Cortical Connections Conference 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 Cortical Connections Conferenceat the Queensland Brain Institue, Austraila!

 In order for the human brain to function, it must be wired correctly during brain development. How this occurs is one of the fundamental questions of neuroscience.

This conference brings together international leaders in the field of normal and abnormal wiring of the cerebral cortex, and how this impacts cognitive function. A special focus will be on the development and cognitive function of the corpus callosum and the genetic basis of how callosal malformations arise, how they are diagnosed, and how these malformations impact cognition.

The corpus callosum is the largest fibre tract in the mammalian brain. It is an evolutionary innovation only found in placental mammals, with important functions in human behavior, sensory and motor function and language. Corpus callosum malformations may be present in isolation or as part of over 64 different human congenital syndromes. Symptoms include sensory and motor deficits, language and learning difficulties and most commonly problems with social interactions.

A particular emphasis of this meeting will be to provide up-to-date information for clinical neurologists, neurosurgeons, geneticists, psychiatrists and psychologists on corpus callosum function and malformations, as well as the clinical management of patients. Sessions include development, genetics, imaging and cognitive function of cortical wiring. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts and present posters at the meeting. A subset of abstracts will be selected for short talks in each session.

Please visit the website here for more information on featured speakers, registration, and abstract submissions.