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British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience

Past Conferences

BACN Conference and Annual Meeting 2009


September 21st - 23rd, 2009
Institute of Child Health University College London

Call for symposia

Dear colleague,

Re: Annual meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN)

I would like to invite you to submit proposals for symposia for our 2009 meeting, to be held from 21st – 23rd September at the UCL Institute of Child Health, London.

The general theme of this years meeting is ‘cortical plasticity’ – a broad theme, but one that is critical for understanding cognition at a number of levels: from sensory learning to language and memory. It also requires convergent methodologies and consequently we encourage you to represent different methods to address questions such development, normal brain function and recovery from injury. We are also open to any alternative suggestions.

We are a relatively young society that is keen to support scientists at the beginning of their career. We therefore provide several bursaries for graduate students and a poster prize for exceptional undergraduate projects, the best of whom will be invited to give a platform presentation. There will be opportunity to interact with world-leading neuroscientists from nearby UCL-based neuroscience centres (e.g. the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, and the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience). We also promise a lively social programme - something BACN is well renowned for! Please submit your symposium proposals by the 1st February 2009 directly to me (t.baldeweg@ich.ucl.ac.uk).

Please include a provisional list of speakers and titles. Symposia usually last from 1.5h to 2.5h. Free registration for participants and contribution towards travel expenses is available.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Torsten Baldeweg
Chairman, BACN.

PS: For those of you who missed our last meeting in Swansea, you can find out more here >

Contact t.baldeweg@ich.ucl.ac.uk with your proposals
Symposia will be selected by February 2009.