ALBA session @ECNP 2023

ENCP Congress 2023, Barcelona, Spain

OS01 ALBA Diversity & Inclusion Session
Room 113, Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), Barcelona, Spain
Virtual & In-person
Times are CEST


Women in neuroscience: problem solved?

The ALBA network was founded in 2018 with the goal of promoting equity and diversity in the brain sciences. Since its launch, it now has over 1500 members from over 85 countries. One major mission of the network is to increase awareness of challenges that continue to be faced in terms of equity and diversity in neuroscience. Here, we will focus our discussion on women in neuroscience. The sizeable gains made by women in neuroscience over the past decades may prompt one to pronounce the gender problem in neuroscience “solved”. However, many subtle and not-so-subtle challenges and inequalities remain. Using both “stories from the field” as well as data, we will discuss challenges women in neuroscience continue to face, including publishing and citation disparities, as well as credit assignment. We will bring perspectives from three different countries, from scientists at different career stages, as well as from a department Chair and encourage audience participation to brainstorm implementable strategies for moving forward.


16.30-16.35: Introduction & Welcome by Carmen Sandi (Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland) 

16.35-16.55: Women in neuroscience: problem solved? by Sheena Josselyn (Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada)

16.55-17.15: Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience moderated by Sachin Patel (Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, US)

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