Meeting History

Since 1991 NCM’s annual meetings have provided a forum for leading edge research, scholarly debate, the interchange of ideas and a platform for many exceptional established and emerging researchers in the field of Neural Science.

From the outset the goal of NCM was to provide a useful gathering of investigators in an informal and casual setting to present and discuss where we are in a diverse and complex field, where we should be going and how we might best proceed as a community with multiple perspectives and approaches. The meeting was to be unique in style, such that sessions were formulated and proposed by small groups of members and geared through focused presentations and discussions integrated into themes reflecting the diversity of the membership. Sessions would change in content with each yearly meeting. The inaugural NCM Meeting took place in April, 1991 on Marcos Island, Florida, with roughly 140 attendees. The success of the initial years promoted longevity and expansion of NCM and its meeting, both in attendance (now over 300) and the breadth of scientific content. Sessions cover all levels of inquiry – from perception to genetic expression, and from whole organism to intracellular function, while also including computational and theoretical approaches. Sessions have expanded to include a variety of formats and durations to accommodate diverse needs and interests, while poster sessions have been augmented to yield highly popular, vibrant and flexible forums of scientific interchange. This highly regarded and robust meeting continues to meet in desirable, family-friendly locations typically in April every year. Hundreds of scientists, clinician-investigators and students gather to discuss how the brain controls movement.

From the outset the goal of NCM was to provide a useful gathering of investigators in an informal and casual setting to present and discuss where we are in a diverse and complex field, where we should be going and how we might best proceed as a community with multiple perspectives and approaches. The meeting was to be unique in style, such that sessions were formulated and proposed by small groups of members and geared through focused presentations and discussions integrated into themes reflecting the diversity of the membership. Sessions would change in content with each yearly meeting. The inaugural NCM Meeting took place in April, 1991 on Marcos Island, Florida, with roughly 140 attendees. The success of the initial years promoted longevity and expansion of NCM and its meeting, both in attendance (now over 300) and the breadth of scientific content. Sessions cover all levels of inquiry – from perception to genetic expression, and from whole organism to intracellular function, while also including computational and theoretical approaches. Sessions have expanded to include a variety of formats and durations to accommodate diverse needs and interests, while poster sessions have been augmented to yield highly popular, vibrant and flexible forums of scientific interchange. This highly regarded and robust meeting continues to meet in desirable, family-friendly locations typically in April every year. Hundreds of scientists, clinician-investigators and students gather to discuss how the brain controls movement.

Past Conferences

*indicates a Satellite Meeting was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

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26th Annual*

April 24 – 29, 2016 
Montego Bay
JAMAICA
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
Attendance: 238

25th Annual*

April 20 – 24, 2015
Charleston, South Carolina
USA
Francis Marion Hotel
Attendance: 347

24th Annual*

April 21 – 25, 2014
Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
Attendance: 371

23rd Annual*

April 16 – 20, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico
USA
El San Juan Hotel &Casino
Attendance: 249

22nd Annual*

April 23 – 29, 2012
Venice
ITALY
Hilton Molino
Stucky
Attendance: 310

21st Annual*

April 26 – 30, 2011
San Juan, Puerto Rico
USA
El San Juan Hotel &
Casino
Attendance: 252

20th Annual*

April 20 – 25, 2010
Naples, Florida
USA
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Attendance: 249

19th Annual*

April 28 – May 3, 2009
Waikoloa, Hawaii
USA
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Attendance: 260

18th Annual

April 29 – May 4, 2008
Naples, Florida
USA
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Attendance:

17th Annual

March 25 – April 1, 2007
Seville
SPAIN
Melia Sevilla

16th Annual*

April 30 – May 7, 2006
Key Biscayne, Florida
USA
Sonesta Beach Resort

15th Annual

April 12 – 17, 2005
Key Biscayne, Florida
USA
Sonesta Beach Resort

14th Annual*

March 25 – April 3, 2004
Barcelona, Sitges
SPAIN
Tryp Apolo Melia

13th Annual

April 22 – 27, 2003
Santa Barbara, California
USA
Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort

12th Annual*

April 14 – 21, 2002
Naples, Florida
USA
Naples Beach Hotel &Golf Club

11th Annual

March 25 – 30, 2001
Seville
SPAIN
Melia
Sitges

10th Annual

April 9 – 17, 2000
Key West, Florida
USA
Wyndham Casa Marina Resort

9th* Annual

April 11 – 19, 1999
Kauai, Hawaii
USA
Princeville
Resort

8th Annual*

April 14 – 22, 1998
Key West, Florida
USA
Marriott Casa Marina Resort

7th Annual*

April 8 – 16, 1997
Cancun, Cozumel
MEXICO
CasaMagna Marriott Presidente

6th Annual

ApriL 16 – 21, 1996
Marco Island, Florida
USA
Radisson Suite Beach Resort

5th Annual

April 18 – 25, 1995
Key West, Florida
USA
Marriott Casa Marina Resort

4th Annual*

April 13 – 22, 1994
Maui, Hawaii
USA
Maui Marriott Resort (Lahaina)

3rd Annual

April 13 – 18, 1993
Marco Island, Florida
USA
Radisson Suite Beach Resort

2nd Annual

April 21 – 26, 1992
Marco Island, Florida
USA
Radisson Suite Beach Resort

1st Annual NCM Event

April 6 – 11, 1991
Marco Island, Florida
USA
Radisson Suite Beach Resort