The 24th annual meeting of the Washington, D.C.-based Society for Neuroscience, to be held November 13 to 18 in Miami Beach, Fla., is likely to be the largest conference in the association's history, according to society officials. Almost 15,000 of the society's 23,000 members are expected to attend. The event will offer a mixed bag of topics in about 17 symposia and 15 lectures, in addition to various workshops, courses, panel discussions, and more than 10,000 posters and slides.

"Our meeting is unique in that it draws a large proportion of society members," remarks Larry Squire, the current president as well as a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, and a staff research scientist at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). "It would be hard to pick any special themes of interest--we have everything from molecular and cellular research to cognitive studies."...

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