Neuroscience Day 2021

Neuroscience Day 2021 - "Flowing Neuroscience"

  • Thursday 6 May 2021 - Virtual Conference

Virtual neuroscience conference hosted by NeuroCampus Aarhus

Thursday 6 May 2021, NeuroCampus Aarhus hosted Neuroscience Day 2021!

The event was open to all students, researchers, clinicians, therapists, caregivers, foundations and organizations interested in neuroscience.

This year, the focus of Neuroscience Day was the crucial importance of adequate vascularization and flow in the CNS. Changes in perfusion – from molecular to macroscopic levels - results in a large number of diseases. 

Active and ongoing NCA research was be presented during the day - all gathered around the 2019 Brain Prize Winner, Anne Joutel!

 


Neuroscience Day in Gather.Town

Neuroscience Day 2021 was held in the virtual conference space Gather.Town providing us with the possibility of retaining the key features of  the normal physical conference

  • A state-of-the-art keynote speaker
  • Tons of poster and oral presentations of current, ongoing neuroscience research
  • Networking and socializing with both your favourite collegues as well new potential  research partners


Speakers

Invited keynote speaker:

  • 2019 Brain Prize Winner, Professor Anne Joutel

Invited speaker:

  • Leif Østergaard, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

Sponsors

Evaluation

Thank you for valuable feedback regarding Neuroscience Day 2021!

We have thoroughly read all comments given in the evaluation form and very much appreciate the time and effort that so many participants put into considering this different and new virtual conference format.

We are aware of the technical challenges that many participants encountered particularly regarding the audiovisual part of Gather.town and have been in contact with Gather.town regarding this issue, and very sorry for the inconveniences caused by unclear instruction on our part.

Having said this we are also happy about all the positive feedback regarding the poster session which worked perfectly well for some, and regarding this virtual conference concept as an alternative to endless Zoom meetings. We decided on putting much effort into Gather.town instead of just sticking to Zoom to facilitate networking and an experience closer to real life than what Zoom can offer. We hope that you enjoyed the experience despite technical challenges.

We picked a few comments on the Gather.town experience from the evaluations.

  • “Excellent idea - execution not optimal”
  • “All in all, I think it is a good idea. However, it would have been nice to have clearer instructions on how to communicate in Gather town […] The technical pre-instructions and videos for Gathertown were good and sufficient. So the issues were mostly lacking instruction on how to interact and make the most of the poster session time.”
  • “It is a fun and new idea, as well as more interactive, but I faced some technical issues”
  • “It was really good! You feel closer, even if virtually, to the conference than if you just enter in a Zoom meeting, for example. The virtual environment help you to feel a little bit that you are in a face-to-face conference.”

Check out the evaluation report here

Thank you very much to everyone for having the courage to join Neuroscience Day 2021 in this virtual world. We look forward to seeing you in real life next time. 

Contact

For questions regarding registration, program, presentations, exhibitions, etc. please contact:

Karoline Klitgaard

Student Worker, NeuroCampus Aarhus