2017 Neuroscience Annual Retreat

This year’s retreat will be held at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in the Berkshire Mountains on April 28-29, 2017. 

All Primary Neuroscience PIs are expected to attend and their lab members are strongly encouraged to attend. Secondary Neuroscience PIs are invited as well, but because of space limitations, lab members of secondary faculty will be accepted after March 10, 2017 as space allows. 


The retreat will begin at noon on 4/28 with a luncheon, followed by talks. Dinner, a poster presentation and a mixer will complete the evening. On 4/29, the retreat will begin with breakfast, followed by talks and lunch, and conclude at 3:00 pm. Checkout time is 10 am. (Jiminy Peak has an area to hold bags until departure.)
The following is a draft agenda for scheduling purposes. A detailed scientific program will be posted at a later date.

            8:30 am - Depart Yale School of Medicine (for those who signed up for buses)
            12:00 pm - Lunch at Jiminy Peak
            1:30 - 2:50 pm - Session 1 (3 talks, 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions, each)
            3:00 - 4:20 pm - Session 2 (3 talks)
            4:30 - 5:25 pm - Session 3 (2 talks)
            5:30 - 7:00 pm - Dinner
            7:30 - 8:30 pm - After Dinner Talk
            8:30 - 10:00 pm - Posters and Drinks
            7:00 - 8:00 am - Breakfast
            9:00 - 10:20 am - Session 4 (3 talks)
            10:30 - 11:50 am - Session 5 (3 talks)
            12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
            1:20 - 1:40 pm - Group Photo
            2:00 - 3:20 pm - Session 6 (3 talks)
            4:00 pm - Depart Jiminy Peak


Click here to register for the 2017 Neuroscience Annual Retreat. 

Note: Registration closes on March 10, 2017. Cancellations MUST be made by email prior to April 1, 2017 for a refund minus registration fees ($50 per person). Late cancellations will not be refunded.

Cost to the Labs 

First year students – no cost.
Students, Post Docs, Lab staff - $100 shared room/includes meals, registration fees.
Faculty - $150 single room/includes meals, registration fees. (Only PIs are allotted single rooms as space is limited.)
Meals only – no cost - if you are not going to stay at Jiminy Peak but will be attending the retreat. (Registration is still required using the link above.)
Payment is made by PTAEO when signing up. Please have that ready when you register.

We hope to see you all there!

Pietro De Camilli, Chair
Michael Crair, Deputy Chair
Sreeganga Chandra and Marc Hammerlund, Retreat Organizers


Bus transportation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bus will depart New Haven at approximately 8:30 am on 4/28 and will leave Jiminy Peak on 4/29 at approximately 4:00 pm. Parking is available at Jiminy Peak as well.

Address: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, 37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA 01237 

Additional Information:

·         Please select your appropriate category as indicated on the registration page.
·         Indicate a roommate preference or one will be assigned to you. 
·         Jiminy Peak does not accept children in their campus housing. They prefer children not attend the seminars as well. There are local motels available should you choose to bring your families. It will be your responsibility to make your reservations and to pay for them separately. 


Please contact the retreat organizers, or:

Charlene Bloch - charlene.bloch@yale.edu

Katherine Bownes - katherine.bownes@yale.edu

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Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

Hancock, MA 01237

T 413.738.5500

48.87146 2.355