WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress returns to Washington this week, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, will participate in a series of events and speeches as part of his efforts to elevate neuroscience research as a national priority in the United States. Highlights of his neuroscience meetings and speaking engagements are below. All events are in Washington, D.C. unless otherwise noted.
Created three years ago, the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative has sought to prioritize neuroscience in the United States, increase public-private partnerships around brain research, and expand research collaboration between countries across the globe. The Initiative is credited with forming the Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience (IWGN) housed at the White House, which was an impetus for the BRAIN Initiative. Congressman Fattah has worked with universities and research centers throughout the country in order to promote neuroscience as a federal priority and initiate groundbreaking partnerships in neuroscience research.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10
The Congressman will attend the New York Academy of Sciences 11th Annual Gala in New York City. Congressman Fattah is a chair of this year's event that is highlighting New York's achievements in neuroscience. (New York, NY)
Congressman Fattah, architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, will participate in a conference call, following the screening of his remarks at the G20 World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Summit in Brisbane, Australia.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
The Congressman will meet with Christine Buckley, Executive Director of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
The Congressman will deliver the opening address at the International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He will speak about his efforts to increase federal funding for brain research and expand the United States' collaboration with international partners in the fight against brain diseases.
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah