Young Investigator Travel Awards

Continuing the tradition of the Barcelona meeting, four Young Investigator Travel Awards will be available at the Vancouver meeting.

The requirements are that the awardee be less than 40 years old (on the first day of the meeting, February 24, 2019). The awardee must be first author on a poster or oral presentation submitted and accepted to the meeting. The award will include waived registration fees, a $1,000 cash prize, and a certificate. The Travel Awardees and their topics of research will be publicly announced in the opening presentation at the meeting. We anticipate offering four travel awards for this meeting, distributed across topic areas, geography, and demographics. When completing the on-line abstract submission for this conference, authors can self-nominate for consideration. The program committee will make the final determinations. In Barcelona, 4 travel awards were given out of over 400 applicants.

The awardees at the Barcelona meeting were:

(1) Clara Fontaneau, Lyon, France. Online transcranial direct current stimulation of the frontal cortex induces dopamine release in the striatum — a spatial and temporal analysis in healthy humans.

(2) Yige Li, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Localized currents generated by simultaneous ultrasound and oscillating magnetic fields.

(3) Alexia-Sabine Moldovan, Düsseldorf, Germany. Pulse width settings in ventral intermediate nucleus stimulation for essential tremor — Is less more?

(4) Zhihai Qiu, Hong Kong, China. Acoustic mechanogenetics: A promising tool for probing brain function.