Message from the IBRO President

Dear IBRO community,

As we kick off Brain Awareness Week (BAW), IBRO joins global efforts to raise awareness and understanding about the brain. This year, along with our partner the Dana Foundation, we are supporting 28 BAW projects in 21 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Our IBRO Asia/Pacific Regional Committee is also offering additional BAW grants to projects organized by the end of 2021. Through our Global Engagement Initiative, established with founding partners FENS, SfN, the Japan Neuroscience Society, the Australasian Neuroscience Society and the Dana Foundation, another 20 public outreach, advocacy and engagement activities will also take place around the world during the year. Finally, don’t miss Young IBRO’s new webinar series NextInNeuro on Friday, 19 March, featuring Prof. Tom Baden from the University of Sussex who will talk about his team’s research on colour vision. 

The global neuroscience community is still affected by ongoing health and safety challenges, but we have shown resilience and commitment during these difficult times. Let’s keep taking action and forging a more connected, inclusive and informed future together. Happy Brain Awareness Week, everyone!

Tracy L. Bale
IBRO President

The best way to start off the BAW weekend! Young IBRO welcomes everyone to our new webinar series “NextInNeuro” featuring some of the most promising neuroscience research and researchers of the future.

The first webinar will be held on Friday, 19 March 2021, from 14:00-15:00 (CET, Paris). We will feature Prof. Tom Baden, from the University of Sussex (UK), and Co-founding Director of TReND in Africa. He will be speaking about his latest research on ‘The retinal basis of colour vision: from fish to humans’.

It’s free and open to all. Registration is required though so sign up now. We look forward to seeing you!
To register and learn more:

Zeljka Krsnik
Young IBRO Chair

IBRO Appointments

Dr. Tanya Calvey from the University of  Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been elected by our Governing Council as the new Chair of the IBRO Nominating Committee. Dr. Calvey researches animal and human neuropsychopharmacology, evolutionary biology and addiction medicine. She is actively involved in developing neuroscience in Africa and represents IBRO member society the Southern African Neuroscience Society (SANS) on IBRO’S Governing Council. Ensuring that the organization maintains excellence in its leadership, the committee will benefit greatly from Dr. Calvey’s knowledge and expertise.

Press release

Dr. Lars Kristiansen officially transitioned into the permanent role of IBRO Executive Director at the beginning of February. His international experience with neuroscience research and senior management will contribute to IBRO’s strategic growth and vision. As head of the IBRO Secretariat, he will oversee IBRO’s operations and help inform and implement leadership initiatives and the organization’s Strategic Plan. Asked about his new position, Dr. Kristiansen said, “It is an honor to be named Executive Director of IBRO. IBRO’s global mission, initiatives and community inspire me to meet new challenges and needs.” 

Press release

IBRO Journals

Neuroscience holds its first ever People’s Choice Cover Competition!

The first People’s Choice Cover Competition for IBRO’s flagship journal Neuroscience took place in February. The social media campaign asked the public to choose their favorite cover from the top 3 selected by the IBRO Publications Committee. The cover with the most votes was ‘Good neurons gone bad’ from the special issue, “The neuroscience of energy balance and eating behaviour” (Neuroscience 447 (2020), 3–14).

The special issue featured reviews and original research manuscripts in diverse areas concerning the central control of metabolism and obesity. Topics covered include effects of maternal nutritional status on brain development, mechanistic studies of hormonal and nutrient effects on metabolism, central nutrient sensing, and sex differences in metabolic control. 

Neuroscience supports over 90% of IBRO’s activities. When you publish with us, you support the global neuroscience community! More information


From 2021, “The new title IBRO Neuroscience Reports recognizes our role as a platform for neuroscientists to exchange knowledge on brain research and cognate disciplines concerning the brain. This initiative further highlights the partnership between IBRO Neuroscience Reports and our sister journal Neuroscience, also under the purview of IBRO.”
– Ying-Shing Chan, Editor-in-Chief

IBRO Neuroscience Reports is IBRO’s fully open access journal which publishes papers describing the results of original research on any aspect of the scientific study of the nervous system. It welcomes preliminary, descriptive and small-scale results if they have the potential to stimulate and/or contribute to future research, leading to new insights or hypotheses.

