The Heart and Brain Symposium

The Heart and Brain Symposium that will be held on June 28-30, 2018 in Chicago, USA. The Heart & Brain Symposium offers a comprehensive guide to primary and secondary cardioembolic stroke prevention and other heart-brain conditions. Highlights will include interactive case studies on complicated patients that requires teamwork across the cardiology and neurology departments. The symposium will be the ideal meeting point for the important exchange of knowledge and expertise between Cardiology and Neurology.

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Human Brain Project Education workshop - Cognitive systems for non-specialists

The Education Programme Office of the Human Brain Project is organising the workshop‚ HBP Curriculum workshop series – 'Cognitive systems for non-specialists‘, which will take place from 13-15 March 2018 in Munich, Germany.


Cognitive systems are devices that are designed to mimic cognitive skills of higher developed biological organisms at varying levels of complexity and performance. The goal of this course is to provide a definitive introduction to the theory of cognitive systems. Drawing from advances in brain research, the topic is approached from a computational-neuroscientific perspective rather than an abstract-psychological one, bridging the gap between the physical structure of the brain and the logical organization of its cognitive capabilities. Special focus is put on the role of robotics as a means to ground cognitive function in bodies that physically interact within different types of environments.


More information may be found at: .

Application deadline: 17 January 2018 .

41st Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society

The 41st Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society (Neuroscience 2018) will be held at Kobe Convention Center, Hyogo, Japan from July 26th to 29th, 2018. The organizers offer Travel Awards to enthusiastic leading non-Japanese investigators 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.

More information about the meeting may be found here . The Travel Awards Application deadline is January 9th, 2018 at 12:00 JST.


Japan Neuroscience Society Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience

We have been informed that the Japan Neuroscience Society is looking for nominees for the Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience.

The Award was established to commemorate the outstanding achievements in developmental neuroscience of the late Professor Joseph Altman, who discovered the adult neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex and received the International Prize for Biology from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan in 2012. Dr. Shirley A. Bayer, Dr. Altman’s widow, offered to make a donation to the JNS to fund the award to honor the scientists in the field of developmental neuroscience. Accordingly, the Award recognizes young researchers who have made remarkable achievements in this field.
The JNS is now announcing the second call for applications for the Award, and will accept applications from all over the world. Further information may be found at  .

Free online course (MOOC)

Aix-Marseille University and INSERM invite you to take the free online course (MOOC) entitled "Cellular Neurophysiology: how neurons communicate" (in English), by C. Hammond, starting October 3rd, 2017. Information and free registration on the France Université Numérique (FUN) platform:

Adult Neurogenesis 2018

A non-profit meeting on Adult Neurogenesis will be held on May 2-4, 2018 at the Centre for Regenerative Therapies in Dresden (Germany). This meeting will be the 5th in the Adult Neurogenesis series chaired by Prof Gerd Kempermann.


Talk abstracts: February 2, 2018
Poster abstracts: March 11, 2018

For more see: LINK

12th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)

12th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on March 22-25, 2018  Chairmen of the Congress are: Prof. Amos Korczyn and Prof. Jarosław Sławek

You are invited to visit the Congress website for further information: 

Organizers would like to offer PNS members with a significant REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE see: LINK

Deadlines: Abstract submission: January 6, 2018; Early registration: February 9, 2018

20th International Neuroscience Winter Conference

20th International Neuroscience Winter Conference will be held in Sölden, Austria, April 11th – 15th, 2018

This conference has been established as a high-quality meeting on contemporary neuroscience for many years. For the 20th conference we aim at topping previous programs by inviting most distinguished neuroscientists as keynote speakers and select high-quality symposia.

Upcoming Deadlines:

Symposia Proposals: July 30th, 2017
Abstracts: Feb. 23rd, 2018
Online registration closes: Mar. 30th, 2018

For more see: LINK