News! Innovation of New Generation, Exploration of Future Prospect 2023 Yangtze River Delta Neuroscience Youth Forum Concludes Successfully
The forum adopted an interactive 'teaching, discussing, and questioning' model, providing dedicated platforms for young scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and experts. The academic reporting session commenced with a presentation by Professor Junli Cao of Xuzhou Medical University, who shared significant breakthroughs that inspired fellow researchers. Eighteen graduate students showcased their enthusiasm and contributions to neuroscience, setting the stage for a promising future. With the motivation and intelligence the graduate students showed, we all anticipated that a new generation in China would build an even more vibrant and improving academic community with a shared future. To foster innovation in neuroscience research among young scholars, the Youth Innovation Working Committee presented awards to graduate students to recognize their contributions.
Taking a groundbreaking approach, the forum set a thought-provoking roundtable discussion, 'Strategies to expedite and enhance the growth of young scholars,' featuring four distinguished experts and four young talents. The roundtable forum concluded that enhancing foundational research and fostering original innovation by empowering the pivotal role of scientific research and establishing sustainable and enduring support mechanisms for researchers.
Under the Youth Innovation Working Committee's active promotion and with support from local Neuroscience Societies (i.e., Beijing, Shaanxi, Chongqing, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Anhui), the National Neuroscience Youth Forum was established. The upcoming conference, organized by the Chinese Neuroscience Society, will be hosted domestically in various regions, with each event focusing on a specific theme. The New Youth Forum seeks to inspire local neuroscience societies to establish youth innovation working committees and actively foster youth initiatives within the field. Outstanding Youth Forum participants may be candidates for the Chinese Society for Neuroscience's annual meetings or youth committees, promoting unity among young neuroscientists nationwide for contributions to Chinese neuroscience.
In conclusion, Professor Yuan expressed gratitude to the experts and scholars for sharing their insights, hailed the forum's role in nurturing the future of neuroscience, and appreciated the volunteers. The New Youth Forum has established collaborative innovation platforms that bridge basic sciences and clinical applications, thereby accelerating the development of neuroscience among the younger generation. As the saying goes, "The red rising sun will light up the road ahead," indicating that the torch of knowledge now passes to the young generation, lighting the path toward more extraordinary achievements.