The deadline for symposium proposals has passed.

Call for symposium proposals now open

Proposals for regular symposia should adhere to the guidelines below.
We look forward to receiving proposals that are both original and well thought out, and encourage you to apply.
Please ensure that proposals do not overlap with the content of the Committee-planned symposia.

An important policy of the Japan Neuroscience Society is the internationalization of the annual meeting. We therefore welcome symposium proposals that include foreign researchers, whether affiliated with Japanese or overseas institutions, among the symposium presenters or organizers. In principle, it is symposium organizers who are responsible for paying all the expenses for presenters and organizers.

It is planned to include around 40 committee-planned and other symposia, and responsibility for acceptance or rejection (including integration of seminars with similar content and rejection owing to multiple applications) will be assigned to the Program Committee and Executive Committee. Applicants may be requested to make changes to their theme or presenters, so we ask that no firm commitment to candidates be made at this stage.

Symposium presentations will be made in English (Q&A sessions may be in either English or Japanese). We envisage a framework with two types of symposium, one lasting 2 hours 30 minutes and the other 2 hours. It is also possible that we may request that one or two general oral presentations be incorporated into a symposium. Your understanding is appreciated.

Individuals are limited to a single presentation as main author during the Meeting. Please be aware that symposium presenters may not give presentations at more than one symposium, nor may they give a general presentation.

The registration fee in the Meeting will be waived for symposium presenters who are not members of the Japan Neuroscience Society (we anticipate that researchers from symposium presenters' institutions will attend the Meeting.)

Application Method
Indicate the required information listed below in the body of an e-mail, and send it to the Congress Secretariat ( by Monday, December 8, 2008.
1. Symposium title (in both Japanese and English)
2. Organizer's name and affiliated institution (in both Japanese and English), and contact details (e-mail address, telephone number, fax number)
3. Names and affiliated institutions of symposium presenters (in both Japanese and English)
4. Title of presentation by each symposium presenter (in both Japanese and English)
5. Goals and outline of symposium (simple explanation in less than 200 Japanese characters)

Applicants will be informed whether their proposed symposium has been accepted, integrated with another, or rejected in early January 2009. In light of the outcome, please register your presentation (including English abstracts for all symposium presenters) during the presentation registration period.

Call for proposals for symposia planned by young researchers

Among the symposium proposals described above, we are supporting symposia at the Meeting organized by researchers aged 40 or younger as young researchers' symposia. Travel funds of around 200,000-300,000 yen will be available for several symposium presenters from overseas. Please include the information 6. Request for assistance for young researchers' symposium in your e-mail application, and attach the organizer's CV. You must include a foreign researcher affiliated with an overseas research institution as a symposium presenter. We look forward to receiving fresh, highly enthusiastic proposals.

Congress Secretariat
The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society
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