The primary criterion for acceptance is that the work is original, scientifically and technically sound, and valuable to the advancement of neuroscience research. We will also consider for publication any article that is methodologically sound, including negative data. Replication studies and re-analysis of previous datasets, when justified with a scientifically sound rationale, are also welcomed. Come publish your research with us!

Africa Regional Committee

ARC is following the COVID-19 situation closely in Africa and will adapt its 2021 activities and programs according to local health and safety regulations, always putting the welfare of our organizers and activity participants first. We are also coordinating with SONA and the Ghana Neuroscience Society in preparation of the 15th SONA/4th GNS Hybrid Conference 2021, in Accra, Ghana. It was initially planned for 25-28 April 2021 and has now been rescheduled for 27-30 October, 2021. We hope that you will all be able to join us! In the meantime, we encourage African researchers to apply for the following open IBRO calls: IBRO Travel Grants, IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships, and the IBRO-MENA 7th International Workshop on Food and Brain Health.

Desire Tshala-Katumbay ARC Chair

Asia/Pacific Regional Committee (APRC)

We celebrate the new year 2021 with some exciting news! Yukiko Goda (Japan) and Bronwyn Kivell (New Zealand) have joined us as members of the Asia/Pacific Regional Committee. Welcome aboard! We also extend a heartfelt thanks to former members, Bong-Kiun Kaang (Korea) and Melinda Fitzgerald (Australia) for their contributions and dedication to APRC.

In 2021, there will be at least fifteen IBRO-APRC Associate School of Neuroscience available (either in hybrid mode or go virtual). Please stay tuned!

With this year’s International Women’s Day theme designated as #ChoosetoChallenge, we invite female neuroscientists to take the challenge, to help forge an inclusive world, continue making progress for an equitable society for all.

Pike-See Cheah
APRC Chair

Latin America Regional Committee (LARC)

LARC has opened a call for school proposals to take place in 2021. We invite applications for Associate, Advanced, and Specialized Schools in 2021 from LARC national society members as well as other neuroscience organizations. They can be virtual or in-person if health and safety conditions allow. The deadline is 31 March so apply soon!

IBRO-LARC Call for School Proposals 2021 

Adrian Palacios
LARC Chair

Middle East/North Africa Sub-regional Committee (MENA)

MENA is currently accepting applications for the 7th International Workshop on Food and Brain Health and How to publish books and write articlesThis workshop aims to address the current topics in nutrition and food in human brain health with relevance to the Sultanate of Oman. There will be a mini-workshop on how to publish a book with Springer and how to write effective manuscripts by Springer-Nature Singapore.

Applications close 22 March.

Firas Kobeissy
MENA Chair

Pan-European Regional Committee (PERC)

PERC has two new grant programs launching this spring, the PERC-European National Neuroscience Societies partnerships (April) and Support for Soft Skills Training (May). They will be announced on IBRO social media and website so please check back soon. We will also be supporting the FENS-CHET Education and Training Clusters Initiative to stimulate and strengthen the cooperation among NENS schools, in particular to provide online material that could be shared and disseminated within the neuroscience community. Finally, we will be sponsoring and participating in the online FENS Regional Meeting and we encourage everyone to register and submit your abstracts.

Fabio Blandini
PERC Chair

US/Canada Regional Committee (USCRC) 

We look forward with renewed hope that our USCRC programs will be successful this year, as the vaccination programs for COVID-19 are being rolled out around the world. Many of our activities, as in other IBRO regions, were put on hold in 2020 due to the pandemic. For 2021, in addition to the programs that were already in place, the USCRC added two new programs that we are particularly excited about. These include summer studentships and mentoring of undergraduate students from under-represented groups. These include: (i) a new site at McGill University (Montreal) for indigenous Canadian undergraduate students, which is in addition to a similar program in place at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver); (ii) a program for undergraduate students from minority serving institutions that focuses on Computational Neuroscience at Brown University and the Carney Institute.

Sam David

IBRO leadership is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation as it evolves in 2021. Due to the impact of continuing travel restrictions, new cases and emerging variants of the virus, we have updated our COVID-19 policy for 2021 IBRO-funded activities and programs.

We are grateful to our organizers who have worked diligently toward the successful planning of their respective events, including those that are now implemented as virtual events. We also greatly appreciate the patience of our individual grantees who have likewise had to adapt their travel and exchanges. The IBRO secretariat will continue working closely with IBRO leadership, local organizers and individual awardees to support our community as much as possible during this difficult time.

