OHBM Mini Conference: Multiscale, Multimethod Human Brain Mapping

OHBM Mini Conference: Multiscale, Multimethod Human Brain Mapping

Organizers: Organisation for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
Invited speaker gender ratio: 0 Women: 6 Men (0%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 37-52%*
BWN rating: 0

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in cognitive neuroscience.

2019 Systems Neuroscience Spring School

2019 Systems Neuroscience Spring School
Statics and Dynamics of Neural Systems, March 11th-13rd, Kyoto

Director: Shin Ishii
Organizers: Ken Nakae, Hidetoshi Urakubo, Hiroshi Higashi, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Hideaki Shimazaki
Sponsors: Japanese Neural Network Society, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Brain information dynamics underlying multi-area interconnectivity and parallel processing”, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development “Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies
Speaker gender ratio:  0 women : 7 men (0%)

Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 42% 

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword systems AND neuroscience and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 16 pages using our python script. Search originally carried out in April 2019.

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2019 (BCW 2019)

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2019 (BCW 2019)

Organizers: Marc Tittgemeyer, Michael Breakspeare, Viktor Jirsa
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 5 Women : 19 Men (21%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 42%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword “brain connectivity” and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 7 pages of results using our python script.

40th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC 2018)

40th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC 2018)

Organizers: see here
Sponsors: see here
Total keynote speaker gender ratio: 2 women : 16 men (11%)
Plenary keynote speaker gender ratio: 2 women : 3 men (40%)
Theme keynote speaker gender ratio: 0 women : 13 men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 39%

*Method of estimation: Percentage of doctoral degrees awarded to women in biomedical engineering in 2017 as reported by ASEE “Engineering by the Numbers“, by Brian L. Yoder, Ph.D.

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences: Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders from Genetic Discoveries to Interventions

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences: Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders from Genetic Discoveries to Interventions

Organizers: Yong-Hui Jiang, Zilong Qiu, Jonathan Sebat, Toru Takumi
Invited speaker gender ratio: 4 Women : 23 Men (15%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 39%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword Autism OR “Neurodevelopment Disorders” and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 76 pages of results.

 

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2018 (BCW 2018)

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2018 (BCW 2018)

Organizers: Jin Hyung Lee, Petra Ritter
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman : 14 Men (7%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 42%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword “brain connectivity” and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 7 pages of results using our python script. Search originally performed in September 2017.

The 44th Naito Conference on Decision Making in the Brain

The 44th Naito Conference on Decision Making in the Brain

Organizers: Kenji Doya, Masamichi Sakagami, Shinsuke Shimojo, Hiromu Tanimoto and Makiko Yamada
Invited speaker gender ratio (incl. plenaries): 3 women: 19 men (14%)
Plenary speaker gender ratio: 0 women: 2 men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 37%

*Method of estimation: The topic of this conference is decision making in the brain so we used our established base rate of women in neuroeconomics (also called “decision neuroscience”).

Brain Dynamics On Multiple Scales (MSBDy) 2017

Brain Dynamics On Multiple Scales (MSBDy) 2017

Organizers: Peter Achermann, Eckehard Olbrich and Thomas Wennekers
Invited speaker gender ratio:  0 Women : 18 Men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 28%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword brain AND dynamics and counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 40 pages of results using our python script.

Arrowhead 10 years on: What have we learned and what is there still to learn about the neural bases of decision-making?

Arrowhead 10 years on: What have we learned and what is there still to learn about the neural bases of decision-making?

Organizers:  Bernard Balleine, Simon Killcross, Kenji Doya, John O’Doherty and Masamichi Sakagami
Sponsors: UNSW Brain Sciences, California Institute of Technology, National Institute on Drug Abuse and KAKENHI Project on AI and Brain Science, MEXT, Japan
Speaker gender ratio: 3 Women : 27 Men (10%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 37%

*Method of estimation: The topic of this conference is decision making and neuroscience so we used our established base rate of women in neuroeconomics (also called “decision neuroscience”).