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Call for symposia proposals for BNA 2017



We are delighted to announce that the BNA2017: Festival of Neuroscience will take place at Birmingham International Conference Centre (ICC), 10-13 April 2017, in association with The Physiological Society.
As you are no doubt aware, BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience in Edinburgh was a huge success with all places sold out a month in advance.  Please see a full report here.
The scientific programme for our biennial meetings usually comprises:

§  Plenary lectures by world-class neuroscientists
§  Symposia and workshops on specialist topics in the neurosciences
§  Poster sessions (the abstract submission deadline will be announced in due course)
§  Special events

The BNA would like to invite you to submit proposals for Symposia and/or Workshops, and also to propose special events.  The themes for 2017 are:

  •     Developmental neuroscience
  •     Genetics and epigenetics
  •     Neuronal and glial molecular and cellular mechanisms
  •     Sensory and motor systems
  •     Novel treatments and translational neuroscience
  •     Psychiatry and mental health
  •     Attention, motivation and behaviour
  •     Learning and memory
  •     Neuroendocrine and autonomic nervous systems
  •     Neurodegenerative disorders and ageing
  •     The neurobiology of stress – a topic meeting of The Physiological Society

Please submit your proposal online using the form at the following link, where you will also find guidelines for workshops and symposia and details for meeting speaker costs:
The closing date for proposals is 5pm on Friday 18th March 2016. The programme committee will then consider proposals for inclusion in BNA2017.
Please contact Thelma Lovick ( Chair of the Programme Committee) if you have any questions about the scientific programme, and the BNA office ( if your questions are about the submission process.
We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope very much that you will be able to contribute to BNA2017.
Best wishes,                       

Dr Thelma Lovick
Programme Committee Chair    
Meetings Secretary, BNA         

Prof John Aggleton
President, BNA 

Posted on 17/02/2016

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