USC Viterbi School of Engineering students will have the opportunity to attend the “Oscars for neuroscience”, the annual Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) World Congress in Los Angeles on March 15 – 17, thanks to support from the USC SBMT student chapter.
The congress will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, bringing together physicians, scientists, policy makers, funding agencies, industry and those at the forefront of spinal cord mapping and image guided therapies. There are nearly 800 invited speakers and 12 keynotes covering topics including neurosurgery, neurology, spinal disorders and immunotherapy.
The event features keynotes from Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, Deepak Chopra, Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, William Goldstein and more.
BME PhD student Ali Marjaninejad, the USC SBMT Chapter President, will be honored at the event with a Student Outstanding Leadership and Service Award, as will Ashkan Javadzadeh, Research Fellow at Keck Medicine of USC.
The congress is currently looking for student volunteers to assist with setup of the exhibitor hall, registration and other support roles. Volunteers will have the opportunity to network with attendees and access all sessions. They will also be provided with food and refreshments. There are also a limited number of free passes available to student chapter members. Contact chapter president Ali Marjaninejad to find out more.