Welcome

We are a non-profit organisation of scientific researchers and clinicians who study the brain, cognition, and nervous system structure and function in health and disease.

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Member Benefits

  • Ability to play an active voting role in the peak neuroscience society in Australasia
  • Eligibility for ANS awards
  • Ability to propose Plenary speakers and symposia at the annual ANS
  • Reduced registration fee for the annual ANS conference
  • Access to our online ANS community forums, including the ability to open your own ANS community forum
  • Ability to organise and advertise your own events through the ANS website
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Free job advertisements
ANS Student Body Committee

The Student Body Committee (SBC) was formed in 2017 and is tasked with strategising, planning, and implementing programs to support neuroscience students and encourage student participation in ANS.

Australian Brain Alliance

The ABA has proposed the establishment of an Australian Brain Initiative (ABI), a transformative brain research agenda aimed at coordinating Australia’s existing brain researchers and scientists from other disciplines with the aim of ‘‘cracking the brain’s code.’’

Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience

The Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience (ACAN) is an intensive three-week course that teaches the theory and practice of electrophysiological recording and optical imaging techniques.

Australian Brain Bee Challenge

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for high school students in year 10 to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses.

Equity and Diversity Subcommitee

The E&D Committee is dedicated to promoting equity and balance of gender, culture, and ethnicity on ANS Committees and at our annual conference, and to removing obstacles to the advancement of underrepresented genders and minorities in neuroscience.

Please click on the following links to read more about the gender equity plans of our national funding bodies:
ARC
NHMRC

The E&D Committee is dedicated to promoting equity and balance of gender, culture, and ethnicity on ANS Committees and at our annual conference, and to removing obstacles to the advancement of underrepresented genders and minorities in neuroscience.

Contact Us

Address:

ANS c/o The Association Specialists
PO Box 576
Crows Nest NSW 1585
Australia

Phone:

+61 2 9431 8652

Email:

secretariat@ans.org.au

Why be a member?

Why be a member? There are many benefits to membership of the Australasian Neuroscience Society

A message from the President

Your membership of the Society is crucial and ANS cannot exist without it. ANS provides your collective voice for science advocacy and the funding of neuroscience and represents your interests across a range of national and international science organisations.

Latest News

Invitation to attend a memorial service for Emeritus Professor Liam Burke
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Friends and colleagues of the late Emeritus Professor Liam Burke are warmly invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate his life and work, to be held at the University of Sydney.              Date               Thursday, 29 March 2018             Time               10.30 am for service, followed by...

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