Wondering how neuroscientists worldwide have experienced these extraordinary conditions? Check out our IBRO COVID-19 Series, a collection of video interviews that have featured personal perspectives from our community.

IBRO-APRC BAW Grants 2021
IBRO-APRC Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Grants aims to support activities to educate the public about the benefits of neuroscience research and to increase awareness about the brain.
Deadline: 30 March 2021

IBRO-APRC Local Clustered Neuroscience Activity among 2-3 Neighboring Countries
IBRO-APRC Local Clustered Neuroscience Activity program aims to provide funds to promote the collaboration and scientific communication among researchers in the Asia-Pacific region by supporting the joint international conferences among neighboring neuroscience societies within APRC.
Deadline: 30 March 2021

IBRO Travel Grants 2021
The IBRO Travel Grant program aims to foster neuroscience research by providing support to early career PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from diverse geographical and scientific areas who wish to participate in international neuroscience meetings and events.
Deadline: 31 March 2021

IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships 2021
(1 October – 31 December 2021)
IBRO and UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (IBE) offer 3 annual IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships. This is part of our joint Science of Learning Initiative that aims to support and translate key neuroscience research on learning and the brain to educators, policymakers, and governments.
Deadline extended: 31 March 2021

IBRO Diversity Grants 2021
The IBRO Diversity Grants program awards individual IBRO member societies or event organizers from the Asia-Pacific, Latin-American, and Pan-European regions with grants for activities or events that promote regional and gender diversity in neuroscience.
Deadline: 31 March 2021

IBRO-LARC Call for School Proposals 2021
IBRO invites proposals for Associate, Advanced, and Specialized Schools in 2021 from LARC national society members as well as other neuroscience organizations.
Deadline: 31 March 2021

IBRO-USCRC Fellowships to attend CSHL and MBL Courses 2021 (Canada)
The US-Canada Regional Committee of IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) offers fellowships in 2021 that will cover the cost for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows training in neuroscience in Canada to attend advanced neuroscience course.
Deadlines vary according to the course chosen.

IBRO-USCRC Fellowships to attend CSHL and MBL Courses 2021 (US)
The US-Canada Regional Committee of IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) offers fellowships in 2021 that will cover the cost for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows training in neuroscience in the US to attend advanced neuroscience course.
Deadlines vary according to the course chosen.

We often receive much appreciated feedback from you – our global neuroscience community – in a wide variety of ways. Therefore, we’d like to remind you that a central online format exists, IBRO & YOU, that empowers you to share your ideas, views and comments directly with IBRO leadership to make a positive impact on our activities and in the world of brain and brain-related sciences.

We want to listen, discuss and explore issues together in order to make open and inclusive decisions that can actively respond to as many interests and concerns as possible. We hope that our joint efforts will help to ensure a healthy future for neuroscience and neuroscientists everywhere.

Thank you for your participation and support!

Community News from Members & Partners 

Sign the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

Launched by the ALBA Network, the Declaration aims to raise awareness of challenges faced by underrepresented groups in science and academia and to provide a concrete set of actions that individuals and institutions can commit to in order to make their organisations and research communities at large more inclusive. 

Read and sign the Declaration at

Spread the word and encourage your institution to officially endorse it!

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While global travel might be off for the foreseeable future, why not let April’s International Festival of Neuroscience take your brain on a trip around the world.

We’ll transport you through the UK and right across Europe, from Finland to France, Portugal to Denmark. You’ll be able to journey from Canada to USA – and why not stop in on Ireland on your way back!

? 4 days of incredible content

? 10 inspirational, insightful world-class plenaries

? 40+ symposia

? 250+ speakers from 20 countries

Make valuable global connections and share insights at BNA2021 on 12th – 15th April 2021.

Pack your ‘bag’ and book your ticket here is a leading scientific organization of the Bulgarian neurologists. Our priority tasks are to protect the interests of neurologists, to organize the continuous training according to the European standards, to organize training for general practitioners, to strengthen the contacts with other Neurological Societies in the world, to present the problems of neurologists to the healthcare institutions in order to improve working conditions.

CNS 2021 is coming!

Visit to learn more:

CNS 2021, as the largest national neuroscience meeting, will hold to its commitment to promote the international development of neuroscience through providing a platform for communication among neuroscientists worldwide.

