FAQs

Please review our most Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this event. If you cannot find an answer, please contact the NINDS Events Team.

Answer: Meeting attendees include federally-funded BRAIN Initiative® investigators and their trainees, additional investigators and trainees working on BRAIN-related projects that might not receive federal funds, federal staff from agencies contributing to the Initiative, non-federal organizations contributing to the Initiative, staffers and members of Congress, the media and members of the press, investigators/officials/organizations from outside of the United States who are invested in BRAIN-related research, and members of the public.
Answer: Yes! Trainees and other lab members supporting BRAIN-related research are encouraged to attend. There is no limit on the number of trainees (or other members) per lab who may attend the event.
Answer: BRAIN F32 and K99 recipients are expected to submit an abstract on their project. NIH BRAIN-funded F32 and diversity supplement recipients are eligible to be considered for Research Highlight Talks. Trainees who are not BRAIN F32 or K99 recipients are encouraged to submit one abstract outlining their specific work on a broader BRAIN project if they wish to be considered for a Trainee Highlight Award (Presentation of abstract, poster, and highlight talk, may be eligible for honorarium). Trainees can also be named as co-presenters for Research Highlight Talks.
Answer: Yes, this meeting is open.
Answer: To edit your registration information, click “Login” at the top of the BRAIN Initiative meeting landing page (https://www.brainmeeting2021.com/). Then use the “edit profile” feature to change or modify your registration information.
Answer: To edit your registration information, click “Login” at the top of the BRAIN Initiative meeting landing page (insert URL). Then use the “edit profile” feature to change or modify your registration information.
Answer: When you registered for this event, you received an email with your confirmation number. It was sent from NINDS Events Team <noreply@vfairs.com>. If you cannot find this email, you can either try to Login from the button at the top right of the page with your email address or contact the NINDS Events Team (BRAIN@infinityconferences.com) for assistance.
Answer: No, meeting registration is complimentary.
Answer: You can submit a symposium proposal via the submission website. Symposium Submissions are due Feb 01, 2021 (11:59pm ET).
Answer: Each federally and privately funded BRAIN project team is expected to submit an abstract. Also, all those with efforts relating to the U.S BRAIN Initiative, however broad, are encouraged to submit. Please coordinate with your lab and/or research team to ensure duplicate abstracts are not submitted. If you are participating in a large, multi-component/sub-project/site effort, multiple abstracts that address the different, major components of your project may be submitted.
Each federally and privately funded BRAIN project team is expected to submit an abstract. Also, all those with efforts relating to the U.S BRAIN Initiative, however broad, are encouraged to submit. Please coordinate with your lab and/or research team to ensure duplicate abstracts are not submitted. If you are participating in a large, multi-component/sub-project/site effort, multiple abstracts that address the different, major components of your project may be submitted.
Answer: Investigators who have multiple federally- and/or privately funded BRAIN Initiative projects should prepare at least one, separate abstract for each project.
Answer: To edit your abstract or any associated information, please log in to the submission website using the email address and password that you created when you initiated submission. Symposium Submissions may be edited until Feb 01, 2021 (11:59pm ET).
To edit your abstract or any associated information related to a Research Highlight Talk or Trainee Highlight Award, please log in to the RHT/TTA submission website using the email address and password that you created when you initiated submission.
Abstract Submission with consideration for Research Highlight Talk or Trainee Highlight Award may be edited until March 15, 2021 (11:59pm ET)
To edit your abstract or any associated information related to a General abstract submission, please log in to the General Submission website using the email address and password that you created when you initiated submission.
Abstract Submission with consideration for General abstract submissions may be edited until April 19, 2021 (11:59pm ET).
Answer: Yes. All abstracts submitted by the deadline date, will be included in a digital abstract booklet. This booklet will be made public and available on-line to all meeting attendees.
Answer: Yes. Posters and exhibits will be available with the launch of the virtual conference environment on June 1. Presentations and their discussions that are scheduled for timed broadcast on June 15-17 will be available starting approximately one week after broadcast. All materials will be accessible following the meeting for 1 year. Poster presenters may request to have their posters removed on June 18th, but all abstracts will remain available.
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Answer: There will be many opportunities for attendees to connect, chat and network during the event via text-based and video chat tools. The virtual conference platform will have a networking lounge where attendees can gather to hold one-on-one or small group chats to discuss a particular topic/interest or just catch up and check in with colleagues. Attendees will also have the ability to connect with speakers and poster authors, and ask questions about presentation content, etc. There will be several breaks throughout the conference specifically for networking and connecting with each other.
Answer: A pre-registration is required. Please click here to register .
Upon successful registration, your participation will be confirmed via email. You may then login to the BRAIN Initiative Investigators’ Meeting with your email address via the landing page.
Answer: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.
Answer: No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Answer: No. Exhibitors and attendees will have the ability to request a video chat; however, it is not required in order to participate.
Answer: Send an email to 2021brainmtg@getvfairs.io for any technical assistance.
Answer: Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add documents provided by each exhibitors to your online swag bag and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by simply entering their email.
Answer: The media player will automatically adapt the video quality down depending on your available bandwidth. The lowest adaptation is an audio only stream. If you are on a slow internet connection, you may experience moments of buffering. If you are connected over VPN, disconnect from it and refresh the page. If you are using Wi-Fi, try connecting to the Internet directly via Ethernet cable.