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BNA 2017: Festival of Neuroscience

24 October, 2016 in Neuroscience News

Once again the BNA will be hosting its flagship biennial Festival of Neuroscience.

This will be the third of its kind to take place and delegates can again expect a jam-packed scientific programme with the top experts in their field offering research findings from the hottest topics in neuroscience, as well as many other activities including public events and workshops. Full details are now available on the website; registration and abstract submission is now open.

Abstract deadline: 16 December, 2016.

Key Features of BNA2017

BNA2017 delegates can expect world-class plenary lecturers (including a Nobel Laureate and a 2016 Brain Prize winner), over 40 symposia and workshops covering the very latest in neuroscience research*, daily themed poster sessions, and a series of ‘discussion groups’ on topical issues of relevance to neuroscientists. There will also be a number of career-focussed events and workshops for students and early career delegates, including the popular career ‘speed-dating’. With a lively exhibition representing over 60 companies, and a host of social events to enjoy, there will be ‘something for everyone’ at this major international event. Furthermore, Birmingham is the UK’s second city, in the heart of ‘Shakespeare country’, and boasts an eclectic cultural scene and a vibrant night-life – the perfect relaxation after a hard day conferencing.

*The themes for 2017 are as follows:

  • Sensory and motor systems
  • Novel treatments and translational neuroscience
  • Genetics and epigenetics
  • Learning and memory
  • Neurodegenerative disorders and ageing
  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Neuronal, glial and cellular mechanisms
  • The Neurobiology of Stress (in partnership with The Physiological Society)
  • Neuroendocrine and autonomic nervous sytems
  • Psychiatry and mental Health
  • Methods and techniques
  • Other (e.g. history, education, outreach)


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