With highlights of plenary lectures including latest accomplishments delivered by distinguished neuroscientists, CNS 2021 also include symposiums covering nearly 50 subjects in support of free exchange of ideas, young scientists awards, poster presentations and workshops, etc.

The Colombian College of Neurosciences (COLNE), is a group of a scientific, professional and social-cultural community, formed by researchers in the field of neurosciences and recognized as such for their production within the national and international scientific community. We have a fundamental purpose to promote research and integration of Colombian researchers in the field of Neurosciences, among themselves and with the international community. In this sense, the ‘XII National Congress / XIII International Neuroscience Seminar will be held virtually, which was postponed the previous year. The congress will take place during four days: 2 in the afternoon (June 18 and 25) and 2 in the morning (June 19 and 26). We will have international guest conferences from researchers of United States, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba and Peru, 9 symposia and poster presentations. You will find more information in April at

The winter issue of the Dana Foundation’s Cerebrum magazine is out now! Read stories on big data and its application in mental health research, why the foods we eat matter to our brains, neuroscience in urban planning, and new studies on sex differences in the brain that are likely just “the tip of the iceberg.”

Subscribe for free at

Have a wonderful Brain Awareness Week, everyone! We are looking forward to celebrating with you!

In the context of the Brain Awareness Week (15-21 March), the Dutch Neurofederation has been gathering videos specifically for high school students to introduce them to neuroscience and neuroscientific research as conducted within the Netherlands. Various Dutch neuroscientists have contributed to this initiative and explained their research in layman’s language to interest children in neuroscience and inform them on their research. The videos will be made available on the official Neurofederation website:

Register now for the MULTI-ACT Final Conference!

The MULTI-ACT consortium is very pleased to invite you to the MULTI-ACT Final Conference, “The MULTI-ACT model: the path forward for participatory governance in health research and innovation”, to be held virtually on 23 March 2021 from 14:00-17:00 CET. You can look forward to a line-up of outstanding speakers and stimulating discussions on the main outcomes of the project that will be presented after years of work. Register now!

EBRA, the European Brain Research Area, has selected its last two clusters, The Predictive Model Systems (PREMOS) and The European Cluster for Imaging Biomarkers (ECIB). The PREMOS cluster will enhance the alignment of EU disease model development resources and preclinical research expertise with clinical and brain research community needs across academia and industry. The ECIB cluster aims to harmonize Big-Data approaches and standardize sharing of brain imaging data in a European Framework. Find out more here!

The European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS) will hold their meeting as in-person meeting in Lausanne in September 4-7th 2021 and the organizing committee very much encourages people to plan attending in person. Importantly, we also include a hybrid format with virtual access, so that those that cannot travel to Lausanne can follow the meeting virtually. Delegates that register to the virtual version will be able to upgrade their registration to participate in person at any time before the meeting (paying either early registration or late registration fees). In the unlikely eventuality that the meeting cannot take place physically in Lausanne, we will organize a virtual meeting and reimburse those delegates the excess that paid for the physical meeting. The early registration deadline is March 15th. For more information on prices, accommodation and our very exciting program visit the conference web page at

The FALAN Conference postponed to 2022

We are sorry to bring you the disappointing news that the FALAN and the Latin America and Caribbean Neurosciences societies have had to make the extremely difficult decision to reschedule our FALAN Conference from 2021 to 2022. The FALAN Executive Committee will organize a shorter, fully online event and a FALAN virtual assembly when the election of the new FALAN committee will take place. The event will be scheduled for next September 2021, using the neuroscience networking platform presented last year ( Details at the FALAN webpage.

Virtual FENS Regional Meeting 2021
Registration and abstract submission are now open for the FENS Regional Meeting 2021! Taking place online from 25-27 August, the FRM 2021 is jointly organised by the Polish Neuroscience Society and the Lithuanian Neuroscience Association, with the support of FENS and IBRO-PERC.
FENS members benefit from waived registration.
Abstract submission deadline: 10 May 2021

2021 INS Annual Meeting

The International Neuroethics Society’s annual meeting brings together diverse global perspectives and voices from academia, industry, health care, regulators, law experts, and people with lived experience that are needed to tackle global challenges at the intersection of ethics, law, philosophy and neuroscience. The 2021 meeting from 4-5  November will be online and feature social justice. The abstract call and essay call are now open.

The deadline for both is 2 July 2021.

