SfN Global Connectome panel: Power and Privilege – Underrepresented Groups in STEM and Allies Navigating the Landmines on January 12, 2021

Society for Neurosciences (SfN) will have the virtual event Global Connectome, from January 11-13, 2021, where there will feature a variety of panel sessions, “a discussion of science and culture focusing on how to continue to enhance the work of science” (SfN,2021). On Tuesday, January 12 at 1:15–2 p.m. (EST), our co-principal investigator, Dr. Carmen S. Maldonado-Vlaar is going to be presenting at the panel “Power and Privilege — Underrepresented Groups in STEM and Allies Navigating the Landmines“.

About this panel: ” Academia is a hierarchical system where power and privilege disproportionately impact those from underrepresented groups. Consistent efforts to change our current system are required. Yet, underrepresented individuals seek to succeed today even as these changes are not satisfactorily implemented.  As underrepresented groups in STEM and their allies, we need to recognize and respond to these challenges. We will explore the systemic and structural barriers to success and share approaches, perspectives, and personal narratives that can be helpful, particularly during vulnerable periods. Our goal is to inspire our community to stay firmly on the path to success by successfully navigating the landmines. (SfN, 2021)”

List of SfN Global Connectome’s Featured Panel Sessions (January 11-13, 2021):

Neuroscience in Society

  • Advancing Neuroscience in Developing Economies
    Monday, January 11 | 1:15–2 p.m. EST
  • Power and Privilege — Underrepresented Groups in STEM and Allies Navigating the Landmines
    Tuesday, January 12 | 1:15–2 p.m. EST 
  • Diversity Builds a Better Neuroscience
    Wednesday, January 13 | 1:15–2 p.m. EST


  • [Storytelling Session 1: Title Coming Soon]
    Monday, January 11 | 1:15–2 p.m. EST
  • COVID-19 and Me — Coping and Impact to the Field
    Wednesday, January 13 | 1:15–2 p.m. EST

Dual Perspectives

  • The Best Path Forward to Understanding Brain Function — Is Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Enough, or Do We Also Need Molecular and Cellular Approaches?
    Tuesday, January 12 | 1:15 to –2 p.m. EST

If you have a question -> Check out the SfN Global Connectome FAQ page, or contact them directly at +1 (202) 962-4000 or one of the email addresses below:
Program: program@sfn.org
Registration: meetings@sfn.org
Membership: membership@sfn.org

Reference: Society of Neuroscience. (2021). Featured Panel Session. https://www.sfn.org/meetings/virtual-events/sfn-global-connectome-a-virtual-event/sessions-and-events/speaker-list/featured-panel-sessions?utm_campaign=SfN%20Global%20Connectome%202021&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=104241950&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_gbWLxaASHaFjS4GZTPt8te6MC68bZdDBKLapr8nvL0Z5GmAxgWmbW_wX5iXvndxnX5Igm-b1OKGCvs3aYiYIjn32Tk3W0AMkdDtoydCWpAPr0Kqg&utm_content=104241950&utm_source=hs_email