Upcoming Conferences and Courses

Upcoming Conferences and Courses

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34th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society – Europe
9–11 May 2018 • Lisbon, Portugal

Scientific programme (link).*

Create your own personalized programme with our online programme!
Furthermore, please have a look at the lunch workshops organized by the industry on Thursday and Friday (12:30–13:30). 
*Please note that the scientific programme may be subject to corrections and adaptions. 

An application for European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) is submitted. 

Social evening
Enjoy an evening amidst friends and colleagues as the cozy and entertaining conclusion of an enthralling CSRS–Europe meeting. At the "Casa do Leão Restaurant", you will spend the evening with ‘Fado’ music and a spectacular view over the city of Lisbon!
Date: Friday, 11 May 2018
Time: from 19:30
Fee: 95 EUR

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Neurons, Synapses & Circuits Symposium, Manly on August 16-18, 2018

Understanding how neuronal activity and synaptic function produce and are shaped by behaviour is a fundamental goal of neuroscience. Similarly, improved treatments for mental and neurological disorders will rely on gaining a better appreciation for how the brain coordinates activity across synaptic, circuit and system scales. This short conference brings together academic, industry and clinical leaders to discuss the latest advances in these areas. Speaker will include:

• David Bredt Johnson and Johnson
• Rick Huganir Johns Hopkins University
• Julie Kauer Brown University
• Anatol Kreitzer University of California, San Francisco
• Diane Lipscombe Brown University
• Rob Malenka Stanford University
• Stephen Maren Texas A&M
• Chris McBain NIH
• Katherine Roche NIH
• Bernardo Sabatini Harvard University
• Morgan Sheng Genentech
• Shengtao Hou Southern University of Science and Technology
• Andres Villu Maricq University of Utah
• Liping Wang Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Registration costs $200 and includes a buffet dinner on Friday August 17.

Abstract submissions are encouraged prior to the deadline of July 15. A small number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation (15 minutes each).

More details: https://qbi.uq.edu.au/event/6723/neurons-synapses-circuits-function-disease



Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee, Sydney Australia

26-28 November 2018

This is the first international meeting to cover this critical topic.  Motor Impairment cuts across many diseases and conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal injury and healthy ageing.

We have a fantastic group of leading international researchers who will tell us about their work and how it relates to Motor Impairment.  There will be time for oral and poster presentations (read more about submitting your abstract).  The 2.5 day meeting will be held in Coogee, a stunning beachside location in Sydney.

The goal is to better understand the pathophysiology of Motor Impairment, to implement interventions, and to drive enhanced clinical practice.  Much is still unknown about fundamental mechanisms of Motor Impairment, and about its prevention and treatment.


Call for Abstracts closes:  31 May 2018

Early Bird registration deadline:  Midnight 30 June 2018 (AEST)

For more details visit the First International Motor Impairment Conference website.


FENS satellite meeting: 6 July 2018

Date: Friday 6th July 2018

Venue: NH Collection Hotel Berlin Friedrichstrasse

Title: Receptive fields: analysis, models and applications

Organisers: Professor Michael Ibbotson (Australia) and Professor Ulf Eysel (Germany)

URL: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fens-brain-function-coe-2018-satellite-meeting-receptive-fields-analysis-models-and-applications-tickets-40336171575 

A copy of the Fens flyer can be found here.


 Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience Conference

The next Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience conference will take place in Brisbane (Australia) on the 20th and 21st of June 2018. On the 19th of June we will also offer two FREE half day new workshops. Abstract submission for the conference is now open! Head to this link and submit your abstract: http://www.as4san.com/abstract-submission/.
Deadline is the 1st of April!


Mason Foundation ME CFS Biobank Survey

The Mason Foundation is a charitable trust that supports medical and scientific research on myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The Mason Foundation has engaged the Nous Group (Nous) to investigate the viability of establishing an ME/CFS biobank in Australia. The purpose of this project is to assist the Mason Foundation to make a decision on whether it should fund the establishment of a ME/CFS biobank. If the Mason Foundation does decide to fund a biobank, it would continue to contribute some funds towards its existing ME/CFS research grants program.

Nous is conducting a short survey of researchers to inform the assessment of potential demand for an ME/CFS biobank in Australia.

As a member of the Australian Neuroscience Society, we would be grateful if you could respond to this short survey via this link.

Please also feel free to forward this survey to other researchers you know that are working in ME/CFS or related fields.

The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Please complete at your earliest convenience. Responses are confidential and Nous will not attribute any responses to individuals.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Holly Norrie (Nous Group) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on (02) 8281 8054.

