Manifestations scientifiques


Meeting du Club des Cellules Gliales et du Club Développement des Réseaux Neuronaux

Emerging concepts of glial cell functions in developing neural circuits

Renseignements :
Jean-Pierre Mothet
Gliotransmission & Synaptopathies
Aix-Marseille University
51 Bd Pierre Dramard
13344 Marseille Cedex 15
Téléphone : 04 91 69 87 69
Site internet

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9:00 - 18:30


Amphithéâtre d'Anatomie de la Faculté de Médecine,
2 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine

GLISYN 2015 / International Bordeaux Neurocampus Brain Conference

The second edition of the International Bordeaux Neurocampus – Brain Conferences is scheduled from September 30 to October 2, 2015. “GliSyn” for “Astrocytes and microglia, key partners in synaptic transmission”, will focus on the role of two glial cells, astrocytes and microglia, in synaptic transmission.
Although astrocytes and microglia share common features, the astrocyte and microglia fields are growing independently. The goal of this conference is to gather scientists from both fields. To identify synergies, similarities and differences of these two types of glial cells, three sessions will be dedicated to their influence at the synapse during development, in adult physiology and in pathology.
GliSyn is organized by the Bordeaux Neurocampus Federation and the LabEx BRAIN. It is an event opened to the worldwide scientific community.

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Institut d’Optique d'Aquitaine

Journée du Club Somato-sensoriel

Une nouvelle journée du Club Somato-sensoriel est organisée à l’ICM (Paris) le vendredi 13 novembre 2015.

L’inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire (le lien pour l’inscription est dans le document).

Télécharger le programme

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Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière
47 Boulevard de l'Hôpital
75013 Paris

20èmes Journées de la Société Française de Neuro-Vasculaire

La Société Française de Neuro-Vasculaire tiendra ses 20èmes Journées annuelles du 25 au 27 novembre 2015 à la Maison Internationale de Paris.

3 jours de conférences rythmées par des mises au point pédagogiques, des séances d’actualités thérapeutiques et des conférences.

Pour plus de renseignements, connectez-vous au site internet de la manifestation.

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Maison Internationale
17 Boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris

Colloque Histoire des Neurosciences FENS-ICM

De l’histoire des neurosciences à la neuropsychiatrie du futur

De l’histoire des neurosciences à la neuropsychiatrie du futur : dans le cadre d’une collaboration entre le comité d’histoire de la FENS et l’ICM, amphithéâtre de l’ICM, Paris.

Organisation, ICM, FENS, Laboratoire Sphere, Club d’histoire des neurosciences : Yves Agid, Jean-Gaël Barbara, Laura Bossi, Céline Chérici, Jean-Claude Dupont.

Inscription gratuite mais obligatoire auprès de Nicole FOURN


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Amphithéâtre de l'Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (ICM), Paris

FENS-Hertie Winter School 2016

Neurobiology of language and communication

Chaired by Prof. Peter Hagoort and Prof. Julia Fischer

Language is a higher cognitive function that is typically associated with human communication. The underlying neuronal systems have been largely unraveled, using e.g. fMRI. Studies over the past decades have shown that similar systems and functions are also in place for social communication in other species. This school will provide students with the latest insights into the topic, emphasizing similarities across species as well as pointing out which models are most suitable to address specific aspects.

Further information on FENS-Hertie Winter School

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Universitätszentrum Obergurgl

6th annual meeting of the GDR Multielectrode

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce that registration and abstract submissions are now open for the 6th annual meeting of the GDR Multielectrode that will be held in Grenoble (minischool) and Autrans (conference) on January 5-8, 2016.

You will find the preliminary program and all useful informations and instructions to register at the following address :

Please don’t hesitate to spread the word around you to make this event as rich as possible.

Several companies will present their products, and we particularly thank Blackrock Microsystems, Atlas Neuroengineering, and g.Tec for their strong support.

Important notes:

1) The language of the meeting is English
2) Deadline for registration and abstract submission is November 15, 2015
3) There are mostly double rooms and only extremely few single rooms available onsite for participant housing, so please choose a single room only if really necessary – thank you so much for your understanding!
4) We plan to organize several practical hands-on sessions in parallel for the second half of the minischool, please let us know which one you would be interested in.
5) This year, a special demo session will be held on Friday 8 afternoon, so you can submit an abstract for this session if you would like to demo a software or a hardware
6) Bus transportation will be available to go from Grenoble to Autrans and back. We plan to propose 2 buses to go back to Grenoble on Friday afternoon at two different times, please specify which one you would prefer.
7) Finally, we have planed a time for an outdoor activity on Thursday 6th afternoon (snow equipment provided). If we have snow, a biathlon initiative will be organized. Please let us know if you would be interested to participate, given that it will be free and will not require any special skiing skills, so everyone can participate!

Looking forward welcoming you in the Alps,

Best regards,

Yvert Blaise
Inserm Research Director

on behalf of the whole organizing committee.

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Grenoble-Autrans (France)

Neurogenesis Conference – Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease

Neural development is not restricted to embryonic or early postnatal stages but continuous throughout life in the mammalian brain. This conference will bring together leaders from diverse fields such as embryonic cortical development, adult neurogenesis, human imaging, and stem cell-based neural disease modelling to discuss recent advances in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating neural stem cell activity, neuronal specification and functional significance of circuitries modified by the addition of new neurons. In addition, translational perspectives and implications for disease modelling will be covered.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Gordon Fishell (NYU Langone Medical Center)

Prof. Fred H. Gage (Salk Institute)

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz (Munich Center for Neurosciences)

Prof. Rene Hen (Columbia University)

Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch (Whitehead Institute)

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jessberger (University of Zurich)

Prof. Dr. Gerd Kempermann (CRTD Dresden)

Prof. Pierre-Marie Lledo (Institut Pasteur)

Prof. Guo-li Ming (Johns Hopkins University)

Prof. Alejandro Schinder (Fundación Instituto Leloir)

Prof. Ben Simons (University of Cambridge)

Prof. Hongjun Song (Johns Hopkins University)


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Cancun, Mexico

XII Congress – International Society for Neuroethology

For further information on this meeting, please visit:


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Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel
Montevideo, Uruguay

18th International Neuroscience Winter Conference

This conference has been established as a high-quality meeting on contemporary neuroscience for many years. For the 18th conference we aim at topping previous programs by inviting most distinguished neuroscientists as keynote speakers and select high-quality symposia. Sölden is an Alpine village about 1 hr. drive from the city of Innsbruck in Austria. The venue is a 5-star SPA hotel in one of the largest ski resorts in Austria with a restaurant carrying prestigious awards by international restaurant guides. Normally 120 – 150 participants, among them a large number of recognized scientists share the opportunity to meet colleagues in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. During the day, time for skiing in the high altitude ski resort is perfectly possible even in April.

Conference Structure
Keynote Lectures
Special Interest Sessions

Keynote lectures by invitation only. Symposia and special interest sessions are selected from complete applications according to the guidelines. All other registered participants may submit one abstract for poster presentation, which must be submitted before the abstract deadline. No short oral presentations will be scheduled.

Posters: Contributions from all fields of basic neuroscience are welcome; abstracts and registration to be submitted before the abstract deadline: Feb. 15th 2016

The conference will start on April 2nd 2016 in the late afternoon and end on April 6th 2016 in the afternoon.

Scientific Organizers
Alois Saria, chair (Austria)
Tobias Bonhoeffer (Germany)
Nils Brose (Germany)
Stephan Schwarzacher (Germany)

Organized by
Univ.Prof. Alois Saria e.U.

Upcoming Deadlines
Abstracts: Feb.15, 2016
Online registration closes: Mar.21, 2016

Prof. Alois Saria (chair)
Medical University Innsbruck
Center of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Experimental Psychiatry Unit
Innrain 66a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 504 23715 (secretariat)
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Sölden, Austria

Conference “The Neurobiology of Mental Health”

This Conference aims at bringing together basic and translational research leaders, to foster a conversation on how research on neurobiology and psychiatry can synergize to improve the understanding and treatment of psychiatric diseases.

The scientific program is structured around the concept of research domains, highlighting the neurobiology of major cognitive functions and how their dysfunction impacts on disease. Each of five half-day sessions will focus on one major cognitive function through four main talks. In addition, each session will include a keynote lecture by a psychiatrist. A few short talks selected from the abstracts submitted by participants will complete each session.

The two-and-half day conference will be held at Campus Biotech in Geneva.
The anticipated size is about 200 participants.


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Geneva, Switzerland

Conférence EMBO – Neural control of metabolism and eating behavior

Energy homeostasis, i.e. the regulation of food intake and energy expenditure is essential for animal survival. The failure in regulating these important physiological processes has major implications on human health, giving rise to disorders such as obesity and anorexia. A variety of research approaches has been used to identify molecular and neural networks underlying food intake and metabolic homeostasis. These approaches include human genetics to reveal the heritable basis of obesity, optogenetics and physiology in rodents to identify neural circuits that regulate eating behaviours and genetic screens in invertebrate model organism to investigate neuromodulatory pathways for metabolism and food intake.

The main goal of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together expertise from these different disciplines to discuss recent developments and landmark discoveries. We aim to foster a platform that will stimulate discussions between researchers and allow interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and research tools.

The session topics will cover neural control of weight homeostasis, nutrient sensing by the nervous system and molecular pathways for metabolic control and eating behaviour. We will give special attention to young scientists, such as students, postdocs and junior group leaders by creating a stimulating scientific atmosphere with talks, discussions, poster sessions and social events.

Registration fees:

Student: 320 EUR
Academic: 420 EUR
Industry: 520 EUR

For further information, please connect to the meeting website.

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Cascais, Portugal

Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience

ENP Ecole des Neurosciences Paris -IDF
Federation of Neurosciences, Université Paris Descartes
IBENS, Ecole Normale Supérieure



25 Lectures, 7 days practical work and demonstrations
Practicals and demonstrations fee 1300 Euro with accommodation
500 Euro without accommodation.
Lecture program open without charge (requires registration)
Deadline for applications: 15 February 2016

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21st Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience
From stem cells to behaviour in the normal and diseased nervous system

Join us in Antibes, along the beautiful Mediterranean coast of Southern France, for an exciting and diverse scientific programme that will provide an opportunity to keep you informed about the most recent advances in fundamental and disease-focused developmental neuroscience.

Organised by the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience (ISDN), this meeting will include a balance of topics on human and animal models of neural development and disease:

  • Pluripotent stem cell approaches in the normal and diseased brain
  • Stem cells and psychiatric disorders
  • Evolution of the mammalian cortex
  • Autophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Generation of cell diversity in the developing brain
  • Wnt signalling in neurodevelopment
  • Hypothalamic cell fate specification and function
  • From circuits to behaviour
  • Control of neuronal morphology, from genes to activity
  • Sensorimotor assembly and integration
  • The role of microRNAs in neurogenesis
  • Neurobiology of stress
  • Sleep evolution in childhood and brain development
  • Astrocyte development and function

As in previous years, ISDN will provide a number of travel and poster awards for trainees.

For further information, please connect to the meeting website.

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Palais des Congres d’Antibes
Juan les Pins, France

La douleur dans les maladies neurodégénératives

Aviesan – Atelier

Plus d’infos

1St European Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference

Join the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation as we bring our popular drug discovery 101 conference to Europe. Attendees will learn what it takes to translate basic research into novel therapies and will leave with resources to address the challenges in developing a drug. The program includes case studies and presentations from European biopharmaceutical companies, including Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Oryzon Genomics, Asceneuron, and Axxam SpA.


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Danubius Health Spa Resort, Budapest, Hungary

Colloque 2016 du GDR NeuroMem

Le Groupement de Recherche NeuroMem (GDR 2905 – Neurosciences de la Mémoire) organise son prochain colloque du 17 au 20 mai 2016 à Lacanau dans la région bordelaise. Le programme des colloques bi-annuels comporte 5 à 6 symposia thématiques, conférences plénières, séances de data blitz et de posters.

Le GDR a ouvert un appel à propositions de symposium. Pour tout renseignement, contactez Serge Laroche.

Le programme final ainsi que le formulaire d’inscription et les informations utiles seront disponibles dans les tous prochains mois.

Serge Laroche
Institut des Neurosciences Paris-Saclay
UMR 9197, CNRS
Universite Paris Sud
91405 Orsay, France

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Sixth International Symposium on Biology of Decision-Making

The Sixth International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making will take place on May 25-27, 2016 at the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière, Paris, France, with a satellite day at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. The objective of this three day symposium is to gather people from different research fields with different approaches (economics, ethology, psychiatry, neural and computational approaches) to decision-making.

The symposium will be a single-track, will last for 3 days and will include 6 sessions:
(#1) Cost of control, fatigue and decision-making;
(#2) Emotion, stress and decision-making;
(#3) Dynamics of decision-making;
(#4) Decision-making across primates;
(#5) Confidence, mood and decision-making;
(#6) Learning, memory and decision-making.

Sébastien Bouret (CNRS – ICM, France)
Michael Chee (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)
Anastasia Christakou (University of Reading, UK)
Anne Churchland (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA)
Stanislas Dehaene (Collège de France – INSERM – CEA, France)
Adele Diederich (Jacobs University, Germany)
Tobias H. Donner (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Valérie Dufour (CNRS, France)
Shelly Flagel (University of Michigan, USA)
Steve Fleming (University College London, UK)
Birte U. Forstmann (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Cendri Hutcherson (University of Toronto, Canada)
Veronika Job (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Mehdi Khamassi (CNRS – Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
Pascal Mamassian (Ecole Normale Supérieure – CNRS, France)
Florent Meyniel (Collège de France – INSERM – CEA, France)
Randall O’Reilly (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
Mathias Pessiglione (INSERM – ICM, France)
Jonathan Pillow (Princeton University, USA)
Timothy J. Pleskac (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
Alexandra G. Rosati (Harvard University, USA)
Robb Rutledge (University College London, UK)
Jérôme Sallet (University of Oxford, UK)
Carmen Sandi (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Daniela Schiller (Mount Sinaï University, USA)
Amitai Shenhav (Princeton University, USA)
Mark Sheskin (Yale University, USA)
Hiromu Tanimoto (Tohoku University, Japan)
Angela J. Yu (University of California San Diego, USA)
Alexandre Zenon (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

April 30, 2016 Deadline for Poster Submission
May 7, 2016 Notification of Poster Acceptance
May 15, 2016 Deadline for Registration
May 25-27, 2016 Symposium

Thomas Boraud (CNRS – IMN, Bordeaux, France)
Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde (La Sorbonne, Paris, France)
Kenji Doya (OIST, Okinawa, Japan)
Mehdi Khamassi (CNRS – UPMC, Paris, France)
Etienne Koechlin (CNRS – ENS, Paris, France)
Mathias Pessiglione (ICM – INSERM, Paris, France)


Website, registration, poster submission and detailed program.

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Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière, Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière
& Ecole Normale Supérieure
& Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris, France

Watching at the « D » side: D-amino acids and their significance in neurobiology

Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, 5-9 June 2016

Amino acids are extremely important molecules in Nature by serving as metabolic intermediates or as building units for proteins synthesis. All common amino acids, except for glycine, exhibit a chiral center resulting theoretically in the occurrence of L- and D-amino acids. Despite almost identical chemical and physical properties, in the past it was assumed that only L-amino acids were selected during evolution for polypeptides and proteins formation. The selection of the L-form was generally thought to result from gambling. The consequent homochirality was considered to be essential to biology, as it dictates the spatial architecture of biological polymer and therefore plays a major role in enzymatic specificity and structural interaction: it generated distinct enzyme/receptors to cope with multiple isomers which would pose energetic burdens incompatible with life.

Since plants and bacteria were known to synthesize D-amino acids, the free D-isomers found in higher animals were assumed to be essentially the by-products of dietary consumption. Therefore, the presence of high levels of enzymes evolved specifically to catalyze the stereoselective degradation of D-amino acids (e.g., FAD-dependent D-amino acid oxidase and D-aspartate acid oxidase) and their significance in the brain, has long been a puzzling issue. Thank to the development of more sensitive analytical techniques, neurobiologists have now stepped “through the looking-glass” and several D-amino acids were detected in mammalian tissues and fluids. In particular, D-aspartate and D-serine have been shown to be endogenously synthesized by serine racemase and aspartate racemase, respectively, and to serve as important signaling molecules in the brain and endocrine glands.

