30th Ion Channel meeting

Since 1989, the “Association Canaux Ioniques” organizes a yearly meeting which aims at gathering the international scientific community working on all aspects of Ion channels. This meeting allows academics, students, as well as scientists from the pharmaceutical industry to share their latest advances in a relaxed but nonetheless studious atmosphere.

The 2019 meeting will also be the occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the association.

We hope that many of you will be able to attend the 30th ion channel meeting that will take place in Sète, from 8th to 11th September 2019.

Important dates:

• Registration and Abstract submission opening: April 5th, 2019
• Registration and Abstract submission deadline: June 30th, 2019
• After this date an extra fee of 30% will be applied
• No registration will be accepted after July 30th, 2019

Check the meeting website for further information.

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Le Lazaret
La Corniche
223 Rue Pasteur Benoît
34200 Sète

FFAB-R Research Congress on ED

Le groupe de recherche de la FFAB (Fédération Française Anorexie Boulimie) organise le 12 septembre 2019 une journée thématique dédiée à la recherche sur les Troubles du Comportement Alimentaire, journée adossée au congrès international de l’ECED (European Council of Eating Disorders).

La journée s’articulera autour du thème :”Early factors of vulnerability to eating disorders: environment, genes and other risk factors”.

Vous trouverez ci joint le website: où figurent toutes les informations pratiques en lien avec ce congrès (programme de la journée, inscription, soumission d’abstracts). Si vous souhaitez davantage d’informations, n’hésitez pas à envoyer un mail à

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International inauguration Conference of the Institut de l’audition

September 16 and 17, 2019 at the Collège de France, in central Paris.

This conference will formally mark the birth of the Institut de l’Audition, a new Institut Pasteur research center aiming to promote an integrative approach to auditory neuroscience and to develop innovative strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairment.

In line with these ambitions, the program of the conference includes a broad range of excellent speakers, covering the field of auditory neuroscience in particular but also of sensory neuroscience in general.

Registration can be done at (Registration tab), where you will find additional information about the conference. The registration fee is 280 Euros (200 Euros for students) including lunches, coffee breaks and a gala dinner on September 16, at the famous La Coupole restaurant in Montparnasse. Abstracts for poster communications are welcome and can be submitted via the website (‘Abstract Submission’ tab).



May-Britt Moser (NTNU, Norway)
Jean-Julien Aucouturier (IRCAM, Paris)
Karen Avraham (Tel Aviv Univ., Israël)
Volker Bormuth (Sorbonne Univ., Paris)
Steve Brown (MRC Harwell, UK)
David DiGregorio (Institut Pasteur, Paris)
Robert Fettiplace (Univ. of Wisconsin, USA)
Paul Fuchs (J. Hopkins Univ., USA)
Stefan Heller (Stanford Univ., USA)
Ingeborg Hochmair (MED-EL, Austria)
James Hudspeth (Rockefeller Univ., USA)
Andrew King (Oxford Univ., United Kingdom)
Charles Liberman (Harvard Univ, USA)
Brigitte Malgrange (Liège Univ., Belgium)
Tobias Moser (Uni-Goettingen, Germany)
Israel Nelken ( Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Israël)
Nicolas Renier (ICM, Paris)
Botond Roska (FMI, Switzerland)
Shihab Shamma (ENS, Paris)
Carla Shatz (Stanford Univ., USA)
Christoph Schmidt-Hieber (Institut Pasteur, Paris)
Robert Zatorre (McGill Univ., Canada)
Fan-Gang Zeng (Univ. of California Irvine, USA)

Christine Petit (Institut Pasteur, Institut de l’Audition)
Luc Arnal (Institut Pasteur, Institut de l’Audition)
Brice Bathellier (Institut Pasteur, Institut de l’Audition)
Aziz El Amraoui (Institut Pasteur, Institut de l’Audition)

Pascal Martin (Institut Curie, Institut de l’Audition)
Yann Nguyen (Institut Pasteur, Institut de l’Audition)
Said Safieddine (Institut Pasteur, Institut de l’Audition)
Hung Thaï Van (Institut Pasteur, Institut de l’Audition)

Organizing committee:

Prof. Christine Petit – Director of the Hearing Institute
Prof. Paul Avan – Head of CERIAH, Hearing Institute
Dr. Brice Bathellier – Team leader, Hearing Institute
Dr. Nicolas Michalski – Team leader, Hearing Institute


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Collège de France, Paris

10th IBRO World Congress

Mark your calendars!