FightMND is proud to announce and invite you to the 2018 Australasian Motor Neurone Disease Symposium to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 22nd to 24th.

This important 3 day meeting will see leading MND researchers and clinicians from around the world gather in Melbourne to present and discuss the latest in MND research, clinical trials, and patient care.

Registrations and a call-for-abstracts are now open at www.ausmnd.com.au

The inaugural FightMND Australasian MND Symposium will feature a dynamic three day program incorporating a variety of keynote presentations from invited local and overseas MND expert researchers and clinicians, oral and poster presentations, trade demonstrations, and networking opportunities.


2nd World Congress on Neurology and Brain Disorders 

This conference will take place from 8-9, November, 2018 with a theme: "Speaking Technological Advances in Neurology and Current Research in Handling Brain Disorders for Supporting Patients, Families and Society".

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International Conference on Neurorehabilitation and It’s Associated Disorders

this conference will take place 6-7, June, 2018 with a theme: "An Intuition to Development Strategies of New Neurorehabilitation Technologies, Research and Clinical Evaluation". 

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11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD2018)

11 – 14 November 2018 at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia.

Research on Frontotemporal Dementia and related conditions undertaken in Australia is internationally recognised. In the past 15 years, Australian researchers have made significant contributions to the understanding of clinical, pathological and genetic aspects of dementias making Australia the ideal destination to host the ICFTD for the first time in the Southern hemisphere.

Additional information is also available on our conference website


2018 Australian Pain Society 38th and New Zealand Pain Society Conjoint Annual Scientific Meeting, 8-11th April 2018, Sydney

For more information please visit the official conference website.


  • Free Papers & Posters Abstract Deadline - 13 October 2017
  • Rising Star Award Submission Deadline -13 October 2017
  • Registrations Open - 1 November 2017
  • Early Bird Registration - 23 February 2018

Australian Functional Genomics - Register your interest!

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68th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting, Dedicated to Physiology or Medicine, 24 June – 29 June 2018

The Australian Academy of Science together with the Science and Industry Endowment Fund are pleased to welcome applications for early career researchers to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany for 2018. This year’s meeting is Physiology or Medicine. Successful applicants will receive a travel scholarship to attend the meeting and undertake a group study tour following the Lindau meeting. Doctoral students in medicine or PhD candidates, as well as researchers within 5 years postdoctoral are encouraged to apply.

We ask that you now invite all eligible researchers to submit their applications to their relevant research office. The Academy will accept up to TWO applications from any one university or research institute in the field of physiology or medicine. It is at each institutes discretion of how the two applications can be selected internally. The deadline for the institute to submit applications is 5pm AEDT on Tuesday 2nd October 2017. The selection panel at the Academy will then assess all the applications and shortlist 10 to be submitted to the Lindau Council for the final round of assessment.

A complete application consists of the following:

  1. Completed application form (click here to access the form)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  3. Recent publication list, included conference presentations (maximum 2 pages)
  4. Letter of recommendation

These fellowships are highly competitive, however incredibly valuable. For more information please contact visit the official website: https://www.science.org.au/opportunities/travel/nobel-laureates-meetings/lindau-nobel-laureates-meetings

EPA 2018, Nice, France, 3 - 6 March 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: 26 September 2017​​
Early Registration Deadline: 10 January 2018

The 26th Congress of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA 2018) will take place 3-6 March 2018 in the city of Nice, the dynamic, cosmopolitan, unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur. EPA’s psychiatry congress will bring together expert clinical psychiatrists, researchers and leaders of stakeholder organizations in the field of mental health.

The theme will be Mental Health: Integrate, Innovate, Individualise. A special focus of EPA 2018 will be the integration of new technologies and research finding into person-centred approaches to prevention, care and training, at a time in which difficult challenges, such as displacement, war, terrorism and economic constraints, require new answers.

For more information please visit the official conference website.

4th European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC 2018), Gothenburg, Sweden, 16-18 May 2018.

The 4th European Stroke Organisation Conference​ (ESOC 2018) will facilitate learning, discussion, and exchange among European and international stroke specialists. Guided by the motto “The Voice of Stroke in Europe,” at the Conference you will learn about the latest clinical trials and developments in all areas of stroke management, treatment and prevention.

Not only will this leading conference enhance your knowledge and practice, it will provide you with a unique opportunity to network with a wide range of professionals in the field of stroke.

Scientific session proposals are now open. Suggestions for a session can be sent until 20 June 2017 by completing the online form on the official ESOC website.

​Join us in Gothenburg on 16-18 May 2018.