CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

CNUP Annual Retreat

Each fall, the center sponsors an annual retreat at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, a serene 1,700-acre resort nestled in the hills of nearby West Virginia. This extremely popular event is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and training faculty, and annually attracts more than 150 attendees. The retreat is a blend of academic, social, and outdoor activities. Prominent visiting scientists deliver formal presentations, followed by trainee-led discussions. Most of the weekend is devoted to relaxed and informal interactions between trainees, CNUP faculty, and the keynote speakers.


30th Annual CNUP Retreat

September 9 - 11, 2016

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

Wheeling, West Virginia


back to Friday schedule

Saturday, September 10

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Dr. Allan Basbaum
Cell Transplants to Treat the "Disease" of Chronic Pain
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. CNUP Training Faculty Meeting
10:30 a.m. Coffee break
11:00 a.m.-noon Dr. Doris Y. Tsao
Visual Object Representation
12:30 p.m. Group photograph
12:45 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Free time to enjoy Oglebay facilities and interact with colleagues and guests
2:15 - 4:30 p.m. Poster set-up
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. CNUP-organized soccer, par-3, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball (Meet in Wilson Lodge lobby)
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dr. Gregory J. Quirk
Prefrontal Control of Learned Fear and Avoidance: It's Time to Stop Avoiding
9:00 p.m. CNUP Poster Session and Competition
10:00 p.m. Social, ping pong and poker

Sunday Morning, September 11

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. CNUP Trainee Research Presentations
Kevin Mastro Annie Liu Laura Rupprecht Dr. Millie Rincon-Cortes
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. CNUP Alumni Presentation
Dr. Fujun Luo

Departure at your convenience. Oglebay check-out time is 11:00 a.m.



To register for the CNUP Retreat, please email Patti or Lisa; return a completed form and required payment to:

University of Pittsburgh
Center for Neuroscience
Patti Argenzio
203 Lothrop Street, STE E1448
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2548


E-mail or phone 412-648-9537


Past Retreats (CLICK HERE)