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NPG at the SfN conference

Neuroscience 2011 is almost here!

Neuroscience 2011 is this year’s main event for neuroscientists from around the world who will be presenting and discussing the most up-to-date, groundbreaking research on the brain and nervous system. This year’s conference, from November 12th – 16th, is the 41st annual meeting, and is taking place in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Organised by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), it’s an opportunity for like-minded professionals to network through lectures, symposia, workshops and events. You can check out the SfN website for regular updates, or use their official conference hashtag #sfn11 on Twitter to follow the online conversations.

It’s NeuroBlogging time

To complement the conference, from November 12th-16th, editors, research scientists and bloggers will be sharing their insights on varied topics and sessions from the event through a special series of guest posts on the Nature Neuroscience blog, Action Potential. In order to keep fully updated, there is also a Google + circle listing the blog’s contributors. We encourage you to take a look and join in the discussion.

Do let us know if you would like to contribute to the blog coverage, or if you would like us to link out to any relevant content that you create.

Booth #205 is where it’s at!

A team from Nature Publishing Group will be attending Neuroscience 2011 and if you’re attending too, we invite you to stop by booth #205 at the conference to receive complimentary copies of your favourite Nature journals, giveaways and discounts. If this isn’t tempting enough, there will also be an opportunity to meet our editors from Nature Medicine, Nature Methods, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Nature Communications and Scientific Reports. You can download an up-to-date list of schedules here.

In addition to this, (we really are spoiling you!) there is another deal available if you come and join us at booth #205…..

Subscribe to Nature or any of the Nature research journals at booth #205 for the price equivalent to their Impact Factor*. (Yes, that means Nature is just $/€/£ 36**, Nature Neuroscience just $/€/£ 14**!) But you must act quickly. This limited time offer is only available from booth #205 and ENDS NOVEMBER 16, 2011

What do we think

There will also be an opportunity to join us and hear Editors of Nature and the Nature family of journals give their views on current issues in scientific publishing. So if you’re in DC next Tuesday, make sure you sign up for our satellite evening event, perspectives on scientific publishing from editors of Nature journals. More information detailed below:

When: Tuesday, November 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel, 999 9TH ST, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Room: Mount Vernon A & B