The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) have launched their call for symposia for the BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience which will be held in Dublin in April 2019, in collaboration with Neuroscience Ireland (NSI). As Festival Partners, NSI will have ownership of 4 symposia at the event. If you would like your symposium idea to be considered for one of the NSI slots, please submit your proposal to email@example.com by Friday 23rd February 2018. From the proposals submitted, the NSI Council will select 4 to go forward to the BNA as the NSI symposia. Any proposals that are not selected by NSI can, of course, still be independently submitted directly to the BNA. Click on the image below for details of the call, including guidelines for submissions.
The Irish Brain Council and Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) Conference will take on 6th March 2018 in the Science Gallery Dublin. The meeting will focus on research and healthcare responses to the challenges of brain conditions in Ireland. Click on the image below for details and registration.
The 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience will be held in Berlin from 7th-11th July 2018.
Registration and abstract submission will open on 1st December 2017.
Keep in touch via http://www.forum2018.fens.org/
HDdennomore (pronounced ‘Hidden No More’) is a global coalition of patient advocates dedicated to raising awareness of Huntington’s disease and ending the stigma and shame around the disease.
Read more about HDdennomore and the Irish perspective here:
Senator Elena Cattaneo greets Huntington’s Disease patient, Yosbely Soto Soto from Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela where the gene that causes HD was discovered in 1993
For more information, see:
After eight days of science films from all over the world, the Irish Parkinson’s film “Feats of Modest Valour” won the top Scientist Award at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York last night.
In addition to the top Science Award prize, the film was also awarded the runner-up People’s Choice Award.
In FOMV, Tom, Milena and Brian live clockwork existences, dictated by a strict regime of medication and the challenging physical reality of living with Parkinson’s disease. Meanwhile, Eilís Dowd and her team of scientists at NUI Galway are developing a new medical device which could revolutionise treatment of this the devastating disease. Woven together with observation and animation, this short documentary invites you to witness the story of groundbreaking medical science and offers a contemplation of life and mortality.
Feats of Modest Valour will be screened on RTÉ in November.
Congratulations to our newest round of Travel Bursary winners! We hope you enjoy your conferences, and we look forward to receiving your conference reports for inclusion in our newsletter.
Bibiana Castagna Mota, PhD student with Dr. Áine Kelly, TCD
Coral Lapsley, PhD student with Dr. Elaine Murray, Ulster University, Derry
Luiz Fernando Almeida Silva, PhD student with Prof. David Henshall, RCSI
Mariana Pires Antunes Alves, PhD student with Dr. Tobias Engel, RCSI
Sarah Jarrin, PhD student with Prof. David Finn, NUIG
Our wonderful speakers with the Local Organising Committee and NSI President. Thanks for coming everyone!