Special call for joint JNS-CAN symposium

We are pleased to announce that the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) and the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) will hold a joint symposium at the 14th Canadian Neuroscience Meeting. Proposals for the joint JNS-CAN symposium are now solicited from CAN members.

Proposals are being accepted online now.

DEADLINE: February 8, 2021, midnight Central time.  

Submission guidelines:

  • The duration of the symposium will be 90 minutes.
  • The symposium should include two JNS members and two CAN members. One of the Canadian speakers will chair the meeting.
  • CAN will cover part of the cost of inviting two JNS members (CAN will cover meeting registration, 3 nights accommodation at the CAN meeting venue and up to $1500 CAD for travel expenses from up to two speakers from the JNS)

Parallel Symposia are 1.5 hours long and will be chosen based on scientific merit and whether the topic was not covered recently; a balance of junior and senior faculty, and genders of speakers is encouraged. We also wish to ensure that a wide range of neuroscience topics are represented in various symposia.

Preference will be given to speakers who have not given presentations at CAN-ACN Meetings in the last 2 years.

If you would like to organize a symposium, please submit your proposal online. Only members in good standing can submit a proposal.

Information required for submission:

  • Title of symposium
  • Abstract for symposium (max 150 words)
  • Symposium Chair: Name, university affiliation and type of position, contact information and email

For each speaker:

  • University affiliation and type of position, contact information and email
  • Title of talk
  • Recent publications on the topic by the speaker
  • Please indicate if the proposed speaker is a member of the Japanese Neuroscience Society

All proposals will be evaluated by the 2021 Scientific Program Committee, and the committee will choose one for presentation at the Canadian Neuroscience meeting in Vancouver.

Please note that after a symposium has been reviewed and accepted, substitution of speakers will not be accepted, unless under exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the program committee. Any speaker substitutions may result in your symposium being re-evaluated.

Submit now