2023 WCBR Registration is Now Open!

Register today for the 55th Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research!  Don’t miss another great year of WCBR. The annual meeting will be held in Snowbird, Utah January 20 – 25, 2023 at Snowbird Resort. 

Panel and Poster Submissions Are Open

You can now submit your scientific abstracts for panels, posters, and travel fellowship applications. WCBR offers a unique environment in which neuroscientists from many different disciplines interact in a comfortable, relaxed environment. The 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.; this schedule allows ample time for informal discussions while riding the chair lift or engaging in other outdoor activities. In addition, there will be several mid-morning or early afternoon sessions and networking opportunities for non-skiers. 

CLICK HERE to read a letter from WCBR’s Program Chair Matthew Wanat, Ph.D., and Past Program Chair Peter Morgan, M.D., Ph.D., where they outline conference details, submission instructions, and categories. 

Panel Submissions – Chair: September 2, 2022
Panel Submissions – Presenters: September 9, 2022
Travel Fellow: September 9, 2022
Posters: October 14, 2022

Apply for a WCBR Travel Fellowship Award

WCBR selects Travel Fellowship Awardees each year to recognize outstanding science presented by young investigators. Recipients receive travel assistance to the meeting, complimentary registration, and future meeting benefits (panel awardees only). Travel Fellowship applications must accompany a panel or poster submission. 

To learn more about panel and poster Travel Fellowship awards, CLICK HERE

The deadline to submit your Travel Fellowship application is Friday, September 9, 2022.

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. WCBR 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 WCBR 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 (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 info@winterbrain.org or contact by telephone, 615-324-2365.

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.