Emerging unanticipated roles for the D-aspartate and D-serine challenged fundamental dogma about cell-to-cell signaling. They both appeared to fulfill the criteria of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor ligands (as a agonist and coagonist, respectively), regulating the receptor functionality. NMDA subtype of glutamate receptors mediates excitatory neurotransmission and cognitive functions, hence insight into D-serine and D-aspartate metabolism is relevant for physiological NMDA receptor activation and for all the disorders associated with the receptor dysfunction, such as schizophrenia, ischemia, epilepsy, chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders. In particular, abnormal alterations in the cellular and extracellular concentrations of these two D-amino acids might be related to the pathogenesis of the aforementioned diseases. Accordingly, the detection of D-serine and D-aspartate in the brain and the elucidation of the mechanisms involved in the maintenance of their physiological levels (which might be up- or down-regulated in pathological condition) may not only help in the diagnostic process, but also provide novel therapeutic target.

We are just at the beginning to disclose the importance of this novel class of brain messengers that will soon include other candidates. The proposed Summer School will provide an overview of the current status of our understanding on D-amino acid neurobiology, collecting contributions from leaders in the field.


Invited speakers
BALU Darrick (Boston, USA)
BILLARD Jean-Marie (Paris, France)
BRUNO Stefano (Parma, Italy)
DI GIORGIO Annabella (Foggia, Italy)
ERRICO Francesco (Naples, Italy)
HERESCO-LEVY Uriel (Jerusalem, Israel)
MOLLA Gianluca (Varese, Italy)
MOTHET Jean-Pierre (Marseille, France)
POLLEGIONI Loredano (Varese, Italy)
SACCHI Silvia (Varese, Italy)
SASABE Jumpei (Tokyo, Japan)
SWEEDLER Jonathan (Urbana, USA)
USIELLO Alessandro (Naples, Italy)
WOLOSKER Herman (Haifa, Israel)


For further information, please visit the website.

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Villa del Grumello
Via per Cernobbio 11
Como, Italy

Optical imaging of brain connectivity : from synapses to networks in action

Chairperson: Christophe MULLE

CNRS UMR 5297, Université de Bordeaux, 146, rue Léo-Saignat, 33077 Bordeaux cedex, France
Phone: +33 (0) 5 57 57 40 80 – Fax: +33 33 (0) 5 57 57 40 82

Vice-chairperson: Frijhof HELMCHEN

Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 63 53 340 – Fax: +41 44 63 53 303

Discovering how neural circuits process information requires measurement of neural activity on many different scales, ranging from single synapses to large assemblies of neurons, best in the brain of behaving animals. The study of brain function at the microscopic and mesoscopic scale has been revolutionized by novel approaches combining the development of molecular tools and gene transfer methods with newly designed instruments that use light to visualize and manipulate the activity of synapses, neural cells and neural ensembles. This international symposium will bring together world experts to present their latest discoveries and technological developments regarding brain connectivity, focusing on studies of synaptic, neuronal and network structure and function using microscopic imaging, connectomics, and optogenetics.

Improved technologies in the field of neuroscience are particularly important to tackle the great challenges in mapping the connections and interactions within and between highly complex neuronal networks. For example, super-resolution light microscopy now enables the visualization of individual molecules within a synapse; novel 3D imaging approaches enable the mapping of synaptic inputs onto dendritic trees and signalling within neuronal populations to be ‘read out’ at millisecond time scales; new viral tracing methods and novel instruments based on automated electron microscopy, optical microscopy and image reconstruction methods assist comprehensive connectomic approaches towards full reconstruction and analysis of synaptic circuits in 3D; furthermore, fast two-photon imaging makes it possible to monitor neural network activity deep in tissue in behaving animals; and recent advances in optogenetic and pharmacogenetic methods are complementing structural and functional imaging by allowing specific manipulations of the activity of particular cell types or neural pathways.

These multidisciplinary challenges and many others will be addressed at this meeting. It will be a great opportunity to foster new collaborations to undertake novel challenges that will push further our ability to detect, measure, manipulate and follow the intricate components of neuronal and network function.
Invited speakers
(provisional titles)

BAILLY-CUIF Laure (Gif sur Yvette, France)
Imaging neural progenitor cells dynamics during behavior

BITO Haruhiko (Tokyo, Japan)
Labeling, monitoring and manipulating active ensembles

CHEDOTAL Alain (Paris, France)
Development of new imaging methods to study the organization of sensory systems

CHOQUET Daniel (Bordeaux, France)
Nanoscopic organization of synapses

COSSART Rosa (Marseille, France)
Imaging ripple events in the awake mouse hippocampus

EMILIANI Valentina (Paris, France)
Two-photon optogenetics by spatio-temporal shaping of ultrafast pulse

FRICK Andreas (Bordeaux, France)
Neuronal circuits probed with recombinant rabies virus technology

GRADINARU Viviana (Pasadena, USA)
Brain control with light; development and application to mental disorders

HELMCHEN Fritjof (Zürich, Switzerland)
Imaging cortical circuit dynamics in behaving mice

HOFER Sonja (Bazel, Switzerland)
Imaging function and structure of the visual system

HOLTMAAT Anthony (Geneva, Switzerland)
Neural circuits in the mammalian neocortex

ISACOFF Ehud Y. (Berkeley, USA)
Design of novel probes for the optical detection and manipulation of neuronal signaling

KIM Jinny (Seoul, South Corea)
mGRASP for mapping connectivity at multiple scales

KONNERTH Arthur (Tum, Germany)
Impaired neuronal network function in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease

MARGRIE Troy (London, United Kingdom)
Sensory processing in single cells, circuits and behavior

MONYER Hannah (Heidelberg, Germany)
Connectivity in the entorhinal cortex

NÄGERL Valentin (Bordeaux, France)
Super-resolution imaging of spine plasticity

NEVIDI Elly (Cambridge, USA)
Visualization of synapse assembly and disassembly in vivo: multispectral tracking of distinct circuit elements
OERTNER Thomas (London, United Kingdom)
Controlling the strength and lifetime of synapses with light

PERROY Julie (Montpellier, France)
Imaging plasticity at synapses

RUSAKOV Dmitri (London,United Kingdom)
Mapping  nanomolar calcium landscapes inside neurons and astroglia with FLIM

SILVER Angus (London, United Kingdom)
Investigating the role of temporal coding using high speed 3D 2-photon imaging

SNITZER Mark (Stanford, USA)
Development of fiber-optic fluorescence microendoscopy for studies of learning and memory

STERNSON Scott (Ashburn, USA)
Neural processes that underlie hunger studied with reverse engineering of neural circuits

WILLIG Katrin (Göttingen, Germany)
In vivo STED microscopy of the living mouse brain

WYART Claire (Paris, France)
Investigation of a novel sensory interface relaying information from the cerebrospinal fluid to motor circuits

ZENG Hongkui (Seattle, USA)
Large scale analysis of mouse brain connectivity


Deadline for application: March 7, 2016
Registration fee (including board and lodging)

430 € for PhD students
650 € for other participants


Application for registration
The total number of participants is limited to 115 and all participants are expected to attend for the whole duration of the conference. Selection is made on the basis of the affinity of potential participants with the topics of the conference. Scientists and PhD Students interested in the meeting should send:

– their curriculum vitae
– the list of their main publications for the 3 last years
– the abstract of their presentation

to the Chairperson of the conference ( before the deadline. After it, the organizers will select the participants. Except in some particular cases approved by the Chairperson, it is recommended that all selected participants present their work during the conference, either in poster form or by a brief in- session talk.The organizers choose the form in which the presentations are made. Up to 6 participants will be selected, based on their abstracts, for a short talk. No payment will be sent with application. Information on how and when to pay will be mailed in due time to those selected.

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Roscoff (Brittany), France

Channelopathy meeting Paris, June 15 – 17

If your research or clinical activity drives you into the field of CHANNELOPATHIES, don’t miss the unique international event « Channelopathy 2016 » that will take place in Paris:  World-renowned speakers, pioneers in the field of channelopathies, will present their latest discoveries (check the online program: Program)!
Because the meeting is limited to 180 attendees, registrations will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. So we strongly recommend to register as early as possible! (Online registration: Registration) Registration fees include the get-together party on Wednesday evening, as well as Thursday and Friday breaks and lunches.
Key dates at-a-glance:
Early-bird registration deadline: April 30, 2016
Late registration deadline: June 13, 2016
Meeting: June 15-17, 2016

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Brain Connectivity Workshop 2016, Marseille (France)


We are happy to announce the 15th edition of the Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) to take place in Marseille from the 22nd to the 24th of June 2016.

The Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) is a well-established workshop series, which has been held annually in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia for the last 14 years. BCW is an official satellite of the annual meeting of OHBM, which is held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2016. BCW attracts every year a public of 100-200 participants working in cognitive, computational and clinical neurosciences. The discussions are centered on all themes around brain connectivity including structural and functional imaging, modeling, brain function and clinics. BCW is highly influential in the field due to the traditionally high quality of speakers and a long track record of innovation. For instance, both, the Connectome and The Virtual Brain have been born within the BCW community.

The typical BCW format —a first educational day of lectures held by international authorities in their fields, followed by two days of shorter talks with ample time for discussion provides a unique forum for creativity, controversy and brainstorming. BCW 2016, introduced by a first day of tutorials by experts in their field, will feature focused sessions on themes such as perturbing the brain, mapping the brain, and brain dynamics in function (cognition) and dysfunction (epilepsy).

Registration will open soon.

NB: Please note that European Cup of Football will be held in France during this period and hotels are going to be booked fast!

Confirmed educational lecturers (day 1) and workshop speakers (days 2-3) include:

• Fabrice Bartolomei (Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France)
• Michael Breakspear (QIMR, Brisbane, Australia)
• Vince Calhoun (University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)
• Karl Friston (UCL, London, UK)
• Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH)
• Marc Goodfellow (University of Exeter, Exeter, UK)
• Charles Gray (Montana State University, Bozeman, MT)
• Claudius Gros (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
• Sean Hill (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
• Martin Hoffman-Apitius (Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, St Augustin, Germany)
• Esther Krook-Magnuson (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)
• Pierre Luppi (Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, Lyon, France)
• Randy McIntosh (Baycrest Research Center, Toronto, ON)
• Lionel Naccache (ICM, Paris, France)
• Ivan Soltesz (UC Irvine, CA)
• Olaf Sporns (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN)
• William Stacey (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
• Gregor Thut (University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK)
• Stephan Van Gils (University of Twente, Ae Enschede, The Netherlands)
• Michael Wibral (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

A special evening lecture will be delivered by Patrick Chauvel (Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France). A detailed program is coming soon.

Organizing committee
Viktor Jirsa, Chair (INS, Aix-Marseille University, UMR 1106 INSERM)
Demian Battaglia, Christian Bénar, Mireille Bonnard, Monique Esclapez (INS, Aix-Marseille University)
Andrea Brovelli (INT, Aix-Marseille University),
Maxime Guye (CRMBM, Aix-Marseille University, UMR 7339 CNRS & APHM)
Ingo Bojak (University of Reading, UK).

An event sponsored by:
University Aix-Marseille, Brain Products, Bionics, Springer EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics Journal, Codebox, Institute of System Neuroscience Inserm, Institute of Neuroscience Timone, Center for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine, Mediterranean Society of Neuroscience (IBRO member).

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Circadian clocks and metabolic health – from basic science to clinical implications

Organizer: Etienne Challet

Location: Collège Doctoral Européen
Address: 46 Boulevard de la Victoire, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Scientific programme

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23/06/2016 8:30-18:00
24/06/2016 8:30- 13:00


Collège Doctoral Européen
46 Boulevard de la Victoire, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Moyens de paiement

Inscription gratuite mais obligatoire sur le site de Neurex.

Labex Bio-Psy – Cours « Frontiers in Biological Psychiatry »

Le Labex Bio-Psy organise, en collaboration avec l’Institut Pasteur, un Cours d’une semaine, du 27 Juin au 1er juillet prochain, intitulé « Frontiers in Biological Psychiatry ».

Le Cours est destiné aux jeunes chercheurs et cliniciens et réunit des experts internationaux en psychiatrie clinique ainsi que des neurobiologistes, généticiens et biologistes du développement.

Consulter le programme

La date limite d’inscription est le 2 Mai 2016.

Pour toute information, consulter le site internet.

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Institut Pasteur
25/28 rue du Dr Roux - 75724 Paris Cedex 15
Centre de recherche Neurospin
Centre d’Etudes de Saclay - 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette

Ecole thématique – Transports Ioniques

Organisée sous la tutelle du CNRS par le laboratoire STIM de l’université de Poitiers.
L’école se déroulera à Poitiers du 28 juin 2016 au 1 juillet 2016 sur une durée totale de 3,5 jours.
Trois grands axes seront développés d’un point de vue théorique et pratique au cours de cette période :
Axe 1 : «le canal dans son environnement membranaire : Courants ioniques, flux et criblage»
Axe 2 : «le canal dans son environnement cellulaire : marquage, localisation et tri cellulaire»
Axe 3 : «le canal et ses impacts : motilité/mobilité cellulaire et communication intercellulaire»
Pour toute question complémentaire relative au fonctionnement de notre école, à sa logistique ou à son contenu, contacter le Pr Jean-François Faivre (ou 05 49 45 36 72).

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Laboratoire STIM

Molecular Regulation of Depressive Disorders; from Mouse to Human

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend the satellite event « Molecular Regulation of Depressive Disorders; from Mouse to Human ». July 1st, Bella Sky Hotel, Comwell Conference Center – Room 173, (next door to COPENHAGEN). Starts 14:00.

Anxiety and depression are complex disorders involving multiple brain regions. They account for the second largest number of years lost due to disability (YLD) worldwide. Yet, they are widely undiagnosed and untreated due to lack of effective therapies or resources. r’BIRTH is a Marie Curie ITN consortium that studies impaired adaptive responses that may contribute to depressive and anxiety-related behavior.

During this satellite event, work will be presented from consortium groups studying molecular mechanism in cell cultures and mice, and clinical biomarker imaging (MRI/MRS).

The program can be found here.

Please register soon as places are limited.

We would like to thank the European Commission (FP7), Lundbeck, ApDia and Immunovia for financial support.

Warmly welcome!

Eleanor Coffey, r’BIRTH Coordinator

Research Director, Turku Centre for Biotechnology
University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University
Turku FIN-20520, Finland

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As from 14:00.


Bella Sky Hotel, Comwell Conference Center - Room 173
Center Boulevard 5

European Population Neuroscience symposium

We would like to alert you to the European Population Neuroscience symposium, a Satellite Event of FENS Forum 2016. The symposium is organized by the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) in collaboration with CreoDK and the European Brain Council (EBC).

Date and venue: July 1st 2016, 8.30 AM-4.30 PM. DGI-byen, Tietgensgade 65, 1704 Copenhagen V, Denmark.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Please visit our FENS Forum satellite symposium webpage for the program and registration.
Of note, there is a limited amount of seats, so please register in good time!!

The symposium addresses key scientific challenges of a European Population Neuroscience Strategy. The main goal of such a strategy is to model the often subtle but decisive interplay of multidimensional factors across the life span in large European cohorts representative of general populations, thereby capturing differences in e.g. genetic makeup, age and sex distributions, social-economic and health status, and culture, in order to predict physical (i.e. body) and mental and cognitive (i.e. brain) health and illness, resilience and potential.
Central topics include: (1) the relationship between genes (Genome) and exposures (Envirome; e.g. body and environment) shaping brain outcomes (Phenome; e.g. cognition, behavior and structural and functional in vivo brain measures), (2) strategies to ensure that cohorts are representative of populations, (3) mobile sensing technologies for an ecological sampling of physical and environmental variables, (4) large-scale infrastructures for integrating, sharing and exploiting huge amounts of prospective multidimensional data in a secure manner, and (5) analytical and modeling strategies and approaches to analyze and exploit complex multimodal, multidimensional and multisite prospective data.
The Organizing Committee: Hartwig Siebner (DRCMR), Tomas Paus (Rotman Research Institute and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada) and Thomas Werge (Mental Health Centre Sct. Hans, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark)

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Copenhagen, Denmark

10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Copenhagen, Denmark

The FENS Forum is Europe’s preeminent neuroscience meeting: where European Neuroscience Meets the World. By uniting thousands of participants, the FENS Forum 2016 will facilitate and promote the exchange of knowledge and neuroscience research. Molecules and photons, neurodegenerative diseases and stem cells are only a few of the key topics to be covered by a top-level scientific programme, alongside lively networking and social events. The FENS Forum is a meeting point for the world’s top experts, mid-career scientists, post-docs and students.

