ANS 2019 Plenary Nominations

Call for nominations for Plenary Lectures for Adelaide, 2019

ANS Plenary Lectures have been held annually since 1981 and are significant peer recognition of scientific achievement and excellence. ANS has three named and two unnamed plenary lectures. These are held as stand-alone events at the annual meeting without concurrent sessions. The ANS LOC and ANS Council Executive will decide if all plenary lectures are held in any given year. Gender balance is considered across the speakers chosen to give plenary lectures. Speakers may be invited to give a plenary lecture multiple times in their career but usually not within five years of their previous lecture.

 


  1. Lawrie Austin Plenary Lecture (began in 2002).

Professor Lawrie Austin was the first President of ANS and the first Australian elected to the Council of the International Society for Neurochemistry, not long after its formation. The speaker is usually a male or female Australian or New Zealand scientist who has made a significant contribution to neuroscience research. The speaker receives a certificate, medal, full meeting registration, return economy airfares to the meeting, and accommodation.


  1. Elspeth McLachlan Plenary Lecture (began in 2018).

Professor Elspeth McLachlan, FAA made seminal discoveries in the autonomic nervous system (see https://www.science.org.au/fellowship/fellows/professor-elspeth-mary-mclachlan), was the first woman president of ANS (1996-1997), and held a number of senior management roles both at The University of Queensland and The University of New South Wales.  In addition, Professor McLachlan’s contributions to Australasian science endure in her mentorship of a number of highly successful neuroscientists. The speaker is usually an Australian or New Zealand scientist (male or female) who has made a significant contribution to neuroscience research. The speaker receives a certificate, medal, full meeting registration, return economy airfares to the meeting, and accommodation.


  1. ANS Plenary Lecture (began in 1981).

The speaker may be an Australian or New Zealand or International scientist who has made a significant contribution to neuroscience research. The speaker receives a certificate, medal, full meeting registration, return economy airfares to the meeting, and accommodation.


  1. ANS International/Overseas Plenary Lecture (began in 1990).

The speaker is an International scientist who has made a significant contribution to neuroscience research. The speaker receives a certificate, medal, full meeting registration, return economy airfares to the meeting, and accommodation.


 

Nomination Process for Plenary Lecturers

Nominations for the above lectures must be submitted on the ANS Plenary Speaker Proposal form and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Email submission deadline: COB 12th October, 2018

For further information contact the ANS Editor: Helen Cooper (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)