20th International Neuroscience Winter Conference


20th International Neuroscience Winter Conference

Sölden, Austria, April 11th – 15th, 2018



This conference has been established as a high-quality meeting on contemporary neuroscience for many years. For the 20th conference we aim at topping previous programs by inviting most distinguished neuroscientists as keynote speakers and select high-quality symposia. Sölden is an Alpine village about 1 hours drive from the city of Innsbruck in Austria. The venue is a 5-star SPA hotel in one of the largest ski resorts in Austria with a restaurant carrying prestigious awards by international restaurant guides. Normally 120-150 participants, among them a large number of distinguished scientists share the opportunity to meet colleagues in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. During the day, time for skiing in the high-altitude ski resort is perfectly possible even in March.

Keynote Lectures

Jens Brüning (Germany)
Ann Churchland (USA)
Yang Dan (USA)
Reinhard Jahn (Germany)
John O'Keefe (UK)

Conference Structure

Keynote Lectures


Special Interest Sessions


Keynote lectures by invitation only. Symposia and special interest sessions are selected from complete applications according to the guidelines. All other registered participants may submit one abstract for poster presentation, which must be submitted before the abstract deadline. No short oral presentations will be scheduled.

Posters: Contributions from all fields of basic neuroscience are welcome; abstracts and registration to be submitted before the abstract deadline: Feb. 23rd, 2018

The conference will start on April 11th in the late afternoon and end on April 15th, 2018 in the afternoon.

Scientific Organizers

Alois Saria, chair (Austria)

Tobias Bonhoeffer (Germany)

Nils Brose (Germany)

Stephan Schwarzacher (Germany)

Organized by

Univ.Prof. Alois Saria

Brainplatform.net e.U.

Upcoming Deadlines

Symposia Proposals: July 30th, 2017

Abstracts: Feb. 23rd, 2018

Online registration closes: Mar. 30th, 2018


Prof. Alois Saria (chair)

Medical University Innsbruck

Center of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Experimental Psychiatry Unit

Innrain 66a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Phone: +43 512 504 23710

Fax: +43 512 504 23716

E-mail: office@brainplatform.net

Website: www.winterneuroscience.org/2018

The Venue

Das Central is a 5-star SPA hotel in one of the largest ski resorts in Austria with a restaurant carrying prestigious awards by international restaurant guides. We have reserved a contingency of rooms at a reduced price for conference participants and their accompanying persons, which is of great value considering that a sumptuous breakfast and a 5-course dinner as well as a gala dinner on one evening is included in the conference rate. Furthermore, hotel residents receive free access to the SPA area. Free wireless internet access is available. A free hotel shuttle transfers hotel guests to the closest ropeways for entering the ski resort, only a minute away.