We look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen, the capital of Northern Europe, on July 2-6, 2016 for an engaging scientific experience among the world’s top neuroscientists.

For further information, connect to the meeting website.

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Bella Center
Center Boulevard 5
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

11th European Congress of Neuropathology

The European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (Euro-CNS) and the French Society of Neuropathology warmly invite you to attend the 11th European Congress of Neuropathology in Bordeaux (France), the full of light and utterly bewitching capital of wine. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, close to the famous vineyards and the Atlantic Ocean, Bordeaux offers superb touristic opportunities.

The meeting will be held in the Cité Mondiale Convention Center conveniently located on the left bank of the Garonne river in the historic heart of the wine-making hub.

The scientific program will cover many aspects of neuropathology and will interact with other areas of neuroscience. Leading neuropathologists and neuroscientists will be invited for plenary lectures. Parallel sessions of symposia and workshops will provide key updates and debate on recent progress in diagnostic neuropathological practice and in other interactive scientific approaches. Abstracts submitted to the Congress will be selected for inclusion in these sessions where relevant. Several sessions on different topics will also permit a large selection of posters to be presented on platform, and a two hours interactive slide seminar will be organized.
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available, which have been designed to ensure that companies achieve their objectives by participating in the Congress.
Note that travel grants are available.
Abstract submission deadline for oral and poster presentation is fixed April 1st, 2016

Contact: ECNP 2016 Congress Secretariat

Please find all informations on the dedicated website

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Cité Mondiale Convention Center - Bordeaux, France

3rd Eurogenesis Meeting

EUROGENESIS 3rd Conference will end the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of adult neurogenesis discovery by gathering worldwide leaders of this exciting field . The findings of neural stem cells in the adult mammalian central nervous system changed our perception of brain plasticity and function. For five decades, research on adult neurogenesis and neural stem cells has therefore been leading to an ever expanding field of discoveries that have influenced many domains of neuroscience and developmental biology.

Hosted in the historic heart of Bordeaux, the full of light and bewitching capital of wine, EUROGENESIS 3rd conference will cover several aspects of adult neurogenesis function and its related pathologies. It aims to highlight the benefits of interdisciplinary research for gathering innovative knowledge in adult neural stem cells biology, and will promote new opportunities for cross-border disciplines interactions.


Local organization: Nora Abrous – Sophie Tronel – Florence Béranger

For further information, please visit the conference website

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Université de Bordeaux
Pôle juridique et judiciaire
35 Place Pey Berland
33000 Bordeaux

Channelopathy Meeting 2016 – Paris

Le congrès « Channelopathy Meeting, Paris 2016 » a pour but de présenter les dernières découvertes fondamentales et transversales sur les canalopathies. Le programme complet est disponible sur le site. Le congrès se tiendra au sein de l’institut du cerveau et de la moelle épinière (ICM), Campus Pitié-Salpétrière. N’attendez pas pour vous inscrire, le nombre de participants étant limité à 180

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6th Motivation and Cognitive Control (MCC) Symposium

Humans often engage in a complex repertoire of behaviors geared towards far removed goals. We must override reflexive and habitual reactions in order to orchestrate behavior in accordance with our intentions. This overriding of automatic response tendencies can be implemented via cognitive and motivational systems. Importantly, a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders are characterized specifically by a breakdown in these mechanisms. Accordingly, a wide range of researchers around the world and in a number of different fields are concerned with understanding the neural mechanisms underlying motivational and cognitive control.

This meeting will be the 6th in a series of highly successful meetings that began with a meeting in Jena organized by Michael Coles and Wolfgang Miltner in 2000 and continued with meetings in Dortmund (Michael Falkenstein and Markus Ullsperger), Amsterdam (Sander Nieuwenhuis, Rogier Mars and Richard Ridderinkhof) and Oxford (Rogier Mars, Jérôme Sallet, MaryAnn Noonan) and Paris (Sebastien Bouret, Mark Laubach, Jerome Sallet).
The goal of the present one is to bring together researchers from a wider range of research backgrounds. Therefore we aim to gather experimental psychologists, neurophysiologists, neurobiologists, and computational neuroscientists, who will discuss both their latest research results and their research techniques. Bringing together this diverse group of researchers will allow them to gain a better understanding of each other’s, and subsequently their own work. Previous meetings have shown that this format can lead to highly productive collaborations.

Travel Awards

A limited number of Travel Awards for students are available. To be considered for a Travel Award, you must be a student and submit a Poster Abstract including a short (max 100 words) statement of the significance of the research (by 30th June).

Please connect to the meeting website for further information and registration.

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University of St Andrews, Scotland


We are happy to invite you to the ERC PATCH closing workshop on computational touch which will take place on the 8-9th September at the UPMC Jussieu Campus, Room 107 Towers 24-26 (metro Jussieu).

For further details visit the website

Invited speakers
Alessandro Farne: (INSERM, Lyon)
Henrik Jorntell: (Lund University, Sweden)
Patrick Haggard: (University College London)
Benoni Edin: (Umea University)
Sliman Bensmaia: (University of Chicago)
Juni Watanabe (NTT)
Masashi Nakatani: (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Amir Amedi: (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Ophelia Deroy: (Institute of Philosophy, U of London)
Hsin-Ni Ho: (NTT)
Malika Auvray: (ISIR)
Jonathan Platkiewicz: (New York University)
Michael Wiertlewski: (CNRS Marseilles)
Alex Terekhov: (Université Paris Descartes)
Lucille Dupin: (Université Paris Descartes)
Alessandro Moscatelli: (Fondazione Santa Lucia)
Mark Wexler: (Université Paris Descartes)
Hannah Michalska: (McGill University)
Ildar Farkhatdinov: (Imperial College London)

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop on the 8th and 9th September 2016

Jess Hartcher-O’Brien and Vincent Hayward

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Jussieu Campus, Room 107 Towers 24-26 (metro Jussieu)

29th ECNP Congress

The ECNP Congress is Europe’s largest meeting on applied and translational neuroscience.
Annually it brings together between 4, 000 and 6, 000 psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists
and psychologists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the science and
treatment of disorders of the brain.

Spanning the spectrum of human mood, behaviour, cognition and emotion – from basic science
to clinical care – the ECNP Congress is Europe’s premier showcase for new research,
treatments and technologies in applied brain science.

Featured topics in 2016 include:
Sleep and depression
Role of mTOR in psychiatric disorders
Oxytocin in schizophrenia
Imaging markers for clinical use
New medications for autism
Medications for frontotemporal dementia


For further information, please visit the meeting website.

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Austria Center Vienna (ACV)
Vienna, Austria


Les prochaines JOURNEES D’ETUDE DU VIEILLISSEMENT COGNITIF se dérouleront à Bordeaux les 19 et 20 septembre 2016. Ces journées d’étude visent à réunir les chercheurs s’intéressant aux effets du vieillissement sur les processus cognitifs pour faire un point sur l’état des connaissances autour de conférences, de communications orales et de communications affichées. Ces journées ont aussi pour objectif de favoriser les collaborations aussi bien nationales qu’internationales. Enfin, au travers de ces journées, l’objectif est également de donner aux étudiants, masters, doctorants ou post-doctorants, l’opportunité de partager leurs travaux avec la communauté scientifique et favoriser les contacts.

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Nous vous attendons nombreux à ces journées,


Le comité d’organisation :

Hélène Amieva, Valérie Bergua, Gwenaëlle Catheline, Lucile Dupuy, Caroline Giulioli, Magali Gonzalez-Colaço, Corinne Lacour, Willy Mayo, Céline Meillon, Camille Ouvrard, Amandine Pelletier, Nadine Raoux, Laetitia Rullier, Marie-Hélène Sage, Hélène Sauzéon




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3e édition des conférences Bordeaux Neurocampus

L’édition 2016 de ces conférences internationales  intitulée « Exploration fonctionnelle des circuits neuronaux impliqués dans le comportement » aura lieu du 28 au 30 septembre à l’Agora du haut-Carré à Talence, sur le campus de l’Université de Bordeaux, au sud-ouest de Bordeaux. Environ 150 personnes sont attendues.

Le programme scientifique repose sur des conférences plénières données par des personnalités de classe internationale, des communications orales de jeunes chercheurs sélectionnés sur la base de leur résumé par le Comité Scientifique et des sessions posters pour accroître les échanges entre chercheurs.
Des industriels prendront également part à cette conférence. Un concept original mêlera la zone dédiée aux stands commerciaux et l’espace buffet dans le but d’optimiser les contacts entre les congressistes et se familiariser avec les dernières avancées technologiques.

Afin de prolonger les échanges conviviaux, une soirée de gala avec dégustation de vin est proposée aux participants. Elle aura lieu au Château Luchey-Halde, un prestigieux domaine viticole en Pessac-Léognan près de Bordeaux.

Cette 3ème conférence internationale est organisée par la Fédération Bordeaux Neurocampus et le LabEx BRAIN. Elle est accessible à l’ensemble de la communauté scientifique.

Rendez-vous à Bordeaux cet automne !

Frédéric Gambino, Cyril Herry et Yann Humeau,
organisateurs de la conférence

=> Nous attirons l’attention des étudiants ou jeunes chercheurs car des bourses de voyage peuvent leur être accordées. Voir la procédure détaillée sur la page de soumission des résumés.

Site web de la manifestation.


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Domaine du Haut Carré

Emotional Brain and Pathology

“Emotional Brain and Pathology”
Annual Meeting 2016, September 29-30
Société de Psychophysiologie et de Neurosciences Cognitives
Affiliée à l’International Organization of Psychophysiology & à la Société des Neurosciences

1- Pour tout renseignement lié aux Journées, vous pouvez contacter en priorité, ou, .
2- L’inscription aux Journées, auprès de, est gratuite mais obligatoire pour les membres et non membres de la Société ; aussi, nous encourageons tous ceux qui souhaitent devenir membres de la Société à contacter (chercheurs titulaires et post-doc, 50 € ; doctorants, 15 €).
3- Toujours auprès de , les jeunes doctorants et post-doctorants peuvent solliciter un soutien financier pour se rendre aux Journées.
4- Vous pouvez soumettre une proposition de Communication, affichée (Session de posters du vendredi 30, ouverte à tous) ou orale (Session Jeunes chercheurs du vendredi 30, ouverte aux doctorants et post-doctorants). Chaque soumission doit comporter les noms des signataires, leur appartenance institutionnelle, une adresse électronique et un résumé en anglais de 200 à 250 mots. La proposition est à envoyer, d’ici le 6 septembre 2016, à avec copie à l’un des organisateurs.
5- Au plus tard le 13 septembre, un retour sera envoyé aux auteurs sur la recevabilité de la proposition et son affectation en tant que communication orale ou affichée.
6- Langue d’expression au cours des Journées : quelle que soit la communication orale, les diapos seront en anglais et la présentation pourra être effectuée en français ou en anglais, au choix ; les posters seront en anglais. Nb : en accord avec la direction de la SPNC, l’anglais a été adopté afin de faciliter la publication (en discussion) des Actes des Journées.
7- Accès au lieu des Journées : Faculté de Médecine, Pôle Formation, Amphi Multimédia (voir fichier joint).

En résumé, si vous souhaitez
– Participer aux Journées : renvoyez la fiche d’inscription (inscription gratuite mais obligatoire, pour faciliter l’organisation des pauses-café et du buffet du 30) ; indiquez aussi si vous venez au dîner organisé le jeudi soir, 29 septembre, dans un restaurant du centre ville de Lille. Suivant la tradition de la SPNC, chacun paiera sa participation (environ 25 €).
– Participer et présenter une Communication : retournez la fiche d’inscription ainsi que le résumé de la communication orale ou affichée.

SPNC 2016 – Affiche SPNC 2016 – Prog 21 July – L SPNC 2016 – Plan d’accès SPNC 2016 – Fiche d’inscription – L SPNC 2016 – Message Société – L

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Journée Mondiale de la Paralysie Cérébrale

Le mercredi 5 octobre, La Fondation Motrice vous convie à la réunion qu’elle organise à la Cité universitaire de Paris. Cette réunion permettra entre autres de présenter les diverses actions scientifiques de La Fondation dont notamment l’enquête Espace et les projets des lauréats de notre dernier Appel à Projets 2015/2016.

A l’occasion de la préparation de cette journée, nous avons décidé de changer notre signature et de communiquer dès aujourd’hui avec notre nouveau nom : Fondation Paralysie Cérébrale.
Après onze ans d’existence, La Fondation Motrice doit faire évoluer son identité afin « d’émerger » davantage dans l’environnement de plus en plus complexe du financement de la recherche médicale. Le rattachement du nom de la Fondation Motrice à la Paralysie Cérébrale n’a jamais été évident et il nous est apparu comme essentiel de créer un lien plus « intuitif » entre notre nom et la pathologie sur laquelle nous travaillons.

Comme vous le verrez sur notre nouveau logo, la mention Fondation Motrice ne disparaît pas totalement, elle nous accompagnera le temps d’une transition nécessaire pour tous ceux qui sont à nos cotés depuis notre création.

Ce n’est pas une révolution, mais une évolution de la maturité, et nous espérons que cette nouvelle identité permettra une meilleure reconnaissance de notre Fondation et de son travail pour la Paralysie Cérébrale.


Fondation Paralysie Cérébrale- La Fondation Motrice
67 rue Vergniaud – 75013 PARIS


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Cité universitaire de Paris

XVth International Symposium on Cholinergic Mechanisms

The first International Symposium on Cholinergic Mechanisms (ISCM) was organized by Edith Heilbronn and took place in Skokloster, Sweden, in 1970. The latest ISCM was organized by Karl Tsim and Yong-Sheng Fan and took place in Hangzhou, China, in 2013. In between, twelve symposiums were held on a very regular basis (see below) and attracted significant numbers of participants from all over the world. The principal objective of these ISCMs has been to (i) survey progress in the understanding of the molecular, cellular, pharmacological, toxicological, behavioral and clinical aspects of the cholinergic system, (ii) bring fundamental and applied scientists together to openly and critically exchange and discuss a broad spectrum of study models and create and/or consolidate collaboration and friendship. It has also been a tradition to publish proceedings, aimed at providing a comprehensive picture of the cholinergic field at the time of the symposium.

(Skokloster, Sweden, 1970; Boldern, Switzerland, 1974; La Jolla, USA, 1977; Florence, Italy, 1980; Oglebay Park, USA, 1983; Buxton, UK, 1986; Lidingo, Sweeden 1989; Ste Adele, Canada, 1992; Mainz, Germany, 1995; Arcachon, France, 1998; St Moritz, Switzerland, 2002; Alicante, Spain, 2005; Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, 2008; Hangzhou, China, 2013)

The fifteenth symposium is now scheduled for taking place in the 2600-year-old town of Marseille, France, in the early fall of 2016 (October 16-20). Marseille, which was designated European Capital of Culture in 2013, offers a range of convenient places for hosting conferences of various sizes and their participants. It is at a little more than 3 hr from Paris by the fast TGV train and than 1 hr by plane; it hosts an international airport for regular and low cost flights from many places in European and neighboring countries; and it is a nice pivot point for exploring the famous southern and western France regions.

We hope that all the ingredients will be brought together to make the XVth ISCM still another successful symposium, and will be looking forward to hearing from your anticipated interest and willingness in attending this event in 2016!



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Palais des Congrès - Marseille Chanot
Marseille, France

Le Congrès du Sommeil

LE CONGRÈS DU SOMMEIL® est organisé par la Société Française de Recherche et Médecine du Sommeil,  et la Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (Groupe Sommeil) en collaboration avec la Société Française des Techniciens du Sommeil.

Il met en avant la nécessaire complémentarité des équipes et la transversalité de cette discipline récente.

Avec plus de 2 650 participants en 2015 à Nantes, Le Congrès du Sommeil® reste l’évènement de référence de cette discipline transversale et confirme sa place incontournable de lieu d’échanges et de rencontres entre professionnels de la santé, chercheurs, décideurs publics, associations de patients, prestataires de soins à domicile, industriels et fournisseurs de matériel…
Le contenu du programme scientifique, pluridisciplinaire, fait une part importante aux troubles respiratoires du sommeil mais consacre également des sessions aux aspects neurologiques, psychiatriques et chronobiologiques du sommeil…

4 conférences plénières, 10 symposia, 1 workshop de cas cliniques difficiles, 1 conférence de consensus, des symposia de recherche fondamentale sur le sommeil,  5 séances de communications orales, 13 ateliers de formation, 5 sessions posters, des conférences et ateliers satellites, des réunions thématiques, la remise de plusieurs bourses et prix, plus de 70 exposants, le village Sommeil, la journée de la Société Française des Techniciens du Sommeil

Et le mercredi 16 novembre 2016, la journée pré-congrès de Formations Médicales de la SFRMS.

