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NEURON at the CNS 2017 meeting

From 9 AM to 6 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017, a workshop on Reaction diffusion modeling for neurobiology will be held in connection with the CNS 2017 meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. Among the many speakers will be Bill Lytton and Robert McDougal, who will probably have something to say about NEURON's RxD (reaction diffusion) module. This workshop will be a great opportunity to learn the latest about the approaches used by advanced simulation tools such as MCell, MOOSE, NEURON, NeuroRD and others to deal with models that involve reaction diffusion, and the kinds of scientific questions that are being studied with these tools. For more information, including schedule, speakers, and how to register, see .

Courses and workshops at the 2016 SFN meeting

The 2016 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience will include two satellite sessions that are highly relevant to modelers.
  • a one day NEURON course from 9 AM to 5 PM on Friday, Nov. 11
  • a workshop on the Neuroscience Gateway Portal from 9 AM to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12. The NSG is an NSF-supported resource that offers modelers free CPU time and a convenient user interface for running parallel simulations or performing other computationally intensive tasks on high performance hardware.
The registration deadline for both of these events is Friday, Oct.

Two important events at the 2015 SFN meeting

Two events of particular interest to modelers will be presented as satellite sessions to the 2015 SFN meeting in Chicago:
  • a practical introduction to NEURON on Friday, Oct. 16 from 9 AM to 5 PM.
  • a workshop on the Neuroscience Gateway Portal on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 AM to Noon. The NSG makes it easy for modelers to run parallel simulations on high performance hardware by eliminating most technical and administrative barriers (it even gives away free CPU time).
Friday, Oct. 2, is the registration deadline for both of these events, but you should sign up early because space is limited. See for more information and links to registration forms.

Arrangements for NEURON course at the 2015 SFN meeting

With the 2015 NEURON Summer Course ready to start just a bit more than a week from now, we're already getting ready for the course that we will be presenting in Chicago at the 2015 SFN meeting in November. The official announcement will go out shortly before registration opens for the SFN meeting.

NEURON courses at the CNS 2014 and SFN 2014 meetings

We have two courses about NEURON to announce. First, lots of new material, especially on modeling networks and reactive diffusion, will be presented at the CNS 2014 meeting in Quebec City on the morning of Saturday, July 26. Should be very exciting for experienced NEURON users, not to mention non-users who have a special interest in these topics.

Second, registration for the 1 day course at the SFN 2014 meeting in Washington DC has been open for just a week, and already lots of people have signed up. This course will cover a wide range of topics of interest to modelers and experimentalists with little or no modeling experience.

Click here for more information about both these courses.

2014 NEURON Summer Course early registration discount!

Applicants who sign up by Friday, May 9, are eligible for reduced registration fees. For more information see

2014 NEURON Summer Course

This year's Summer Course has two components that can be taken individually or together. NEURON Fundamentals, which runs from June 21-24, addresses all aspects of using NEURON to model individual neurons, and also introduces parallel simulation and the fundamentals of modeling networks. Parallel Simulation with NEURON is for users who are already familiar with NEURON and need to create models that will run on parallel hardware. Registration is limited, and the registration deadline is Friday, May 30, 2014. For more information see

NEURON-related presentations at the 2013 SFN meeting

So far we have discovered 48 presentations at the 2013 SFN meeting that report work that involved NEURON. Undoubtedly more are yet to be found. The list is here:

Please be sure to let us know if you see anything that needs to be corrected, or if you know of anything that should be added!

New release of NEURON includes reactive diffusion!

The official release of version 7.3 of NEURON brings many improvements and enhancements. The most salient of these are listed at Of particular interest to many will be NEURON's new ability to deal with reactive diffusion. A tutorial about how to use this new feature has been added to the Documentation page of this site.

2013 summer course discounts

In response to the "sequester," we are offering a $150 early registration discount on a limited number of seats in the NEURON Summer Course and the Parallelizing NEURON Models course. The discount will apply to registrants who sign up and pay by 5 PM EDT (New York time), Friday, April 12, 2013.
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