Please Note: The Precision Neuroscience Conference is anticipated to occur May 19 – 21, 2021 in Roanoke, Virginia. We are closely monitoring the pandemic, and will update this website as we continue to make decisions about the conference format and dates.

Precision Neuroscience Conference

May 19 – 21, 2021 in Roanoke, VA

Advancing neuroscience-based precision medicine

The international Precision Neuroscience Conference builds on a collaboration between Nordic and Virginia universities to advance neuroscience-based precision medicine, including diagnosis and treatment. 

2021 Schedule
2018 Conference (Oslo)

Who should attend?

  • Master’s and Ph.D. Students and Trainees

  • Physicians specializing in brain disorders

  • Faculty interested in precision neuroscience research

Quick facts

  • The conference registration fee for regular attendees is $275 USD. The graduate student rate is $75 USD, or $100 USD including up to two dinners

  • Lodging and conference sessions will take place at the Hotel Roanoke in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Hotel Roanoke reservation pricing: $159 per night (single occupancy); $179 per night (double occupancy); $20 each additional person, per day

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Conference Program

The conference will feature roughly 25 – 30 presentations from leading international researchers. We are still finalizing the program, but here is the anticipated schedule and list of confirmed speakers.

7:30 – 8:15 AM: Registration

8:15 – 8:30 AM: Welcome and Conference Overview

8:30 – 9:45 AM: Sessions (Three Speakers)

9:45 – 10:05 AM: Break

10:05 – 10:55 AM: Keynote Presentation

10:55 – 12:10 PM: Sessions (Three Speakers)

12:10 – 1:10 PM: Lunch

1:10 – 2:25 PM: Sessions (Three Speakers)

2:25 – 2:45 PM: Break

2:45 – 4:00 PM: Sessions (Three Speakers)

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Keynote Address

5:30 – 6:00 PM: Reception at the Hotel Roanoke

6:00 – 6:45 PM: Poster Viewing

7:00 PM: Dinner at the Hotel Roanoke

8:15 – 8:30 AM: Welcome

8:30 – 9:45 AM: Sessions (Three Speakers)

9:45 – 10:10 AM: Break

10:10 – 11:00 AM: Keynote Presentation

11:00 – 11:50 PM: Sessions (Three Speakers)

11:50 – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 – 1:50 PM: Keynote Presentation

1:55 – 2:55 PM: Poster Presentations

2:55 – 3:15 PM: Break

3:15- 4:05 PM: Sessions (Two Speakers)

4:05 – 5:05 PM: Panel

6:00 – 8:00 PM: Reception

8:30 – 8:40 AM: Welcome

8:40 – 10:20 AM: Sessions (Four Speakers)

11:20 – 11:30 AM: Concluding Remarks (Boxed Lunch Provided)

Accommodations

Hosted by Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the 2021 Precision Neuroscience Conference will be held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. 

Conference Venue

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center is a Tudor-style hotel that offers world-class lodging, a spa, and a AAA Four Diamond restaurant, The Regency Room. Built in downtown Roanoke in 1882, the hotel is steps away from the museums, public art, craft breweries, shops, and restaurants that make downtown Roanoke such a popular destination. 

  • Free shuttle service to and from the airport

  • Spa, pool, fitness rooms, and business center

  • Hotel Roanoke reservation pricing: $159 per night (single occupancy); $179 per night (double occupancy); $20 each additional person, per day

  • Reserve your hotel room online or by calling 540-985-5900 or 1-866-594-4722 and request the “Precision Neuroscience Conference” room block rate

Traveling to Roanoke

Air service is provided to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) through a variety of international carriers, including Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and U.S. Airways. Direct flights are offered from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, NYC, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg, Washington, and Orlando.

  • Daily service provided to and from D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, and Boston via Amtrak

  • Take the Blue Ridge Parkway for a scenic drive to Roanoke through the famous Blue Ridge Mountains (Pictured Right)

  • Interstate 81 connects Roanoke to the northeast corridor. U.S. 220 is a main route coming from North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Overlook

About Roanoke

Roanoke is a vibrant mountain city with 100,000 residents located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Recently ranked one of the top mountain bike destinations in the world, Roanoke is an outdoor-lovers paradise offering hundreds of miles of hiking and cycling trails. 

Register for Precision Neuroscience

Conference Fees

  • Regular registration fee is $275 USD
  • Graduate students may attend for a discounted rate of $75 USD ($100 including up to two dinners)
  • Online registration for the 2021 Conference will open soon!

Reserve your room at the Hotel Roanoke

  • Single occupancy rooms are $159 per night
  • Double occupancy rooms are $179 per night
  • Hotel Roanoke charges $20 per each additional person,  per day

Reserve your hotel room online or by calling 540-985-5900 or 1-866-594-4722 (toll free) and request the “Precision Neuroscience Conference” room block rate.

Reserve Hotel Room Online

Submit a poster abstract

Please submit your poster title, author(s), abstract, and contact information using this online submission form. Poster abstracts are due by April 1, 2021.

Submit Poster Abstract

Organizing Committee Members

Linda Hildegard Bergersen, Ph.D. University of Oslo, University of Copenhagen
Clive Bramham, Ph.D. University of Bergen
Pearl Chiu, Ph.D. Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D. Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Michael Fox, Ph.D. Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D. Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Tor Haugstad, M.D., Ph.D. Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
Hal Irvin, Ph.D. Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Jon Storm-Mathisen, M.D., Ph.D. University of Oslo
Anders Nykjaer, M.D., Ph.D. Aarhus University

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