Europe’s premier neuroscience meeting 

The FENS Forum is Europe’s largest international neuroscience congress, covering all domains from basic to translational research. Occurring biennially since 1998, the Forum has become a premier scientific event that attracts thousands of scientists and students from around the world to celebrate and share discoveries about the brain and central nervous system. 

Programme Committee: Chaired by Liset Menendez de la Prida (ES), the Programme Committee will independently prepare and supervise the FENS Forum’s scientific programme and select the plenary and special lecturers, symposia and technical workshops. 

Host Society Committee: the Host Society Committee is responsible for delivering a number of activities at FENS 2024, including social events, public engagement, outreach, and opportunities for early career researchers such as the Early Career Investigator Training Programme. 

Meet the Forum 2024 Committees! 

Future FENS Forum: 

2026  4-8 July: Madrid (Spain)  

Past FENS Forums: 

2022  9-13 July: Paris (France) | 7,890 pax* 

2020  11-15 July: Virtual Forum | 4,545 pax 

2018  7-11 July: Berlin (Germany) | 7,350 pax 

2016  2-6 July: Copenhagen (Denmark) | 5,832 pax 

2014  5-9 July: Milan (Italy) | 6,091 pax 

2012  14-18 July: Barcelona (Spain) | 6,953 pax 

2010  3-7 July: Amsterdam (The Netherlands) | 6,214 pax 

2008  12-16 July: Geneva (Switzerland) | 5,697 pax 

2006  8-12 July: Vienna (Austria) | 5,198 pax 

2004  10-14 July: Lisbon (Portugal) | 4,234 pax 

2002  13-17 July: Paris (France) | 5,251 pax 

2000  24-28 June: Brighton (United Kingdom) | 4,100 pax 

1998  27 June-1 July: Berlin (Germany) | 3,900 pax 

*pax = participants  

Founded in 1998 at the first Forum of European Neuroscience, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is the main organisation for neuroscience in Europe. FENS currently represents 40 national and single-discipline neuroscience societies across 31 European countries and more than 22,000 member scientists. 

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The European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) is the official journal of FENS. FENS members have free access to EJN online and can enjoy a full, free and easy access to all published articles.

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