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  • Qatar Clinical Neuroscience Conference

    March 15 - 17, 2014 | Qatar
    Four Seasons Hotel Doha

    Presented By: the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, and the New York Academy of Sciences

    Injuries and disorders of the brain represent a significant global disease burden, whilst causing considerable personal suffering and expansive economic costs. Brain disorders can be divided into two broadly defined categories: (i) those resulting from the damage or death of healthy, functioning cells and brain tissue, often caused by external conditions such as cerebrovascular disease, stroke, or traumatic brain injury, and (ii) those resulting from an intrinsic or chronic dysfunction of the brain, either within the cells or in their connectivity. Among these types of disorders are debilitating mood-related psychiatric illnesses, such as depression and bipolar disorder. To raise awareness for breakthrough treatments for neurological disease affecting both functional groups, The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and the New York Academy of Sciences, will jointly present a 2.5-day international, two-track conference to highlight new advances in clinical neuroscience.

    The world’s leading experts in clinical neuroscience will convene to discuss advanced brain imaging, novel diagnostics, investigative therapies, and cutting-edge findings from clinical trials. During the registration process attendees will be asked to select their preference for attending either Track 1 or Track 2 lectures.

    Track 1, which focuses on Affective Disorders, will feature the following four plenary sessions:

    • From Animal Models to Humans
    • From Bench to Bedside: A Translational Approach
    • Advances in Neuropsychiatry
    • Clinical Approaches to Affective Disorders

    Track 2, which focuses on Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury, will feature the following four plenary sessions:

    • Stroke: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Insights
    • Traumatic Brain Injury: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Insights
    • Advances in Neuropsychiatry
    • Dysfunction, Damage, and Clinical Care

    The meeting will feature two keynote addresses, plenary lectures, a poster session, and a networking reception.

    Registration Pricing

    By 03/01/2014 After 03/01/2014 Onsite
    Member $110 $140 $165
    Student/Postdoc Member $60 $75 $90
    Nonmember (Academia) $140 $175 $205
    Nonmember (Corporate) $180 $225 $270
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $140 $175 $205
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $75 $95 $110
    WCMC-Q Students and Faculty Members, and HMC Clinical Faculty Free Free Free

    Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Sidra Medical and Research Center, and Aspetar students and faculty members may register for the conference at no charge via a special discount code. If you have not received the discount code, please contact NYAS customer service by email at Those who register using the discount code for WCMC-Q students, faculty members, and HMC clinical faculty, will be asked to present either a valid institutional identification card or a signed letter from their department upon check-in at the conference.

    Cash payment will not be accepted for onsite registration.

    Onsite registrants are highly encouraged to use credit cards for any applicable payment.

    The registration fee includes the program and abstract book, access to all scientific sessions, posters, and exhibits including the networking reception (March 15th), and coffee breaks and lunch (March 15th, 16th, and 17th). Registration also includes a complimentary, one-year membership to the New York Academy of Sciences effective following the conclusion of the event. Complimentary memberships are provided to non-members only and cannot be used to renew or extend existing or expiring memberships. A membership welcome email will be sent following the conference, which will include your membership credentials.

    Call for Poster Abstracts:

    The deadline for poster abstract submission has been extended to March 5, 2014 for Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Sidra Medical and Research Center, and Aspetar students, faculty, and staff.

    For complete poster abstract submission instructions, please send an email to with "Abstract Information" in the subject line. There is no need to type a message; instructions will be forwarded automatically. If you have further questions please call +1 212.298.8618.

    Continuing Medical Education

    In support of improving patient care, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) will provide continuing education credit hours for delegates attending the Qatar Clinical Neuroscience Conference. The Conference carries a maximum of 12 continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists practicing at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), wherein 1 hour of participation equates to 1 credit. Delegates are eligible to claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the conference. Continuing education credits will not be awarded for non-educational activities, including (but not limited to) meals, breaks, and receptions. Delegates requesting credits will be required to sign in at the registration desk upon arrival at the conference each day and to provide their HMC number. HMC will award the certificate following the conclusion of the conference.

    Presented by

    • Qatar Foundation
    • Weill Cornell Qatar
    • NYAS