Informations et inscription

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Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
Place de Bordeaux
67082 Strasbourg

Neurosciences à Nouzilly – 19e Journée

Les chercheurs en neurosciences du Centre Inra de Nouzilly, de l’Inserm, du CNRS et de l’Université François Rabelais de Tours se sont regroupés (depuis 1998) pour organiser une journée annuelle d’animation scientifique en Neurosciences. Au cours de cette journée plusieurs conférenciers invités abordent des aspects complémentaires d’un même thème. L’inscription est gratuite mais indispensable pour l’organisation pratique, elle sera prise en compte dans l’ordre d’arrivée « premier reçu premier servi ». Attention 100 places disponibles.

Cette journée est soutenue par la SFR de Neuroimagerie Fonctionnelle (FED4226) qui regroupe les chercheurs en neurosciences de Tours, Poitiers et Nouzilly.

La prochaine réunion se déroulera le mardi 22 novembre dans l’Amphi 5 de l’extension, 3 rue des Tanneurs à l’Université François-Rabelais de Tours et aura pour thème : « Influence du corps sur la plasticité cérébrale ».



  9h30  Accueil café

10h00 Introduction Yves Tillet, FED4226 – UMR PRC

10h15  Perception des membres fantômes et plasticité corticale,

Michel Guerraz (UMR CNRS 5105 Psychologie et neurocognition, Univ, Savoie Mont Blanc, Chambéry)

11h00 Plasticité Transfrontalière: de la pathologie au sujet sain,

Karen Reilly (U1028 Inserm  – CNRS UMR5292, IMPACT – Integrative, Multisensory, Perception, Action and Cognition – CNR Lyon)

11h45 Influence de l’immobilisation des membres sur le fonctionnement cognitif,

Lucette Toussaint (UMR CNRS 7295 CeRCA, Univ Poitiers)

12h30 Déjeuner

14h00 Influence de l’exercice physique sur l’activité métabolique cérébrale chez les jeunes adultes et les seniors

Nounagnon Agbangla (UMR CNRS 7295 CeRCA, Univ Poitiers)

14h15 Plasticité corticale induite par l’hypoactivité chez le rat

Marie-Hélène Canu (EA 7369 – Activité Physique Muscle et Santé– Univ. Lille)

15h00 Effets neuro-modulateurs de la musique : l’hypothèse de la boucle auditivo-motrice

Hervé Platel (UMR S 1077 Inserm-Université de Caen)

15h45 Le problème du croisement des données en 1ère (cognition) et 3ème (physiologie) personne en sciences expérimentales: l’exemple d’une nouvelle méthode pour l’exploration de la réactivité émotionnelle à la surprise dans la dépression

Thomas Desmidt (U930 Inserm – Université de Tours)

16h30  Café – Fin de la journée


Inscription gratuite mais obligatoire.

Télécharger le bulletin d’inscription.

Voir le site internet pour tous renseignements complémentaires.




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Amphi 5 de l’extension, 3 rue des Tanneurs
Université François-Rabelais

11e journée annuelle du Club de Neuroprotection

La 11e journée annuelle du Club de Neuroprotection aura lieu le Vendredi 25 novembre 2016, à l’amphithéâtre de l’Institut de myologie, Hôpital de la pitié Salpêtrière, PARIS XIII.

Elle sera consacrée cette année aux « protéines anormales dans les maladies neurodégénératives » avec plusieurs conférences plénières (programme ci-joint), et à quelques communications orales libres.

Téléchargez les formulaires d’inscription à cette journée sur le site

Vous pouvez également envoyer vos propositions de communication orale par  mail

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Amphithéâtre de l’Institut de myologie, Hôpital de la pitié Salpêtrière. PARIS XIII

Congrès International d’Art-thérapie

Sous le patronage du Ministère de la Santé et des Affaires Sociales

Sous la présidence d’honneur des responsables universitaires de l’enseignement de l’Art-thérapie (DU) des Facultés de Médecine – Tours, Lille-ICL et Grenoble.

Thème du congrès : « Art-thérapie : pratiques cliniques, évaluations et recherches ».

Informations et inscriptions

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Centre de congrès Vinci, Tours

Electrophysiology School of Strasbourg, 2017

The Electrophysiology School of Strasbourg is offered to Master and PhD students as well as young researchers willing to improve their background in the field of electrophysiology with emphasis on acquisition and analysis of electrophysiological signals.

The course consists of a series of lectures completed with tutorial and hands-on sessions covering the following topics.

Introduction to bioelectricity and electrophysiology
Electronics in electrophysiology,
Ground and Filter
Patch clamp (Neuronal firing and synaptic currents)
Sharp electrode (In vivo extra-, juxta- and intracellular recording)
MultiElectrode Array
Neuronal networks
Local Field Potential recordings
EEG in experimental and clinical investigation
Acquisition and analysis software tutorial
School Organizer

Pascal Darbon (Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives CNRS-Université de Strasbourg)



The registration fee is 300 Euros and it covers meals but not accommodation nor transportation. The school is free of charge for Strasbourg’s students and members of the Neurex network.

A total of 20 trainees will be accepted.

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13th annual Update Conference on Clinical Neurology & Neurophysiology


ISAS International Seminars

P.O. Box 574, Jerusalem 91004, Israel

Tel: +972-2-6520574
Fax: +972-2-6520558

For further information, please visit the website.

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Jerusalem, Israel

13e Symposium national du Réseau de Recherche sur la Douleur

Le Réseau Inserm de Recherche sur la Douleur organise les 17 et 18 mars 2017 à l’Alcazar de Marseille son 13ème Symposium annuel.

Chaque année, ce symposium réunit en France plus d’une centaine de fondamentalistes, cliniciens, enseignants-chercheurs, techniciens, étudiants et post-doctorants autour des avancées récentes qui permettront d’améliorer la qualité de vie des patients souffrant de douleur chronique. Ce symposium permet de renforcer les liens entre recherche fondamentale et clinique et favorise le développement de projets de recherche translationnelle sur les douleurs en impliquant des professionnels de santé. Il bénéficie du soutien de nos tutelles AMU (Aix-Marseille Université), CNRS et bien sûr Inserm.

Le programme sera établi après sélection des résumés des communications reçues et nous vous invitons donc à déposer sur le site le résumé de vos travaux. Nous donnerons en priorité la parole aux jeunes chercheurs, post-doctorants et doctorants du Réseau pour les communications libres. Le programme, les participants et les résumés des communications seront disponibles sur le site début 2017.

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Bibliothèque Alcazar

12th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society

Call for Symposia

The Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Societies is one of the largest multi-disciplinary neuroscience meetings in Europe with around 1.700 participants. It covers a wide range of research fields in the neurosciences including vertebrate and invertebrate systems, molecular, cellular and systemic neurobiology, neuropharmacology, developmental, computational, behavioral, cognitive and clinical neuroscience.

The call for symposia for the 12th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society is open now. Symposia dealing with all areas of neuroscience research are invited. The application must be submitted via the meetings website. The meeting’s language is English.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 15, 2016.

36 symposia (i.e. six symposia in six parallel sessions) with will be accepted.

The symposium proposal must contain the following information:
• The title of the symposium
• The name of the organizer(s)
• A short description of the symposium
• The name and address of each of the four intended speakers
• The titles (tentative) of the talks

The organisers must adhere to the following rules:
• Organizers of a symposium in 2015 are not entitled to organize a symposium in 2017
• The title for the symposium should be succinctly worded and should not exceed 100 characters including spaces.
• The proposal should contain a short description in English not exceeding 5.000 characters including spaces.
• Members of the program committee can be invited speakers of a symposium but cannot be the sole organizer of a symposium.
• The duration of a symposium is 2 hours. The maximum number of speakers if four. The affiliation and the (tentative) title of each speaker must be provided.
• Two oral communications by young predoctoral students must be included in the symposium. These will be selected by the symposium organizer from the abstracts submitted in fall 2016.

Symposia are self-supporting, it is the obligation of the symposium organizer to raise the necessary funds for the symposium. The German Neuroscience Society cannot guarantee financial support. Both the organizers and the invited speakers of a symposium have to pay registration fee.


Conference website

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Göttingen (Allemagne)

SYMPATH Symposium on Targeting Synucleinopathies

The SYMPATH Symposium on Targeting Synucleinopathies, which will be held in Vienna on March 28th, 2017, will bring together world-leading experts from Europe and the US to discuss recent progress in developing therapeutic vaccinations targeting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The agenda includes pathogenesis, biomarkers and clinical challenges in Parkinson’s and MSA.

SYMPATH is an EU-funded project within the seventh framework programme.


Organising Committee
Gergana Galabova, AFFiRiS AG; Wassilios Meissner, University Hospital Bordeaux; Günther Staffler, AFFiRiS AG
Please visit the meeting website for further information.

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IMP Lecture Hall
Campus-Vienna-Biocenter 1
1030 Vienna

5th Venusberg Meeting on Neuroinflammation

Privileged or not: basic, translational and clinical aspects of immune activation in the brain.

Further information available on the meeting website.

Download the programme flyer.

Scientific Committee

Michael Heneka, Markus Kummer, Eicke Latz, Richard Ransohoff, Tony Wyss -Coray, David Morgan, Karl Herrup,Nicolas Bazan, Hugh Perry, Douglas Feinstein.


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German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
DZNE lecture hall (ground floor)
c/o University Clinic Bonn
Building #99
Sigmund-Freud-Straße 27
53127 Bonn, Germany

NeuroFrance 2017, Bordeaux

Le colloque de la Société des Neurosciences fait peau neuve et devient NeuroFrance !

Le format revisité : deux fois plus de symposiums, la possibilité pour les jeunes chercheurs de présenter leurs travaux dans un symposium, des sessions spéciales, des rencontres avec des philosophes … et bien d’autres initiatives concoctées par la communauté bordelaise !

Consulter le site du colloque

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Palais des Congrès
Avenue Jean Gabriel Domergue
33300 Bordeaux

6e meeting de la Mediterranean Neuroscience Society

70 symposia et mini-symposia à travers des sessions parallèles étalées sur 4 journées.

Consultez le site pour de plus amples renseignements

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ISN satellite meeting on immune cells and the CNS seeks to gather scientists interested in the impact of immune cells during development of the CNS and over the course of neurological diseases. The involvement of immune cells is at the source of fine developmental modeling of the brain and the trigger of the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis but they also actively contribute to the evolution of chronic neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The development of high throughput screening of genes and RNA, opens new opportunities for discoveries of interactions between specific neuroimmune pathways linked to development or implicated in neurological diseases.

The satellite meeting will consist of the five following symposia:
(1) Genetic studies unravels immune cell implication in neurological diseases,

(2) Microglial cells activation states,

(3) From injury to repair, role of immune cells,

(4) When immunity takes part in neurodegeneration

(5) Challenges of human microglial cells

Each symposium will consist of two 30 minute presentations from established scientists followed by three 15 minute talks from young investigators, selected on their abstract. Poster presentations during the two evenings and a free afternoon with a visit to the nearby Fontainebleau castle will increase the opportunities for scientific interactions.
With this satellite meeting we intend to bring together scientists working with different technological approaches on different topics: development, autoimmune or neurodegenerative diseases for their common interest of neuroimmunology and with this program, to attract a hundred scientists working in this field.

Please connect to the meeting website for further information.


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Château de Cély
77930 Cély-en-Bière

2017 ISN-ESN Meeting

Submission of Proposals opens on 1 February, 2016

For the 2017 ISN-ESN Meeting in Paris, August 20 – August 24, 2017, we are pleased to invite you as member of the ISN to submit proposals for Symposia, Workshops and Satellite Meetings, and Young Investigator Colloquia. Proposal can be submitted from February 1 until February 29, 2016.

ISN website

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13th International Congress of Polish Neuroscience Society

On-line registration open.

For further information, please visit the meeting website.


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Warsaw, Poland.

30th ECNP Congress

ECNP Congress
The annual ECNP Congress is Europe’s premier scientific meeting for disease-oriented brain research, annually attracting between 4,000 and 6,000 neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world.

Registration open

1 April 2017
Abstract submission
Free registration for junior scientists in Europe
15 April 2017
Early registration fee
Register on or before this date to profit from a lower registration fee.
15 August 2017
Standard registration fee 30th ECNP Congress
After this date you can register on-site only

Program – abstract submission – registration

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47th European Brain & Behavior Society Meeting

The next biennial EBBS Meeting will put together European scientists interested in the relationship of brain mechanisms and behaviour and will be held in Bilbao from Sept. 8 to Sept. 11.

Registration open :

Abstract submission :15 June 2017
Early registration fee (lower registration fee) :30 June 2017

Program :
Travel awards : or contact Antonis Stamatakis :

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47th European Brain & Behavior Society Meeting

The next biennial EBBS Meeting will put together European scientists interested in the relationship of brain mechanisms and behaviour and will be held in Bilbao from Sept. 8 to Sept. 11.

Further information:

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Bizkaia Aretoa
Avenida Abandoibarra, 3
48009 Bilbao

42e colloque de la Société de Neuroendocrinologie

Le prochain colloque de la Société de Neuroendocrinologie aura lieu à Dijon, du 18 au 21 septembre 2017.

Consulter le site internet pour toute information complémentaire.





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Faculté de Médecine - Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l'Alimentation
Dijon, France

Les maladies de la vision: origines et traitements

A l’occasion de la Journée Mondiale pour la Vue du 12 octobre 2017 et dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre l’UNADEV et Aviesan (Alliance nationale pour les sciences de la vie et de la santé) pour soutenir la recherche dans le domaine de la vision, l’UNADEV et l’Institut Thématique Multi-Organisme Neurosciences, sciences cognitives, neurologie, psychiatrie organisent un colloque :

« Les maladies de la vision: origines et traitements »

Au cours de ce colloque, seront présentés les résultats obtenus par plusieurs équipes lauréates de projets de recherche financés en 2015 et 2016.

En 2015, l’association UNADEV (Union Nationale des Aveugles et Déficients Visuels) a signé un partenariat avec Aviesan/ ITMO Neurosciences, sciences cognitives, neurologie, psychiatrie pour une durée de 5 ans afin de soutenir la recherche dans le domaine de la vision. Ce colloque s’adresse à tout public intéressé par les maladies de la vision : acteurs de la recherche, patients, membres d’association…


S’inscrire (inscription gratuite mais obligatoire)

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Espace Van Gogh
62 Quai de la Rapée
75012 PARIS

Colloque Frontières en neurophotonique – FINS 2017

Organisé par les départements de neurosciences et de photonique et les centre d’imagerie de Bordeaux et de Québec, FINS 2017 (pour Frontières en neurophotonique / Frontiers in Neurophotonics) est la cinquième édition d’une série de conférences à succès dédiées aux nouvelles frontières en microscopie et en neuroscience.

Le symposium rassemble des développeurs de premier plan et des utilisateurs d’approches optiques avancées permettant d’étudier la fonction du cerveau, de la dynamique des récepteurs dans les synapses au traitement sensoriel dans les cerveaux intacts.

FINS 2017 réunira les leaders mondiaux des domaines de la photonique et des neurosciences et mettra en vedette les dernières avancées technologiques qui repoussent les limites des neurosciences expérimentales, pré-cliniques et cliniques.

Il s’agit d’un occasion exceptionnelle d’explorer les dernières découvertes et avancées conceptuelles du domaine, dans une atmosphère décontractée de discussion ouverte.

Les sujets traitées sont les suivants :

  • Microscopie optique à super-resolution
  • Analyse d’image et approches computationnelles
  • Optogénétique et photomanipulation
  • Imagerie non-linéaire In vivo
  • Techniques à une seule molécule
  • Imagerie moléculaire et spectroscopie intrinsèque
  • Sondes de fibre pour la détection, l’imagerie et la stimulation


La date limite de dépôt des abstracts est fixée au 1er septembre 2017 (lien).

