The following upcoming events in different regions are sponsored by IBRO’s different Regional Committees (RC): Latin America (IBRO-LARC) is holding a webinar on Diversity and Inclusion, Africa (IBRO-ARC) is sponsoring the 2021 SONA conference (Society of African Neuroscientists), the US and Canada (IBRO-USCRC) is providing stipends for participation in the (INS) International Neuroethics Society’s annual meeting, and Europe (IBRO-PERC) is supporting the SENC (Spanish Society of Neuroscience) bi-annual meeting.


The IBRO-LARC free webinar on “Inclusion and Diversity in Latin American Neuroscience” is part 4 of the IBRO Global Neuroscience Horizons Webinar Series.

On 2 December 2021, at 11:30 Santiago time (15:30 Paris time), the panellists will discuss the main Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) hurdles faced by the neuroscience community originally from and/or still based in the region, some of which are distinctive of Latin America and others which are of global concern.

IBRO-LARC members, as representatives of the present generation of neuroscientists, men and women alike, feel responsible for providing a field of equal opportunities for the upcoming generations, and this commitment inspired the initiative to conduct a study on the topic of gender.

The study, published in IBRO Neuroscience Reports, is the basis for this wider discussion on the wider Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) perspectives of Latin America.

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From 27th-30th October 2021, the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is hosting the 15th Society of Neuroscientists of Africa Conference, in collaboration with the Ghana Neuroscience Society, in Accra, Ghana. The SONA2021 is themed: “Neurological disease in contemporary Africa”.

IBRO President Tracy L. Bale is attending the conference and will be giving the keynote address on 27th October and hosting the IBRO alumni cocktail event, together with the IBRO Africa Regional Committee (IBRO-ARC).

This event brings to Ghana, for the first time, an exciting list of internationally distinguished speakers covering diverse areas of brain research, with a special focus on topics of particular relevance to Africa and its scientific development. It is being organized in a hybrid format and will be attended by over 500 neuroscientists and neurologists globally. 

Conference website

The INS Annual Meeting on 4-5 November 2021 will focus on the theme: ‘Social Justice at the Center: Shaping the Future of Neuroethics.’ Social justice describes the project of promoting equity across geographic, economic, social, and cultural boundaries. In neuroethics, a focus on social justice motivates discussions of the value assumptions in neuroscience research; the norms of mental health and wellbeing; the accessibility and relevance of neuroscience innovations; among other questions.

The meeting seeks to engage the different communities and disciplines that make up the field of neuroethics in order to learn from one another and to work together to foster justice and equity in the brain sciences. This is why IBRO-USCRC is offering registration stipends for people attending from minority-serving institutions in the United States, non-U15 Universities in Canada, or those who reside in under-resourced countries (defined as low- and middle-income economies by the World Bank).

The International Neuroethics Society has been encouraging and inspiring research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science since 2006. IBRO endorses the Society’s mission and purpose to support scholars, scientists, clinicians and other professionals who share an interest in the social, legal, ethical and policy implications of advances in neuroscience.  


The Spanish Society of Neuroscience will be welcoming participants to its 19th Annual Meeting, which will be held on 3-5 November 2021 at the Palacio de Congresos de Lleida, Spain (between Barcelona and Zaragosa). IBRO-PERC is supporting the event as an institutional sponsor.

The scientific programme includes a range of topics including developmental neurobiology, neuronal excitability, synapses and glia: cellular mechanisms, systems neuroscience, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, theoretical and computational neuroscience, disorders and nervous system repair, homeostatic and neuroendocrine systems, new methods and technologies, history, teaching, release and ethics…

Satellite events will play a major role in complementing the scientific direction of the Society’s meeting by focusing on timely, social hot-points involving Neuroscience.

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