Workshops & Symposia

ERA-NET NEURON Midterm symposium group picture
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Networking through workshops, symposia and special events for neuroscience and brain researchers plus the connection to stakeholders are among the main aims of the ERA-NET NEURON.

Different formats are tailored to serve specific purposes, topics and audiences:

Foresight Symposia

Foresight symposia address scientific topics of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for an in-depth discussion of future call topics among invited speakers, the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and ERA-NET NEURON participants.

Interactive Workshops

Trainings on aspects of research integrity are directed to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and Principle Investigators (PIs), as well as training for lay reviewers are organized as interactive workshops.

Networking events

Networking events address ECRs, PIs, ERA-NET NEURON participants and else interested audience and stakeholders.

Foresight Symposia

Scientific “Foresight Symposia” deepen specific topics of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA)
NEURON organizes annual scientific Foresight Symposia on selected topics of the Strategic Research Agenda for future call topics. Renowned experts are invited to present the state-of-the art in the scientific area, most recent developments in research, and potential future directions. These aspects are discussed among the invited speakers, the Scientific Advisory Board and NEURON participants in order to identify the needs of the research community for potential funding and support measures.

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Symposium ‘Neurodevelopmental disorders’

On May 16th, 2020 the ERA-Net NEURON organized the scientific symposium on “Neurodevelopmental disorders” with highly renowned researchers in the area.

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Symposium ‘Sensory Organ Disorders’

On May 15th, 2019 the ERA-Net NEURON organized the scientific symposium on “Sensory Organ Disorders” in Riga, Latvia with highly reputated researchers in the area.

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Symposium ‘Biomarkers’

In May 2018 the ERA-Net NEURON organised the scientific symposium on ‘Biomarkers’ in Nice, France with highly reputated researchers in the area.

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Symposium on ‘Emerging fields in mental health’, Amsterdam, May 2017

Symposium 2015 in Bucharest
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Symposium ‘External insults to the nervous system’

In May 2015 NEURON organised a symposium on the topic ‘External insults to the nervous system‘ in Bucharest, Romania.

Interactive Workshops

Workshops on overarching topics addressing Principal Investigators and Early Career Researchers, as well as NEURON participants, are regular components at the Midterm Symposia of funded projects. In cooperation with EFNA workshops on NEURON funding and reviewing procedures address Public and Patient Involvement (PPI). In cooperation with EBRA training workshops on robust science, research integrity and neuroethics are organized and refer to NEURON’s devotion to broadly implement Responsible Research Innovation (RRI].

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EBRA-NEURON workshop on ‘Neuroethics and quality assurance’, January 26th, 2021

This workshop welcomed Prof. Ulrich Dirnagl (Charité, QUEST, Berlin, Germany), Prof. Daniel Strech (Charité, QUEST, Berlin, Germany) and Dr. David Winickoff, from the Working Party on Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technologies (BNCT), OECD.

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NEURON Young Investigators Satellite meeting, September 2019, Lisbon

The recent NEURON Mid-Term symposium of projects funded in the joint call for proposals launched in 2017 a new format for support of Early Career Researchers was introduced – a satellite workshop organized by the team of a NEURON consortium AUTISYN.

Group picture at NEURON & EBRA Workshop January 2019, Bonn
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NEURON & EBRA Workshop January 2019, Bonn

At the NEURON and EBRA workshop ‘Quality assurance and reproducibility of results‘, January, 2019 the participants responded with an enthusiastic feedback on the input, the atmosphere, and the engaged working spirit among researchers and funders.

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Workshop on ‘Open science’, Tel Aviv, January 24th, 2018

NEURON is fully committed to the highest possible standards of quality assurance, including working to nationally and internationally recognized best practices. Hence, NEURON organized a workshop on Open Science in Tel Aviv, January 2017.

ERA-NET NEURON Symposium: Together for brain research - 27 January 2021 - Oslo
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Workshop on ‚Quality assurance, and reproducibility of results‘, Oslo, January 2017

On January 19th, 2017 NEURON held a workshop on quality assurance and reproducibility of data in Oslo.

Next generation networks in Neuroscience - 9th FENS Forum in Milano, Italy
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Report on the Workshop in NEUROETHICS, Milano, May 2016

To promote a comprehensive approach of its stakeholders regarding issues of ethical dimension, the ERA-NET Neuron organized a Workshop in Neuroethics on May 9th, 2016 which was held in the FONDAZIONE IRCCS – Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta (Milano).

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Workshop “Neuroethics”

In October 2009 a Neuroethics Workshop was held in Jerusalem.

Networking Events

With special lectures and Early Career Researcher meetings, as well as symposia NEURON reaches out to stakeholders and the NEURON research community, and to the interested public.

Special lectures at FENS Forum

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NEURON at the virtual FENS FORUM 2020

NEURON coordinator Dr. Marlies Dorlöchter provided a welcome note at the July virtual FENS FORUM 2020 to open the EPNA award special lecture.

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FENS FORUM 2018 – Plenary Lecture – ERA-NET NEURON closing lecture

ERA-NET Neuron Plenary Lecture by Professor Botond Roska (Switzerland). The plenary lecture was held on Wednesday 11 July, 2018, 13:00-14:00.

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Hannah Monyer provided the NEURON plenary lecture at the 10th FENS Forum in Copenhagen

ERA-NET NEURON Plenary lecture by Professor Dr. Hannah Monyer (Germany). The lecture was held on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 and introduced by Professor Juan Lerma.

FENS networking

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Networking meeting at 11th FENS FORUM

Next generation networking on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018, 11th FENS-FORUM for Neuroscience, Berlin 

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Sunday, 3 July 2016, FENS-FORUM for Neuroscience, Copenhagen

Next generation networking on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018, 11th FENS-FORUM for Neuroscience, Berlin 

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Next generation networks in Neuroscience

Within the 9th FENS Forum of Neurosciences in Milan, Italy, 2014 the NEURON organized ‘Next generation networks in Neuroscience’ event aimed to increase networking, mobility and exchange of academic information.

NEURON Symposia

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ERA-NET NEURON Symposium: Together for brain research

ERA-NET NEURON celebrated the start of the new five years period (2021 to 2025) with a sym-posium under the motto ‘Together for brain research’, on January 27th, 2021.

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Brain Research: Symposium in Berlin on January 12, 2016

Leading European neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists met at a symposium ‘How to reinforce the interactions between scientists, clinicians and the society in the field of brain research?’ on January 12th, 2016.

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Final Symposium on JTC “Mental Disorders” in Lisbon/Portugal, January 13th &14th 2014

On January 13th and 14, 2014 ERA NET NEURON held its 33 meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. The meeting was hosted by the NEURON Portuguese FCT partner. Key element of the meeting was the final symposium of the 11 projects funded under the JTC 2010 ‘European Research Projects on Mental Disorders’.

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Final Symposium for the call 2009 “Technology Development”, January 2013

At an ERA-Net NEURON symposium held at the Dead Sea, in January 2013 the ten since February 2010 funded projects presented their results.