Neuroscience Conference 2017


The 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2017)

(Washington DC, U.S.A.)

On November 10-17, 2017, Dr. Suen Ka ChunDr. Tang Wing Suen, Ms. Lin Mei Yu and 12 Neuroscience Club students (Hsu Tsun Ho (3V), Chan Sau Tsun (4J), Wan Ka Yu (4J), Wong Si Wing (4J), Cheung Yan Yuet (4J), Wong Suet Ming Jasmine (4N), Wong King Chung (5M), Lee Ting Him (5S), Chau Cheuk Lam (5V), Law Chak Yan (6V), Tsui Wing Yin (6V) and Cheung Coco Kit Yung (6V)) attended the 47th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and presented their research paper titled “The individual and multiple effects of Caulis Spatholobi, Salvia officinalis and Mentha citrata in hydrogen peroxide-induced neurotoxicity”. This was a collaborative project with the research group of Dr. Raymond C.C. Chang, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Science, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong, China.

In the same conference, Dr. Suen Ka Chun, Dr. Tang Wing Suen and Ms. Lin Mei Yu presented their educational research paper titled “Evaluation of a pull-out neuroscience curriculum for high-school gifted students in science”.

Nov 10, 2017 (Friday)

The parents of students came to the airport to support the whole team of young neuroscientists.

  • The whole team was going to take a 17-hour flight to Washington DC, USA.

  • Wong King Chung made good use of his time to do revision during this long flight.

  • They arrived at Ronald Regan Washington National Airport at 7:15pm. They were waiting for Metro after dinner in the airport.

Nov 11, 2017 (Saturday)

In the morning, we visited different places in Washington DC.

  • (Washington monument)

  • (The Lincoln Memorial)

  • (Albert Einstein Memorial)

    In the afternoon, the whole team of young neuroscientists moved to Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

    Teachers were going to present their research paper about the school-based neuroscience curriculum in PLK Laws Foundation College.

  • Dr. Raymond C.C. Chang (second left), Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Science, HKU was sharing his experience in doing scientific research.

  • Students were visiting scientific posters presented by different neuroscientists.

  • Students were sharing what they had learnt.

  • Students were attending a presidential lecture (Topic: Insights from nonhuman animals Into the neurobiology of language).