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This meeting took place in 2001

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Hippocampus: The Integration of Molecular Mechanisms and Cognitive Function (J6)

Organizer(s) Erin M. Schuman, Mark R. Mayford and Matthew A. Wilson
March 1—6, 2001
Taos Convention Center (meeting only) • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 1, 2000
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 2, 2001

Joint Meeting: The Synapse (J5)

Summary of Meeting:
The Hippocampus is a brain structure known to be important for memory formation and storage in humans and other animals. In the past five years there has been great progress in the analysis of hippocampal function at all levels, ranging from molecular studies of isolated hippocampal synaptic proteins, to genetic studies of mice, to imaging studies of memory in humans. Technical and scientific advances have shed new light on the nature of synapse formation, synaptic transmission and plasticity, and the cognitive function(s) of the hippocampus. Because these advances have been so rapid, there has been little opportunity to allow neuroscientists working at these different levels to meet and share data and ideas. The symposium will bring together scientists working at all levels of analysis of hippocampal function, in an attempt to synthesize our present knowledge, highlight major new findings, and point to important new directions for research.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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