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Annual PCSFN Meeting

We are proud to announce this year’s Annual PCSFN conference is back in person on Temple’s campus this year! Dr. Catherine Pena, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute will be our keynote speaker and will present the annual Sol Erulkar Memorial lecture. Details for registration and poster abstract submission are below.

Meeting Details

Date: Monday March 13 2023 from 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: Howard Gittis Student Center, room 200, Temple University, 1755 N 13th Street, Philadelphia PA 19122

Keynote speaker: Dr. Catherine Pena, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton University

Topic: Neurodevelopment, stress and transcriptomic regulation

Meeting Format: The meeting is back in person this year! The first part of the meeting will be a poster session. Trainees of all levels are encouraged to submit an abstract. Some of the submissions will be selected for short (10-15 minutes) flash talks, delivered after the poster session. The day will culminate with the Sol Erulkar Memorial lecture by Dr. Catherin Pena. Prizes and Awards from the poster and trainee talks will be announced at the end of the symposium.



  • 12:30 PM: doors open, boxed lunches distributed, and poster setup
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM: Poster session
  • 3:15PM – 4:45 PM: Flash Science Talks by trainees
  • 4:45 PM: Introductory remarks – Dr. Mathieu Wimmer
  • 5:00 PM: Sol Erulkar Memorial Lecture – Dr. Catherine Pena
  • 6:00PM : Announcement of Awards – Dr. Ellen Walker

Registration & Poster Submission



Registration fees include a one-year membership to PCSFN. Registration will be handled via paypal. Once you submit the below form, you will be redirected to paypal where you can pay with your paypal account or a credit card.

Code of Conduct:

The attendees understand that the contents of oral and recorded presentations is solely for the use of this virtual meeting and should not be recorded or re-broadcast in any form. Much of the information presented may be unpublished results, please be mindful and respectful of our presenters. All attendees agree to not reproduce or distribute the presentations and content associated with the PCSfN meeting.

PCSfN is dedicated to providing a safe, productive and discrimination-free symposium for all participants. PCSfN does not tolerate discrimination or any form of harassment. Any participant that does not follow these guidelines will be removed from the meeting and will not be allowed to participate.


Poster Guidelines:

Posters can be presented by undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, technicians, or faculty. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. The dimensions are 36’’ x 48’’.

Poster Judges

We invite postdoctoral fellows and faculty who are not presenting to serve as poster judges. You will be notified with assignments one week in advance. You can sign up within the registration form.

Talk Selection

If you would like your poster to be considered for a public lecture (10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes Q/A) during the event, please indicate so on your submission. This option is only open to Postdocs and Graduate Students. Selected presenters will be notified by February 27, 2023. We will award a cash prize for best talk.

The Eliot Stellar Poster Research Prize

The Eliot Stellar Poster Research Prizes for Neuroscience are in honor of Dr. Stellar’s contribution to the Philadelphia Neuroscience community. We will award a cash prize for best poster presentations by undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Entrants must be the first author of the presentation and may have only one entry in the competition. Entrants may present posters from the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience or from other recent meetings.

Meeting Registration:

Following the submission of the below form, you will be re-directed to Paypal to process your payment. Following the transaction, you will receive 1) a confirmation email for registration AND 2) a receipt from paypal. Be sure to check your spam folder. Attention University of Pennsylvania members: Some have reported in the past that they did not receive paypal receipts via email properly. Using a non-UPENN email when you register will fix this. If you use a UPENN email to register and do not receive a receipt in your email, please contact our Service Team at neuro@pcsfn.org.


Early-bird Registration and Membership (before 3/1/2023):

  • Registration for Undergraduate or Graduate students: $20.00
  • Registration for Postdocs or Technicians: $40.00
  • Registration for Faculty: $75.00

Regular Registration (after 3/1/2023):

  • Registration for Undergraduate or Graduate students: $25.00
  • Registration for Postdocs or Technicians: $45.00
  • Registration for Faculty: $80.00

Poster Submission:

  • Poster Submission: +$15.00

Technical Support:

Please direct any questions to our Technical Support Team at neuro@pcsfn.org. We will be monitoring this email account semi-regularly leading up to the event, but actively monitoring it during the event.