hotel and Roy's

Cajal Club SfN-sponsored Social: 6:45-8:45 pm, in the Marriott Marquis-Marriott Grand Ballroom 6. This event includes a reception, presentation of the 2022 Krieg Cortical Kudos, Wiley, and Brain Structure & Function awards, and a short talk. Dr. Michael Yartzev will speak on his work on freely moving groups of brains (Egyptian fruit bats) that engage in complex social behaviors. We expect a lively discussion on harnessing multiple anatomical and functional methods to study complex systems.


Newport Beach Room

The annual Cajal Club Business Meeting that will be held in San Diego in the Newport Beach Room of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel on November 12, 2022 from 10 am to 10:30 am. At this meeting, a new President-elect will be nominated and voted upon. In addition, members seeking support for future meetings in 2023 and 2024 should attend to pitch their ideas.


Contact Charles Ribak for further information at

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