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Bâtiment Neurocampus
Université de Bordeaux - Domaine de Carreire
146 Rue Léo-Saignat
33077 Bordeaux

The Gut Brain Axis & CNS Disorders


Neurex Workshop




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Museum Kleines Klingental,
Unterer Rheinweg 26
Basel, Switzerland

Bridging Pain and Depression Research

Neurex Workshop

Inscriptions – informations


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Nouveau Patio
Amphithéâtre Alain Beretz
20a, rue René Descartes

Congrès 2017 « la barrière hémato-encéphalique dans tous ses états »

La prochaine journée d’animation scientifique en Neurosciences du Centre INRA de Nouzilly se déroulera les jeudi 16 et vendredi 17 novembre 2017 dans l’amphi A à l’université François-Rabelais, 3 rue des Tanneurs à Tours et sera consacrée à la « barrière hémato-encéphalique dans tous ses états ». Cette manifestation est fortement soutenue et organisée avec la SFR4226 de Neuroimagerie Fonctionnelle, et en collaboration avec la Société d’Etude des Interfaces Sang-Cerveau.


Participation  gratuite. Inscription obligatoire : cliquez ici

avant le 27 octobre prochain.


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Amphi A à l'université François-Rabelais
3 rue des Tanneurs


Technical and conceptual advances for the Study of Neural Networks

GDR Neuralnet

Neurocampus Event

Mini-school : November 20th-22nd, 2017

Meeting : November, 22th-24th, 2017

Inscriptions – Informations


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Collège Doctoral Européen
46 Boulevard de la Victoire

Neurofluidics: Neuroscience & Microfluidics

Neurofluidics is a unique conference at the frontiers of Neuroscience, Computational neuroscience, Microfluidics and Microtechnologies.

The format is a two days conference with speakers from each community and open debates. The purpose is to present the latest available technologies and to share their potential applications in neuroscience.

All participants are invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to write a full paper for consideration in a special issue of IET Nanobiotechnology (subject to peer review).

Registration is mandatory until November 13th and fees to be due until the conference opens.

Details at

Preliminary program:
1 – Molecular analysis in compartmentalized devices
2 – Intracellular trafficking using  microfluidic devices
3 – Recording and stimulating: Recording and stimulating neuronal activity
4 – Structuring neural networks: Chemical and physical approaches
5 – Structuring neural networks: Computational  and pharmacogenetic approaches
6 – Activity recording: devices and network analysis

Keynote speakers:

Meriem Lamghari, INEB, Portugal; Yoonkey Nam, KAIST, Republic of Korea;  Anne M. Taylor, University of North Carolina, USA; Janos Vörös, ETH, Switzerland, Jonathan James West, Univ. Southampton, UK.

Organizing committee:

Thibault Honegger, Frédéric Saudou and Benoit Charlot.

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Minatec Campus


LE CONGRÈS DU SOMMEIL® est organisé par la Société Française de Recherche et Médecine du Sommeil,  et la Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (Groupe Sommeil) en collaboration avec la Société Française des Techniciens du Sommeil.

Il met en avant la nécessaire complémentarité des équipes et la transversalité de cette discipline récente.

Avec plus de 2 900 participants en 2016 à Strasbourg Le Congrès du Sommeil® reste l’évènement de référence de cette discipline transversale et confirme sa place incontournable de lieu d’échanges et de rencontres entre professionnels de la santé, chercheurs, décideurs publics, associations de patients, prestataires de soins à domicile, industriels et fournisseurs de matériel…
Le contenu du programme scientifique, pluridisciplinaire, fait une part importante aux troubles respiratoires du sommeil mais consacre également des sessions aux aspects neurologiques, psychiatriques et chronobiologiques du sommeil…

Consulter le site internet pour plus d’informations.


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Rond Point du Prado
13008 Marseille


Neurocampus Meeting


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5 Allée du Général Rouvillois

24e Rencontres en Toxinologie (RT24) de la Société Française d’Etude des Toxines (SFET)

English version below.

Les 24e Rencontres en Toxinologie (RT24) de la Société Française d’Etude des Toxines (SFET) se dérouleront autour d’un thème au cœur de la recherche actuelle en toxinologie : « Toxines : Biodiversité, Environnement et Evolution ».

Nous vous invitons vivement à y présenter vos résultats, sous forme de communication orale ou par affiche.



The 24th Meeting (RT24) of the French Society of Toxinology (SFET) will focus on a theme at the heart of the current research in toxinology: « Toxins: Biodiversity, Environment and Evolution ».

We invite you to present your results, as an oral communication or a poster.


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Institut Pasteur de Paris


Neurex Meeting




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Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences Humaines d'Alsace (MISHA)
5 Allée du Général Rouvillois

Proteinopathies and Neurodegenerative Disorders (NDD) Symposium

The symposium is organized by 4 institutions – Tech Transfer Consortium (CVT) of AVIESAN, ITMO NNP, PMND and ARIIS – which are highly involved in emerging scientific and medical aspects of this hot topic.

The symposium aims to provide a unique opportunity to bring together leading scientists, clinicians and companies interested in proteinopathies to discuss the latest discoveries and developments of its application in neurodegenerative disorders.

There is a limited number of seats and on-line registration is required. Seats will be granted on a « first come, first served » basis. Do not wait to register!

Join the NDD SYMPOSIUM, and get the great opportunity to exchange, learn, interact and network with colleagues from all over the world!


Visit the congress website for updates and posts

– Open registration & Abstracts submission: 4 October 2017
– Early registration fees deadline: 26 November 2017
– Conference Opening: 18 December 2017

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Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
17 Boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris

France Cerebellum kick-off meeting

Keynote speaker : Nathaniel Sawtell (Columbia University).

Voir le programme


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Collège de France, Paris

Oxytocin – The new love potion?

Its true role as a hormone and neuromodulator and clinical use.


P. Pévet (Strasbourg, France)

M.J. Freund-Mercier (Strasbourg, France)

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Collège Doctoral Européen
46 Boulevard de la Victoire

IBRO – Call for Symposia Proposals: 10th IBRO World Congress

The Call for Symposia is open until 30 April 2018 for the 10th IBRO World Congress that will take place in Daegu, Korea, from 21-25 September 2019.

Congress registration and 5-night accommodation will be covered for the selected applicants.

Proposal submission information

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BNA2019 – what neuroscience would you like to see featured at the festival?

Submission deadline = 12th March 2018

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA), with Neuroscience Ireland (NSI) and the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) as our Festival Partners, is excited to launch the call for proposals for sessions at the 2019 Festival of Neuroscience, being held in Dublin 14-17 April 2019.

What topics, speakers, research and techniques do you want featured at BNA2019?  What did you feel was missing from BNA2017?

The Festival is THE chance to celebrate and share the latest thinking in neuroscience today – and submitting symposia and workshop proposals is YOUR way to influence what it contains!

For full information, guidelines and online submission

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Dublin, Ireland

Recherche thérapeutique et modèles animaux

L’’Académie des sciences et l’’Académie nationale de médecine sont heureuses de vous convier à la conférence-débat  Recherche thérapeutique et modèles animaux qui se tiendra le mardi 10 avril 2018 de 14h30 à 17h00 dans la grande salle des séances.


A cette occasion, Angela Sirigu, Bernard Meunier, Xavier Montagutelli et Pierre Corvol, évoqueront les aspects réglementaires et éthiques de l’’utilisation des modèles animaux ainsi que les progrès médicaux qu’’ils ont permis.

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes au public dans la limite des places disponibles. Si vous souhaitez y assister, nous vous prions de vous inscrire en remplissant notre formulaire en ligne.

Plan d’accès

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Grand salle des séances
Institut de France
23, quai de Conti
75006 Paris

French Club of Glial Cells – Annual Meeting, October 9th, 2018

The annual meeting of the French Club of Glial Cells will be held on October 9th, 2018 in Paris at the Brain & Spine Institute. This meeting will highlight the most recent findings in the glial field and promote scientific exchanges and collaborations among the neuroscience community. Keynote speakers Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Karolinska Institute, Sweden Transcriptional and epigenetic states of oligodendrocyte lineage cells in the central nervous system Giles Hardingham, University of Edinburgh, UK Signalling to and from astrocytes in health and disease Call for Oral/ Poster presentations We welcome submissions of oral and poster presentations from researchers and students. The basic criteria for selection are the scientific quality, the ability of the speaker to present their work to a broad and multidisciplinary audience. Abstracts should include title, list of authors, affiliations and a summary that should not exceed 500 words in length. The scientific committee of the CCG 2018 will review abstracts and notification of acceptance will be sent by June 30th, 2018. Deadline for abstract submission: June 1st, 2018. Abstracts should be sent to Thierry Amédée.

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Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière – ICM, Paris

Eighth International Symposium on Biology of Decision-Making (SBDM)

The Eighth International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making will take place on
May 21-23, 2018 in Paris, France. The objective of this three-day symposium will be
to gather people from different research fields with different approaches
(psychology, economics, ethology, psychiatry, neural, behavioral, computational and
robotics approaches) to decision making.
The symposium will be a single-track, will last for 3 days and will include 6 sessions:
« Learning about the structure of the world to make decisions » (Chair: Chris
Summerfield) ;
« Constructing and deconstructing subjective value » (Chair: Lesley Fellows) ;
« The neuroscience of moral decision-making » (Chair: Miriam Teschl) ;
« Decision-making across cultures and species » (Chair: TBD) ;
« Dealing with uncertainty: exploration and curiosity » (Chair: TBD) ;
« Development and decision-making » (Chair: TBD) ;

April 15, 2018 Deadline for Poster Submission
May 01, 2018 Notification of Poster Acceptance
May 08, 2018 Deadline for Registration
May 21-23, 2018 Symposium Venue


Website, registration, poster submission and detailed program


Téléphone : 01 44 27 28 85

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ICM + ENS + Sorbonne Université + UPMC

Spain & French Ms Meeting – Paris 2017 – Conference on Multiple Sclerosis

Organized by Fondation ARSEP and Esclerosis multiple España

  • 08:30 Registration
  • 09:00 Welcome address by Jean-Frédéric DE LEUSSE
  • 9:10 Actualities in MS predictive markers
  • Chairs: Jean PELLETIER and Alfredo ANTIGÜEDAD
  • 09:20 Hélène ZEPHIR (Lille, France): Clinical markers
  • 09:40 Lucia ROMERO PINEL (Barcelona, Spain): Biological markers
  • 10:00 Aurélie RUET (Bordeaux, France): MRI markers
  • 10:20 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Actualities in progressive MS
  • Chairs: Catherine LUBETZKI and Oscar FERNANDEZ
  • 11:10 José Carlos ÁLVAREZ-CERMEÑO (Madrid, Spain): Physiopathological aspects of MS progression as seen by a clinician
  • 11:40 Bruno STANKOFF (Paris, France): Mechanisms of disability worsening in MS: insight from imaging
  • 12:10 Posters teaser – all themes are welcome!
  • 13:30 Lunch & posters session
  • 15:00 Actualities in neurobiology & immunology
  • Chairs: David LAPLAUD & Manuel COMABELLA
  • 15:10 Luisa María VILLAR GUIMERANS (Madrid, Spain): Physiopathological aspects of MS progression as seen by a clinician
  • 15:40 Violetta ZUJOVIC (Paris, France): Interplay of innate and adaptive immune system to promote demyelination
  • 16:10 Prizes of the best poster and the best teaser
  • 16:30 End of the meeting


Deadline for abstract submission : April 4, 2018

A quick presentation of the abstract will be done by each presenting author during the POSTER’S TEASER.

Deadline for registration (free but mandatory) : May 25, 2018

Information & Registration



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Institut des Cordeliers

Ethique et neurosciences – L’interface homme-machine

En partenariat avec la Société des Neurosciences

Les enjeux des recherches en neurosciences sont de 2 ordres, étroitement liés. Il s’agit d’une part, de relever le défi de dévoiler l’organisation et le fonctionnement de l’organe complexe que représente notre cerveau et plus généralement de notre système nerveux, à toutes les étapes de la vie et dans ses nombreuses fonctions, ouvrant une fenêtre sur la connaissance du soi et de nos comportements. Cette connaissance, en dehors de tout contexte pathologique, permet d’envisager une amélioration de certaines de nos facultés pour favoriser l’épanouissement de la personne (mieux apprendre, communiquer, interagir avec notre environnement, etc.), sans pour autant chercher à dépasser nos limites biologiques comme le prône le transhumanisme. D’autre part, les neuroscientifiques tentent de répondre à des besoins thérapeutiques non satisfaits, avec la nécessité d’apporter de nouvelles options pour combattre les nombreuses atteintes et maladies qui affectent le système nerveux. Les conséquences entravent souvent l’autonomie relationnelle de la personne et altèrent sa qualité de vie. S’y ajoutent les coûts induits par le suivi médical, évalués dans la Communauté Européenne à près de 800 milliards d’Euros, soit plus d’un tiers des dépenses de santé. Devant l’afflux des données issues de la recherche en neurosciences, le développement d’outils permettant d’appréhender et de modifier le fonctionnement du système nerveux, et les implications sociétales de ces avancées, notre responsabilité de neuroscientifique est de soulever les nombreux questionnements éthiques qui se posent. Il convient de faire la part entre utilisation thérapeutique et cosmétique des données, les possibilités effectives et les fantasmes.
L’évocation de ces quelques aspects de la recherche développée dans le champ des neurosciences justifie une approche éthique appropriée. Il convient d’anticiper les conséquences et l’impact sociétal d’évolutions technologiques qui parfois peuvent être considérées intrusives, voire de nature à mettre en cause les libertés individuelles, faute d’un encadrement approprié. L’acceptabilité de ces avancées dont l’intérêt en termes de prévention et de traitements s’avère évident, est conditionné par le souci d’éviter tout risque de dérive ou d’usage inconsidéré. Les États généraux de la bioéthique peuvent favoriser une concertation indispensable entre chercheurs, praticiens, usagers de la santé et société, dans la perspective de développer une approche responsable de l’innovation en neurosciences.


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de 09 h à 17 h 30


Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’Innovation
Amphithéâtre Poincaré, 1, rue Descartes 75005 Paris
Avec la Société des Neurosciences

6th conference of the Association for Research in Neuroeducation

The 6th conference of the Association for Research in Neuroeducation will be held on June 6-8, 2018, at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, and organized by the Laboratory for the Psychology of the Child Development and Education (LaPsyDÉ) at the CNRS and the Paris Descartes University. The first day will consist of general public conferences (in French only) around the topic of « Neuroeducation: a new science for school? », and will aim to share and discuss the latest progress in the field of neuroeducation with students, teachers and other experts in education. The goal of this day will be to strengthen the links between the members of the educational community by facilitating the exchange of ideas and expertise and the dialog between the lab and the school. In addition to conferences given by several researchers in developmental psychology, education sciences and developmental cognitive neuroscience, round table sessions will allow to reflect on the future school.

The scientific symposium will be held over the following two days (Day 2 and 3), and will aim at presenting the findings of researchers who manage to reconcile the constraints of the cognitive neuroscience techniques with the investigation of questions in the field of education at school and at the university. Our keynote speaker will be Bert de Smedt, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL).

For the scientific symposium, we welcome oral presentations submissions and poster submissions from researchers and students working in developmental psychology, education sciences and developmental neuroscience.
The online abstract submission is open until February 28th, 2018.
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length. The full abstract will be reviewed by the conference scientific committee and the result of this review will be communicated on March 28th, 2018.

For more information, visit the ARN 2018 conference website.

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Grand Amphithéâtre de la Sorbonne
75005 Paris

Réunion Francophone sur la maladie d’Alzheimer et Syndromes apparentés

Date limite d’inscription 31 mai 2018 (pour s’inscrire : cliquer ICI)

Le rôle essentiel des patients et des aidants dans la recherche (en partenariat avec les associations de familles et de patients) ;
Les spécificités des patients jeunes de la maladie d’Alzheimer ;
Les stratégies innovantes pour une approche transdisciplinaire de la maladie d’Alzheimer (en association avec le Labex DISTALZ) ;
Les facteurs de risque vasculaires ou métaboliques et les troubles cognitifs (en association avec le FHU VasCog) ;
La stratification et nosographie en recherche clinique et thérapeutique ;
Le « Big Data » et les nouvelles technologies ;
L’actualité en recherche fondamentale ;
Le diagnostic précoce au travers de cas clinico-pathologiques.
Une table ronde sur l’évolution du champ d’action des Centres Mémoire et Centres Mémoire de Ressources et de Recherche, un débat/controverse sur le lien entre diabète et maladie d’Alzheimer et une demi-journée de formation continue sur les démences lobaires fronto-temporales validant le parcours de Développement Professionnel Continu sont également proposés. Une large place est laissée aux communications libres orales et affichées.

