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Education and Training Committee Roundtable Discussions
Thursday, October 4, 2018
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $10 USD

The format of this discussion session for each topic is a round table with 10 people seated, including the speakers.  It is a small group opportunity to talk about the issues important to you.  Lunch is included.  Take this time to discuss your questions with experts in the field. Registration will be available in July on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Roundtable #1: Teaching Psychophysiology
Cindy Bukach, University of Richmond and Jane Couperus, Hampshire College

Roundtable #2: Rigor and Reproducibility
Michael Larson, Brigham Young University and Andreas Keil, University of Florida

Roundtable #3: Developmental Psychophysiology
Rebecca Brooker, Texas A&M University and Sid Segalowitz, Brock University

Roundtable #4:
Integrating Data Across Levels of Analysis
Phil Gable, University of Alabama and Bruce Friedman, Virginia Tech

Roundtable #5:
Psychophysiology Methods
Ed Bernat, University of Maryland and Liz Page-Gould, University of Toronto

Roundtable #6:
Neural Signatures of Mental Illness
Lisa McTeague, Medical University of South Carolina and Greg Miller, University of California, Los Angeles


Women in Science and Education (WISE) and Diversity Committee Luncheon
Promoting Visibility of #STEMWomen and Minorities Lunch Event
Co-hosted by Diversity Committee and WISE
Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.
Fee:  $10 USD per person

RSVP: September 15, 2018 (anticipated space for 130 attendees)

Please join the WISE and Diversity committees for a panel presentation and discussion that will offer tangible strategies to promote the visibility of women and minority STEM scientists/educators via media and science communication efforts. Women and minority scientists/educators are less visible in mainstream, institutional, and social media and are also less likely to have visible positions within the academy (e.g., administrative positions, society board positions, conference presenters, editorial roles etc.). Overcoming these issues are paramount to promoting equity and inclusion in academia. The lunch and panel discussion are inclusive and open to all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, or career level.

To register, please check the appropriate box on the SPR registration form or directly contact the SPR Registrar via email at spr@sprweb.org. Registration for this event is on a first come, first-served basis.


General Business Meeting and Luncheon
12:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Registration Fee: $10 USD

Join the SPR Board of Directors and fellow SPR attendees at the Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon. Preregistration and an additional fee of $10 per person are required. Hear about the state of the Association, the many activities and accomplishments of the SPR committees, what's in store for the future, and more.


Special Interest Breakfast, Luncheons, and Dinners
As in previous years, small group breakfasts, lunches, and dinners may be held to provide an informal setting for people to meet and share common interests. If space remains available following advance registration, signup sheets will be posted on the announcement board located next to the SPR Registration Desk.

If you are interested in coordinating one of these informal meetings, please send your information to meetings@sprweb.org and we will post the date, time, and topic in this location.

Topic: Research Postdocs and Careers in the VA
Date: Friday October 5, 2018
Time: 2:30 pm-3:15 pm (but open to suggestions)
Meet in front of the poster session room
If interested in participating, contact Laura Zambrano-Vazquez

Topic: Bringing Your Research Closer to the Public: Outreach Luncheon
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
If interested in participating, contact Jens Foells.


EEG Luncheon

Dr. Olav Krigolson and Dr. Kyle Mathewson in conjunction with NSERC and InteraXon Inc., Brain Vision Solutions Inc., Avertus Inc., and Mindset Inc., are hosting a mobile EEG luncheon on Friday, October 5th from 11:30am to 3:00pm in the Plaines Room on the 23rd floor of the Hilton.

The format will be a series of short talks from Canadian companies who produce mobile EEG systems about their tech and its potential for use in research. Following this there will be a brief presentation from NSERC about the Connect, Engage, Engage Plus, and CRD grant programs. A buffet lunch will be provided (11:30am to 1:00pm). After lunch the industrial representatives and NSERC will be available for break out meetings with interested researchers (1:00pm to 3:00pm).This event is intended primarily for Canadian PIs who would like to learn more about mobile EEG but others are welcome. We have limited space for 100 people. Please sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spr-mobile-eeg-luncheion-tickets-50180359807


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