Explore the FENS Forum 2024 scientific programme, covering all areas of neuroscience from basic to translational research.

The Forum programme continuously evolves, with the goal of delivering the utmost in scientific excellence and the most up-to-date research discoveries to the neuroscience community. Further details regarding Networking events, Special Interest Events and other events will be available after approval. Please note that changes such as those related to room allocation may occur ahead of the Forum.

Companies or industries interested in being featured in the Forum programme are invited to refer to the FENS sponsorship prospectus.

Session Descriptions

The Forum will feature an exciting programme of plenary and special lectures, scientific symposia, technical workshops, special interest events, career development and networking opportunities and so much more.

The plenary lectures cover the breadth of neuroscience, from basic to translational research, and reflect the highest scientific quality and achievements of the community. The speakers are carefully selected for their outstanding accomplishments and reputation, to bring you the very latest neuroscience discoveries.

Special lectures are proposed by FENS partners and the speakers are selected for their achievements and innovative scientific work from all areas of neuroscience research that match the objectives of the responsible partner(s).

The 56 scientific symposia are selected by the FENS Programme Committee based on submissions in response to a public call. These sessions on specialised tracks are led by expert scientists and join highly prestigious lectures with the aim of fostering exchange, debate, and discussion about the most current and cutting-edge topics in brain research.

The guidelines for Symposia can be found here.

Technical workshops are selected by the FENS Programme Committee from an open call.  Workshops are organised around novel methods and technology development and bring together experts to address scientific issues that take us to the forefront of our understanding of modern brain science.

FENS Forum 2024 Workshops:

Participation in workshops requires registration, limited to 400 participants per workshop, and will incur an additional fee.

The guidelines for Technical workshops can be found here.

Poster sessions showcase recent findings from attendees and allow an open discussion with the authors during designated slots. These sessions provide a great opportunity to present research, get feedback from peers and engage with thousands of delegates. Poster presenters are requested to be next to their poster during their designated poster slot.

Sponsored sessions are designed by FENS Forum sponsors and allow attendees to discover companies and organisations, and their purpose, products, and research. Find out more about these sessions and other opportunities on the FENS Forum Sponsorship Prospectus.

Networking events provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to connect with their peers and network with institutions of interest in a personal and lively atmosphere.

Special Interest Events (SIEs) aim to promote and discuss particular activities or topics of general interest to the neuroscience community. They are not entirely focused on research itself, but rather on issues such as sustainable research practices, funding opportunities, advocacy, science communication, early career interests, diversity, equity, inclusion and more.

Award Ceremonies at the FENS Forum represent an excellent stage for FENS and its partners to honour the work and careers of outstanding scientists and researchers.

Situated in a prominent location within the Exhibition, the Open Theatre is open of the highlights of the FENS Forum.  The programme includes sessions such as open discussion, meet the experts sessions, product demos and even mindfulness and brain wellness sessions.

Mini Conferences are small, thematic conferences that are organised entirely by invited member societies and partner organisations. The aim is to facilitate more in-depth scientific discussions with relevance for special segments of our scientific community that would otherwise be impossible during the FENS Forum days.

Attendance of the Mini Conferences requires separate registration. A registration fee for the Mini Conferences may apply for participants not registered to the FENS Forum.

Satellite events are independent of the Forum organisation and take place outside the Forum venue. Satellite events are closely linked to Forum dates and topics, and are organised by societies, institutions, organisations, patient groups, project groups, companies, or other stakeholders.