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Special Symposia

The FENS Regional meeting will also include special symposia and events during the three days of the meeting. Please regularly check this page for updates on these special events.


Special symposium – Neuroscience communication: what, how and why?

Chair: Rui Rodrigues, INSERM, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France

The symposium aims to train neuroscientists of all levels in effective science communication, bringing together a wide range of experts in science communication with an academic background to discuss the importance of engaging in neuroscience communication and the use of distinct strategies to engage and captivate different audiences.

Special event – Animal Research: Time to Talk!

Chair: Kirk Leech, Executive Director, European Animal Research Association

The neuroscience community needs to make a stronger and clearer public case for the use of animals in scientific research. This presentation will evaluate the experience in these countries of greater openness on the use of animals in research, and explain why and how the neuroscience community can talk more openly about animal research

Special Symposium – What career paths for neuroscientists?

Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Dedicated to students and early career scientists, during this symposium speakers currently working in various sectors such as business, pharma, education or publishing sectors will reveal during short talks and informal meet & greet discussions how their neuroscience background successfully contributed to their career-paths. Envisioned as a highly interactive event, a significant part of the symposium will be dedicated to the Q&A part and Meet & Greet among speakers and audience.


ALBA Network workshop – Information coming soon

Special event from the FENS History Committee – Information coming soon