A year-by-year listing of all ANS symposia.


2023 Brisbane
- Unexpected mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity across the lifespan
- Navigating the neuro-vascular interactions in health and disease
- Toxicity and axonal degeneration: Mechanisms and biomarkers
- Following your guts: Advances in enteric nervous system research
- Neuroplasticity in health and disease
- Exploring the link between viral infections and neurodegeneration
- Risk, uncertainty and reward: Understanding the computational and neural mechanisms of decision making in health and disease
- Advances in glutamate AMPA receptor regulation in health and disease: Exploring novel mechanisms
- On their shoulders: Australian neuroscience pioneers
- ADNF Symposium: Development of cortical neurons and networks
- From flies to Fitbits: the new neuroscience of sleep

2022 Melbourne
- Adaptation: neural basis of context-dependent sensory processing
- Seedlings to forests: Growing a collaborative cerebrovascular research pipelineSeedlings to forests: Growing a collaborative cerebrovascular research pipeline from the ground up. The StrokeCORE model.
- Brain Injury & Repair
- Neuroscience Teaching
- Advances in Neurogenetic Techniques
- Cognition & Memory
- The new era of psychedelic neuroscience and pharmacotherapy: A multidisciplinary perspective
- Advances in autonomic control of visceral organs
-Neurodegenerative Disorders & Treatment
- Restructuring the striatal mosaic: macro and micro-circuit interactions in learning related plasticity
- Gene therapy for neurological disorders
- New Developments in Neuroscience

2021 Online, held online due to COVID-19 pandemic
- No symposia

2020 Online, held online due to COVID-19 pandemic
- No symposia

2019 Adelaide
- New insights in Motor Neuron Disease pathogenesis, therapeutics and biomarkers
- New perspectives in neural circuit modelling
- Diagnostics and Theranostics in Psychiatry: Using advanced biological, bioinformatics and computational tools to improve clinical outcomes
- Through the looking glass: Observing real time changes in brain circuitry
- Presidential Symposium: Synaptic mechanisms of plasticity and memory
- Technical developments at the frontier of neuroscience
- Glia in neurotransmission
- Mechanisms of pain: From the periphery to the brain
- Deconstructing the synapse: How pre- and post-synaptic proteins come together to fine tune synaptic strength in health and disease
- The stressed brain: Translating preclinical concepts into therapeutic realities
- Vision, information processing and cognition
- Parkinson's disease: from pathogenesis to regeneration
- Computational Psychiatry
- Illuminating neural circuits of emotional and motivational behavior
- When gut meets brain: their impact on food intake control
- How altered lipid metabolism and myelin structure causes neurodegeneration
- Pathway to success: paving the way for translational stroke research
- Wiring the brain: the development of cortical neurons and networks
- Neurobiological mechanisms of drug addiction
- EMBL Australia scientific symposium on neural circuitry and cellular integrity in health and disease

2018 Brisbane
- Mapping the neural circuitry of ingestive behaviours using a genetic approach
- Neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases
- Computational psychiatry
- Beyond dopamine: Targeting alternative pathological hallmarks for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
- Exploring neuronal function through advanced imaging techniques
- The emerging neuronal RNA regulatory mechanisms in health and disease
- Genetically-encoded calcium imaging techniques for interrogating neural circuits in vivo
- The neural basis of decision-making in a changing environment
Wiring the brain for function
- Dendritic spines: From morphology to Function

- Roads less travelled: Recent ideas on the cause of age related dementia (Alzheimer’s disease)
- Emotional modulation of (Un) Conscious experience
- Oligodendrocytes in health and disease
- Understanding protein synthesis and translational control in neurobiology and disease
- Sensory and motor processing in cortical circuits in vivo
- Degeneration or Regeneration,choice after axon injury
- New frontiers in gene therapy for neurological disorders
- Auditory system: From sound transduction to hearing loss and tinnitus
- Adaptive learning and plasticity in the motor system
- Computational neuroscience and neuroimaging approaches to integrative brain function
- Novel therapeutic approaches for modulating behavioural response to stress and reward: Transdiagnostic implications for psychiatry

2017 Sydney
- Getting nervous about immunity
- Breaking the boundaries of myelin pathology: what can we learn from different disease states
- Recent breakthroughs in the research towards the neuronal basis of consciousness
- Synapse under the nanoscope
- Why do we overeat? Unravelling the neuronal mechanisms underlying food intake
- Evolution and development of neocortical circuits
- Cytoskeleton-dependent regulation of neuronal network formation
- Novel neural circuits and plasticity regulating stress and stressor responses
- Sensory neuroscience and bionics

