Program and Objectives
Welcome to Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience

Please join us for an international meeting from October 5-7, 2016 on the promise and potential of precision neuroscience – from laboratory to health and health care. The Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience 2016 meeting is co-hosted by colleagues in Norway and by Virginia Tech. The meeting will include speakers from Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden; speakers from several Virginia universities, foundations and health systems; and speakers from the National Institutes of Health.

Precision Neuroscience Defined: The opportunities and challenges of designing and implementing targeted diagnostics and therapeutics for individual genotype/phenotype manifestations of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Earn 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (details).

Register for the conference

Registration and poster submissions open until 9/26/16

The conference will be hosted by the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) at Virginia Tech. The event will take place in Roanoke, Virginia from October 5-7, 2016.

Featured Speakers

amaraSusan Amara, PhD

Director of the Division of Intramural Research Programs, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH




BetzigEric Betzig, PhD

2014 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA



Craft-SuzanneSuzanne Craft, PhD

Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Director, NIA P30 Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, Co-Director, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, Wake Forest University Medical School



ecklundJames Ecklund, MD

Chair, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute, Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA; Professor of Neurosurgery, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University



jonathanflintJonathan Flint, PhD

Professor-in-Residence, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Senior Scientist, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior



koroshetzWalter Koroshetz, MD

Director, National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, NIH




Jon Storm-MathisenJon Storm-Mathisen, MD/PhD

Professor, Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, University of Oslo, Norway




SvobodaKarel Svoboda, PhD

Co-Recipient, 2015 Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize; Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of Virginia through the joint providership of Carilion Clinic’s™ CME program and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Carilion Clinic’s™ CME Program is accredited by The Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Carilion Clinic’s™ CME program designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits â„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.