Au plaisir de vous recevoir à Lille,

Le comité d’organisation de la RFMASA 2018

Inscriptions & informations

Informations pratiques



The cognitive thalamus

Neurex meeting

Jean-Christophe Cassel & Anne Pereira de Vasconcelos (LNCA, Strasbourg)

The thalamus – the largest diencephalic structure with its about 60 nuclei – has long been considered a structure bidirectionnally relaying information between subcortical and cortical regions. Over the two last decades, some of its nuclei have been recognized as having a major role in various aspects of cognition. Indeed, thalamic lesions are associated with a panel of cognitive dysfunctions including amnesia, aphasia, alterations in executive functions, attention, perseveration… in both neurological patients and animal models. Over the last five years, research in both humans and laboratory animals has provided new support (e.g., 136 research articles and reviews in 2017) pointing to a specific role of some of these thalamic nuclei in the dynamic interactions between limbic structures and cortical areas implicated in cognitive functions (e.g., hippocampus, prefrontal cortex). There will be a particular emphasis on processes underlying functions encompassing, for instance, behavioural flexibility, working memory, memory persistence… Data and arguments presented will come from MRI studies in humans and experimental approaches in animal models, including non human primates.

Detailed programme and registration

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Bâtiment Atrium
16 rue René Descartes
67081 Strasbourg

Workshop in Integrative Approaches in Neurodegeneration

The Workshop in Integrative Approaches in Neurodegeneration is organized in the frame of the FlySMALS consortium, funded by the 2013 JPND Transnational call for “European research projects for Cross-Disease Analysis of Pathways related to Neurodegenerative Diseases”, which come to an end this year. The workshop aims to disseminate and integrate the results of the research consortium with state-of-the-art research in the field, promoting the joint presentation and discussion of relevant research topics by a panel of international experts, including members of other consortia funded through the same JPND call.

The program targets a broad audience of basic, experimental, computational and clinical scientists, in the spirit of the JNPD Cross-Disease Analysis call, aiming to:
promote the analysis of diseases across traditional clinical boundaries
combine fundamental, pre-clinical and clinical experimental approaches  with computational approaches
re-define clinical phenotypes and new approaches in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
identify commonalities and differences molecular pathways underlying neurodegenerative diseases.

The workshop will bring together 20 invited speakers and  50 registered participants, providing an ideal environment for dynamic interactions promoting the exchange of expertise across areas, supporting the conceptual development of novel integrative research approaches that will contribute to the future progress in neurodegenerative disease research. Participants will be able to present their work at a poster section and through short talks from selected abstracts.

Join us in the wonderful city of Lisbon for an exciting inter-disciplinary program at the forefront of neurodegenerative disease research.

Further information.

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École Thématique CNRS

Les canaux et transporteurs ioniques
du fondamental à l’appliqué : approches méthodologiques et concepts émergents

Cette école, ouverte à tous, a pour objectif d’aborder (en théorie et en pratique) concepts émergents et approches multi-méthodologiques pour l’étude des fonctions cellulaires associées aux canaux ioniques, de leurs rôles physiopathologiques et du criblage pharmacologique et phénotypique pour leur ciblage thérapeutique.

Le programme de l’école thématique sera articulé autour de trois grands axes organisés par journée et que les participants, répartis en trois groupes, suivront dans un ordre quelconque. Des séminaires scientifiques sur les applications des concepts et techniques abordés dans chaque axe auront lieu le vendredi matin.

Chaque axe comprendra des présentations des techniques abordées, suivis des ateliers pratiques sur les installations expérimentales.

Ces trois axes se définissent de la façon suivante :

  • AXE 1 – Le canal dans son environnement membranaire : courants ioniques, flux et criblage
  • AXE 2 – Le canal dans son environnement cellulaire : localisation et dynamique
  • AXE 3 – Le canal et ses impacts : migration/prolifération cellulaire et communication intercellulaire

Pour de plus amples informations, consulter le site internet de l’école.

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Laboratoire Signalisations et Transports Ioniques Membranaires (STIM)
CNRS - ERL 7003
Pôle Biologie Santé, Université de Poitiers
1 Rue Georges Bonnet

Communicating Animal Research: Challenges and Opportunities

Dans le cadre du Forum FENS 2018, le FENS Committee on Animals in Research (CARE) et la European Animal Research Association (EARA) invitent les personnes impliquées dans la recherche animale en neurosciences à participer à la session « Communicating Animal Research: Challenges and Opportunities », dimanche 8 juillet, de 12h30 à 13h30.

Cette session sera présidée par Suliann BEN HAMED, membre CARE-FENS et correspondante CARE-Société des Neurosciences.

Voir le programme détaillé


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CityCube Berlin
Berlin ExpoCenter City
Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin, Germany

41st Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society (Neuroscience 2018)-Call for Travel Award Application

The 41st Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society (Neuroscience 2018) will be held at Kobe Convention Center in Hyogo, Japan, from July 26th to 29th, 2018.

Neuroscience 2018 offers Travel Awards to enthusiastic leading non-Japanese neuroscientists traveling from abroad to present high quality papers at the meeting. Applications of young principal investigators and senior postdoctoral fellows are especially encouraged. The funding for travel will be between 40,000-150,000 JPY per award depending on the travel distance. The awardees will also be exempt from the registration fee of the meeting. Those from Asian-Pacific countries are particularly encouraged.

Please be advised that persons from the following countries must apply for the Travel Award through their home Neuroscience Affiliations: China, South Korea, India, and Iran.

– The Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) was founded in 1974. Since then, the membership has increased steadily. With more than 6,300 members in 2017, JNS is now a representative academic society in neuroscience in Japan.

– Neuroscience 2018 under the theme of “New Horizon of Neuroscience” provides a unique opportunity to forge closer links between researchers in different fields and to develop next-generation neuroscientists endowed with a wide perspective.

– Top international and domestic researchers will take this as an opportunity to elucidate the mechanisms of the brain and mind through promotion of a wide range of neuroscience research fields, across clinical medicine and psychology, and to the molecular and cellular biological levels.

– We will also focus our efforts on promoting interaction with relevant professional neuroscience societies in neighboring Asia-Pacific countries, the United States and Europe by organizing joint symposia and providing a financial assistance program to cover travel costs.

– All travel award winners are invited to the International Exchange Meeting for Young Researchers and a get-together party to be held on July 25th, 2018 to facilitate interaction among young researchers from abroad and Japan. In addition, they will be invited to a reception on DAY 2 of the Annual Meeting.

– The Annual Meeting aims at fostering young scientists and promoting collaboration across the globe and various scientific fields including clinical neuroscience. We expect approximately 4,000 participants, including 400 people from overseas.

– The Meeting will be held at Kobe Convention Center, Hyogo.


Application deadline: January 9th, 2018.



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Center in Hyogo, Japan

FENS Regional Meeting 2019, Belgrade – Call for Symposia

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA by September 1st, 2018

The Serbian Neuroscience Society, National Neuroscience Society of Romania and Neuroscience Society of Turkey come together for the first time with the aim of boosting the development of neuroscience in the entire region by organising a meeting with an exciting programme reflecting the latest discoveries and technological developments.

Send your symposium!



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Belgrade, Serbia, July 10-13, 2019

Aging of memory functions: where are we now?


The Bordeaux Neurocampus Conferences are a series 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.

About 20 presentations are given by invited speakers, and the schedule encourages lively discussion, in particular during the poster sessions.

The next congress « Aging 2018 » will be held at the Domaine du Haut Carré in Talence from September 26 to 28, 2018. It will gather members of the international neuroscience community around a central theme: cognitive aging in the absence of AD and the existence of interindividual differences in memory impairment during age.

Further information


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Espace AGORA, Domaine du Haut Carré
Campus de l'Université de Bordeaux
43 rue Pierre Noailles

Viral Manipulation on Monkeys conference


Applying all the recent rodents opto and chemogenetics advances to primates holds great promises for neurophysiology, behavior and preclinic researches. This two days conference will gather worldwide specialists to share their latest results and discuss about the realistic future applications of this new promising field.
All info on

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ICM Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière
Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière
47 Boulevard Hôpital
75013 Paris

1er congrès des CoEN (Center of Excellence on Neurodegeneration)

Le premier congrès des CoEN (Center of Excellence for Neurodegenerative disorders)
aura lieu à Montpellier les  18-19 octobre 2018

Comité Scientifique : Sylvain Lehmann, Audrey Gabelle-Deloustal, Joël Bockaert, Yves Dauvilliers, Carole Crozet, Philippe Amouyel, Joël Ankri, Erwann Bezard, Olivier Blin, Michel Clanet, Bruno Dubois, Etienne Hirsch, Rolland Liblau, Florence Pasquier, Olivier Rascol, Frédéric Saudou, François Tison, Bruno Vellas, Xavier Roucou, Aroa Relano-Gines, Laura Auboyer

Comité d’organisation : Carole Crozet, Sylvain Lehmann, Audrey Gabelle-Deloustal, Lydie Mathevet, Natalia Del Campo, Julie Erraud, Georges Khalil, Marylin Vantard, Maximilien Vanleene, Joan Torrent i Mas, Aroa Relano-Gines Pierre André Lafon, Laura Auboyer, Charlotte Caillot

Programme & informations


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Dialogues entre chercheurs et lycéens

Declics fait dialoguer des chercheurs avec des lycéens cet automne dans une quinzaine de villes de France pour leur faire découvrir la science en train de se faire.Tous les personnels de recherche académique, femmes et hommes, sont encouragés à participer, qu’ils soient francophones ou anglophones, statutaires ou non statutaires, dans toutes les disciplines (directeur de recherche, chargés de recherches, doctorants, post-doctorants, personnels ITA, maîtres de conférence, professeurs d’université…).

Il n’y a rien à préparer (il ne s’agit pas d’une conférence, mais d’une discussion).
Plus de détails sur le dispositif


Symposium Ion Channels and Channnelopathies

9:00 Reception
9:20 Introduction Massimo Mantegazza (IPMC)
9:30 William Catterall (University of Washington, Seattle, USA) Sodium channelopathies in epileptic encephalopathies.
10:10 Holger Lerche (Tubingen, Germany) Mutations and variants of ion channels in monogenic and polygenic epilepsies.

10:40 Coffee Break

11:00 Massimo Mantegazza (IPMC) Differential mechanisms of Epilepsy and Migraine Caused by mutations of sodium channels.
11:20 Martin Krupa (UNS-UCA, Nice, France) Modeling/mathematical analysis of pathological mechanisms of sodium channels’ migraine mutations.
11:40 Pietro Baldelli/Fabio Benfenati (IIT & Univ. Genoa, Italy) Synaptic-axonal crosstalk: PRRT2-Nav pathologies.
12:10 Ana Rita Pereira (IPMC) A two-hit story: seizures and genetic mutation interaction sets phenotype severity in SCN1A/NaV1.1 epilepsies (young speaker).
12:25 General discussion

12:35 Lunch (13:30 Live demo from Nanion)

14:00 William Catterall (University of Washington, Seattle, USA) Defects of protein structure in channelopathies.
14:40 Michael Pusch (CNR, Genoa, Italy) Regulation of volume-sensitive anion LRRC8 channels by oxidation.
15:10 Eric Lingueglia (IPMC) ASIC channels in pain diseases.
15:30 Bruno Cessac (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France) Ion channels and properties of large neuronal networks: a computational study of retinal waves during development.

15:50 Coffee Break

16:10 Philippe Lory (IGF, Montpellier, France) Calcium channels’ dysfunctions in ataxia and epilepsy.
16:40 Florian Lesage (IPMC) Pathophysiology of two-pore domain potassium channels.
17:00 Guillaume Sandoz (IBV, Nice, France) Two-pore domain potassium channels in migraine.
17:20 Marc Borsotto (IPMC) Modulation of Trek1 channels by the peptide spadine: novel therapeutic strategies in pathologies of the nervous system.
17:40 Young Speaker (to be announced) (IPMC)
17:55 General discussion

18:10 End of the symposium


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Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC)
Valbonne - Sophia Antipolis, France

Le Congrès du Sommeil

Avec le parrainage de la Société des Neurosciences

La Société Française de Recherche et Médecine du Sommeil et la Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (Groupe Sommeil) organisent chaque année Le Congrès du Sommeil®.

Ce Congrès accueille et rassemble des experts d’horizons disciplinaires variés pour débattre et échanger sur les innovations en matière de recherche sur le sommeil normal et pathologique, de diagnostic, de prise en charge et de thérapeutiques. Le contenu du programme scientifique, pluridisciplinaire, fait une part importante aux troubles respiratoires du sommeil mais consacre des sessions aux aspects neurologiques, psychiatriques et chronobiologiques du sommeil.

Cette année, 3 symposia de Recherche Fondamentale :

– Modulations des instabilités respiratoires au cours du sommeil.

– Vieillissement, maladies neurodégénératives, et sommeil : le cercle vicieux ?

– Oscillations : sommeil versus éveil.

Le Congrès du Sommeil®, c’est :

– Un programme scientifique complet (conférences, symposia, des ateliers, une conférence de consensus, une journée de 7 formations pré-congrès, etc.).

– Plus de 2700 participants (Techniciens du sommeil, Cliniciens, Chercheurs, Médecins, etc.).

– Un espace d’exposition et des partenaires fidèles !

– Un village du sommeil institutionnel et associatif.

Nouveauté 2018 : la création d’un Village des Start-up !

Informations et inscriptions

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1 boulevard des Cités Unies

25e Rencontres en Toxinologie (RT25) de la Société Française d’Etude des Toxines

The 25th Meeting (RT25) of the French Society of Toxinology (SFET) will focus on a theme at the heart of the current research in toxinology: “Toxins and health : from molecules to organisms”.

We invite you to attend the meeting, or better: present your results as an oral communication or a poster.



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Auditorium François Jacob
Institut Pasteur

13th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society 2019

Deadline for Late Posters:

November 30, 2018


We all look back to a record breaking FENS Forum 2018, and we hope that your society’s members have enjoyed their stay in Berlin.

The next, although smaller event is already under construction: the 13th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society 2019 (March 20 – 23). This neuroscience meeting with more than 1,500 participants is one of the largest in Europe, with a worldwide participation.

Although the deadline for early registration has passed, we exceptionally accept late poster submissions until November 30, 2018. The number of poster submission for 2019 has slightly decreased compared to former years which might be an effect of the FENS Forum. Many of the 1,933 participants from Germany have presented their findings there and may not have enough new data for a new poster. Therefore, there is still some space for posters which we would like to offer to the members of the Societé des Neurosciences to submit late posters. The option of applying for a students’ oral presentation is no longer available.

As FENS members, your society’s members can register at the members rate, i.e. 85 Euro for students and 140 Euro for seniors. Registration fee includes coffee breaks and cold buffets in the evening.

You will find the scientific program and more information at the meeting’s website


Prof. Dr. Eckhard Friauf
President German Neuroscience Society

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Göttingen (Germany)

1st annual meeting – At the frontiers of neuroscience and psychiatry meeting

Registration is free but mandatory.

Places are limited to 200, so register now here to make sure you don’t miss out!

As there is a maximum seating capacity at this facility, attendance must be confirmed here no later than October 15, 2018.

Your confirmation should be e-mailed to AFNP Meeting2018.

Registration and Program



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Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
102-108 Rue de la Santé
75014 Paris


FAST APPROACHING – abstract submission & earlybird reg deadline this

FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER…ensure your members DON’T MISS OUT!

 Abstract deadline: 30th November
Just 4 days away! Please make sure your members don’t miss it
Spread the word.


Earlybird reg deadline: 30th November
Save £55 by registering for BNA2019 by 30th Nov, it’s a no-brainer!
Register now.


Reduced fees for your members
As a partering organisation YOUR members can save up to £125 on registration
How to get reduced fees.


SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT  Deadline 30th November!

See the BNA2019 programme
Watch the Festival trailer
Full details:

Neuralnet2018 – Understanding neural networks: from dynamics to functions

Interested in understanding neural networks?

