In the fall of 2017, my friend and colleague Dr. Daniela Palombo, and I were brainstorming one day.  “Wouldn’t it be great if we could connect the various labs that study memory across Boston in a way that could foster collaboration?”  “I wish I could meet all these researchers, I have so many questions, I bet they could help”  “Yeah something like CRAM but without all the PIs”  Our vision was to bring together the people who study memory at various levels (human, non-human, computational, etc.) to exchange knowledge and inspire each other. We wanted the event to be tailored to trainees, to give them an opportunity to practice presenting their research in a professional setting that was also a welcoming and stress-free environment. So, we organized a day long data-blitz style event with the goal of fostering cross talk between the diverse memory labs, and tried to give trainees a platform to disseminate their work while networking with each other.

In the fall of 2017, my friend and colleague Dr. Daniela Palombo, and I were brainstorming one day.

“Wouldn’t it be great if we could connect the various labs that study memory across Boston in a way that could foster collaboration?”

“I wish I could meet all these researchers, I have so many questions, I bet they could help”

“Yeah something like CRAM but without all the PIs”

Our vision was to bring together the people who study memory at various levels (human, non-human, computational, etc.) to exchange knowledge and inspire each other. We wanted the event to be tailored to trainees, to give them an opportunity to practice presenting their research in a professional setting that was also a welcoming and stress-free environment. So, we organized a day long data-blitz style event with the goal of fostering cross talk between the diverse memory labs, and tried to give trainees a platform to disseminate their work while networking with each other.

The event was a lot of fun and attendees said they would be interested in coming again next year. So this year we opened the floor to more people, did some fundraising, and got sponsorship so that we could have the event catered, and provide neuroscience swag to our guests.

The event was a lot of fun and attendees said they would be interested in coming again next year. So this year we opened the floor to more people, did some fundraising, and got sponsorship so that we could have the event catered, and provide neuroscience swag to our guests.

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Artwork design by BU Neuroscience undergraduate student, Amanda H. Fortin

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The Imitable Dr. Daniela Palombo challenging dogma!

The Imitable Dr. Daniela Palombo challenging dogma!

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This year, we have a great line up of speakers from several universities in the area! Check out our  website!

This year, we have a great line up of speakers from several universities in the area! Check out our website!

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Hey that’s me!

Hey that’s me!

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Dr. Richard Morris’ Nature Neuro paper from 2004 (Morris & Rugg, 2004) was the inspiration for the title and logo of the meeting so it was a great honour to meet him and to share with him the story of how our meeting got its name!

Speakers Dr. Holly Bowen & Dr. Sarah Kark

Speakers Dr. Holly Bowen & Dr. Sarah Kark

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Holiday Memory Messabout Fundraiser - Co-organizing this year’s event is Dr. Rose Cooper. We made postcards and neuron tree charms and raffled off neuro prizes to raise money for the event.

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