AAIC® Neuroscience Next | Oct. 12-13, 2021 | Virtual Conference — Free of Charge

About AAIC Neuroscience Next

AAIC Neuroscience Next is a global, no-cost virtual conference that showcases the work of students, postdoctoral researchers and early career research professionals in cognitive, computational, behavioral, and other areas of neuroscience research. At AAIC Neuroscience Next, attendees will have access to information on funding and networking opportunities, further advancing their careers and accelerating the future of neuroscience.

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Present Your Discoveries

Spotlight your research with an oral or poster presentation at AAIC Neuroscience Next. Early career neuroscience researchers who submit an abstract have the opportunity to present research to leaders and peers in the field and get published in Alzheimer's & Dementia®: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association — the premier peer-reviewed journal of dementia science and treatment, with an impact factor of 21.566.

The latest findings will cover a variety of topics, including:


The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to celebrate the individuals who have made significant contributions to dementia science through two awards at AAIC Neuroscience Next. These awards recognize the work of mentors in neuroscience, as well as those who are just beginning their career in this vital field.

The award nomination period is now closed. Awardees will receive a commemorative crystal award and recognition during the scientific program of AAIC Neuroscience Next.

The Alzheimer’s Association Excellence in Neuroscience Mentoring Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the mentoring of dementia scientists, through either research mentorship (where the mentor shares technical knowledge and skills), career mentorship (where a mentor shares insights on career navigation and provides advancement opportunities), or personal mentorship (where a mentor guides their mentees to build confidence, persist through obstacles and achieve personal goals). The nomination of early career investigators and individuals who have led mentorship initiatives for underrepresented groups in dementia science is particularly encouraged.

The AAIC Neuroscience Next ‘One to Watch’ Award recognizes the next generation of leaders in neuroscience; the students, postdoctoral researchers and early career investigators who are trailblazers in scientific thinking, collaboration, communication and/or outreach. The nomination of individuals who are facilitating diverse perspectives in dementia science is particularly encouraged.

Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee — an international body of neuroscience students, postdoctoral researchers and seasoned experts — is committed to developing the most relevant and innovative content for AAIC Neuroscience Next.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

For exhibitor opportunities, please contact Greg Andruch, Exhibit Sales Manager, at gandruch@heiexpo.com.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tommy Morris, Director of Corporate Initiatives, at tomorris@alz.org.

Press and News Media

If you are a member of the news media and interested in covering AAIC Neuroscience Next, please reach out to the Alzheimer's Association Public Relations Department.

News Media Contacts

Alzheimer's Association Public Relations Department
Phone: +1.312.335.4078
Email: AAICmedia@alz.org


Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D.

Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer's Association

Rebecca M. Edelmayer, Ph.D.

Rebecca M. Edelmayer, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer's Association

Claire Sexton, DPhil

Claire Sexton, DPhil
Director of Scientific Programs & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association

Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D.

Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D.
Vice President of Medical & Scientific Relations, Alzheimer's Association

Christopher Weber, Ph.D.

Christopher Weber, Ph.D.
Director of Global Science Initiatives, Alzheimer’s Association


Questions about AAIC Neuroscience Next? Contact AAICnn@alz.org.

Conference Details

Dates: Oct. 12-13, 2021
Location: Virtual conference
Cost: Free of charge


Call for Abstracts

Qualified applicants: Students and early career investigators

Abstract submission is now closed.

Go Beyond the Conference

Network and collaborate year-round with ISTAART, a global community of researchers of all career stages who are working to advance Alzheimer’s and dementia research.



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