Brain Machine 011315.3Welcome to the home of The 2015 Bevill Neuroscience Symposium:  Brain-Machine Interfaces to take place at The UAB Alumni House on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Friday, February 27th, 2015

This symposium is free and will be providing free parking, refreshments and a reception.  Registration closes Monday, February 23rd!

Registration is now closed.  If you there is a particular speaker you would like to see, feel free to come but be prepared to stand at the back of the room should there be no chairs available.  

Registration is Closed

8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
 Alumni House UAB Alumni House
1301 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(Google Map)
8:30 am Opening Remarks
McMahon 0115 Lori McMahon, Ph.D.
Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Standaert 0115 David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
 McLain 0115 Amie Brown McLain, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Alabama at Birmingham
8:45 am "Computing with Neural Ensembles: From Basic Science to Neuroprosthetic Devices"
 Miguel 0115 Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Psychology and Neuroscience Duke University
Co-Director, Center for Neuroengineering
 9:45 am "Recent Progress Toward a High-Performance Neural Prosthesis"
Schwartz 0115 Andrew Schwartz, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

 10:45 am  Break
 11:00 am  "Neurologists Listening to Neurons: Intracortical Neural Interfaces for the Restoration of Communication and Mobility"
LRH 0115 Leigh R. Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH),
Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH), and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Associate Professor of Engineering, Brown University
12:00 pm  Lunch for registered attendees will be provided.
1:00 pm  "Neuroprostheses for Movement Restoration"
Peckham 0115 P. Hunter Peckham, Ph.D.
Donnell Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
2:00 pm Afternoon Remarks
Alexander 0115 Iwan Alexander, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Engineering
University of Alabama at Birmingham
2:15 pm  "Cortical Physiology during DBS Surgery:  Exploring the Hyperdirect Pathway in PD Patients"
 Walker 0115 Harrison Walker, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm "Transcranial Focused Ultrasound and Neuromodulation"
Bolding 0115 Mark Bolding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
3:15 pm "Pararescue Training with High Sensory/Cognitive Load in a Mixed-Reality Environment"
Shum 0115 Corey Shum
Technical Director, Enabling Technology Laboratory
University of Alabama at Birmingham
3:30 pm Brain-Machine Interface: A Future for Schizophrenia?
 Lahti 0115 Adrienne Lahti, M.D.
Patrick H. Linton Professor of Psychiatry
University of Alabama at Birmingham
3:45 pm "Machine-Assisted Classification of Multimodal Brain Imaging Data in Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Kana 0115  Rajesh Kana, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
 palazzo 0115 Robert Palazzo, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
4:15 - 6:00 pm Reception
 aeiva 010115 AEIVA Abroms//Engel Institute for the Visual Arts
1221 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(Google Map)

Parking Information
Parking will be free all day at the Alumni House and Lot 15D across the street and behind AEIVA/Lot 15D.  Parking Map.

Lodging Information
Out of town registrants may find the following hotels comfortable and convenient:   Marriott Courtyard Downtown at UABResidence Inn Birmingham Downtown UABSpring Hill Suites Birmingham Downtown at UAB, and the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham.

Contact Us
If you have questions regarding this symposium, please contact Jamie White via email or telephone at 205.975.1673.

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