Welcome to the 2nd FALAN Congress 2016 in Buenos Aires

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Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 2nd Congress of the Federation of Latin-American and Caribbean Societies for Neuroscience (FALAN) to be held in Buenos Aires from October 17 to 20th, 2016.

The first Latin-American meeting held in Buzios in 2008 was the initial step towards the creation of FALAN. Once established, the first formal meeting of FALAN was held in Cancun-México in 2012. Today we are delighted to inform you that the Argentinean Society for Neuroscience together with FALAN will host the 2ndFALAN Congress in their home city of Buenos Aires.

Under the umbrella of FALAN´s Buenos Aires meeting the¨XXXIX Reunião Anual da la Sociedade Brasileira de Neurociências e Comportamento¨, la ¨XII Reunión Anual de la Sociedad Chilena de Neurociencias¨, la¨XV Jornadas de la Sociedad de Neurociencias del Uruguay¨ y el ¨XXXI Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Neurociencias¨, will also take place. The rest of FALAN societies are also supporting and promoting this Congress as one of the major activities of the year 2016. IBRO and the Latin-American Regional Committee (LARC) are providing strong economic and logistic assistance. 

The 2nd FALAN Congress project reflects the vigorous and fast growing pace of neuroscience in the region and the institutional strengthening of FALAN. Given the scientific and institutional significance of the 2nd FALAN Congress we warmly invite you to join us in Buenos Aires in October 2016.

The aim of the Congress is to promote neuroscience in the region and at the same time to provide the Latin-American neuroscience community with an environment where the search and sharing of ideas and techniques will pave the way for more interaction between Latin-American scientists.

The meeting is being organized by FALAN together with the Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Neurociencias (SAN), and a scientific committee on which most FALAN societies are represented. This international committee is developing a high quality program where all the important areas and relevant topics in neuroscience will feature. Plenary lectures and symposia on specific subjects will be organized. An important part of the meeting schedule and space will be devoted to poster presentations. Satellite activities, in particular courses directed to PhD students will be encouraged and supported. We will promote the participation of scientists from all Latin-American locations and hope for a good gender mix, keeping always to the highest academic standards.

We look forward to seeing you in Buenos Aires from the October 17 to 20th, 2016 to share and enjoy an excellent scientific and cultural program.