Hosted by the Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI) and the Korean Society of Brain and Neural Science (KSBNS), IBRO’s next Congress will represent the best neuroscience worldwide supported by strong inter-regional cooperation.
Further information on the congress Website.

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Daegu, South Korea

Reward – 6th Bordeaux Neurocampus conference

The Bordeaux Neurocampus Conferences are a serie of Neuroscience meetings, organized in Bordeaux, France.

The purpose of the conferences is to present and discuss recent findings in a topic field in Neuroscience, bringing together leading international experts and young researchers. The maximum number of participants is 250, including invited speakers. The scientific program is organized jointly by members of Bordeaux Neurocampus and the LabEx Brain.

The Bordeaux Neurocampus Conferences are 3-day meetings that take place in autumn at Bordeaux University, France. About 20 presentations are given by invited speakers, and the schedule encourages lively discussion, in particular during the poster sessions.

Normal and pathological reward processing: from synapse to behavior
Essential feature of the human as well as the animal brain is its ability to process information on-line in order to efficiently adapt behavior to a changing environment. The brain constantly integrates new sensory information and adjusts its behavioral responses to maximize reward and / or minimize unpleasant and even dangerous consequences for the organism. The question here is to highlight brain regions that share the ability to “reward” the performance of vital functions such as feeding, exploration of new environments, initiation of new social interactions, reproduction and appropriate reaction to threat? The mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic system was the first neural circuit to be described in this context and is closely related to the whole reward system. Are there other brain reward systems? What happens in the brains of patients with autism spectrum disorders, addiction to drugs or sports, anxiety or depressive symptoms, Parkinson’s disease, whose reward system is altered? Answers to these questions do not reach consensus and will be debated during the three days of this conference.

Registration and abstract submission

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Domaine du Haut-Carré

Brain and metabolism – 4th EGID Thematic School

The 4th EGID Thematic School will take place in Bruges from October 2 to 4, 2019. This Thematic School is intended for PhD students, Post-doctoral fellows and young investigators from different backgrounds.

Invited speakers:

Philippe FROGUEL (Lille,France) ; Giles YEO (Cambridge, UK) ; Vincent PREVOT (Lille, France) ; Bernard THORENS (Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Jens BRÜNING (Cologne, Germany) ; Daniela COTA (Bordeaux, France) ; David VAL-LAILLET (Rennes, France) ; Kadiombo BANTUBUNGI-BLUM (Lille, France) ; Markus SCHWANINGER (Lübeck, Germany) ; Ruben NOGUEIRAS POZO (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) ; Julie DAM (Paris, France), Gilles MITHIEUX (Lyon, France).

As the number of participants is limited, a selection will be made by the Scientific Committee. Registration, round travel from Lille and accommodation will be free for those selected.

You will have to send a short letter of expression of interest, for first year PhD students, or an abstract of personal ongoing study for others (250 words abstract in English; title and names are not considered as words) in an unique PDF file titled (EGID + Name + First name).

Registration form

Deadline for application and abstract submission : September 2, 2019.

Further information on EGID.

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Bruges, Belgium

Le Congrès du Sommeil

Palais des congrès de Lille accueillera du 21 au 23novembre, le Congrès du Sommeil®.

Le programme préliminaire est maintenant disponible sur les site du congrès :

Manifestation parrainée par la Société des Neurosciences

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1, Boulevard des Cites-Unies



Welcome to the XVIth International Symposium on Cholinergic Mechanisms (ISCM-XVI), scheduled for December 8th-13th, 2019. The symposium will be held in the Lopatie Conference Center on the campus of the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, Israel.

The first International Symposium on Cholinergic Mechanisms (ISCM) was organized by the late Edith Heilbronn. It took place in Skokloster, Sweden, in 1970. The ISCMs have been held triennially since then, the most recent being ISCM-XV, in Marseille, in October, 2016. The principal objective of these conferences is to survey progress in the understanding of the molecular, cellular, pharmacological, toxicological, behavioral and clinical aspects of the cholinergic system, and to bring fundamental and applied scientists together so as to survey and discuss the most recent developments in cholinergic research. It has also been a tradition to publish the proceedings, so as to provide a comprehensive picture of the cholinergic field at the time of the symposium.

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The David Lopatie Conference Centre, on the campus of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.