The 22nd ISFN Annual Meeting – General Information
Dear ISFN Members and Friends,
The 22nd ISFN Annual Meeting held December 14-17, 2013, at Hilton Queen of Sheba Eilat, was a great success.
The total number of participants (600) which included 364 students and post-docs and 55 delegates from abroad attests to the high esteem for Neuroscience research in Israel and abroad. During the 2 days of the meeting we had 1 plenary lecture, 6 symposia, 21 oral sessions, 194 posters and 2 Swift Poster Sessions in which 30 pre-selected students' abstracts were presented (3 min). At the closing session ten of them were awarded each NIS 1000.
Prof. Moussa Youdim from the Technion was announced as "ISFN Honorary Member" for 2013.
Prior to the official opening of the meeting, the "Second Binational Italy-Israel Neuroscience Meeting " was held sponsored by the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology and supported I part by the Italian embassy in Israel. Impressed by the high achievements of the Israeli neuroscience community, our guests expressed their wish to continue the dialogue between ISFN and the Italian counterpart towards design and support for collaborative projects.
The next ISFN meeting will be held in December 7-9, 2014, at the Hilton Queen Sheba hotel in Eilat. We are currently planning another bi-national meeting, at the same format as in the past two years, and will announce it as soon as we'll finalize the details.
Currently we are busy, together with "Ba'Shaar" preparing for the Brain Awareness Week (BAW), a worldwide celebration that has become a major international effort to communicate the achievements of brain research to the general public. The project aims to inspire interest in brain research and all ISFN members, both senior and junior, are invited to volunteer during the first two weeks in March to talk at schools, community centers, bars, coffee shops etc. The information is on our website at http://isfn.org.il/brain-awareness-week.
Esty Shohami, PhD
President of the ISFN