Join FENS at the 11th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience

30 July 2023

FENS News, Neuroscience News

FENS is exhibiting at the 11th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience, taking place in Granada (Spain) from 9-13 September 2023.

Make sure you visit the FENS staff at booth 22 to learn more about:

The European Journal of Neuroscience at IBRO 2023! 

EJN will be involved in a series of events at the IBRO World Congress. These events include a presentation at the special event “Why and How to Publish in a Society Journal” and “Meet the Editors Session” at the FENS booth (22).

Special Event: Why and How to Publish in a Society Journal
Date: 12 September
Time: 12:00 pm CEST
Room: Andalucía

Why publish in a society-owned journal? How are the submitted papers being handled and reviewed? Attend this special event and listen to Senior Editor Yoland Smith debate with other editors about their review process.

More information.

Meet the Editors at the FENS booth
Date: 10, 11 and 12 September
Time: 13:10 – 14:10 CEST
Location: FENS booth (22)

Meet the EJN Editors Yoland Smith and Paola Bovolenta, President of the Spanish Neuroscience Society (SENC) and get the best tips to publish your research from scientific journal editors. Understand how EJN’s editorial process contributes to the FENS mission.

ALBA Network

ALBA-IBRO ECC Event: Better Together: Making Neuroscience Research and its Benefits Global
Date: 11 September
Time: 17:20-18:20 CEST
Room: Manuel de Falla

Organised with the support of IBRO, this event is conceived by the ALBA Network and the IBRO Early Career Committee to facilitate a wide-ranging discussion of what neuroscientists can do as a community to build research capacity in the Global South and how this increase for innovation can bring benefits to all. Our panellists will share some compelling experiences and success stories. They come from four continents and have met challenges as varied as their backgrounds.

More information. 

ALBA-IBRO Podcast Miniseries 

Organised with the support of IBRO, this is a collection of three episodes designed to provide a broader audience with exclusive insights into the topics covered at ALBA-IBRO diversity and inclusion events held during three international conferences in 2023 (SONAIBRO and SfN). Our podcast host is a neuroscientist and founder of Her Royal Science, Dr Asma Bashir. Listen now to Episode 1 focused on inclusive mentoring in Africa, on your favourite podcast platform. Episode 2 will cover the ALBA-IBRO ECC Special Event held at the IBRO World Congress 2023 in Granada and will be released in early October. 

More information.

Committee on Animals in Research (CARE)

Workshop: How should the neuroscience community deal with pressure to reduce the use of animals in research
Date: 12 September
Time: 12:10 – 14:10 CEST
Location: Sala U2

The use of animals in scientific research remains a contentious issue. There is growing political pressure in Europe and the USA for the scientific community to transition towards ‘animal free science’. At the same time, perhaps more than in any other field of biomedical research, it is currently essential to use animals to understand the functions of the brain, both in basic research and in drug testing. The benefits of the use of animals in research were also evident in the speedy development of the COVID-19 vaccines (highlighted by Homberg), revealing that scientific advances are currently not able to replace animal use across all research and therapeutic areas. How should the neuroscience community address these potentially conflicting pressures? This topic will be addressed by scientists who use animals in scientific research, those who use non-animal models and European advocacy groups (Dickson, Leech) who will provide evidence of how the neuroscience community is seeking to improve communication to the public on the use of animals in research. 

More information. 

The Global Engagement Initiative

Special Event: Advancing Global Engagement
Date: 13 September 2023
Time: 12:10 – 13:10 CEST
Location: Albeniz + Machuca

The Global Engagement Initiative aims to increase awareness and build support for brain research, informed policymaking, training and education through activities and events that are culturally sensitive and regionally relevant. Through this joint programme, FENS works with IBRO, the Society for Neuroscience, the Dana Foundation, the Japan Neuroscience Society, the Australasian Neuroscience Society and others to keep developing effective and impactful strategies that inform and inspire people about neuroscience. More information.

We look forward to hearing how FENS can help you conduct your research in Europe, knowing what training opportunities you would be interested in pursuing and talking about any other neuroscience-related topic. So, don’t forget to pass by booth 22! See you in Granada!