Announcement | 13. 12. 2008

EJN and FENS launch "Best Publication Award 2009"

European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) and FENS are accepting nominations for best research article published or accepted to EJN in years 2007 and 2008. The award of 3000£ will be bestowed to the first author(s) of the selected article. The winner will be announced at the FENS Featured Regional Meeting in Warsaw where the winner will be rquired to give a Special Lecture.

The deadline for nominations is February 28th 2009. Please consult the attached flyer for additional information.

priponka: EJN_best_pub_award_2009.pdf

Event | 17. 11. 2008

Lecture on prion diseases and other rapid dementias by Dr. Michael Geschwind

You are cordially invited by Prof. dr. Vladka Čurin Šerbec to an interesting lecture by Dr. Michael Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D., from the Department of Neurology of the University of California in San Francisco, on New clinical approaches to prion diseases and other rapid dementias.

The lecture will take place in Mala predavalnica at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana, at Korytkova 2, on Monday, November 24, beginning at 12:15.


Event | 26. 9. 2008

IV Meeting on the Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

Universita' degli Studi di Milano and Carlo Besta National Neurological Institute, Milan are organizing the Fourth Meeting on the: "Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration" to be held in Milan on May 8-10 2009.

The aim of the organizers is to address the most important issues involved in protein toxicity in neurons, providing participants with updated information that could be useful to researchers in the field of neurodegenerative disorders.

The meeting will include invited lectures as well as free scientific contributions. The participants are therefore encouraged to submit abstracts which will be selected by the Scientific Committee for either platform or poster presentation.

Please find more information on web page:

Event | 6. 6. 2008

Symposium on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Dear Colleagues,

In spite of recent advances in both research and clinical domains of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the disease remains an incurable, fatal condition, and, on the other hand, an inspiring challenge to researchers and clinicians.

ALS will be the topic of this year Ljubljana autumn clinical neuroscience meeting, which will take place on 19-20 September 2008 at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana. It is my honour to announce the keynote speaker, Professor Peter Nigel Leigh from King's College London, who will give the Dr. Janez Faganel Memorial Lecture entitled "ALS: Advances in Laboratory and Clinic". The meeting will cover various aspects of the disease, the two main ones being respiration and cognition. Please find all the information about the symposium at

Cordially invited to Ljubljana,

Blaž Koritnik,

Chair of the Organising Committee

Event | 2. 6. 2008

Slovenian physiological society invites to a lecture on Nanomedicine

Slovenian physiological society is announcing a lecture entitled Nanomedicine: from Nanotechnology to the Clinic by Prof. Dr. Giacinto Scoles, from the Department of Chemistry of the University Princeton, USA, and the International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy.

The lecture will take places on Friday, June 6, 2008, at 1 p.m. in the small lecture hall of the Faculty of Medicine, Korytkova 2.

You are cordially invited to attend!

Announcement | 2. 5. 2008

SiNAPSA Neuroscience Conference 2009 - Call for Symposia Proposals

SiNAPSA, Slovenian Neuroscience Association, is announcing an International Neuroscience Conference that will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is planned to run between October 8 to 11, 2009.

The conference will consist of invited plenary lectures, thematic symposia, poster sessions and a round table discussion. The general themes covered will include (but are not limited to) basic neurobiology, neurology, psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience.

You are invited to actively participate in shaping the programme of the meeting by organizing a thematic symposium and/or presenting your own contribution.

The official language of the Conference is English.

Call for thematic symposia proposals

SiNAPSA invites submissions of thematic symposia proposals. Symposia should offer a balanced overview of a topic of interest, including sufficient background information to aid interdisciplinary communication, as well as accounts of current research findings. Symposia should include a minimum of 4 (4 x (25 + 5 min discussion)) and maximum of 6 talks (6 x (15 + 5 min)). Each symposium should have one or two chairpersons, who can also be presenters. All presenters and chairpersons should confirm their participation before submission of a proposal.

Additional information and on-line form for proposal submission are available at the SNC09 web page.

Submission deadline for proposals is June 15, 2008. The applicants will be notified of the decision via email by the end of June 2008.

The call for abstract submission will be announced in January, 2009.

