SiNAPSA Neuroscience Conference '09
with Educational Workshop on Memory
September 26-29 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia


About the conference

Like its two predecessors (in 2005 and 2007) the SiNAPSA Neuroscience Conference '09 is aiming to be an international event providing the neuroscientists in Slovenia and neighbouring countries with an opportunity to present their research and possibly set up new collaboration. Particular attention will be paid to multidisciplinary research and to the promotion of open scientific communication among junior researchers. The conference will include plenary talks, invited lectures in thematic symposia and poster sessions.

The basic structure of the conference is a string of independent but related symposia, chosen from the contributions to an open call for thematic symposia, which should cover basic neurobiology (including molecular neurobiology, neurochemistry and animal model work), developmental and adult neurology, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.

The final program will be shaped in response to an open call for abstracts, planned for January 2009. Contributions from all fields of neuroscience including but not limited to the themes of the symposia are welcome. Most submissions will be accepted for poster presentation. However, a selected few will also be considered for inclusion into existing symposia as short oral presentations.

The Conference will be accompanied by an Educational workshop on Memory primarily designed for psychiatry and neurology residents and clinical psychologists in training.

The organizers are hoping to secure sufficient funding to provide a number of travel grants for students and junior scientists from Central and Eastern Europe and other less privileged regions.

The organizers are able to provide a small number of travel grants for students and junior scientists from Central and Eastern Europe and other less privileged regions. Please, use the application form to submit your application for the travel grant.

General information

SiNAPSA, Slovenian Neuroscience Association

Important dates
Proposal for symposia submission deadline June 15th, 2008.
Call for abstracts January 31st, 2009.
Abstract submission deadline July 15th, 2009.
Travel award application deadline July 15th, 2009.
Early registration deadline September 1st, 2009.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The official language of the Conference and Workshop is English.

Early on-line registration fee:

  • 100 EUR for regular participants
  • 50 EUR for students
  • waived for a number of selected eligible active participants from underprivileged environments.

Late and on-site registration:

  • 120 EUR for regular participants
  • 70 EUR for students

Single day and Workshop attendance fee: 30 EUR.

Competition for best poster
A competition for best poster will be held. Details of the propositions will be announced here in due time.

Travel grants
Depending on available funds Individual travel grants will be awarded to graduate students and young post-docs primarily from Central and Eastern Europe actively participating at the Conference and Workshop. Applications will be accepted by email and will have to include a short application letter, abstract of the submitted presentation, short CV and a letter of recommendation by a supervisor.

Travel visa
To find out if you require a travel visa for entry into Slovenia, please consult the information provided by Slovenian Ministry of foreign affairs. To request a visa, an application form needs to be submitted through one of Slovenian embassies, diplomatic missions or consulates. Upon request, active participants at the Conference and Workshop will be provided by a letter of guarantee.

Last update: August 22nd 2009

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