9th Summer Lecture Course of Physiology for Young Researcher Fundamental of Neuroscience
Date: Sept. 14 (Mon.) – 15 (Tue.)
Venue: Okazaki Conference Center, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Organizer: Phisiological Society of Japan
URL: http://www.tamagawa.ac.jp/sisetu/gakujutu/brain/ss09/ *Japanese Language only

The Basal Ganglia in Health and Disease
Date: September 14-15, 2009 (Mon.,Tue.)
Venue: Okazaki Conference Center (Okazaki, Aichi)
Organizer: Atsushi Nambu
(Division of System Neurophysiology, National Institute for Physiological Sciences)
For more information

Brain, Body, and Machine: Exploring the possible relationships
Date: Sept. 15 (Tue.) 13:00–15:30
Venue: Conference Room 222–223 (2F, Building 2), Nagoya Congress Center
Organizer: Tohoku Neuroscience Global COE
URL: http://sendaibrain.org/ *Japanese Language only

Japan Social and Affective Neuroscience Society: “Brain imaging and social decision making”
Date: Sept. 15 (Tue.) 16:00–18:30
Venue: Conference Room 232–233 (3F, Building 2), Nagoya Congress Center
Organizer: Japan Social and Affective Neuroscience Society
URL: http://www.med.nagoya-u.ac.jp/seisin/J-SANS/TOP.html *Japanese Language only

The 4th Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society (MCCS)-Asia Symposium
"Unraveling Higher Brain Functions: Recent Progress with Animal Models III"

Place: Nagoya Congress Center, Rooms 141/142
Date: September 15, 2009 (Tuesday) 9:50-18:00
No fee, No prior registration
Organizers and Chairs: Paul Chapman (MCCS-Asia, President)
Sumantra Chattarji (MCCS-Asia, Secretary)
Shigeyoshi Itohara (Riken Brain Science Institute, MCCS-Asia Treasurer)
Satoshi Kida (Tokyo University of Agriculture)
Thomas J. McHugh (Riken Brain Science Institute)
Masayoshi Mishina (University of Tokyo)
Tsuyoshi Miyakawa (Fujita Health University)
Keiji Wada (National Institute of Neuroscience)
Symposists: Paul Chapman (GSK R&D China)
Sumantra Chattarji (National Centre for Biological Sciences, India)
Yasunori Hayashi (RIKEN BSI)
Andrew Holmes (National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, USA)
Kaori Inokuchi (Toyama Universiry)
Bong-Kiun Kaang (Seoul National University, South Korea)
Isabelle Mansuy (Neuroscience Center Zurich, Swiss)
Ikue Mori (Nagoya University)
Hee-Sup Shin (KIST, South Korea)
Daniel Storm (University of Washington, USA)
Susumu Tonegawa (RIKEN BSI)
We will have a poster session during lunchtime with a light meal. The poster session provides a great opportunity for interaction among speakers and all participants.
Please send the title and authors of your poster to Shigeyoshi Itohara by August 15.
Hosted by RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society (MCCS)-Asia
Supported by GSK R&D China's Singapore Research Centre
CREST (Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders)
Tokyo University of Agriculture
Inquiries to Shigeyosi Itohara (RIKEN Brain Science Institute)

Tel: 048-467-9724 Fax: 048-467-9725

The NIPS international workshop for Scientific Study of Consciousness (SSC)
Date: September 19-20, 2009
Venue: Okazaki Conference Center URL: http://www.orion.ac.jp/occ/
Organizer: Naotsugu Tsuchiya (Caltech, naotsu at gmail.com) and Masatoshi Yoshida (NIPS, myoshi at nips.ac.jp)
Confirmed speakers: Ralph Adolphs (California Institute for Technology, USA)
Ned Block (New York University, USA)
Olivia Carter (University of Melbourne, Australia)
John-Dylan Haynes (Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany)
Ryota Kanai (University College London, UK)
Christof Koch (California Institute for Technology, USA)
Hakwan Lau (Columbia University, USA)
Shin'ya Nishida (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan)
Naotsugu Tsuchiya (California Institute for Technology, USA)
Melanie Wilke (California Institute for Technology, USA, National Institute for Mental Health, USA)
Takamitsu Yamamoto (Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan)
Masatoshi Yoshida (National Instite for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
URL: http://www.nips.ac.jp/~myoshi/workshop2009/

Call for Proposals for Satellite Symposia

Proposals for satellite symposia at the Convention are now being invited. Proposals approved as official satellite symposia will receive the following publicity from the Meeting.

Publication in the Meeting Program
Publication on the Meeting Web site (including possible links to satellite Web sites)
Publication in Neuroscience 2009 E-Newsletter (E-mail magazine)

Organizations wishing to hold a satellite symposium are requested to E-mail the following information to the Convention Secretariat (neuroscience2009@jnss.org ).

Required information
1. Sympo
sium title (theme)
2. Venue
3. Date and time
4. Size (expected number of attendees)
5. Organizer (please include name of affiliated institution)
6. Chair (please include name of affiliated institution)
7. Symposium panel members (please include names of affiliated institutions)
8. Contact details (name, affiliated institution, E-mail address, and telephone number of contact person)
9. Name of co-host or sponsor if applicable

The organizers must include a member of the Japan Neuroscience Society.
Please ensure that symposia do not overlap with the main program for the Meeting (including events such as receptions).
The Meeting has the status of co-host, and will not be involved with the running of the symposium.
In principle, organizers of satellite symposia are responsible for paying venue fees and management costs themselves.
The Executive Committee will take the venue, scale, and other factors given in the application into consideration for the confirmation of official satellite seminars when responding to applications.
(Please be aware that it may not be possible to meet all the requests of a particular application in some cases.)

The organizers have reserved the entire premises of the Nagoya Congress Center on the day before the Meeting for setup preparations. It may be possible to use the Nagoya Congress Center for satellite symposia on this day, depending on time and venue. Symposium organizers who wish to do this should consult the Convention Secretariat (neuroscience2009@jnss.org)

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Venue: Nagoya Congress Center

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