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The MNS Science Symposium is a yearly event to celebrate students and leaders in the field and a conclusion to the MNS webinar series. The symposium consists of a student poster fair, capstone webinar, networking event and yearly award ceremony. MNS hopes to continue to uplift and foster student research and leaders in the field of neuropsychology.

IN PERSON registration is now CLOSED!

Members and non members who wish to join virtually may continue to register until May 14th.


Submit your research to present at the 2024 MNS Science Symposium Student Poster Session


The poster session will run from 5:30 to 7:00pm, followed by dinner, awards, and the keynote address from 7:00 to 9:00pm.


In-person and virtual presentation options are available this year. Please see the abstract submission form (button below) for more information about these options. All students (undergraduate and graduate students) will be eligible for one of two student poster awards that will be selected by a panel of judges. Please see attached flier for additional details.






Informational Flyer


Feel free to contact Genna Santorelli ( with any questions.
Happy researching!

MNS Science Symposium 2023

This year we invited over 200 members of the community to an in person and virtual symposium.

We had over 20 student research posters and hosted Dr. Deborah Fein as our keynote speaker.

This years events were hosted at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

We also celebrated and welcomed our new board and our exiting board members.

MNS would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this annual event.

Science Symposium Award Winners and Posters

2023 Award Winners:

MNS 2023 Edith Kaplan Award Winner: Irene Piryatinsky, PhD


MNS 2023 Cermak Award: Jeff Sheer PhD


The Nelson Butters Award for best student research poster: Shraddha Kinger of Boston University for her poster entitled “We Hope You’re Listening: A Qualitative Study Identifying Types of Advice Given by Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease” which promotes patient-centered care for individuals with PD


The Karen Postal Award for best student research poster which best embodies the Relevance 2050 initiative: Hayden Ferguson and Kazia Bennett from William James College for their poster entitled “A New Normative Sample of Pre-Surgical Deep Brain Stimulation Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in MA” which addresses differential access to DBS for patients


Special thank you to our 2023 poster judges: Dr. Jane Bernstein and Dr. Maxine Krengel


View some of our posters here: Posters


MNS Science Symposium Sponsors


Neuropsychology and Education Services for Children and Adolescents (NESCA)

Children's Neuropsychological Services (CNS)

Fusion Academy


Beacon ABA Services

Beyond Booksmart

Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall (CH-CH)

LifeStance Health


Dr. Joseph Moldover & Associates

Kid CenterED

Foundation for Understanding Social Engagement (FUSE)

Research Institute for Learning and Development (ILD)

Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR)


Lori Azzara, PsyD ~ Linda Daniels, PhD ~ Jeffrey Drayer, PhD ~ Mariellen Fischer, PhD ~ Ravi Gatha, PhD ~ Eva Jansiewicz, PhD ~ Anne M. Lasoski, PsyD ~ Maryjane Fellows Leavitt, PhD ~ Susan Marakovitz, PhD ~ John Miner, PsyD ~ Clare O'Callaghan, R.N., C.S., Ed.D. ~ Nina Prudden, PhD ~ Bertha-Elena Rojas, PsyD ~ Nancy Roosa, PsyD ~ Hope Schreiber, PsyD ~ Cheryl Weinstein, PhD

MNS Science Symposium Keystone Speaker

Deborah Fein, PhD

MNS 2023 Science Symposium Keynote Address

Long Term Outcomes Autism Spectrum Disorder: A group of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder no longer meet criteria in adolescence and young adulthood. It has been suggested that there may be a psychological price to pay for losing the diagnosis or for valuing this outcome.

We have followed a group of these individuals into adulthood and will explore cognitive, adaptive, and emotional outcomes in this group.

Members can access a recording of the talk on the Past Lectures Page.