Upcoming Conferences and Courses

Upcoming Conferences and Courses

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IBRO-APRC School on Neuroinformatics and Brain Network Analysis, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 2 - 16, 2017

Organizer: Prof. Eric Ho (Center for Intelligent Signal & Imaging Research, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia)

Aims and Scope of the School:

  • Teach advanced techniques in brain functional and structural network/connectivity analysis.
  • Teach open source pipelines and workflows in neuroimaging analysis.
  • Foster scientific and social interaction between the next generation neuroscientists to build the neuroinformatics community in Asia Pacific.


Network and connectivity analysis are state-of-art techniques in fundamental and clinical neuroscience studies of human mental function and capacity. These computational techniques are a powerful approach to characterize brain activity, function, development, and degeneration by analyzing the brain as functional and structural networks with Spatio-temporal dynamics. A rich, quantitative suite of descriptors are computed from brain signals to monitor the progression of degeneration, disease and to assess individual capability and capacity for cognition and mental tasks. This school will be taught by various international experts including Prof Alex Fornito and Prof Andrew Zalesky from Australia and Prof Martijn van den Heuvel from UMC Utrecht, Netherlands. The school will comprise of classes which cover theory and concepts, interspersed with laboratory sessions to apply the techniques on open source datasets and cloud computing systems. After completing this school, students should be able (1) to set up their own neuroimaging analysis workflow using open source software (2) perform a variety of network and connectivity analysis on various MRI datasets and apply these techniques to their own research (3) make statistically sound conclusions from the data.

Who should apply to this School?

Graduate students with a trans-disciplinary background in neuroscience, clinical brain sciences, computer science or engineering are welcome to apply. The ideal candidates should possess programming skills (ideally Python), some knowledge of human brain anatomy and function and rudimentary familiarity with MRI neuroimaging modalities (fMRI, T1 MRI, diffusion MRI etc…).

What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

20 students will receive remuneration for a return flight, meals, and accommodation in Kuala Lumpur.

Application deadline: April 2, 2017 (11:59 p.m. CET)

Apply here

For all enquiries, please contact Dr. Eric Ho at hotattwei@utp.edu.my


International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)

Summer Foundation: 2017 Brain Injury Rehabilitation Breakfast Club Lecture Series - Royal Talbot, Kew

The Breakfast Club Lecture Series is an opportunity for professionals working in the area of brain injury rehabilitation to increase their knowledge about the latest in research and clinical practice while networking with others in their field.

For details of topics, dates and presenters please visit https://www.summerfoundation.org.au/event/breakfast-club-lecture-series-2017/

15th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, 7th - 11th August, Vienna, Austria

For more information, please visit http://www.aminoacidscongress2017.com/.

ANS members will recieve a 10% registration discount.

Invitation to Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium 2017, Neuroinflammation: the Fire in Your Brain and Belly

The annual Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium will be held on 4 May 2017 in Leighton Hall, The John Niland Scientia Building at The University of New South Wales. The theme for the 12th annual Symposium is “Neuroinflammation: the Fire in Your Brain and Belly” and will include presentations from invited speakers from overseas and from other institutions in Sydney, and the wider New South Wales network together with leading researchers from Brain Sciences UNSW. Professor Michal Schwartz, Weizmann Institute, Israel will be giving the Plenary Presentation. Michal has a particular interest in the role of the immune system in Alzheimer’s disease.

The last decade has seen outstanding advances in our understanding of brain disorders and in the development of novel treatment strategies. Of all brain disorders, the greatest treatment advances have been in the management of neuroinflammatory conditions, particularly multiple sclerosis. The insights gained from the treatment of MS have also had significant implications for other related disorders, including antibody and virus-mediated neuroinflammation. There has also been recent ground-breaking research which suggests a neuroinflammatory basis for psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, a finding that could potentially revolutionise treatment.

The Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium will showcase an array of outstanding national and international scientists who are at the forefront of research into neuroinflammation. The symposium will include dedicated sessions on neuroinflammation in neurological and psychiatric disease and will cover mechanisms of disease and future treatment strategies. The Symposium will also include a highly topical session dedicated to the microbiome and the possible implications of the ‘brain-gut’ connection, particularly relating to the effects of obesity and early life stress on brain function.

The invitation to attend is open to anyone with an interest in the brain sciences and neuroscience and you are welcome to extend an invitation to others who may be interested e.g. researchers from other organisations; students. Registration fee for delegates is $130; registration fee for students (PhD, Masters, Undergraduate) is $50 (talk to your supervisor!). Seating is limited and registrations will close when capacity is reached.

For program, registration and poster abstract submission details please view


Poster Presentation: Postgraduate students and Postdoctoral fellows. Abstract submissions close Thursday 23 March 5 pm. It is essential to register before submitting an abstract.

We look forward to seeing you at the Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium 2017.

EUROSPINE 2017, 11 – 13 October, Dublin, Ireland.

Congress Title: EUROSPINE 2017

Date: 11 – 13 October 2017

Pre-conference courses will take place on 10 October

Information: The annual congress of EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe, brings together more than 2.500 international experts from the field.

In order to encourage research in the field of spinal disorders, EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe, will award several prizes which will be presented at the EUROSPINE 2017 meeting and published in the European Spine Journal.

CME Accreditation

An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

Further information will follow as soon as the application process has been completed.

Website: www.eurospine2017.eu

MICCN Computational Neuroscience Symposium 2017

26th European Stroke Conference, 24–26 May 2017, Berlin, Germany

For more information, please visit http://www.eurostroke.conventus.de/

32nd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, April 26-29 2017, Kyoto, Japan

The annual conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) continues to evolve and now attracts thousands of people with an interest in dementia from over 100 countries around the world. Hosted with a different Alzheimer association around the world each year, in 2017, the conference will be hosted with Alzheimer’s Association Japan (AAJ).

The conference is one of the world’s largest and most important conferences on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, featuring a range of international keynote speakers and a high standard of scientific and non-scientific content; combined, this makes it the optimum setting to learn about the latest advances in the treatment of dementia.

Registration for the conference opens on the 11th July 2016.

Abstract submission opens on the 25th July 2016.

Fore more information, please visit the official 2017 Alheimer's Disease International Conference website.

2017 ISN-ESN Meeting, August 2017 (Paris, France)

ISN members are invited to submit proposals for Symposia, Workshops and Satellite Meetings, and Young Investigator Colloquia, via your personal submission link, which will be sent to you via email on February 1, 2016, or the "My ISN account" tab on the ISN homepage. Proposal can be submitted from February 1 until February 29, 2016.

The submitting author must be an accepted ISN Member in good standing. Confirmation of all proposed speakers listed in proposals for symposia and workshops is required.

To become a member, please click here.

If you are interested in organizing a session but are not certain about what is involved, or if you have ideas for a session that fall outside the formats listed above, please contact the program chair via the ISN secretariat.