SSN Annual Meeting 2013

University Medical School (CMU)
Geneva, 2. February 2013

Location: Centre Medical Universitaire (CMU), 1 rue-Michel-Servet, Geneva

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013

Time: 9:00-17:30

Registration and abstract submission opens: Saturday December 1, 2012

Registration deadline: Monday, January 14, 2013

Abstract submission: information for abstract submission follows upon registration by email. Deadline: January 14, 2013. There is a limit of 200 poster presentations. Acceptance will be on first comes first-come, first-served basis.

Poster size: Panel dimension is 1.50 m wide and 1.20 m high.

Registration fees: 100.- SFR. SSN members who paid their 2013 annual fees are free of charge. Note that the annual fee for students is only 40 SFR!! 

Please note that payment of registration after Wednesday, January 30, 2013 cannot be treated anymore. You will need to take your printed payment confirmation with you and show it at the reception. If you don't, you will have to pay the onsite registration fee of Fr. 100.- (regular and students).

Animal experimentation training: The SSN annual meeting has been approved as 1/2 day of mandatory animal experimentation training.  Attendance certificates can be received at the registration desk.

Continuous Medical Education (CME): The SSN annual meeting has been approved with 6 credit points for continuous medical education. Attendance certificates can be received at the registration desk.

Synapsy Satellite Symposium: A Satellite Symposium entitled "System Network and Resting State in Psychiatry" will take place on Friday February 1st from 13h-18h at the same location (CMU). This symposium is organized and sponsored by the NCCR Synapsy (Synaptic Basis of Mental Disease). Entrance is free of charge but registration is required. For registration click here.


LOC: Christoph Michel and Denis Jabaudon.





Synapsy Satellite Symposium "System Network and Resting State in Psychiatry"

Vinod Menon, Helen Mayberg, Peter Uhlhaas, Thomas Dierks, Dimitri Van de Ville, Patric Hagmann


Registration and poster setup

Welcoming remarks by the president of the SSN
Esther Stoeckli


Plenary lecture 1:

 Stanislas Dehaene , Paris, France
"Signatures of consciousness in the human brain"

sponsored by Geneva Neuroscience Center

11:10-12:40 Parallel Symposia    

Symposium 1: 
Neuronal Mechanisms of Sensation and Action   
- Gregoire Courtine, Lausanne
- Carl Petersen, Lausanne
- Filippo Rijli, Basel 


Symposium 2:                 sponsored by NCCR Synapsy
Towards animal models of psychiatric diseases  
- Beatriz Rico, Alicante, Spain
- Alexandre Dayer, Geneva    
- Pico Caroni, Basel


Lunch and Poster Session 

sponsored by the Geneva Neuroscience Center and the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences

Coffee Corner

sponsored by the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School

13:40-14:10 SSN Business Meeting


Plenary Lecture 2  

Helen Mayberg, Atlanta, USA
Mapping Depression Circuits: New Clues from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation” 

sponsored by NCCR Synapsy

15:10-16:30 Parallel Symposia 

Symposium 3: 
Neural Circuits and Networks
- Vinod Menon, Stanford
- Alexandre Pouget, Geneva
- Klaas Stephan, Zurich


Symposium 4: 
Assembly and Repair of Neuronal Circuits
- Denis Jabaudon, Geneva
- Esther Stoeckli, Zurich           
- Peter Scheiffele, Basel


Robert Bing Award ceremony of the SAMW

With laudatio and short presentations of the Awardees


SSN Awards

SSN Best Publication Award and Volker Henn Best Poster Award,
Closing remarks 



sponsored by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences

Program and directions


Abstract Submission for the SSN 2013 Meeting is closed. The final program and Abstract book can be downloaded here. The final program book will be available at registration

We thank the following sponsors:


  • The KGF member companies Roche, Novartis, and Merck Serono
  • Abcam
  • The FNS National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Synapsy
  • The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMS
  • The Geneva Neuroscience Center
  • The Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School
  • The Faculty of Medicine of the University Geneva


Registration is now closed.