Electrophysiology – Photonics – Computational Neurosciences

Do not miss NeuralNet2018,
the next meeting of the GDR NeuralNet, 5-7 December 2018, 29 rue d’Ulm, in the heart of Paris

  • a high-level conference with 16 high-profile invited speakers,
  • posters and oral presentations selected on abstract,
  • an intense and friendly meeting of our community,

And of course, the GDR minischool (3-5 December 2018):

Everything your students and postdocs wanted to know about

  • spike sorting,
  • multi-neuronal data analysis,
  • new!: analysis of calcium imaging of neural networks.

More information at the conference website

Registrations have started! Submit your abstract to be a selected speaker!

Invited speakers:

Suliann Ben Hamed (ISC, Lyon)                      Cyril Herry (Neurocampus, Bordeaux)
Francesca Cacucci (UCL, London)                   Sonja Hofer (UCL, London)
Marco Dal Maschio (MPIN, Munich)               Thomas Klausberger (MedUni Wien)
Georges Debregeas (UPMC, Paris)                   Gilles Laurent (MPI Frankfurt)
Stéphane Dieudonné (ENS, Paris)                     Christian Machens (Champalimaud, Lisbon)
Valentina Emiliani (U Paris Descartes, Paris)   Olivier Marre (IDV, Paris)
Michael Halassa (MIT, Cambridge, MA)          Matt Nolan (U Edimburgh)
Guillaume Hennequin (Cambridge, UK)           Lisa Roux (Neurocampus, Bordeaux)

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Ecole Normale Supérieure
29 rue d’Ulm
75005 Paris

14e journée annuelle du Club de Neuroprotection

Cette journée sera consacrée à la Neuro-réparation, Neuro restauration, avec des interventions d’actualité et de haut niveau, et à quelques communications orales libres.

Télécharger le programme

Télécharger la fiche d’inscription


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Amphithéâtre de l’Institut de Myologie
Hôpital de la pitié Salpêtrière

Concours Beautiful Science

En partenariat avec la Société des Neurosciences

Ouverture du concours d’images & sons
Beautiful Science

Parce que la science rime aussi avec beauté, créativité et émerveillement, redécouvrons le monde magnifique et mystérieux qui nous entoure à l’occasion du concours Beautiful Science, le concours d’images & sons lancé par la Société Française de Physique à l’occasion de son prochain Congrès Général.

Parrainé par le collectif OBVIOUS (ces 3 jeunes français à l’origine de la première peinture générée par intelligence artificielle), le concours est ouvert à tous et à toutes les sciences. Son thème « Montrer la science dans ce qu’elle a de plus beau et de plus élégant, de l’infiniment petit à l’infiniment grand ! »

Les meilleures œuvres (photos, vidéos, dessins, pistes audios etc.) seront exposées à la Cité des Congrès de Nantes du 8 au 12 juillet 2019 et publiées sur les sites et dans les revues partenaires.

Pour les lauréat(e)s de nombreux cadeaux sont à gagner : prix spéciaux offerts par la Fondation Nanosciences, l’AFM et l’UdPPC ; places de spectacles, livres, abonnements et plein d’autres surprises !

> Pour participer : rdv sur le site <

Date limite du concours : 19 mai 2019

Cerebellum-Striatum-Hippocampus network

France Cerebellum Club, Ecole Neurosciences, Paris Sorbonne Université

Cerebellum-Striatum-Hippocampus network : bridging the gap between basic Science and Clinical Research.

Peter Strick (University of Pittsburgh)
Denis Hervé (Institut du Fer à Moulin, Paris)
Kamran Khodakhah (A. Einstein College of Medicine, New York)
Daniela Popa (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Samantha Kee (A. Einstein College of Medicine, New York)
Traian Popa (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Cécile Gallea (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, Paris)
Esther Krook-Magnuson (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)
Laure Rondi-Reig (Sorbonne Université, Paris)
Marie Vidailhet (GH Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris)
Tom Otis (University College London)

Sabine Meunier
Laure Rondi-Reig
Daniela Popa
Marie Vidailhet

Registration is free but mandatory.
Fill out the registration form on before February 10th.
Seats are limited (150-170) and will be attributed on a « first come, first served » basis.

You are more than welcome to present your own work at the poster session.

Program :

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Pitié Salpêtrière hospital

Art of Neuroscience competition

The Art of Neuroscience is an international competition open to scientists and artists worldwide. We are looking for striking visualizations related to the field of neuroscience in its broadest sense. Submissions can include images or videos representing actual neural data or tissue, but also more abstract visualizations, sculptures or even musical scores that are in some way related to concepts about nervous tissue, the brain or cognition.


The deadline for this year’s competition is May 15th, 2019.

The winner will be awarded €1000.

Four runners up (honorable mentions) will be selected and awarded a €250 prize.


To submit your work, please register on the website. After registration is validated, you can login to submit your work.



Colloque de la SCMC (Société Cerveau et Maladies Cérébro-Vasculaires)

Date limite de réception des résumés : 1er février
Date limite de réception des dossier pour le prix de thèse : 18 janvier 2019

Que vous soyez chercheur ou étudiant, si vous travaillez sur une thématique liée au cerveau, ce colloque est fait pour vous ! Le congrès annuel de la SCMC aura lieu à la Faculté de Médecine, Pôle Recherche les jeudi 28 et vendredi 29 mars prochains. Les étudiants sont vivement invités à proposer des communications orales. Il aura pour thème cette année le développement et la maturation du système cérébrovasculaire, en conditions physiologiques et pathologiques.

Le programme est divisé en trois demi-journées thématiques : la première est consacrée au développement et à la maturation du système cérébrovasculaire, la deuxième aura pour sujet le vieillissement cérébral pathologique et la dernière les effets du mode de vie sur le vieillissement cérébral. Téléchargez notre pré-programme !

Le prix de l’inscription à la réunion est de 30 euros pour les adhérents étudiants (sur justificatif) et 50 euros pour les adhérents chercheurs, et comprend l’accès à la réunion, les pauses-café et le repas du jeudi midi. Un dîner de gala est organisé le soir du jeudi 28 mars (+ 30 euros). Vous pouvez adhérer lors de l’inscription en ligne.

La réunion sera l’occasion d’écouter les différentes communications orales (10 minutes de présentation – 5 minutes de discussions) et présentations flash (3 minutes, 2-3 diapositives) qui auront été retenues. Cette année, nous permettrons également l’affichage de posters ! Vous trouverez en pièce jointe le fichier pour la rédaction de vos résumés.

Le conseil d’administration de la SCMC offrira en 2019 : deux prix de communication (présentation orale et poster), en plus du prix de thèse. La date limite de réception des résumés est fixée au 1er février 2019.

Le prix de thèse annuel de la Société d’un montant de 600 euros sera également attribué à une personne dont les travaux auront contribué à développer les connaissances sur le cerveau et les maladies cérébrovasculaires. Les conditions de candidature sont les suivantes :

•    Avoir moins de 35 ans
•    Être membre de la SCMC, à jour de sa cotisation
•    Être doctorant(e) inscrit(e) en dernière année de thèse ou thèse soutenue depuis 1 an maximum
•    Présentation des travaux lors de la journée du 29 mars 2019
Date limite de réception des dossier pour le prix de thèse : 18 janvier 2019

Les résumés et les candidatures pour le prix de thèse sont à envoyer à l’adresse suivante : (merci d’indiquer comme objet du mail : « Résumé SCMC 2019 » et « Prix de thèse 2019 », respectivement).

L’assemblée générale de la Société sera ouverte à tous les membres à jour de leur cotisation 2019.
La date-limite d’inscription au colloque est fixée au vendredi 14 mars 2018, sur le site internet uniquement :


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Faculté de Médecine, Pôle Recherche, Lille

Réunion du Club des Ganglions de la Base

• 8h30 – 8h50h : Accueil des participants


• 8h50 – 9h : Présentation du CGB par sa présidente, Véronique Sgambato


• 9h – 10h : Présentation par de jeunes scientifiques de leur travaux de doctorat ou post-doctorat (chaque présentation : 5 minutes + 5 minutes de questions)

Modérateurs : Eric Burguière & Nicolas Mallet

9h – 9h10: Emilie Faggiani (Bordeaux) “Controlled neural organoids grafting promotes functional recovery in experimental parkinsonism”.

9h10 – 9h20 : Cassandre Vielle (Marseille) “ Role of STN in the behavior of intracranial auto-stimulation”.

9h20 – 9h30 : Sirenia Lizbeth Mondragon (Paris) “Closed-loop optogenetic excitation of striatal parvalbumin interneurons to prevent compulsive behaviors”.

9h30 – 9h40: Arnaud Pautrat (Grenoble) “ Processing of nociceptive information in the parabrachial nuclus, SNr and STN in parkinsonian rat models”.

9h40 – 9h50 : Margaux Teil (Bordeaux) “Zinc dyshomeostasis and effect of zinc ionophore Clioquinol in models of Parkinson’s Disease”.

9h50 – 10h : Gisela Zalcman (Grenoble) “Procedural memory and dynamics of striatal networks”.


• 10h – 10h30 : Pause-café


• 10h30 – 11h30 : Suite des présentations (chaque présentation : 5 minutes + 5 minutes de questions)

Modérateurs : Elodie Fino & Benjamin Dehay

10h30 – 10h40 : Lorena Delgado (Bordeaux) “Cellular and synaptic alterations of SNr neurons in experimental models of Parkinson’s disease”.

10h40 – 10h50 : Gwenäelle Laverne (Marseille) “Modulation of corticostriatal transmission by striatal cholinergic interneurons in normal and parkinsonian conditions: electrophysiology and optogenetics approaches ex vivo”.

10h50 – 11h : Thibault Dufourd (Grenoble) “MicroRNAs in impulsive behaviors as potential markers for impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s disease”.

11h – 11h10 : Eliana Lousada (Paris) “Characterization of cortico-striatal myelination in the context of pathological repetitive behaviour”.

11h10 – 11h20 : Marie-Laure Arotçarena (Bordeaux) “TFEB-driven expression prevents neurodegeneration in a multiple system atrophy mouse model”.

11h20 – 11h30 : Jonathan Pesce (Marseille) “Role of striatal cholinergic interneurons in the striatal microcircuitry”.

• 11h30 – 12h30 : Assemblée Générale et Clôture de la réunion


Contact :

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8h30 - 12h30


Casino Municipal
1 avenue Edouard VII

The spinal cord: basic research to clinical practice

8h30 – 9h00 : Registration / Check in

9h00 – 9h10 : Welcome and Introduction


Keynote Speakers:

  • 9h10 – 9h50 : Gareth Miles (University of St Andrews)

« Functional analyses of human iPSC-based models of ALS reveal potential pathogenic mechanisms »

  • 9h50 – 10h30 : John Martin (City College of New York)

« Modulating neural activity to repair the corticospinal system after spinal cord injury »


Motor session

  • 10h50 – 11h15 : Nicolas Wanaverbecq (Marseille, INT)

« Do CSF contacting neurons modu- late spinal motor network in the mouse? »

  • 11h15 – 11h40 : Patrick Decherchi (Marseille, ISM)

« Biomaterials for spinal cord repair »

  • 11h40 – 12h05 : Pierre Hugue Roche (Marseille, APHM)

« Early management of spinal cord injury – where do we stand »

  • 12h05 – 12h30 : Marjorie Kerzoncuf (Marseille, INT)

« Management of spasticity after spinal cord injury: current techniques and future directions ».


Imaging session

  • 14h00 – 14h25 : Christophe Leterrier (Marseille, INP)

“The nano-architecture of the axonal cytoskeleton revealed by superresolution imaging»

  • 14h25 – 14h50 : Hervé Rigneault (Marseille, Institut Fresnel)

“Coherent Raman imaging: tech- niques and applications in neurosciences.”

  • 14h50 – 15h15 : Franck Debarbieux (Marseille, INT)

”Intravital dynamic imaging of neuroinflamma- tory cellular events following implantation of a neuroprosthesis in the traumatized spinal cord”

  • 15h15 – 15h40 : Guillaume Duhamel (Marseille, CRMBM)

“In vivo measurement of the myelin by inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT)”


Sensory session

  • 16h10 – 16h35 : Cyril Rivat (Montpellier, Institut des neurosciences)

« Functional interaction between μ opioid and FLT3 receptors in sensory neurons produces analgesic tolerance and hyperalgesia »

  • 16h35 – 17h00 : Emmanuel Bourinet (Montpellier, IGF)

« Low threshold voltage gated calcium channels regulates pathologi- cal integration of neuropathic pain in spinal dorsal horn circuits »

  • 17h00 – 17h25 : Matilde Cordero-Erausquin (Strasbourg, INCI)

« Implication of the cortico-spinal pathway in sensory- motor control »

  • 17h25 – 17h50 : Aziz Moqrich (Marseille, IBDM)

« Functional significance of primary sensory neurons diversity: A focus on chronic pain »


18h00 : Wine & Cheese


> Click here to see our flyer

> Registration contact:

> Scientific committee: Frédéric Brocard, Virginie Callot, Aziz Moqrich and Geneviève Rougon

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8h30 - 18h00


Institut Neurosciences Timone
27 boulevard Jean Moulin

MS 2019 : conference on multiple sclerosis

50 years of international & collaborative research

Organized by Fondation ARSEP


08:30 Registration


09:00 Jean-Frédéric DE LEUSSE (President of ARSEP Foundation): Welcome address


9:10 Catherine LUBETZKI (Paris, France) : 50 years of actions of ARSEP Foundation


9:30 Immunology

Chair: Hartmut WEKERLE (Martinsried, Germany) – An introductive presentation to 50 years of immunology

9:45 Roland LIBLAU (Toulouse, France) & Britta ENGELHARDT (Bern, Switzerland): Focus on T cell: endothelial cell interactions in neuroinflammation


10:25 Coffee break


10:55 Clinical Research

Chair: Sandra VUKUSIC (Lyon, France) – An introductive presentation to 50 years of clinical research

11:10 Emmanuelle LERAY (Rennes, France) & Elaine KINGWELL (Vancouver, Canada): Effect of beta-interferon treatment on survival with MS: A France –  Canada collaborative study


11:50 Posters teaser*

Chair: Jean PELLETIER (Marseille, France) & Pierre-Olivier COURAUD (Paris, France)


12:50 Lunch & posters session


14:50 Neurobiology

Chair: Bernard ZALC (Paris, France) – An introductive presentation to 50 years of neurobiology

15:05 Fabian DOCAGNE (Caen, France) & Diego CLEMENTE (Toledo, Spain): From Blood-brain barrier protection to remyelination: French-Spanish connection in MS research


15:45 Imaging

Chair: Isabelle BERRY (Toulouse, France) – An introductive presentation to 50 years of imaging

16:00 Bruno STANKOFF (Paris, France), Bertrand KUHNAST (Orsay, France) & Federico TURKHEIMER (London, UK): PET imaging of neuroinflammation and remyelination in MS: from methodological optimizations to a novel conception of disability worsening


16:40 Prizes for the best poster and the best teaser


16:50 End of the meeting


Organizing committee : Scientific Committee of ARSEP Foundation



ARSEP Foundation offers meeting « travel grants » to help young researchers to defray the costs of their travel expenses to reach Paris and their accommodation for one night.

Applicants must submit a poster as first author and presented it on the day of the meeting.

See all the requirements on the website.



This short presentation is for doctoral & post-doctoral researchers only. The presentation will last from 60 to 120 minutes (time for each presentation will be the same but the duration will be indicate later).

Person interested in doing such a presentation have to indicate on the website when they put on their abstract.

Even if the researcher participates to the teaser, he/she has to present a poster during the posters’ session



Deadline for abstract submission : March 26, 2019

Deadline for registration (free but mandatory) : May 20, 2019


Information & Registration (on line) : visit our website.



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8h30 - 16h50


Institut des Cordeliers

Dynamics of the brain: temporal aspects of computation

The brain is an extraordinarily complex dynamical system whose critical operations run over timescales ranging from the sub-millisecond (e.g., auditory perception), to the circadian (e.g., sleep and homeostatic phenomena), to weeks and years (e.g., learning and memory). Brain circuits express collective properties that can be detected macroscopically, such as traveling waves or oscillations, but recent developments also reveal, through large scale recordings of neuron populations, smaller-scale spatiotemporal phenomena such as transient dynamics (spatio-temporal multi-neuronal activation patterns in response to odours, in preparation for action, in “replay » during sleep). Those dynamics suggest strong constraints on the orchestration of activity in brain circuits. This conference will explore experimental and theoretical approaches to understand the underpinnings of such dynamics and their relevance for computation in the brain.


Organised by FENS in collaboration with Lundbeck Foundation, awarder of The Brain Prize,  these bi-annual conferences bring together outstanding researchers in key areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.




