Neuroscience 2016

be sound, brain and mind

July 20-22, 2016
Pacifico Yokohama
Atsushi Iriki (RIKEN Brain Science Institute)

Special Evening Seminar by the Gender Equality Promotion Committee
"The Promotion of Gender Equality"

Date and Time Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
18:30-20:30 (A lecture will start at 19:10)
Venue 3F 315(Room K)in Pacifico Yokohama

We would like to cordially invite you all to an evening seminar for the promotion of gender equality. We have invited two lecturers to speak at the seminar, Carol Ann Mason and Noriko Osumi, professors at Columbia University and Tohoku University, respectively. Prof. Mason is a distinguished researcher on neurogenesis and cell biology and she has contributed greatly to the promotion of gender equality in the United States, particularly as the president of the Society for Neuroscience in 2013-2014. Prof. Osumi is a well-known pioneer in the promotion of gender equality in Japan. We will hold discussions and sincerely hope that all participants will strengthen their relationships over a casual dinner (free of charge).

Please don't hesitate to join us. We will have a child care room (18:00-20:30, free of charge). We sincerely welcome all persons regardless of gender.


Prof. Carol Ann Mason
Columbia University
Title: Challenges, resources and what we can do together
Prof. Noriko Osumi
Tohoku University
Title: Why there aren't more women in science, and why it matters


Registration Fee Free
Maximum capacity 50 persons
Application deadline July 15th (Friday), 2016
How to Application (E-mail) Neuroscience 2016 Secretariat
  • *Advance registrations are required. A casual dinner will be delivered at no cost.
  • *The applications will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches that limit.

Please provide the following information in your e-mail to the contact address.

E-mail address

*If you would like to use child care room, please make a reservation using the following form.

  1. Number of children • Child's age • Name of the child • Reading of name, sex
  2. Any attention required in the children (Allergy / Health problem)


Noriko Osumi
(Tohoku University)
Sumiko Mochida
(Tokyo Medical University)
Yumiko Yoshimura
(National Institute for Physiological Sciences)

Scheduled participants

Yukari Ohki
(Kyorin University)
Azusa Kamikouchi
(Nagoya University)
Sayaka Sugiyama
(Niigata University)
Wen-Jie Song
(Kumamoto University)
Hideaki Takeuchi
(Okayama University)
Makoto Tominaga
(National Institute for Physiological Sciences)
Mayumi Nishi
(Nara Medical University)
Mariko Miyata
(Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine)

For further information regarding this event, please contact

National Institute for Physiological Sciences
Yumiko Yoshimura:


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