Information published in the March IBRO circular: https://ibro.org/news-circular-march-2021/
Thewww.nevrologiabg.com is a leading scientific organization of the Bulgarian neurologists. Our priority tasks are to protect the interests of neurologists, to organize the continuous training according to the European standards, to organize training for general practitioners, to strengthen the contacts with other Neurological Societies in the world, to present the problems of neurologists to the healthcare institutions in order to improve working conditions.
CNS 2021 is coming!
Visit to learn more: https://www.cns.org.cn/2021/index.html
CNS 2021, as the largest national neuroscience meeting, will hold to its commitment to promote the international development of neuroscience through providing a platform for communication among neuroscientists worldwide.
With highlights of plenary lectures including latest accomplishments delivered by distinguished neuroscientists, CNS 2021 also include symposiums covering nearly 50 subjects in support of free exchange of ideas, young scientists awards, poster presentations and workshops, etc.
The winter issue of the Dana Foundation’s Cerebrum magazine is out now! Read stories on big data and its application in mental health research, why the foods we eat matter to our brains, neuroscience in urban planning, and new studies on sex differences in the brain that are likely just “the tip of the iceberg.”
Subscribe for free at dana.org/subscribe.
Have a wonderful Brain Awareness Week, everyone! We are looking forward to celebrating with you!
In the context of the Brain Awareness Week (15-21 March), the Dutch Neurofederation has been gathering videos specifically for high school students to introduce them to neuroscience and neuroscientific research as conducted within the Netherlands. Various Dutch neuroscientists have contributed to this initiative and explained their research in layman’s language to interest children in neuroscience and inform them on their research. The videos will be made available on the official Neurofederation website: https://neurofederatie.nl/BAW21.
Register now for the MULTI-ACT Final Conference!
The MULTI-ACT consortium is very pleased to invite you to the MULTI-ACT Final Conference, “The MULTI-ACT model: the path forward for participatory governance in health research and innovation”, to be held virtually on 23 March 2021 from 14:00-17:00 CET. You can look forward to a line-up of outstanding speakers and stimulating discussions on the main outcomes of the project that will be presented after years of work. Register now!
EBRA, the European Brain Research Area, has selected its last two clusters, The Predictive Model Systems (PREMOS) and The European Cluster for Imaging Biomarkers (ECIB). The PREMOS cluster will enhance the alignment of EU disease model development resources and preclinical research expertise with clinical and brain research community needs across academia and industry. The ECIB cluster aims to harmonize Big-Data approaches and standardize sharing of brain imaging data in a European Framework. Find out more here!
The European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS) will hold their meeting as in-person meeting in Lausanne in September 4-7th 2021 and the organizing committee very much encourages people to plan attending in person. Importantly, we also include a hybrid format with virtual access, so that those that cannot travel to Lausanne can follow the meeting virtually. Delegates that register to the virtual version will be able to upgrade their registration to participate in person at any time before the meeting (paying either early registration or late registration fees). In the unlikely eventuality that the meeting cannot take place physically in Lausanne, we will organize a virtual meeting and reimburse those delegates the excess that paid for the physical meeting. The early registration deadline is March 15th. For more information on prices, accommodation and our very exciting program visit the conference web page at https://www.ebbs2021.org.
Virtual FENS Regional Meeting 2021Registration and abstract submission are now open for the FENS Regional Meeting 2021! Taking place online from 25-27 August, the FRM 2021 is jointly organised by the Polish Neuroscience Society and the Lithuanian Neuroscience Association, with the support of FENS and IBRO-PERC.FENS members benefit from waived registration.Abstract submission deadline: 10 May 2021fensfrm2021.pl
2021 INS Annual Meeting
The International Neuroethics Society’s annual meeting brings together diverse global perspectives and voices from academia, industry, health care, regulators, law experts, and people with lived experience that are needed to tackle global challenges at the intersection of ethics, law, philosophy and neuroscience. The 2021 meeting from 4-5 November will be online and feature social justice. The abstract call and essay call are now open.
The deadline for both is 2 July 2021.
Join us virtually for the 2021 INCF Assembly on April 19-27, with an exciting program covering different aspects of FAIR neuroscience! Abstract submission is open until March 31, and registration will open in late March. Members of INCF enjoy heavily discounted registration fees. You can sign up for membership and see the other benefits here (20 USD for students/postdocs, 50 USD for regular members per year).
