BNA2017 full programme announced

30th Aug 2016

The BNA is proud to announce the full scientific programme for its 2017 Festival of Neuroscience, which celebrates the latest advances in neuroscience and creates the opportunity for neuroscientists to meet and discuss them.

Next year's BNA Festival, taking place 10-13th April in Birmingham UK, will be the largest international neurocience meeting in Europe in 2017.

It will bring together clinical and non-clinical researchers through the engagement of our partner societies and, with The Physiological Society as our Festival Partner this year, the opportunity to host an especially themed topic (The Neurobiology of Stress) that will run throughout the conference. 

We will also have an extensive public engagement programme, activities specially designed for Early Career Researchers, and discussion forums on topics such as neuroscience post-Brexit.

Key features of the BNA2017: Festival of Neuroscience

  • 1200-1500 delegates
  • Six internationally renowned plenary lectures (including a Nobel Prize winner)
  • Over 40 symposia, workshops and discussion groups
  • Career-focussed events for students and early career scientists
  • ~750 posters in 12 scientific themes
  • Over 65 companies and societies in a lively Exhibition
  • Social events each evening for networking opportunities
  • Bursaries and prizes for student members
  • Public engagement programme

Plenary Speakers:

Masud Husain (Oxford), Andrea Brand (Cambridge), Graham Collingridge (Bristol and Toronto), Alon Chen (Munich),  May-britt Moser (Trondheim, Norway; Nobel Prize winner 2014), Sarah-Jane Blakemore (UCL, London)

Public Speakers:

Professors Paul Howard-Jones (Bristol) and Clive Ballard (KCL, London)

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Registration opens soon! 

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