Call for Abstracts

Contribute to the 2017 FUN Teaching Workshop by submitting a poster, teaching demo, and/or discussion topic.  Please submit your abstract after registering for the workshop through this link.

  • What works poster – Poster presentations focus on the question “What works?.  A poster can present an interesting lab technique, a useful assignment, a good assessment tool, a training program, a historical case study, a brain awareness activity, or any other topic relevant to the teaching of neuroscience.  Including assessment/outcome data is encouraged but not required.   Sharing entire courses (syllabus, handouts, assignments, etc.) is also encouraged.  To apply to the poster session, submit up to a 300-word abstract via this form.  Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis within 2 weeks of submission.  For the meeting, prepare a poster that is no larger than 4 feet by 6 foot.  Providing handouts and/or links to share the information presented with other participants is strongly encouraged.
  • Teaching Demo – Taking it up a notch, the teaching demo session will feature a rapid-fire series of short presentations (10-minutes or less) on tips, ideas, activities, labs, assessments, or other ideas that can be of benefit for FUN members.  Teaching demo presentations will be selected from the poster applications–simply indicate on the registration form if you are willing to have your contribution considered to be part of the teaching demo. You will receive an acceptance notification within 2 weeks of submission, but decisions as to which abstracts will become teaching demos will not be made until the end of May.  For the meeting, prepare a very short (7 minutes) presentation (+3 minutes for questions).  Providing handouts or links to additional resources is strongly encouraged.
  • Discussion Topic – Have a topic you’d like to hash out with FUN members?  Propose a discussion topic and lead the discussion during one of the conference lunch and discuss sessions.  This can be an issue you have expertise in, or one you are seeking feedback and knowledge about.  You can volunteer to be a discussion leader and/or suggest a topi during registration.