The International Regulatory Peptide Society announces its 23rd Biennial Conference on basic, clinical and translational aspects of regulatory peptide physiology and pharmacology on April 29th, 2022 in Acapulco Diamante, Mexico. Topics include incretin-based peptide therapeutics, GLP-1 and eating behavior, neuropeptides in pain and fear circuits, and peptide signaling in cancer. The Victor Mutt Lecturer for Regpep2022 is Dr. Diego V. Bohorquez from Duke University, speaking on gut-brain communication, a major neuroendocrinological connection. More information is at http://www.regpep.org/.
The 2022 Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, “Marvels of Life – Integration and Translation”, will be held in Beijing, China, from May 7-11, 2022. One of our foci is on brain research and cognate disciplines.
We invite you to submit proposals for Symposia via the Congress Website (http://www.iups2022.com) through March 31, 2021. Announcement of selected Symposia will be in September 2021.
Queries can be directed to Ying-Shing Chan (yschan[at]hku.hk) or Ulrich Pohl (upohl[at]lmu.de).
Brain Pathology, journal of the International Society of Neuropathology, has moved to open access (OA) publishing. Brain Pathology will now be freely available to a broader spectrum of readers, strengthening its position as a leading journal for biomedical scientists investigating diseases of the nervous system, and allowing Brain pathology to continue to publish research underpinned by major funding agencies whose support is contingent on publication of any resulting papers in fully OA journals.
We would like to extend our warmest invitation to the IBRO community to participate in the 44th Japan Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting which will be held jointly with the 1st China-Japan-Korea International Meeting, in a combination of virtual and on-site format, in Kobe, from July 28-31, 2021. This year’s general theme is Towards Global Neuroscience. Deadlines for the Call for Abstracts is April 2, 2021, and for early registration, the deadline is April 15, 2021. For more information, please go to https://neuroscience2021.jnss.org/en/index.html.
We welcome you to the 24th Annual meeting of the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Sciences (KSBNS) between 20th – 21st of May, 2021 at Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea. The world-renowned experts including Dr. Erin Schuman, Dr. Fred Gage and Dr. Karl Deisseroth as plenary lecturers will explore a wide variety of pertinent issues and technological advances in all fields of neuroscience throughout the meeting. We invite you to enjoy this exciting scientific experience.
The Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN) mourns the demise of its immediate past President, Professor Theresa B. Ekanem. A Professor of Anatomical Sciences at the University of Calabar, Prof. Ekanem passed away on 10 March 2021. She was a member of the IBRO Governing Council, representing Nigeria from 2012-2016. She was a recipient of the IBRO Global Engagement Seed Grant in 2017 and was currently serving as the President of the Anatomical Society of Nigeria. She was an honored member of the Nigerian Delegates that attended the last World IBRO Congress in South Korea. The Neuroscience Society of Nigeria will forever remember Prof. Ekanem for her efforts in resuscitating the Annual General Meetings of the Society after about eight years of absence. She was a mentor and role model to many of the younger generation of Nigerian Neuroscientists. Inspired by her leadership, we will continue our commitment to advancing neuroscience in Nigeria, Africa and the broader global comunity. We invite you all to join us for the 18th National Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting from 26-28 August 2021.
The 17th meeting of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience will be held in Coimbra, at the São Francisco Convention Center, in December 1-3, 2021. This international meeting will gather participants from several Portuguese Universities and Research Centers, as well as from other European countries. The meeting reflects the dynamic nature of the Portuguese community of Neuroscientists and provides plenty of opportunities for interaction between participants in a cooperative environment. Additional information available at: https://www.spn2021.cnc.uc.pt/
The FENS Regional Meeting (FRM) 2021 conference is organized jointly by the Polish Neuroscience Society (PNS) and the Lithuanian Neuroscience Association (LNA) with support from the FENS and IBRO-PERC. The conference will present the latest developments in neuroscience research and host panel discussions on topics ranging from directions for future development to diversity issues in academia. Traditionally, the Regional Meetings foster interactions among the researchers in the region. This year, we will take the online format as an opportunity, and showcase neuroscience research in our region to the global community.
Learn more about the programme and register for the FRM 2021 here: https://fensfrm2021.pl/
SiNAPSA, Slovenian Neuroscience Association, announces the international neuroscience conference SNC’21 (http://www.sinapsa.org/SNC21) on September 24 and 25, 2021, and invites neuroscientists across Europe to submit proposals for Thematic Symposia.