News | 29. 4. 2008

EDAB invites SiNAPSA to present its BAW at the FENS Forum in Geneva this July

European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) has extended an invitation to Nina Mohorko, the Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Project Group Leader in SiNAPSA, to present the Slovene BAW at the EDAB Reception during the FENS Forum in Geneva this July. Nina will be one of only three invited presenters at this Reception, the other two being Mara Dierssen from Barcelona and Jane Haley from Edinburgh.

The invitation is a sign of respect of and support for the work done in SiNAPSA during the last five years in reaching out to the public and actively involving people of all ages and walks of life in the BAW activities.

We are proud of Nina's invitation and congratulate her on it!

However, BAW, like other SiNAPSA projects is a team-work and the recognition Nina and her team are receiving today stems from the systematic and devoted contributions of many members and partners of SiNAPSA over the last five years. Therefore, congratulations and thanks go also to Lilijana Šprah, Mojca Kržan, Jure Bon, Grega Repovš and all other friends and colleagues, whose work can still be appreciated at the SiNAPSA BAW web pages.

News | 14. 4. 2008

New CEERC IBRO Members

The former SiNAPSA president Professor Maja Bresjanac was re-elected as a member of the Central and Eastern Europe Regional Committee (CEERC) of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).

IBRO Regional Committees (CEERC for the Central and Eastern Europe) define regional needs and priorities in research and science education. They receive annual budget from IBRO that is used for the organization of activities in that area. CEERC supported three SiNAPSA projects in the past few years – both neuroscience conferences and the Cognitive Neuroscience Summer School.

Event | 28. 3. 2008

Invitation to a talk on Stem cell use in neurodegenerative diseases by Dr. Lawrence S.B. Goldstein

You are cordially invited to attend the talk by Dr. Lawrence S.B. Goldstein on

Using stem cells to tackle problems in neurodegenerative disease

Dr. Goldstein is a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. He is also an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, director of the Stem Cell Program of the UCSD as well as the founder and adviser of Cytokinetics in San Francisco, USA.

The talk will take place at the Faculty of Medicine (Mala predavalnica), Korytkova 2, on April 7, 2008, at 14:15.

Event | 7. 2. 2008

SiNAPSA announces the arrival of Brain Awareness Week 2008

BAW08 is coming closer by the minute!

The third week in March starts on March 10 this year and our BAW program kicks off on the same day.

SiNAPSA is preparing a rich list of activities all across Slovenia: there will be lectures, free cinema shows of movies dealing with brain health and disease, workshops for children to get introduced to and inspired by what their brain does for them... Patients groups will present their specific disorders, how they deal with them and what the society can do to help. New materials will be posted on BAW pages (sorry, only in Slovene) to unveil new research findings and breakthrough discoveries about the brain...

Until then - keep the brain on your minds!

Announcement | 7. 2. 2008

SiNAPSA has a new president and executive board

After four successful years the old management of SiNAPSA has stepped down to make way to a new, younger executive board. The popular vote overwhelmingly supported the proposed candidate list led by Dr. Grega Repovš, who became the new president at the annual general assembly, held on January 30, 2008.

In fact, the transition at the helm has been rather smooth: Grega has been the secretary general of SiNAPSA since its conception in 2003 and has inspired, facilitated and/or carried out most of the societal projects in the past 4 years.

Nevertheless, Grega has now been joined by new members of the executive board, some of whom have joined SiNAPSA relatively recently, and will surely bring new ideas to the table.

In the name of the "original" executive board and in my own name, I wish Grega and the other colleagues on the new board pleasant and successful work!

Synapse well, guys!

News | 7. 2. 2008

SiNAPSA is looking for a new slogan

SiNAPSA is inviting proposals for a new slogan for the upcoming Brain Awareness Week (March 10 - 16, 2008) and other SiNAPSA activities in 2008.

The slogan-printed T-shirts we made in 2004 have almost run out and we are hoping for new ideas to print on T-shirts, maps, notebooks and other material.

Although we are primarily looking for Slovene slogans, we would not pass on a catchy, humorous, brainy idea in English.

Send your suggestions in an e-mail to [email protected] by March 1.

The author of the selected slogan will be awarded with a packet of slogan printed promotional materials and a short announcement on the web pages.

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