24 February 2021 at 11 am EST / 1 pm BRT / 5 pm CET
What are the main barriers to succeed in brain sciences in Latin America?
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In this ALBA Webinar, each speaker will introduce a different aspect of the challenges currently faced by underrepresented groups in brain research in Latin America. This will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A.
The session will be introduced by the chairs: Prof. Carmen Sandi and Prof. Francesca Cirruli. Then Prof. Ana Silvia will present the results of the IBRO-LARC Survey: Evaluation of gender inequities in the Latin American neuroscience community.
Prof. Elaine Del Bel (Brazil) and Prof. Zulma Dueñas (Colombia) will briefly discuss the issues faced by underrepresented groups in brain research in their respective countries.
In the second part of the event, each panelist will introduce a different aspect of the challenges currently faced by underrepresented groups in brain research in Latin America.
A discussion with the audience will follow the presentations.
- Ana Silva (Laboratory of Neuroscience of the School of Sciences at Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay) – Member of IBRO Latin American Regional Committee
- Edna Matta-Camacho (Carleton University, Canada) – Founder & President of the STEM without Borders Foundation
- Gregory Quirk (University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Puerto Rico) – Recipient of the 2020 Dolores Shockley Minority Mentoring Award
- José Luis Peña (Einstein Institute, New York, United States) – Member of the Einstein Senate Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
- Valeria Ramirez Castaneda (UC Berkley, United States)
- Zulma Duenas (National University of Colombia, Colombia) – 1st Colombian awarded the Pew Latin American Fellows in Biomedical Science.
- Elaine Del Bel (University of Sao Paulo FORP, Brazil) – ALBA Advisor; President of the Federation of Latin America and Caribbean Neurosciences Societies (FALAN)