Connecting European Neuroscience

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Welcome

FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 44 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents 20,000 European neuroscientists with a mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.  

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Meetings

FENS meetings and events offer a wide range of learning- networking- and professional development opportunities. Learn about current topics in your field of interest, network with top figures in neuroscience, meet with your European peers whether from basic, translational or clinical neuroscience research, and share best practices with colleagues from around the world.

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Higher Education and Training

FENS actively supports graduate education and postgraduate training in neuroscience in Europe through a variety of initiatives. A new training framework launched in 2014 proposes appealing activities for students, post-docs and early career neuroscientists. Looking ahead and supporting the next generation is a key priority for FENS.

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FENS Outreach and Advocacy

FENS, also in collaboration with its global partners (DANA, EBC, IBRO and SfN), aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of brain research. In addition, FENS is committed to providing solid advice to policy makers and stakeholders on the importance of continuous support for brain research in order to solve the burden of brain-related diseases in Europe.

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European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN)

Excellent science is communicated through EJN, the official scientific journal of FENS. It publishes papers on a broad range of topics, aiming to advance our understanding of the nervous system in health and disease.

 

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Societies

Federating numerous pan-European single discipline societies and all national neuroscience societies from across more than 30 European countries, FENS represents European neuroscience from basic to clinical research.

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The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum in figures

The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum took place on 11-15 July 2020 and brought together more than 5,000 participants, 472 speakers and 58 exhibitors. Registered delegates can now benefit from the 3-month extended access, until 15 October 2020.

July 22, 2020 in FENS News

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Meet the laureates of the 2020 FENS EJN awards

Meet Seth Grant (UK), laureate of the FENS EJN Award, and Laurence Hunt (UK), FENS EJN Young Investigator Award. Both laureates gave a lecture at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum.

July 22, 2020 in FENS News

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FRM 2021: call for symposia open

The FENS Regional Meeting 2021 will take place on 25-27 August in Krakow, Poland. The call for symposia is now open - deadline 20 October 2020.

July 21, 2020 in FENS News

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FENS 2020 Virtual Forum: prolong the experience

The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum is over but there are many ways to prolong the experience - from playing the sessions you missed to listening to the Forum podcasts or downloading some lectures's graphic recordings.

July 16, 2020 in FENS News

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FENS welcomes new leadership

FENS would like to warmly welcome Jean-Antoine Girault, FENS President (2020-2022), Dora Reglodi, FENS Secretary General (2020-2022) and Harm Krugers, FENS Treasurer (2021-2023).

July 15, 2020 in FENS News

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Global Engagement Seed Grants 2021: call now open

Global Engagement Seed Grants support neuroscience societies, groups and organizations in the Asia/Pacific, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Pan-European regions that would like to conduct outreach events and activities in their local areas in 2021. Application deadline: 1 August 2020

July 08, 2020 in FENS News

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Visit the FENS floor at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum!

Join us on the FENS floor in the Exhibition during the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum! FENS will be exhibiting alongside its partners.

July 08, 2020 in FENS News

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Awardees of the ALBA FKNE YIBRO Diversity grants announced

The awardees of the ALBA-FKNE-YIBRO Diversity Grants for the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum have been announced. In total, 286 scientists could benefit from waived registration to attend this 12th edition of the FENS Forum.

July 08, 2020 in FENS News

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Winter school on psychiatric disorders

Apply to the FENS Hertie Winter School on Multiscale approaches to probe psychiatric disorders.

Date: 6-12 December 2020
Venue: Obergurgl, Austria

Stipends are available.

Deadline: 14 Sept. 2020

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Meet the FENS President

Jean-Antoine Girault MD, PhD (France) is the FENS President for 2020-2022.

Former President of the French Neuroscience Society, he is currently head of the Institut du Fer à Moulin (Paris, France). 

 

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FRM 2021: Call for Symposia open

The next FENS Regional meeting will take place in Krakow, Poland on 25-27 August 2021. 

Submit your proposal for symposia by 20 October 2020

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Online neuroscience resources

FENS is compiling a list of online resources intended to help the neuroscience community cope with the current situation. These initiatives can include educational materials, online events, platforms and other tools useful in these difficult times. Have a look at this list and share your contributions!

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