The 2021 WCBR will be January 23 – 28 in


** Pioneer Nominations and Short Course Topic submissions are now open. **

Please know that we are considering all options and submitting information does not lock you in to physically attending the meeting.

Submissions are now open!!

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WCBR Statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is committed to a safe and productive 2021 Meeting. The health and safety of attendees and presenters is always a top priority of the Executive Committee as it prepares to hold the annual Winter Conference on Brain Research. This focus is especially pertinent with regard to the next meeting scheduled for January 23 – 28, 2021, in Snowbird, Utah.

Over 500 attendees rely on WCBR to exchange neuroscience research, to increase diversity in neuroscience, and to provide educational opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals through continuing medical education and for lay audiences through outreach activities. WCBR has dedicated resources to support the annual meeting, regardless of exigent circumstances, including the strategies below.

  • Follow guidance and recommended safety measures of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Work with town of Snowbird, The Cliff Lodge and airport authority, and area hotels to coordinate appropriate safety procedures.
  • Adhere to CDC recommendations and  protocols for heightened levels of cleanliness at the conference venue, including adding hand sanitizer stations.
  • Provide resources to address immediate health concerns.
  • Work with presenters and registered attendees to evaluate options for those unable to attend due to travel restrictions.


 To help us stay up to date on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are consistently monitoring the Utah Department of HealthU.S Department of StateBureau of Consular Affairs, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please watch your email and the WCBR Website for updates. 


CLICK HERE to View the CDC Handwashing Recommendations

CLICK HERE for CDC Tips for Travelers 

Photography and Videography Policy

WCBR does not allow photography or videography of oral presentations, slides and/or posters without permission from the presenter. At the beginning of the presentation, the presenter must either grant permission to the audience and/or include an icon on the first slide or poster signifying photos or videos are allowed.

Code of Conduct Policy

The Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) is dedicated to providing a safe, productive and discrimination-free experience for all participants during the Annual Meeting regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, perceived disability, ancestry, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. WCBR does not tolerate discrimination or any form of harassment and is committed to enforcing this Code of Conduct Policy. CLICK HERE to continue reading WCBR’s Code of Conduct Policy.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of all aspects of neuroscience at an annual meeting that offers cutting-edge science in formal sessions within a relaxed networking environment amenable to all. To achieve this mission, the WCBR focuses on the following three sub goals:

To exchange neuroscience research between a broad and diverse audience of neuroscientists through panels, short courses, and posters on basic, clinical, and translational findings at all levels from molecular to behavioral.

To increase diversity in neuroscience including, but not limited to, the provision of financial support for junior investigators.

To provide education in neuroscience to physicians and other healthcare professionals through continuing medical education, and to lay audiences through outreach activities.

If you have any questions, please email WCBR’s Executive Office at or contact by telephone, 615-324-2365.