AKN Annual Meeting 2019: First Announcement

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the AKN (Association of Korean Neuroscientists in America http://www.akneuro.org), we announce the 2019 AKN meeting and AKN Research Awards. This meeting will be co-hosted by KSBNS, IBS and KBRI. Please help us disseminate this information by sharing with the colleagues in your institution or elsewhere. We would greatly appreciate your help.

AKN Meeting:

  • Location: The Congress Plaza Hotel (https://www.congressplazahotel.com/
    • 520 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 (just next to the Millennium Park, accessible from/to Metro lines)
  • Date: October 21, 2019 (Monday)
  • Time: 6:30-9:30 PM (seated dinner included)

Pre-registration will be required and accepted until the limited seats are filled. The details of the pre-registration, meeting’s format and seat arrangement will be provided in the 2nd announcement in early October. Please mark the date for now.

AKN Outstanding Research Awards:

We will present AKN Outstanding Research Awards in four different categories:
Postdoctoral abroad, Postdoctoral in Korea, Pre-doctoral abroad, and Pre-doctoral in Korea.

The number of awards may vary, depending on the number of qualified applicants and the availability of funding. Each award recipient will receive a $400 prize along with an award certificate. Award recipients will be selected according to 1) the quality of their abstract and 2) their research accomplishments during the current career status. An award recipient must be physically present at the award ceremony (if not, the awardee will be disqualified).

There is a special category for the Junior Faculty Award. One or two winners will be selected from junior members (2-5 years of faculty appointment) at the rank of Assistant Professor or an equivalent level at an academic institution in North America. We will give special emphasis to the applicant’s academic and scientific accomplishments as an independent principal investigator (i.e., senior-author publication, R01, seminars etc.).

The winner will be invited to present their work orally at the meeting and given a $1,000 prize.

A full CV should be sent to Dr. Jungsu Kim ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Deadline – September 30, 2019 (Monday)

What to send

  • a full CV (including complete publication record) for all applicants
  • a copy of the SfN abstract for poster/oral presentation and related information (presentation time & poster board number) for student and postdoctoral applicants - not necessary for Junior Faculty Award applicants)
The format of the application material – one PDF file.

Disqualifications – 1) previous winners of the same category awards; 2) applicants who are over-qualified (over 5 years in the current position, appointment to a higher position than the category applied for, etc.); and 3) non-presenting author of the abstract (for students/postdoctoral applicants).

Application should be sent as e-mail attachments to:

We also enclosed ads and available positions from the sponsors and AKN faculty members for your perusal.

Lastly, we really appreciate generous support for the 2019 AKN meeting kindly provided by all the sponsors listed below.

We hope to see you all in October.

Best wishes,

Young-Jin Son, Ph.D.
AKN Co-President (2019-2020)
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Shriners Research Cntr for Neural Repair
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University Philadelphia, USA
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