CAN-ACN membership includes the following benefits:
- Eligibility to submit or sponsor communications at CAN Scientific meetings
- A significant reduction on registration for our annual meeting
- Networking opportunities
- The possibility of advertising positions and meetings on the CAN-ACN website
- A forum to exchange information with colleagues and the general public
- Eligibility for CAN-ACN prizes and awards
- Members, Honorary Members and Emeritus Members, but not Student Members or Corporate Members, shall have the right to vote at any duly constituted business meeting of the Association and shall have the right to hold office in the Association.
New benefit for 2020-2021
The Canadian Association for Neuroscience has reached an agreement with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS https://www.fens.org/Meetings/Forum/ ) allowing our members to register at member rates to the 2020 FENS Forum.
CAN membership is open to all scientists, principal investigators and students actively involved in neuroscience research from across Canada and around the world. CAN membership dues are paid annually and cover the calendar year from September 1st to August 31st. Renewal notices will be issued to all members in good standing prior to expiration.
Membership term: September 1st to August 31st. All memberships, except honorary and emeritus memberships, expire August 31st, and members will be invited to renew for the next membership year.
Eligibility for membership: A person who has conducted research, who has published papers in scientific journals and who is actively engaged in investigation, teaching or other form of scholarship in any of the fields which constitute the neurosciences shall be eligible for membership in the Canadian Association for Neuroscience.
Proof of eligibility: To prevent non neuroscientists from becoming members of the Association, we require proof of eligibility. CAN-ACN bylaws require that new members be sponsored by a current member that can vouch for their eligibility, or that they provide proof of membership in the SfN. We may contact you to verify this information if we are uncertain of your status after your application. If you are a neuroscientist (student or senior) working in a Canadian university or Research Center, you will most likely not be contacted.
Use our online membership tool by following these links to
Upon completion of this application, members will be sent an email including information on their username and password. This email should be kept in a safe location for future reference and to speed the process of submitting an abstract or registering for the conference. At anytime, you will be able to update your username and password by clicking on the appropriate link in this member confirmation email.
You can apply either as a full member, as a post-doc member or as a student member
|Membership category||Annual membership dues||3 year renewal (10% rebate)|
All dues are in Canadian dollars and can be paid using VISA, Mastercard or American Express.
The three year renewal rate includes a 10% rebate, and is not subject to periodic increases to single year membership dues.
Full Member – a person who has conducted research, who has published papers in scientific journals and who is actively engaged in investigation, teaching or other form of scholarship in any of the fields which constitute the neurosciences shall be eligible for membership.
Post-doc Member – Postdoctoral fellows in the neurosciences who have not yet had the opportunity or time to satisfy their requirements for full Membership and research assistants, and teachers in the neurosciences possessing a University Degree or its equivalent, shall be eligible for Post-Doc Membership. Under normal circumstances, tenure of Post-Doc Membership shall not exceed 7 years.
Student Member – Neuroscience students (both graduate and undergraduate) pay a reduced rate. Under normal circumstances, tenure of Student Membership shall not exceed 7 years.
As a student, you are eligible for travel awards to the annual conference. The annual conference is a fantastic opportunity to network and learn from fellow neuroscientists. CAN organizes a student social at each conference, where you can interact with your peers and exchange ideas. There is also an opportunity to submit a poster abstract at the conference.
Honorary Member – a person who has rendered distinguished service to neurosciences shall be eligible for Honorary Membership. It shall be the responsibility of the Executive from time to time to recommend to the Association suitable candidates for Honorary Membership. Such candidates shall become Honorary Members by a majority vote of the Membership at its Annual Meeting.
Emeritus Member – a member who has retired from active employment shall be eligible for an Emeritus Membership. Anyone who wishes to be so designated shall apply in writing to the Secretary. Upon approval of the Executive, the Member’s status shall be transferred to Emeritus status.
PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP: Members, Honorary Members and Emeritus Members, but not Student Members or Post-doc Members, shall have the right to vote at any duly constituted business meeting of the Association and shall have the right to hold office in the Association.
At any scientific meeting arranged by the Association, Members, Honorary Members, Emeritus Members and Student members shall be eligible to submit or sponsor communications. Only Student members that are supervised by a Member that has paid his or her dues are eligible to receive travel awards.
Membership questions or inquiries?
Please contact Jude Ross, at Podium Conference Specialists firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 250-472-7644