CFA:Annual Mtg. Phila. Chapt. SFN 5/3/96

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Fri Apr 12 08:59:04 EST 1996


Electronic Version of Synapse, Volume XX, Number 3. April 8, 1996.
Newsletter of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
Editor: Mary Barbe. (mbarbe at aol.com)
 
In this Issue:
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Chapter Annual Meeting Plans
Chapter Booth at Neurochemistry Report
Tom Rainbow Lecture Report
Dues Notice
Current Coucil Members.
Upcoming Seminars & Courses
Thanks to our Corporate Members
 
Please attend the annual meeting May 3rd in Philadelphia!
 
1.  Calendar for remaining year:
Abstracts for Chapter Ann. Mtg. due April 22 or 29 depending on if you want
to present via platform or poster format.(Request abstract form  from Doug Baird, Chapter
Secretary: baird at medcolpa.edu) email  your abstract (350 words +/-) to Doug
Baird at the same email address. Fax your abstract to Doug at (215)843-9082. Undergraduate,
Graduate students and Postdoctoral fellows are eligible for the Eliot Stellar Awards for
Neuroscience Research. The award is $100 for each catagory. Indicate on the abstract form that
you wish to compete for the awards.
 
 
2. Annual Meeting Plans.
Chapter Annual Meeting:  May 3,1996
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Sol Erulkar Memorial Lecture:
    Phillip G. Nelson, MD PhD
    Dir. Lab. of Developmental Neurobiology
    NIH-NICHD
    "Experiential Shaping of the Developing Brain: Mechanisms of Synapse Loss"
 
Many additional poster boards are being arranged for use this year; we would
also like to give students the opportunity to give platform talks.  See
abstract form on page 9 for deadlines and form.
 We are expanding the program to begin at 10 am and extend to 6 pm to allow
for more time for interactions at the posters and exhibits. The day will also
include platform talks by Chapter members, a seminar by Phillip Nelson, as
well as a Wine and Cheese reception following all.
 
3. Chapter Booth at the Neurochemistry Society Meeting this March:
The booth featured an excellent poster put together by Valentino "Butch"
Piacentino III and Bill Saidel, from Rutgers, Camden.  The poster included
representative work by various Chapter members.  January newsletters and
abstract forms for the Annual meeting were available as handouts.
 
4. The Thomas Rainbow Memorial Lecture was held on March 22. This lecture is
an annual event sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of SFN and the
Department of Pharmacology of the University of Pennsylvania.
This year's lecture, held at the University of Pennsylvania's Faculty Club,
was  presented by Dr. Donald Pfaff of the Rockefeller University. His talk,
entitled "Genes and Behavior as Managed by Hormone-Dependent Hypothalamic
Neurons" was introduced by Dr. Trevor Penning, Acting Chair of the Dept. of
Pharmacology following welcoming remarks by Dr. Tim Shickley of Temple
University, the Presiden of the Philadelphia Chapter of SFN. Dr. Pfaff's
lecture was a tour de force presentation linking mating behavior with
molecular events and endocrine function.
All attending had an ample opportunity to visit with Dr. Pfaff and to mix
with friends and colleagues at the wine and cheese social following the
lecture.  This was just one event which your dues go to sponsor.
 
5. Have You Paid Your Dues for This Year?
Membership dues in the Philadelphia Area Chapter of Neuroscience are only $10
per year (students are free if their advisors are also a member).  These dues
help defray the cost of publication and postage on the newsletter, help pay
honoraria for guest speakers, pay for A/V services and refreshments for our
meetings.  Your dues help, as we have no other sources of revenue.  If you
haven't done so, please send your check to the treasurer:
Russ Buono
Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Locust Street
Phil., PA 19107
(215) 955-7852
 
 
6. Chapter's Council Members :
President: Tim Shickley, Temple University. Tel: 215/707-2922, email:
shickley at vm.temple.edu
Vice President: Mary Barbe, Temple University, Tel: 215/707-4896,  email:
mbarbe at aol.com
Secretary: Doug Baird, Medical College of PA and Hahnemann, Tel:
215/842-4606, email: baird at medcolpa.edu
Treasurer: Russ Buono, Thomas Jefferson University,Tel: 215/955-7852,  email:
rbuono at tjuvm.tju.edu
Past President: Helen Pearson, Temple University,pearson at vm.temple.edu
Councilors:
 Nancy Bonini of Univ. of Pennsylvania, email: bonini at sas.upenn.edu
 Don Faber of Medical College of PA and Hahnemann.  faber at medcolpa.edu
 Amita Sehgal of U Penn. amita at mail.med.upenn.edu
 Bill Saidel of Rutgers University.Saidel at crab.rutgers.edu
 Steve Wieland of Medical College of PA and  Hahnemann,
      wielands at hal.hahnemann.edu
 Rob Waldeck of Medical College of PA and  Hahnemann,  waldeck at medcolpa.edu
 
7. Current email addresses are needed for all Chapter members.  Please send
email addresses of any members you know or anyone you think might want to be
a member to mbarbe at aol.com.
 
8. Seminar Notices :
Some additional seminars have been added since the Jan. Synapse-- April 9 and
April 10 at Univ. of Delaware.
 
Please note here for additional information concerning seminars listed.
 
DAVID MAHONEY INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF
PENNSYLVANIA.
Neuroscience Conference Room/Library, 140 John Morgan Building / 36th &
Hamilton Walk, Refreshments at 4:00 / Colloquia begin at 4:15.  For
additional information, call: 215/898-8754.
 
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA AND HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY, Dept of
Pharmacology. Please contact David Snyder at 842-4765 for further
information.
 
