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ISSR 2020 ISSR 2020


Join us in Cancún for our 20th International Meeting in 2020!
“Serotonin on the Mexican Caribbean”
Marriott Cancún Resort
Cancún, Mexico
July 26-29, 2020
Important ISSR 2020 Meeting Deadlines

Meeting Registration

  • Opens in January, 2020
  • Early Bird: March 15, 2020 (fees increase after March 15)
  • Regular: April 20, 2020 (fees increase after April 20)
  • Late: July 1, 2020
Due to our contract with the meeting venue, registration fees will not be refunded after April 20, 2020

Abstract Submission

  • Opens in January, 2020
  • For short oral presentations: March 15, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance by mid-April
  • Abstracts accepted for short talks will also be programmed as a poster presentation
  • For poster presentation only: April 20, 2020


  • Reservations open in January, 2020
  • Deadline for the discounted room rates is April 20, 2020
The Marriott Resort in Cancun is a complex that includes two hotels (the Marriott Cancun and the JW Marriott Resort and Spa) along with 9 restaurants and numerous activities available on site. We have a room block with discounted rates at both the Marriott Cancun ($185 per night) and the JW Marriott ($285 per night).

Note: rooms available at discount are limited and we strongly encourage you to make reservations early!


14 September – 2 October 2020 – Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, France

  • Course director: Luísa Lopes (iMM Lisboa)
  • Co-directors: Cheryl Grady (Rotman Research Institute) & Nora Abrous (University of Bordeaux)

Keynote speakers:

  • Hélène Amieva – University of Bordeaux
  • Adam Antebi – MPI for Biology of Ageing
  • Carol Barnes – University of Arizona
  • Luc Buée – Centre de Recherche Jean-Pierre Aubert
  • Gwenaëlle Catheline – University of Bordeaux
  • Maria Llorens-Martin – Centro de Biologia
  • Molecular Severo Ochoa
  • Aline Marighetto – University of Bordeaux
  • Lars Nyberg – Umeå University
  • Laure Rondi-Reig – Sorbonne University
  • Yaakov Stern – Columbia University
  • Tony Wyss-Coray – Stanford University

Application deadline: 8 June 2020

The normal ageing process is associated with reduced performance on cognitive tasks that require quickly processing or transforming information to make a decision, including measures of speed of processing, executive cognitive function and working and relational memories.

This course will cover the fundamentals of cognitive aging -including inter-individual differences, cognitive and brain reserve and risk factors- and highlight the newest functional imaging methods to study human brain function. Participants will learn the potential and limitations of these methods, through practical experience in a combination of lectures addressing ageing in both humans and animal models.

SONA 2021 Ghana SONA 2021 Ghana

15th SONA/4th GNS Conference 2021 Accra, Ghana 25-28 April

The Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is the umbrella organisation for the regional and national neuroscience societies and groups in Africa, and an affiliate of the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO). The Society’s mandate is to advocate for neuroscience research and teaching in Africa and host an international conference every two years. The Ghana Neuroscience Society (GNS) is a member of SONA and IBRO.
Venue: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana

Two Postdoc positions available in the Neuropsychopharmacology lab at the European Center for Brain Research (CERC), Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
PIs: Prof. Patrizia Campolongo & Dr. Maria Morena.

The lab has expertise in clinical and preclinical (rats) research on mechanisms of hypermemory and cognitive decline and related neurological disorder, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and on the influence of stress and arousal systems (including glucocorticoids, catecholamines and endocannabinoids) on learning and memory processes to elucidate mechanisms of stress-related psychiatric disorders at different developmental ages.

Postdocs are expected to work on the preclinical research part of the following funded projects: 1. “Leveraging the neural circuits of hypermemory to ameliorate memory dysfunction in prodromal Alzheimer's disease” 2. “Integrating cannabinoids into the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: exploring mechanisms of amygdala-hippocampal communication during information contextualization” We encourage applications for well-motivated National or International Postdocs with:Background in neuropharmacology/neuroscience.Experience in all (or some) of the following techniques: behavioral pharmacology, electrophysiology (in vivo, ex vivo-whole cell patch clamp recordings), optogenetics, fiber photometry, stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology.Experience in paper and grant writing.Good knowledge of English (spoken and written).Good networking ability. Contract length: One year (can be renewed for a further two years) Starting date:  October/December2022

 If interested, please send a motivation letter and a CV to or

Committee on Animals in Research in the Mediterranean Area (CARMA)
Members of CARMA are the Councillors of MNS with the President as the Chairman 

CARMA advises MNS on the responsible use of animals in neuroscience research, supports the development of relevant resources on animals in research and promotes public education in matters related to the use of animals in neuroscience in the Mediterranean area.
"Animals are commonly used for scientific purposes in North Africa and the Middle East. However, this field is often inadequately regulated, with many countries lacking national legislation, policies, or guidelines for the care and use of animals used for research, testing, or education. This results in an essentially uncontrolled system where scientific quality and animal wellbeing cannot robustly be guaranteed, which may hinder acceptance (i.e., publication) of results by the scientific community and limit public confidence. An overarching system is needed to oversee the efficient promotion of scientific and ethical standards and the dissemination of information on laboratory animal science in North Africa and the Middle East, while each country should remain able to maintain a system of oversight that reflects its own cultures, traditions, religions, laws, and regulations." Mohr BJ, Fakoya FA, Hau J, Souilem O, Anestidou L. The Governance of Animal Care and Use for Scientific Purposes in Africa and the Middle East. ILAR J. 2016 May 1;57(3):333-346. doi: 10.1093/ilar/ilw035. PMID: 29117404.

The mission of CARMA falls within the following areas:
Organizing the first Survey on Animals in Research in the Mediterranean AreaMonitoring and adviceEducation and outreachTraining and support
Results MNS Extraordinary General Assembly Virtual Vote
Dear MNS Member,
Thank you for your trust and support for the present Council.According to the results of the GA vote, the Council will remain as it is until MNS2023 when a new election will be called.Please find the results of the vote below,
We hope you will help us to make your Society better and to see you in Dubrovnik soon! Giuseppe Di Giovanni On behalf of the MNS Council
Extended Deadline for Oral/Poster Abstract submission to MNS2022

IMPORTANT NOTICEDeadline for Oral/Poster Abstract submission (including symposium proposals abstracts) & Travel Grants submission is extended until March 15, 2022

Instructions for registration

Instructions for abstract submission