Neuroscience Annual Retreat

The Friedman Brain Institute hosts a Neuroscience Retreat held in the spring of each year. Neuroscience is multidisciplinary by nature and, reflecting this, the scientists and physicians that contribute to the neurosciences at Mount Sinai hail from a variety of departments and campuses. The Retreat provides an opportunity for everyone in the Neuroscience community at Mount Sinai - faculty, fellows, students, researchers and clinicians - to meet and discuss their work in order to increase awareness of ongoing research and approaches, to foster new interactions, and to generate novel ideas.

The one-day Retreat comprises a keynote lecture, seminars given by selected students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, a poster session with an awards ceremony for the best posters, and informal sessions that provide ample opportunities for collegial interaction and discussion.

The Neuroscience Annual Retreat 2014

The 6th Annual Neuroscience Retreat is on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Rita Goldstein and Dr. Andrew Chess will be this year’s retreat organizers. The keynote speaker will be Matthew Shapiro, PhD. Dr. Shapiro is investigating how the brain remembers with an emphasis on how motives, goals, and rules help guide selective memory storage and retrieval. He focuses on the mechanisms that allow anatomically interconnected networks to communicate so that internal and external environmental features activate memory codes that are most relevant to achieving goals. The event will take place at The New York Academy of Medicine (1216 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 103rd Street). Please mark your calendar

Registration is required. Registration website

If you have questions, please contact Marie Kopp at

Call for Images [PDF]

To view the winning image and all of the submissions, please open the attached PDF. 

Call for Abstracts [PDF]



Neuroscience Annual Retreat







Neuroscience Retreat 2014 [PDF]

Past Neuroscience Annual Retreats

Neuroscience Retreat 2013 [PDF]

Neuroscience Retreat 2012 [PDF]

Neuroscience Retreat 2011 [PDF]

Neuroscience Retreat 2010 [PDF]

Neuroscience Retreat 2009 [PDF]

Contact Us

For more information about our Annual Retreat: 

Marie Kopp 
Phone: 212-824-9326
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