January 27 – February 1, 2024

Registration is Now Open!

Join us this year for the 2024 Winter Conference on Brain Research in Breckenridge, Colorado with all scientific activities taking place at the Beaver Run Resort & Convention Center.

 Traditional scientific panels are scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. to accommodate 6-8 simultaneous research tracks. The schedule allows ample time for informal discussions during outdoor activities on and off the mountain. Everyone is welcome to attend Winter Brain, either as a presenter or attendee.


Submissions are now being accepted for  posters.  Submission instructions and categories for scientific abstracts can be found HERE in the letter from Winter Brain’s Program Chair, Matthew Wanat, Ph.D., and Program Chair-Elect Elyssa Margolis Ph.D.

Donate to the Travel Fellowship Fund

Over more than fifty years, the Winter Conference on Brain Research has hosted several generations of scientists who have propagated science, built collaborations and forged enduring relationships through their attendance and participation. We are proud of our history and remain committed to supporting future generations of scientists. As part of our support system for novice investigators, we provide travel awards. In particular, these awards encourage the participation of first-time attendees. Many award recipients return to the conference for years and even decades, ensuring the continued success of the meeting.

This year, donations to the travel fellowship fund are more important than ever. Winter Brain has historically received grant monies from the National Institute of Health to support these awards, but those funds will not be available for 2023. We need your support to continue to provide travel assistance for young investigators who play an integral role in the annual meeting. We work to raise funds to endow these fellowships from federal and industry sources, but we also rely on generous support from private donations from the Winter Brain community. Please consider making a donation to the fellowship fund this year to help us to continue to support investigators who are working in the first chapters of their careers. Your generosity is critical to the enduring success of our meeting, as the travel awards lessen the financial burden of meeting attendance, help to make new investigators feel welcomed, and encourage their integration into the community of Winter Brain.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Winter Conference on Brain Research (Winter Brain or 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, Winter Brain 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 Winter Brain’s Executive Office at info@winterbrain.org or contact by telephone, 615-324-2365.


Photography and Videography Policy

Winter Brain 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 (Winter Brain or 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. Winter Brain does not tolerate discrimination or any form of harassment and is committed to enforcing this Code of Conduct Policy. CLICK HERE to continue reading Winter Brain’s Code of Conduct Policy.