We invite proposals for symposia for the FENS Regional Meeting 2019 (FRM2019) which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, July 10-13, 2019.

The FRM2019 Scientific Committee welcomes and strongly encourages symposium proposals from neuroscience communities around the world. These symposia make the foundation of our meeting. We are aiming for the highest scientific level while encouraging career-stage and gender balance. Furthermore, in the spirit of a FENS Regional Meeting, we particularly welcome proposals from all neighboring societies.

A proposed symposium should be constructed around a clearly defined scientific theme or question of broad interest which preferably falls within the FRM2019 main topics (see below). Additional special interest symposia will be organized on advocacy, animals in research, ethics in neuroscience and history of neuroscience.

Symposium proposals will be peer-reviewed primarily based on academic excellence and broadness of interest.

Important Dates

15 June 2018: Call for Symposia proposals opens
1 September 2018:20 September 2018:1 October 2018: Deadline for proposal submission
30 October 2018: Notification of selected symposia

Submission Guidelines

Please read this information carefully before proceeding to the Symposium Proposal Form:

  • The official language of the Conference is English.
  • Provide a title and a short description (300 words max) of the proposed symposium.
  • Please note that the main topics of FRM2019 are:
  • 1. Developmental neuroscience and synaptic plasticity
    2. Molecular and cellular neuroscience
    3. Neurophysiology
    4. Basic and clinical research in brain diseases
    5. Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience
    6. Neuroscience and society
    7. Neuroinformatics

  • Symposia Organizer(s) (one or two) will chair the Symposium and briefly introduce the topic and the session. It is desirable that the organizer(s) also acts as a speaker of the symposium.
  • Each symposium runs for 100 minutes. We encourage symposia composed of 4 speakers of both genders and different career stages (preferably from independent groups/countries) with each talk lasting 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and exchange of views. Optionally, the last speaker may be replaced with two young investigators (post-doc, early carrier scientist).
  • Please provide names and affiliations of the speakers, indicative titles of the talks and a list of few recent papers from each speaker with relevance to the topic.
  • The conference registration fee will be waived only for symposia speakers.