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The Women in World Neuroscience (WWN) group, the Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI) and the Korea Federation of Women’s Science & Technology Associations (KOFWST) proposes to address potential challenges encountered by women neuroscientists across Asia in advancing their careers in basic, translational and clinical neuroscience. In fulfilling this mission, the WWN Group seeks to develop a roadmap for regional and international networking, collaboration and partnerships for women neuroscientists. This science policy forum is in conjunction with the 2019 IBRO World Congress in Daegu, South Korea. Our goal is to direct attention on efforts that promote sustainability and mentoring of Asian women in basic, clinical and translational neuroscience research. The forum will also highlight strategies for improving participation of female neuroscientists in basic, clinical and translational neuroscience research. Our speakers’ roster includes an international pool of neuroscientists from universities across Asia including South Korea, China, and Japan, providing the audience with more regional information and from Israel and the USA. Our invited speakers also represent the basic, translational and clinical neuroscience research community, and the academic, industry and governmental perspective. The anticipated outcome is to provide insight into specific strategies around: Retention, Promotion, Tenure, and Mentoring. We also intend to discuss with the audience and gather information that can be developed and disseminated through Web conference presentations from experts, collaborative workgroup projects, and create a repository of best practices, resources and project materials.
Dr. Miock Mun, The 1st Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and ICT
Dr. Xiaohong Xu, Principal Investigator, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences
“Running on heels: a personal perspective of a Chinese female neuroscientist”
Dr. Noriko Osumi, Vice President, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan
“Remind a gap and unconscious bias”
Dr. Hae Young Suh, Ajou University, South Korea
"Woman neuroscientists in Korea"
Dr. Orly Weinreb, Senior lecturer, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
“Women neuroscientists in the middle east- past, present and future”
Dr. So Young Kim, Head of the Graduate School of Science & Technology Policy at KAIST
“Still Fixing Numbers: Why Is the Pipeline Still Leaking?”
Mentoring Table Session.
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