Meeting Details

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 5:15 pm

Location: Drexel University New College Building (NCB) 245N 15th St Philadelphia, PA 19102 (entrance on 15th st.)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Victoria Abraira Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University

Topic: Neurodevelopment, stress and transcriptomic regulation

Meeting Format: The in-person meeting will include trainee flash-talks, poster session, and a keynote talk. The day will culminate with the Sol Erulkar Memorial lecture by Dr. Victoria Abraira. Prizes and Awards from the poster and trainee talks will be announced at the end of the symposium. Trainees of all levels are encouraged to submit an abstract. Refreshments will be served!


  • 12:00 – 2:45: Poster Presentations in Dept of Pharmacology and Physiology (8th floor NCB)
  • 3:00  – 4:00: Trainee Flash Talks in Geary Auditorium B (NCB Hall)
  • 4:00  – 5:00: Keynote Talk in Geary Auditorium B (NCB Hall)
  • 5:00  – 5:15: Closing Remarks and Prize Announcements

Registration & Poster Submission


POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: CLOSED Monday, April 1, 2024 (Extended to Friday, April 5, 2024!!!)


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 Much of the information presented may be unpublished results, please be mindful and respectful of our presenters.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 no greater than 36’’ tall x 48’’ wide.

Poster Judges

We invite postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administrative staff 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 Monday, April 8, 2024. 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


Early-bird Registration and Membership (before April 8, 2024):

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

Regular Registration (after April 8, 2024):

  • 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 We will be monitoring this email account semi-regularly leading up to the event, but actively monitoring it during the event.