2016 Hobart
- The cytoskeleton: leading the way in development and disease
- Neuron-glial interactions and gliogenesis in the CNS
- Connecting the Dots: Understanding integrative brain function
- Motor Cortex Excitability in Health and Disease
- Genetic dissection of hypothalamic neural networks
- Traumatic brain injury and the development of neurodegenerative diseases
- Cognitive Training & the Aged Brain: Mechanisms, Disease-Specific Efficacy and How to do it at Scale
- Pathophysiology of the Blood-Labyrinth Barrier
- Current research approaches in animal models relevant to schizophrenia
- Vision in invertebrates: Decision making models, neural mechanisms, and quantitative behavior

2015 Cairns
ANS Meeting combined with ISN-APSN 2015
No individual ANS symposia held at this meeting

2014 Adelaide
- Hearing and deafness: from molecules to cognition with assistive technology
- The highs and lows of glucose homeostasis: how the brain controls blood sugar
- Neurodevelopmental disorders: tracing the developmental trajectory from genes to behaviour
- Antibody-associated disorders of the nervous system
- Transporters in the brain: mechanisms and therapies
- Respiratory control in health and disease
- ANS Presidential Symposium: Bionic and computational vision
- Translational research in depression: stem cells, genes, behaviour and drug response
- The many faces of the orexin system
- Neuronal trafficking in synaptic plasticity, learning and memory
- The big bang: a foray into how percepts collide to give rise to embodied sensory experience
- Trafficking and local translation of mRNA in neurodegenerative disease
- Tackling the issue of brain concussion: from bench to field-side
- Important lessons from human brain tissue research, behaviour and drug response
- Glia in development and disease
- Harnessing brain plasticity for rehabilitation
- TRP channels in health and disease
- RNA metabolism in neurodegeneration

2013 Melbourne
- Translational neuroscience symposium
- Neuroinflammation
- Stem-cell derived neurons: from disease models to therapies
- Molecular pathology of motor neurodegenerative disorders
- FAONS symposium I: Stress and drug addiction
- Neural basis of visual cortical orientation selectivity: 50 years after Hubel and Wiesel's hypothesis
- Novel mechanisms for the treatment of epilepsy
- Neural mechanisms of cognitive brain training
- Development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases
- FAONS symposium II: Development of cortical circuits
- Novel approaches to understanding the brain's connectome
- ANS Presidential symposium: Early intervention in psychosis
- Neural plasticity and the gut
- The neuronal cytoskeleton in health and disease
- One gene closer - understanding the neurobiology of intellectual disability
- Stress and the brain: comparative approaches to understanding plasticity
- Perinatal brain injury: cause and cure
- Neuro-immune crosstalk in nervous system disorders
- PTEN in the brain

2012 Gold Coast
- Autophagy in neurodegeneration
- Memory as a circuit event
- Developing inhibitory control of the excitable cortex
- Autonomic and sensory changes in spinal cord injury: impact and prospects for treatment
- Causal roles of neural oscillations in perception and cognition
- Sensory inputs and sensation
- Growth factor receptors in disease and health
- Fast tracking stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative disease
- Role of inhibition in sensory processing and disease
- Transcriptomics of human brain diseases
- Building blocks of the brain: generation of neurons and glia in the developing and adult CNS
- Functions of noise in neural systems: from the molecular scale to whole brain models

2011 Auckland
- Human neurodegenerative diseases
- Models and mechanisms in the neurobiology of addiction
- Functional, and function of, neurogenesis in the adult brain
- Enteric neuropathologies: searching for the sources of gastrointestinal disorders
- Function and dysfunction in the developing nervous system
- Neuromodulators, plasticity and behaviour: dopamine made me do it
- ISN symposium on neurochemistry: vital roles in systems neuroscience
- Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in memory and synaptic plasticity
- Central nervous system myelination and remyelination
- Neuronal trafficking in health and disease
- Estrogen and the central nervous system

2010 Sydney
- From molecular motors to neurodegeneration
- Ion channel dynamics
- Molecular mechanisms of neuronal growth and plasticity
- Auditory neuroscience – neuronal signaling in development, repair and innovation in bionics
- Energy expenditure and body weight – new views of an old vista
- Neurohardware: Restoring brain function and bionics
- TRP and store-operated Ca2+ channels in health and disease
- Get moving – cell migration during development
- Innovative microscopy: new approaches to fluorescence microscopy
- Gastrointestinal motility: neural or myogenic?
- Structure and regulation of epithelial transporters
- Breaking the code: the theory of spikes and axons
- Pain, motoneurones and movement: unravelling the effects and mechanisms
- Mechanisms underlying exocytosis and endocytosis: potential relevance to health and disease