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA AND HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY,Center for
Neurobiology, Dept of Neurobiology and Anatomy. Michael E. Goldberger
Conference Room, EPPI Building, 9th floor, Room 960. Please contact Kathy
Elliot (215 842-4471) for more information.
 
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY at Newark, NJ, Center for Molecular and Behavioral
Neuroscience. Thursdays 4:30 pm. Neurosci Seminar Room, Aidekman Research
Center. 197 Univ Ave, Newark, NJ 17102. Call Ralph Seigal 201-648-1080 X
3294.
 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds.
Hospital Auditorium. 3401 N. Broad Street. Fridays, 12:00-1:15 pm.
 
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Newark, DE.  Please contact Jerome Siegel at
302/831-5492.
 
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Dept of Pharmacology. Pharmacology Seminar Room
M100-101, Mezzanine. John Morgan Building. Call 215/898-8416.
 
 
March:
March 29. Syed Zaidi. Suicide. Dept of Psychiatry. Temple Univ. Temple Univ,
Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 12:00 -1:15 pm
 
April:
April 3. Martha Gillette. The Neurobiology of time; regulation of the brain's
biological clock. Dept of Cell and Strutural Biology, U Illinois, MCP and
Hahnemann, Dept of Neurobiology and Anatomy. 4 pm.
 
April 3. Peter Strick. Basal ganglia and cerebellar loops with the cerebral
cortex: new concepts about their structure and function. Depts of
Neurosurgery and Physiology, State Univ of NY Health Science Center in
Syracuse, David Mahoney Inst. U Penn, 4 pm.
 
April 8. Hugh Hemmings. Dept of Anesthesiology, Cornell Univ Medical School.
MCP and Hahnemann, Dept of Pharmacology.
 
April 9. Rex Wang. The mode of acion of hallucinogens: The role of 5HT2A
receptors in the medial prefrontal cortex.  Dept of Psychiatry and Behav.
Science,  SUNY Stoney Brook.  Dept. of Psychology , Univ. of Delaware. 4 pm.
 
April 10. Barbara Jones. Cholinergic neurons in the brain: Their role in
cortical activation and sleep-wake states.  Montreal Neurological Institute,
McGill Univ.  Department of Psychology, Univ. of Delaware. 4 pm.
 
April 10. Josef Rauschecker.  Compensatory plasticity and sensory
substitution in the cerebral cortex.  Lab. of Neuropsychology, Section of
Cognitive Neuroscience, NIMH. David Mahoney Inst, U Penn, 4 pm.
 
April 12. William Cross. Racial identity formation.  Dept of Psychiatry. Penn
State Univ. Temple Univ, Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 12:00-1:15 pm
 
April 17. Harry Orr. Univ of Minnesota, Institute of Human Genetics. MCP and
Hahnemann, Dept of Neurobiology and Anatomy. 4 pm.
 
April 18. Huda Akil.Endogenous opioid receptors and their relation to
endogenous  ligands. Mental Health Research Institute University of Michigan.
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY at Newark, NJ, Center for Molecular and Behavioral
Neuroscience. Thursdays 4:30 pm.
 
April 19. Joan McCord. Crime prevention treatment effect: A cautionary tale.
Professor of Criminal Justice. Temple Univ. Temple Univ, Dept of Psychiatry
Grand Rounds. 12:00 pm -1:15 pm
 
April 26. Steven King. What's new in pain management.  Dept of Psychiatry.
Temple Univ. Temple Univ, Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 12:00-1:15 pm
 
April 29. Christopher Kramer. Dept of Medicine. Allegheny General Hospital.
MCP and Hahnemann, Dept of Pharmacology.
 
May:
May 1. Virginia Brooks. Angiotensin II, the sympathetic nervous system and
long-term control of arterial blood pressure.  Dept of Physiology, Oregon
Health Science Univ. David Mahoney Inst, U Penn, 4 pm.
 
May 3. Raquel Gur. Studies of brain and behavior in schizophrenia.  Dept of
Psychiatry, U Penn. Temple Univ, Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 12:00-1:15
pm
 
May 8. Cathy Wedeen.  Expression of segment-polarity gene homologs in the
leech.  Dept of Cell Biol and Anatomy. New York Medical College. David
Mahoney Inst, U Penn, 4 pm.
 
 
May 17. Anthony Rothchild.  The diagnosis, biology and treatment of
psychiatric depression.  Dept of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital. Temple Univ,
Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 12:00-1:15 pm
 
May 20. Maria Erecinska. Dept of Pharmacology, U Penn. MCP and Hahnemann,
Dept of Pharmacology.
 
May 30. V.S. Ramachandran. Illusions of body image: what they reveal about
human nature. Dept of Psychology University of California, San Diego. RUTGERS
UNIVERSITY at Newark, NJ, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience.
Thursdays 4:30 pm.
 
May 31. John Siberski. Role of consultation in evaluation.
Consultation/Liaison Director. Temple Univ, Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds.
12:00-1:15 pm
 
Courses.
Pathophysiology of secondary brain Injury and implications for contemporary
Treatment. Course Director: Donald W. Marion, MD.  May 17-18, 1996. Sheraton
Hotel at Station Square Pittsburgh, PA. University of Pittsburgh Medical
Center. The Brain Trauma Research Center. For more information call: Carol
Wistzki at (412)647-9542 or fax her at (412) 647-8222.
 
9. CORPORATE MEMBERS:
We would like to offer special thanks to  our corporate members for their
support during 1995-1996.
Pharmacia Biotech
VWR Scientific
Oncor Imaging
 



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