Join us virtually for the 2021 INCF Assembly on April 19-27, with an exciting program covering different aspects of FAIR neuroscience! Abstract submission is open until March 31, and registration will open in late March. Members of INCF enjoy heavily discounted registration fees. You can sign up for membership and see the other benefits here (20 USD for students/postdocs, 50 USD for regular members per year). 

The International Regulatory Peptide Society announces its 23rd Biennial Conference on basic, clinical and translational aspects of regulatory peptide physiology and pharmacology on April 29th, 2022 in Acapulco Diamante, Mexico. Topics include incretin-based peptide therapeutics, GLP-1 and eating behavior, neuropeptides in pain and fear circuits, and peptide signaling in cancer. The Victor Mutt Lecturer for Regpep2022 is Dr. Diego V. Bohorquez from Duke University, speaking on gut-brain communication, a major neuroendocrinological connection. More information is at

The 2022 Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, “Marvels of Life – Integration and Translation”, will be held in Beijing, China, from May 7-11, 2022.  One of our foci is on brain research and cognate disciplines.

We invite you to submit proposals for Symposia via the Congress Website ( through March 31, 2021.  Announcement of selected Symposia will be in September 2021.

Queries can be directed to Ying-Shing Chan (yschan[at] or Ulrich Pohl (upohl[at]

Brain Pathology, journal of the International Society of Neuropathology, has moved to open access (OA) publishing. Brain Pathology will now be freely available to a broader spectrum of readers, strengthening its position as a leading journal for biomedical scientists investigating diseases of the nervous system, and allowing Brain pathology to continue to publish research underpinned by major funding agencies whose support is contingent on publication of any resulting papers in fully OA journals.

We would like to extend our warmest invitation to the IBRO community to participate in the 44th Japan Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting which will be held jointly with the 1st China-Japan-Korea International Meeting, in a combination of virtual and on-site format, in Kobe, from July 28-31, 2021. This year’s general theme is Towards Global Neuroscience. Deadlines for the Call for Abstracts is April 2, 2021, and for early registration, the deadline is April 15, 2021. For more information, please go to

We welcome you to the 24th Annual meeting of the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Sciences (KSBNS) between 20th – 21st of May, 2021 at Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea. The world-renowned experts including Dr. Erin Schuman, Dr. Fred Gage and Dr. Karl Deisseroth as plenary lecturers will explore a wide variety of pertinent issues and technological advances in all fields of neuroscience throughout the meeting. We invite you to enjoy this exciting scientific experience.  

The Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN) mourns the demise of its immediate past President, Professor Theresa B. Ekanem. A Professor of Anatomical Sciences at the University of Calabar, Prof. Ekanem passed away on 10 March 2021. She was a member of the IBRO Governing Council, representing Nigeria from 2012-2016. She was a recipient of the IBRO Global Engagement Seed Grant in 2017 and was currently serving as the President of the Anatomical Society of Nigeria. She was an honored member of the Nigerian Delegates that attended the last World IBRO Congress in South Korea. The Neuroscience Society of Nigeria will forever remember Prof. Ekanem for her efforts in resuscitating the Annual General Meetings of the Society after about eight years of absence. She was a mentor and role model to many of the younger generation of Nigerian Neuroscientists. Inspired by her leadership, we will continue our commitment to advancing neuroscience in Nigeria, Africa and the broader global comunity. We invite you all to join us for the 18th National Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting from 26-28 August 2021.

The 17th meeting of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience will be held in Coimbra, at the São Francisco Convention Center, in December 1-3, 2021. This international meeting will gather participants from several Portuguese Universities and Research Centers, as well as from other European countries. The meeting reflects the dynamic nature of the Portuguese community of Neuroscientists and provides plenty of opportunities for interaction between participants in a cooperative environment. Additional information available at:

The FENS Regional Meeting (FRM) 2021 conference is organized jointly by the Polish Neuroscience Society (PNS) and the Lithuanian Neuroscience Association (LNA) with support from the FENS and IBRO-PERC. The conference will present the latest developments in neuroscience research and host panel discussions on topics ranging from directions for future development to diversity issues in academia. Traditionally, the Regional Meetings foster interactions among the researchers in the region. This year, we will take the online format as an opportunity, and showcase neuroscience research in our region to the global community.