2009 Canberra
- Experience-dependent changes in local dendritic branch excitability
- Extensive telencephalic neurogenesis before kindergarten
- Processing of complex signals in the auditory system studied with in-vivo whole cell recordings
- Understanding the connections between PAK1 kinase and fragile X proteins
- Axonal Kv7 channels control membrane potential stability
- Mechanisms of receptor endocytosis
- Magnetoencephalographic neuroimaging reveals timing of human primary visual cortex activity during dynamic mental imagery
- The Appendix: vestigial organ or immune master controller?
- Synaptic properties of newborn neurons
- Evolution of inner-retinal photoreception: the VA and melanopsin photopigments
- Regulation of CNS myelination by integrins and growth factors
- Mechanisms and factors guiding cortical interneuron migration
- Frontotemporal lobar degeneration with TDP-43 proteinopathy

2008 Hobart
- Appetite-regulating peptides have multiple functions; should we meddle with them?
- Pathogenesis of periventricular white matter injury (PWMI): have we been thinking about this all wrong?
- Retinotectal mapping revisited: new data and old theories
- Structural and functional interactions between apoE, apoE receptors and Aβ42
- The role of reelin in directing radial and multipolar migration
- Evolution of the mammalian cortex
- When does vision begin? The establishment of functional circuits in the developing retina
- Cortical hyperexcitability precedes the development of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Dynamic neural codes early in the visual pathway
- The phenomenological fallacy in cognitive science and the illusion of consciousness
- Functional role of plateau potentials in motoneurones
- Evidence for a role of glial Activation in the periaqueductal gray in the disabilities characteristic of chronic neuropathic pain states

2007 Melbourne
ANS Meeting combined with IBRO 2007
No individual ANS symposia held at this meeting

2006 Sydney
- Molecular mechanisms involved in the migration of cortical interneurons
- New insights into genes, proteins and mechanisms underlying neurogenic hypertension in rats
- Human perception during and before saccades
- Mechanisms of degeneration in parkinsonian disorders
- Dissecting the diverse actions of pro and mature neurotrophins
- Fast and slow synaptic vesicle endocytosis defined by investigating membrane curvature generation and sensing mechanisms
- Finding your way around in an embryonic vertebrate brain
- The endocannabinoid system in the regulation of pain, anxiety and depression
- Reticulospinal versus corticospinal inputs to lower cervical motoneurones in humans: possible roles in recovery after stroke
- CoCoMac: a database of connectivity in the Macaque brain with application to in vivo human imaging studies

2005 Perth
- Epilepsy and Gaba: Inhibition in an excitable phenotype
- Two photon targeted patching to single cell genetics: Novel techniques for the study of cortical activity in vivo
- Neuron-Glial interactions in disease and injury
- Central neural regulation of cardiovascular function: from the molecular to the integrative
- Neural injury, plasticity and brain training: implications for rehabilitation
- Neural mechanisms in obesity related hypertension
- What’s new in Alzheimer’s Disease

2004 Melbourne
- Spinal/trigeminal mechanisms of pain and analgesia
- What’s wrong with my mouse? Behavioural phenotyping of genetically modified mice
- Molecular mechanisms of G protein-coupled receptor action in the CNS
- Visual attention and its place in the brain
- Show me the money! Funding Australian Neuroscience now and in the future
- Neural mechanisms of drug addiction and abuse

2003 Adelaide
- Eccles Symposium
- Regulation of gene expression in the brain
- Auditory neurobiology
- Neural control of cutaneous blood flow in the regulation of body temperature
- Calcium and neuronal function
- Excitatory amino acid transporters: roles and regulation
- Advances in enteric nervous system - from channels to intestinal motility

2002 Sydney
- Forebrain mechanisms in drug addiction
- Wiring and rewiring autonomic pathways
- Stress and supramedullary control of cardiovascular function
- Array technologies for the neurosciences
- Neuroinformatics: databasing the brain
- K+ channels
- Peripheral mechanisms in cutaneous sensation
- Neuroglial responses to injury
- ANS/ISDN Joint Symposium: Regulating stem cells to produce neurons

