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The ENCODS 2023 meeting will take place in Faro (Algarve, Portugal) on 1-2 May 2023, before the FENS Regional Meeting.

The European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS) is a FENS satellite event. This year, it will take place in Faro, the beautiful capital of Algarve in Portugal.

ENCODS 2023 theme is “Labcoats and Laptops: Neuroscience through different lenses” and we’re aiming to bring together different disciplines of neuroscience and how we can all work together. We’ll have opportunities for PhD poster presentations, lightning talks, and longer format talks, as well as workshop sessions and 4 keynote speakers from a range of neuroscience disciplines!

The registration fee will be €120, which includes registration for all seminars and workshops, abstract submission to present a poster or give a talk, lunches, and bus transfer to/from the venue. FRM attendees will receive a 50% discount on the registration fee for ENCODS 2023. Don’t wait to register, the deadline is the 3rd of March!

Find all the information related to ENCODS 2023 and the registration form on the FENS website:

If you have questions, email the organizing committee at 2023@encods.eu and make sure to follow ENCODS 2023 on our social media for all updates as they happen:
Twitter: @encods2023
Instagram: @encods2023
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ENCODSconference

VII Symposium of the Portuguese Glial Network

The Portuguese Glial Network gathers Portuguese researchers, as well as foreign researchers working in Portugal, who are interested in the role of glial cells in the function of the nervous system, in health and disease conditions.

The Portuguese Glial Network invites you to attend the VII Symposium of the Portuguese Glial Network, in collaboration with Red Glial Española. The Symposium will be held in Albufeira (Algarve) on May 2, 2023, as a satellite meeting of the FENS Regional Meeting 2023.

This year, the event will have six invited speakers to bring the latest on glial cell physiology, biology, signaling, and ultrastructure: Amanda Sierra (Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spain), Ana Luísa Cardoso (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Christa Rhiner (Champalimaud Research Program, Portugal), Corrado Calì (Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy), Juliana Rosa (Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos – IDISCAM, Spain) and Renzo Mancuso (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium). Six short talks will also be selected from the submitted abstracts by our Scientific Committee.

Registration is, as always, free (but mandatory), and the best poster and oral communication will receive awards! 

Join us in the vibrant setting of the city of Albufeira and experience the sun and energy of the Algarve.


RobustCircuit Workshop “Web technologies for Cognitive Science”

The RobustCircuit Workshop “Web technologies for Cognitive Science” will take place in Albufeira (Algarve, Portugal) from the 5th to the 8th of May, after the FENS Regional Meeting.

The workshop is a unique opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of interactive web applications and the essential concepts and skills required to develop online behavioural experiments or clinical instruments using various approaches such as javascript frameworks, game engines, cross-platform development apps and AI tools.

The program includes talks and hands-on sessions and the workshop will be entirely free (accommodation and meals included) for all the selected participants. Apply here. Places are limited!

Find all the information about the workshop here.

Warning: There are an increasing number of fraudulent websites and emails that impersonate FRM. We would like to alert all our members, delegates, and exhibitors to possible scams. We strongly advise you to use only the official FRM 2023 online registration and accommodation form for your bookings, and not to trust emails offering attendee lists.