Learn more about the programme and register for the FRM 2021 here:

SiNAPSA, Slovenian Neuroscience Association, announces the international neuroscience conference SNC’21 ( on September 24 and 25, 2021, and invites neuroscientists across Europe to submit proposals for Thematic Symposia.

Details of the Open Call for Symposia proposals can be found here:

Any questions regarding the Call and SNC’21 should be addressed to SNC21[at]

We are also staging our first fully virtual Brain Awareness Week devoted to the topic of relationships and entitled No Man is an Island All aspects of relationships will be addressed, focusing on how the brain enables social contacts with fellow humans, other life forms and the innanimate world, how it benefits from such relations, and how isolation and illness affects our ability to connect. Although the programme is in Slovene (intended for the public at large), the website offers a glimpse into the unique way SiNAPSA has been using since 2004 to promote awareness of brain-research related topics.

Aside from promoting brain research, SiNAPSA is very actively promoting active care for brain health. Our project Healthy Spirit in a Healthy Head (i.e. Zdrav duh v zdravi glavi, which is a Slovene derivation of the Latin Mens Sana in Corpore Sano) uses the website to convey scientific evidence basis for healthy lifestyle recommendations. The recent IBRO GES Grant has enabled us to start a newsletter entitled Action potential, to deliver relevant information to primary prevention and health care centers, schools and other institutions and individuals on our growing list of subscribers. Further plans are in the making to use the remaining IBRO GESG support to improve active care for brain health and disease prevention.

The Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Neurociencias (SAN) is delighted to announce the beginning of the virtual monthly lecture series next April 16, 2021. Accessible from all over the world, it represents a challenging opportunity for our students to discuss scientific data with experts in each field. In addition, virtual activities will continue to be held in an effort to stimulate interactions among our community during the pandemic. We welcome you to join us!

The Sociedad Espanola de Neurociencia (SENC) will hold its annual meeting in Lleida from November 3 to 5.

For the plenary conferences we will have the participation of prestigious scientists such as Prof. Valentina Emiliani from the Paris Vision Institute, who will open the Meeting, Prof. Jose M Delgado from the Pablo Olavide University, will give a plenary conference in recognition of his scientific career and Prof. Michael Heneka from the University of Bonn, will give the Presidential Plenary.”

Each year, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) seeks to recognize outstanding contributions and achievements of neuroscientists from around the world, across the field, and at all career stages. The call for nominations for SfN’s 2021 individual awards is open March 23 – May 14. Nominate a colleague, mentor, or student who you see making an impact in the field.*

*Nominators must either be current SfN members or have an SfN member sponsor their nomination. Membership for nominees is not required in most cases.

New Dates for SONA 2021

The 15th SONA/4th Ghana Neuroscience Society (GNS) Conference 2021, taking place in Accra, Ghana, has now been rescheduled for 27-30 October 2021. The conference will feature distinguished Speakers, Workshops, IBRO Global Engagement and Outreach activities, and oral and poster sessions. Because of the current uncertainty related to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be conducted in a hybrid format where participants can attend virtually or in-person. However, if travel remains difficult, the meeting will be entirely virtual. More details will be available soon on the SONA website:


Professor Amadi O. Ihunwo
Secretary-General, SONA

Dr. Patrick Amoateng
Chair, Local Organising Committee
email: pamoateng[at]

Dr. Robert Boney
Co-chair, Local Organising Committee
email: robert.biney[at]

The Swiss Society for Neuroscience is by now > 20 years old and continues its efforts to support basic and clinical neurosciences across the German, French and Italian-speaking parts of the country. The Society organizes Annual Meetings, supports young member organizations (ySSN), and provides Travel Grants, Poster Prizes and a yearly Best Publication Award. The Society engages in efforts on equity and inclusion in the neuroscience community through endorsing the ALBA declaration. Furthermore, the SSN engages in public debate to support and clarify the importance of Animal Experimentation, on which there will be a national votation in the near future.

T21RS webinar on COVID-19 vaccination

Every year World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is celebrated around 21 March in order to raise public awareness of Down syndrome. In celebration, Trisomy 21 Research invites you to join us for this webinar on COVID-19 vaccination: 

T21RS COVID-19 Initiative: scientific evidence supporting COVID-19 vaccination prioritization in Down syndrome:

22 March 2021 (14:00 pm UK, 15:00 pm CET; 10:00 EDT, 19:30 pm Kolkata, India)

For more information, click here