Gilles Laurent, MPI Brain  Research, Frankfurt, Germany

Ila Fiete, MIT, USA



For enquiries and press registration, please contact:

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Rungstedgaard, Denmark

28th International Conference on Neuroscience and Neurochemistry

28th International Conference on Neuroscience and Neurochemistry scheduled during June 13-14, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain is a unique forum where the global researchers share their leading research work in neuroscience and it’s interdisciplinary for the better health care of the society.
The conference is systemized on the theme « Dynamic Challenges and Approaches in Neuroscience and Neurochemistry » that covers – Neuroscience and Neurological Disorders, Neurochemistry, neurology, neurosurgery and many more.

The deadline for early bird would be March 21, 2019 and final registration would be June 13, 2019.

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Barcelona, Spain

7th Mediterranean Neuroscience Conference

La 7th Mediterranean Neuroscience Conference se tiendra à Marrakech au Maroc. Après Malte en 2017, Pula en Sardaigne en 2015, Istanbul en 2012 et Alexandrie en 2009, la Société Méditérranéenne de Neurosciences (MNS) a décidé de nous confier l’organisation de cet évènement dans un pays sud-méditerranéen afin de faciliter la participation des Neuroscientifiques du Sud et d’Afrique. Ce congrès international attire de plus en plus de participants du monde entier puisque nous avons reçu 71 propositions de symposiums avec des orateurs de 33 pays différents.



Site internet MNS

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Marrakech, Maroc


Neuroscience is one of the fastest-growing disciplines, which has reached unprecedented size and diversity. Given the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience, interaction between different sub-disciplines is a key to advance the field.

ENCODS 2019 aims to offer a unique platform for early-career neuroscientists from different backgrounds to interact with both international renowned scientists and fellow students. We believe that bringing together neuroscientists around the world will foster discussions, collaborations, and to prepare early-career researchers to embrace future opportunities and challenges. ENCODS 2019 features talks by world-leading neuroscientists, workshops on transferable skills, PhD talks, poster sessions, and career talks.


Start your application

Application deadline extended: 15 March 2019

The main target participants are PhD students in neuroscience-related disciplines from around the world, although people with strong interests in neuroscience from other early-career stages are also encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, and would like to offer travel grants and fee waivers for those in need.


The event will take place at The Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom on 24th-25th June 2019.


For enquiries, please contact:

Follow ENCODS 2019 on social media   

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The Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom

LiCEND Summer School 2019: Experimental Models for Neurodegenerative Disease: From Cells to Model Organisms

The objectives of the LiCEND Summer School are to present a large selection of experimental models and technological applications dedicated to the investigation of neurodegenerative diseases.


The LiCEND Summer School 2019 is based on the expertise of the Lille neuroscientists’ teams as well as highly-skilled international and French specialists. Gathering of such experts allows to propose an attractive and innovative training to the (future) researchers on neurodenegerative diseases.


Objectives: to present a large selection of experimental models and technological applications dedicated to the investigation of neurodegenerative diseases.


Currently, different experimental models are used to study the neurodegenerative mechanisms and associated processes, such as normal ageing, and to investigate a large variety of parameters: genetic and environmental factors,  impact of metabolism, interaction with the immune system, cellular and molecular mechanisms, molecular screening, evaluation of therapeutic strategies… It is crucial to keep this in mind and to choose accordingly for each research project, which model(s) would be the most appropriate to fulfill the needs but also to know their limits (scientific relevancy, available tools and technologies, costs…).


The LiCEND Summer School 2019 “Experimental approaches to study neurodegenerative disorders in biology: from the cell dish to the model organisms” aims to provide students and professionals, a global view of experimental models of neurodegeneration with their respective “pro” and “cons” aspects.


Each session will be organized around one type of experimental models with 2 to 4 talks given by recognized specialists. The 3R rules have been considered while building those sessions, presenting alternative models to replace animals  or allowing researcher to refine their experimentation by choosing the most efficient models to explore neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Cellular models
  • Invertebrae models (C. Elegans, drosophila)
  • Zebrafish model
  • Small mammals models (mouse and rat)
  • Large mammals models


Application open until the 26/06/2019 _ Early bird fee until the 30/04/2019

Limited number of application: 60


> More information on our website

> Discover the program

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Faculté de Médecine de Lille – “Pole Formation”
2 Avenue Eugène Avinée
59120 - Loos


On behalf of the ISCBFM President and the Local Organizing Committee, we invite the members of the French Neuroscience Society to join us at YOKOHAMA BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2019, the 29th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function and the 14th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET to be held in Yokohama, Japan from July 4th – 7th 2019. Following the tradition of previous meetings, BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2019 will cover numerous aspects within the area of neuroscience research, particularly those related to brain function and metabolism, cerebral blood flow, the function of the neurovascular unit and the blood-brain barrier, brain imaging, brain repair, and cerebrovascular pathology.

Our goal is to present the state-of-the art and novel discoveries that will increase our understanding of brain function under physiological and pathological conditions through basic, translational, and clinical investigation. Leading scientist in these fields, members of the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM, and other exceptional scientists will participate as in our previous biannual meetings. The program committee is actively working to create an engaging scientific program that will be of interest to scientists working in all fields of neuroscience, from basic to clinical and applied research.

Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan, is located next to Tokyo along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. The city has long prospered as an international port city trading with foreign countries that opened to the world in 1859, as it had favorable facilities to host ships from abroad. Since that time, Yokohama has been vigorously acquiring new cultures and information from other countries, and it developed a reputation as the source for new information from abroad that was disseminated around Japan, hence its nickname as the birthplace of Japan’s modern culture.

For full information, guidelines and online submission:

Informations  : E-mail




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Yokohama, Japan

2019 Neurodynamics Symposium

First Edition of Neurodynamics Symposium in Grenoble !!

Recent technologies have made it possible to study the in-vivo physiology of neurons, the dynamics of large scale neuronal ensembles and the neural circuits that connect different structures…

but how do these give rise to different brain functions?

This symposium aims to link three components: conceptual expertise, computational modeling and state-of-the-art methodologies, to advance our understanding of brain functions related to cognition and motivation.

The program will enclose poster sessions, oral presentations selected on abstract and oral talks of invited speakers (preliminar program to be announced soon!).

When? 4-5 July, 2019

Where? Maison Minatec Conference Center, Grenoble, France


REGISTRATION OPENING and ABSTRACT SUBMISSION : 1st February 2019 – May 15th 2019

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FENS Regional Meeting 2019

Jointly organized by the Neuroscience Societies of Serbia, Romania and Turkey,

the FRM 2019 will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 10 to 13 July 2019


It is our great pleasure to announce that the next FENS Regional Meeting, FRM2019, will be in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The meeting will be jointly organised by the Neuroscience Societies of Serbia, Romania and Turkey.
These three societies come together for the first time with the aim of boosting the development of neuroscience in the entire region by organising a meeting with an exciting  programme reflecting the latest discoveries and technological developments.


The last FENS regional meeting was held in Pécs, Hungary, 20-23 September 2017 and organised by the Hungarian Neuroscience Society. Its excellent mix of scientific, social and outreach events attracted nearly 900 participants.


FENS Regional Meetings are national or regional scientific meetings organised by FENS member societies with strong FENS support. FRMs are biennial meetings and alternate with the FENS Forums.


Deadline for abstract submission and early registration extension – 1 May 2019


> Discover the preliminary programme

> More information on our website


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The Crowne Plaza Belgrade
Vladimira Popovica 10
11070 Belgrade, Serbia

Advanced Photonic Imaging in Neuroscience 2019

Au cours des dernières décennies, l’imagerie photonique et ses différentes applications ont connu des développements importants qui en font aujourd’hui des outils indispensables à la recherche en neurosciences, que ce soit pour l’exploration anatomique ou fonctionnelle sur des modèle in vitro ou in vivo. L’objectif premier du Colloque « Advanced Imaging in Neuroscience (APIN 2019) » est de présenter à la communauté des neurosciences les dernières avancées et applications dans le domaine et de réunir des chercheurs nationaux et internationaux autour d’un événement majeur et ainsi permettre des échanges et la mise en place de collaboration future. L’événement s’adresse également à des jeunes chercheurs (Doctorants et Postdoctorants) en leur permettant de présenter leur travaux, d’élargir leur réseau et de rencontrer de futurs employeurs.


Inscription au Congrès APIN du 18 mars 2019 au 17 mai 2019

sur Azur Colloque : cliquez ici


> Découvrez le programme du colloque.

> Plus d’informations sur notre site web.

> Contact :


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Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone
Campus Timone

IBPS Summer School on Endocrine Disruptors

The Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine organizes an international summer school targeted primarily, but not exclusively, at PhD students and post-docs on the topic of endocrine disruptors.


Targeted primarily to PhD students and post-docs, this summer school will present the theory and practice on Endocrine Disruptors. During 5 days of lectures and practival work, participants will acquire a better approach and visibility on the endocrine disruption research.


Deadline for application: April 30, 2019



Invited lecturers:

  • Jean-Philippe Antignac (Laberca, Nantes)
  • Nicolas Cabaton (INRA, Toulouse)
  • Nicolas Chevalier (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis)
  • Barbara Demeneix (Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
  • Jean-Baptiste Fini (Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
  • Fabien Jourdan (INRA, Toulouse)
  • Laura Maxim (Sorbonne Université, Paris)
  • Sakina Mhaouty Kodja (IBPS, Sorbonne Université, Paris) Cécile Michel (Anses, Paris)
  • David Siaussat (Sorbone Université, Paris)
  • Catherine Viguié (INRA, Toulouse)


Organizing committee:

  • Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Inserm, IBPS, Neuroscience Paris-Seine
  • Catherine Viguié, Toxalim INRA/ENVT/INP/UPS, Toulouse
  • Jean-Baptiste Fini, CNRS, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Evolution des Régulations Endocriniennes, Paris
  • Hervé Chneiweiss, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Inserm, IBPS, Neuroscience Paris-Seine
  • Hélène Hardin-Pouzet, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Inserm, IBPS,Neuroscience Paris-Seine, IBPS
  • Héloïse Hervé, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, IBPS, Chargée de communication de l’IBPS
  • Françoise Commercy, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, IBPS, gestionnaire
  • Isabelle Tratner, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, IBPS, Déléguée aux affaires scientifiques de l’IBPS


> More information on our website

> Flyer IBPS Summer School on Endocrine Disruptors

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Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine, Pierre et Marie Curie Campus, Sorbonne University
7-9, quai Saint Bernard, 75005, Paris, France

Public cible

Limited to 16 participants

Moyens de paiement

180 € (includes costs of accommodation, breakfast and lunch, as well as the gala dinner)

XVI European Biological Rhythms Society Congress

This year’s congress will bring together the top chronobiologists and sleep experts from around the world. They will tell us all about their most recent findings and best scientific stories, and what to expect in the future, in chronobiology and chronomedicine. The topics will cover molecular biology, non-visual photobiology, chrononutrition, chronomolecules, metabolism, imaging, mathematical modelling, big data, machine learning, shift work, cancer… And more!

The meeting will also be a unique opportunity to share your ideas, benefit from exchanges and discussions with colleagues, and disseminate your own results on a worldwide stage. Trainees and early-career researchers will be offered a five-star Trainee Day with the best researchers in the field!


Where is this happening? In beautiful Lyon, France’s second city, an energetic metropolis and an ancient capital with a superb old town.


We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Lyon in August 2019!


Claude Gronfier, Congress Chair

Debra J. Skene, EBRS President

Yoshitaka Fukada, JSC President


> More information on our website

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Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Domaine de la Buire – Site Laennec
7 rue Guillaume Paradin
69008 Lyon

NeuroBridges2019 summer school

NeuroBridges2019 is a summer school which will take place between September 8 and September 19, 2019 in Cluny, France. The school will provide an overview of theoretical and experimental frameworks used to study a variety of decision making processes. It will cover a different model systems from rats to humans and a plethora of decision making mechanisms.
Another objective of Neurobridges is to bring together Mediterranean and Middle Eastern scientists, in order to promote scientific cooperation between young researchers from these countries. The organizers of NeuroBridges are convinced that such scientific collaborations can lead to personal relations, which eventually may alleviate the political distress in the Middle East.

For more information and application: visit our website.

NeuroBridges is co-organized by Ahmed El Hady (Princeton Neuroscience Institute, USA), Yonatan Loewenstein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) and David Hansel (CNRS, Paris, France).


Merav Ahissar (Hebrew U.)

Rafal Bogacz (Oxford)

Thomas Boraud (CNRS)

Mathew Diamond (SISSA)

Ido Erev (Technion)

Mehdi Khamassi (CNRS)

Najib Majaj (NYU)

Contact us:

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Le Centre de Conférences Internationales de Cluny (CCIC)
71 250 - Cluny

Public cible

The school is intended for graduate students and postdocs, primarily (but not only) from the Middle East and the Mediterranean region either working in their home countries or abroad.
Applicants should have some background in related fields in neuroscience or cognitive psychology.

Moyens de paiement

All costs of registration and accommodation will be covered by the organizers.

7th International Conference on Brain Disorders and Therapeutics

7th International Conference on Brain Disorders and Therapeutics
September 19-20, 2019 | Brussels, Belgium


The conference will gather 50+ researchers, scientists, students, and business delegates and will consists of talks about the concept and developments of treatments and therapies of neurological disorders.


The conference theme is « Discovering methods to combat against brain complications ». Our current plan is to host this conference for 2 days with around 40 presentations of scientific value along with delegate participation. We welcome all the researchers/doctors/academicians/students to join us and share your knowledge and views of your current research within the scope of this area.


Oral presentations, poster competition, YRF, symposiums/workshops are the hallmarks of our event.


> Discover the scientific program

> More information on our website


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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

48th Meeting of the European Brain and Behavior Society

  • Scientific Programme

By attending EBBS 2019, you will meet carefully selected, top class scientists who have been influencing Behavioral Neuroscience, as well as emerging young investigators who will shape the future of the field.

With exciting scientific plenary sessions, the meeting will focus on the relationships between brain and behaviour in health and disease.

> Click here to see the programme at a glance

> Click here to see the list of plenary speakers


  • Registration & Abstract Submission are now open

Please see the website for registration fees, abstract guidelines and to access the online forms.

> Click here to see the registration fees and guidelines

> Click here to read the abstract submission guidelines


  • Key Dates to Remember

Abstract Submission Deadline : 31 March 2019

Early Registration Fee Deadline : 30 April 2019


> Click here to download the EBBS 2019 brochure


Visit the EBBS 2019 website for details & further updates.

In case of any questions, contact us!

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Prague Congress Centre
5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4
Czech Republic

CENTURI 2019 scientific meeting

CENTURI 2019 scientific meeting will be an interdisciplinary workshop focusing on « Self-organization in multicellular systems ». It is designed to gather scientists developing experimental, theoretical as well as modelling approaches in the search for principles that underlie the similar spatial and temporal organisation and dynamics across scales and biological contexts.


The meeting will take place in Cargèse (Corsica, France) from September 30 to October 4, 2019. The workshop is a unique opportunity to foster new collaborations and exchange about a wide range of topics in life science, especially cell biology and biophysics, developmental biology, neuroscience and immunology.


The event will tackle the spatial and temporal patterns across scales found in biological systems (such as cell migration and tissue morphogenesis, cell polarization and cell movement) and will try to answer to several questions such as How do such spatial and temporal dynamics arise? What are the respective contributions of biological control and self-organization?


CENTURI 2019 scientific meeting will include talks given by high level invited speakers from all over the world, as well as short talks and poster sessions.


Registrations to CENTURI 2019 scientific meeting are open until July 30, 2019.

To give a short talk or present a poster, please submit your abstracts before May 31, 2019.


> More information on our website

> Download the event’s poster

> Registration / abstract submission


© C. Bertet & T. Lecuit (IBDM)

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Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse
Menasina D81
20130 Cargèse
Corsica, France

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



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.

12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience


The FENS Forum of Neuroscience is Europe’s largest international neuroscience meeting. The Forum scientific programme covers all domains in modern brain research.



With 56 parallel symposia, more than 3,500 abstracts and 20 plenary and special lectures, the FENS Forum covers neuroscience from basic to translational research.


Proposal deadline : 20 May 2019


> Submit a proposal !

> Discover the first confirmed faculty

> More information on our website


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SEC Centre
Exhibition Way,
Glasgow G3 8YW, UK