2001 Brisbane
- Functional benefits of visual adaptation to orientation, motion and colour
- Stress and emotion
- Molecular approaches to olfaction
- Molecular mechanisms in axon guidance
- Recent advances in understanding pituitary gland function
- ANS/APSN Joint Symposium: Molecular pathology of Alzheimer’s disease
- APSN Symposium: Neural damage by hypoxia and excitotoxicity
- APSN Symposium: Drugs of abuse
- APSN Symposium: The astrocyte – from bench to clinic

2000 Melbourne
- Survival and performance of motoneurones
- Schizophrenia: the search for a neurobiology
- Patterning in autonomic regulation
- The neuronal nicotinic receptor
- Recent advances in the central regulation of appetite
- Eph family molecules in axon guidance and topographic mapping
- The Basal Ganglia (Satellite Symposium)

1999 Hobart
- Barrier mechanisms in the brain
- Advances in visual cortex: cells, sight and surmise
- Molecular regulation of spinal cord development
- GABA and glycine receptors: from neurochemistry to neural networks

1998 Canberra
- Functional organisation of the autonomic nervous system
- Invertebrate models in neuroscience
- Active and passive properties of dendrites and their role in neural integration”
- Getting it right: axonal pathfinding, neural specificity and plasticity

1997 Newcastle
- Mechanisms and consequences of molecular trafficking
- New developments in opioid research
- Molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic transmission
- New frontiers in brain dopamine research
- Pain

1996 Adelaide
- Head injury
- Neuroendocrinology of the hypothalamus and brain stem
- The cerebral cortex in health and disease
- Sympathetic control of the circulation: from the cortex to the periphery

1995 Perth
- Physiology of hearing: A Symposium in honour of Brian Johnstone
- Synapse formation and neuronal growth
- Spinal cord injury and repair
- Neuropeptides - an update

1994 Sydney
- Interactions of glia with neurons and the vasculature
- Biology of brain disorders
- Parallel pathways: reading the signs
- Diversity of ion channels
- Synaptic transmission

1993 Melbourne
- Impact of hypoxia, ischaemia and trauma on neural function
- Ion channels to neural activity (APPS/ANS Teaching Symposium)
- Chemistry of transmission: A Symposium to mark the contributions of Mike Rand
- Developmental neurobiology
- Cellular mechanisms of sensory transduction

1992 Adelaide
- Central control of autonomic function
- Enteric nervous system
- Autonomic innervation of the pelvic organs
- Interactions between signalling systems in the central nervous system
- Secretion of transmitter and its modulation at synapses

1991 Dunedin
- Memory
- Neuromuscular development
- Vision
- Abnormal brains
- Advances in microscopy
- Circumventricular organs and choroid plexus

1990 Brisbane
- Auditory transduction and receptor mechanisms
- Probability of quantal secretion at peripheral and central synapses
- Autonomic nervous system
- Neuroendocrinology
- Molecular neuroscience

1989 Monash
- Neuroethology
- Molecular mchanisms in neuropathology
- Second messengers and protein phosphorylation
- The innervation of blood vessels

1988 Canberra
- Neurotoxins
- Transmitter substances in the vertebrates
- Neurobiology and the invertebrates
- Neurite outgrowth, growth factors and the extracellular matrix
- Seeing through the visual system

1987 Newcastle
- Regeneration within the nervous system
- Endogenous opiates outside the central nervous system: physiological roles at last
- The microcircuitry of the cerebral cortex
- Mechanisms of neurotransmitter release and regulation
- Markers in neuronal development

1986 Perth
- Behavioural neuroscience: an update
- Ethanol and the brain
- Pattern formation in the nervous system

1985 Adelaide
- Neural basis of drug addiction
- Olfactory coding and perception
- Function and pathology of chemically identified central pathways
- Hypothalamic regulation of pituitary function
- Development of the peripheral nervous system

1984 Canberra
- Synaptic transmission in the central nervous system
- The retina
- Visual perception: basic & higher processes
- Gastro-intestinal motility

1983 Melbourne
- Recent advances in our understanding of molecular events at synapses
- Biological rhythms
- Space sense
- Neurotrophic factors
- Neural membranes and receptors
- Immunological approaches to the nervous system

1982 Sydney
- Developmental neurobiology
- Motor control
- Control of cranial blood vessels
- Behaviour
- The evolution of vertebrate vision
- Myelination and demyelination

1981 Adelaide
- Neural regulation of blood pressure
- Lateralisation of cerebral functions
- Developmental neurobiology: patterning aspects
- Control of pituitary regulating neurons
- Developmental neurobiology: molecular aspects
- Central neurotransmitters and receptors
- Transmission in the autonomic nervous system