Istanbul, Turkey, September 30 – October 3, 2012.
As decided in the General Assembly in Alexandria in 2009, this conference was held in Istanbul, an amazing city covering both sides of the Bosphorus. It is one of the most intriguing cities worldwide, both geographically, connecting Europe with Asia, and historically, since it housed various civilizations. The conference venue was the historical Military Museum, located in the heart of Istanbul (Harbiye) and opened in 1846.
This conference gathered Mediterranean countries and offered a rich program with lectures, symposia, poster sessions and social events. The scientific program was focused on latest advances in Integrative and Clinical Neurosciences, Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences, Neuroendocrinology, Cognitive, Computational and Theoretical Neurosciences. The meeting was highly beneficial not only for the scientific exchanges, but also in terms of training opportunities for students and young researchers.
Research on brain function in health and disease is among the priorities for today’s societies, and several indicators put the Mediterranean research area among strategic issues for the European Union (EU). Many South-North collaborations and networks have emerged in recent years through bilateral and multi-lateral actions, supported by the EU or by international and national actions, both for setting up teaching curricula and for building human potential. The MNS mission was to support and strengthen all initiatives that bring together Mediterranean neuroscientists.
Participants and abstracts of the Events are available on Frontiers website at: http://www.frontiersin.org/events/4th_Conference_of_the_Mediterrarnean_Neuroscience_Society/1753
Abdelhamid Benazzouz, MNS / University Bordeaux Segalen, Bordeaux, France,
Hagai Bergman, MNS / The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel,
Yasin Temel, MNS / Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, Netherlands.
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