Details of the Open Call for Symposia proposals can be found here: http://www.sinapsa.org/SNC21/call-for-symposia-proposals.
Any questions regarding the Call and SNC’21 should be addressed to SNC21[at]sinapsa.org.
We are also staging our first fully virtual Brain Awareness Week devoted to the topic of relationships and entitled No Man is an Island: https://tedenmozganov.si. All aspects of relationships will be addressed, focusing on how the brain enables social contacts with fellow humans, other life forms and the innanimate world, how it benefits from such relations, and how isolation and illness affects our ability to connect. Although the programme is in Slovene (intended for the public at large), the website offers a glimpse into the unique way SiNAPSA has been using since 2004 to promote awareness of brain-research related topics.
Aside from promoting brain research, SiNAPSA is very actively promoting active care for brain health. Our project Healthy Spirit in a Healthy Head (i.e. Zdrav duh v zdravi glavi, which is a Slovene derivation of the Latin Mens Sana in Corpore Sano) uses the website zdravaglava.si to convey scientific evidence basis for healthy lifestyle recommendations. The recent IBRO GES Grant has enabled us to start a newsletter entitled Action potential, to deliver relevant information to primary prevention and health care centers, schools and other institutions and individuals on our growing list of subscribers. Further plans are in the making to use the remaining IBRO GESG support to improve active care for brain health and disease prevention.
The Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Neurociencias (SAN) is delighted to announce the beginning of the virtual monthly lecture series next April 16, 2021. Accessible from all over the world, it represents a challenging opportunity for our students to discuss scientific data with experts in each field. In addition, virtual activities will continue to be held in an effort to stimulate interactions among our community during the pandemic. We welcome you to join us! http://www.saneurociencias.org.ar/calendario/
For the plenary conferences we will have the participation of prestigious scientists such as Prof. Valentina Emiliani from the Paris Vision Institute, who will open the Meeting, Prof. Jose M Delgado from the Pablo Olavide University, will give a plenary conference in recognition of his scientific career and Prof. Michael Heneka from the University of Bonn, will give the Presidential Plenary.”
Each year, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) seeks to recognize outstanding contributions and achievements of neuroscientists from around the world, across the field, and at all career stages. The call for nominations for SfN’s 2021 individual awards is open March 23 – May 14. Nominate a colleague, mentor, or student who you see making an impact in the field.*
*Nominators must either be current SfN members or have an SfN member sponsor their nomination. Membership for nominees is not required in most cases.
New Dates for SONA 2021
The 15th SONA/4th Ghana Neuroscience Society (GNS) Conference 2021, taking place in Accra, Ghana, has now been rescheduled for 27-30 October 2021. The conference will feature distinguished Speakers, Workshops, IBRO Global Engagement and Outreach activities, and oral and poster sessions. Because of the current uncertainty related to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be conducted in a hybrid format where participants can attend virtually or in-person. However, if travel remains difficult, the meeting will be entirely virtual. More details will be available soon on the SONA website: https://sonafrica.org.
Professor Amadi O. Ihunwo
Dr. Patrick Amoateng
Chair, Local Organising Committee
Dr. Robert Boney
Co-chair, Local Organising Committee
The Swiss Society for Neuroscience is by now > 20 years old and continues its efforts to support basic and clinical neurosciences across the German, French and Italian-speaking parts of the country. The Society organizes Annual Meetings, supports young member organizations (ySSN), and provides Travel Grants, Poster Prizes and a yearly Best Publication Award. The Society engages in efforts on equity and inclusion in the neuroscience community through endorsing the ALBA declaration. Furthermore, the SSN engages in public debate to support and clarify the importance of Animal Experimentation, on which there will be a national votation in the near future.
T21RS webinar on COVID-19 vaccination
Every year World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is celebrated around 21 March in order to raise public awareness of Down syndrome. In celebration, Trisomy 21 Research invites you to join us for this webinar on COVID-19 vaccination:
T21RS COVID-19 Initiative: scientific evidence supporting COVID-19 vaccination prioritization in Down syndrome:
22 March 2021 (14:00 pm UK, 15:00 pm CET; 10:00 EDT, 19:30 pm Kolkata, India)
For more information, click here
Information published in the March IBRO circular: https://ibro.org/news-circular-march-2021/