2022 Annual Meeting of the SSN

Jan. 29, 2022

University of Fribourg, Building PER21
Boulevard de Pérolles 90
Fribourg 1700
Switzerland

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The 2022 Annual Meeting of the SSN is co-organized by the Universities of Ticino and Fribourg and is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 29th 2022 at the University of Fribourg. Despite the great challenges imposed by Covid-19, more than 400 researchers and clinicians from Switzerland are expected to attend this meeting, which is the major Swiss venue for exchange of current scientific informations in the area of brain research. The meeting has a wide focus that includes molecular and systems neuroscience, as well as clinical research and neural computation / bioinformatics.

The keynote lecturer Prof. Gilles Laurent from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Germany, a world-wide leader in Neuroscience will speak about his institute’s current efforts in the domain of sleep and camouflage: explorations in neural dynamics. There will be four symposia chaired by prominent investigators in Switzerland on the specific topics of novel tools in systems neuroscience, neuroinflammation, the interaction of brain and body for consciousness and on motor disorders. There will also be a large poster session in person and online, fostering interaction and exchange of scientific ideas among the participants.

An other keynote speaker, Prof. Antonio Pisani  from the university of Pavia in Italia is a clinician-scientist with a long standing interest in the basic and clinical aspects of basal ganglia dysfunction, with a specific interest in characterization of pre-clinical models of dystonia and Parkinson’s disease.”

A special aspect of this year is a presentation on Friday evening January 28 2022 (the evening before the meeting) of the new movie documentary by Jean-Stéphane Bron about the brain. The viewing will be followed by a discussion with Monsieur Bron, neuroscientists and teachers about education, didactic methods and knowledge acquisition. This event will follow a day of presentations on career development and scientific exchange by ySSN. Owing to the Covid-19 situation, all presentations will allow for extra space following official guidelines or provide the opportunity to follow the event remotely using online conferencing software.

 Program of the 2022 Meeting

Abstract Booklet will be available for download here on ??/1/2022

Abstract submission will open on 1/1/2022.

Registration will open on 1st December 2021.

Admission to the Meeting is by proof of registration only.

Print your personalized registration confirmation email.  To obtain entry to the Meeting you must present your confirmation email at the conference admission desk. Only persons with a valid COVID 19 certificate are admitted to participate to the meeting. For reasons of organization, catering, and security there can be no exception to this admission process.

Registration fees:

Members

There is no registration fee for paid up members of the SSN. However, you must neverthess register to obtain entrance to the Congress.

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A registration fee applies (see the registration page for details). You will be required to pay on registration. Payment is by on-line credit card only.

 

Please do NOT register at this PUBLIC page if you are a member of  SSN. You should instead login as a member, and then register for SSN2020, so that you will not be charged for this SSN event. Payment here as a Public registrant for SSN2020 (CHF150) will not be considered retrospectively as payment for SSN Membership! 

If you are not yet a Member of SSN, you may first apply and pay (CHF 100 regular members, CHF 40 students) for Membership, and thereafter register at no charge for SSN2020.

 

The meeting is accredited by:

· The Swiss Association of Cantonal Veterinaries for 1/2 day of continuing education

 

 

 

 

 

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Prof. Gilles Laurent
Speaker Prof. Gilles Laurent
Gilles Laurent, a French citizen, was born in 1960 in Casablanca, Morocco. After a PhD in Neuroethology from the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse (France) and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1985, he worked as a postdoc and a Locke Research Fellow of the Royal Society at the University …

Gilles Laurent, a French citizen, was born in 1960 in Casablanca, Morocco. After a PhD in Neuroethology from the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse (France) and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1985, he worked as a postdoc and a Locke Research Fellow of the Royal Society at the University of Cambridge/UK. In 1990, he joined the faculty of the Biology Division at the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA, USA), where he became Lawrence A. Hanson Professor of Biology in the field of "Computation and Neural Systems” in 2002. His interests are in experimental and computational neuroscience, with an emphasis on coding and circuit computation in the olfactory and visual systems. In 2008, Gilles Laurent was appointed Director of the Department of Neural Systems and Coding at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).


 

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Speaker: Prof. Antonio Pisani
Speaker Prof. Antonio Pisani
Antonio Pisani is a clinician scientist with a long standing interest in the basic and clinical aspects of basal ganglia dysfunction, with a specific interest in dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. By means of electrophysiology and optogenetics record basal ganglia neurons from acute slices. Models utilized: rodent models of dystonia and Parkinson …

Antonio Pisani is a clinician scientist with a long standing interest in the basic and clinical aspects of basal ganglia dysfunction, with a specific interest in dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. By means of electrophysiology and optogenetics record basal ganglia neurons from acute slices. Models utilized: rodent models of dystonia and Parkinson disease

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Speaker: Jean-Stéphane Bron
Speaker Jean-Stéphane Bron
Born in Lausanne in 1969, Jean-Stéphane Bron is a Swiss film director, graduated from the Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL). After Connu de nos services and La Bonne Conduite, nominated for the Europa Prize and distinguished by the Original Vision prize of the New York Times, he directed in …

Born in Lausanne in 1969, Jean-Stéphane Bron is a Swiss film director, graduated from the Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL). After Connu de nos services and La Bonne Conduite, nominated for the Europa Prize and distinguished by the Original Vision prize of the New York Times, he directed in 2003 Mais im Bundeshuus / Le Génie helvétique. This feature-length documentary, which follows the work of a parliamentary committee in charge of a law on genetic engineering at the Federal Palace, remains one of the major successes of Swiss cinema. My Brother Gets Married, his first fiction film, largely autobiographical, is the subject of a Hollywood remake with Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. In 2010, Cleveland vs. Wall Street, a fictitious trial of the subprime crisis – presented at Cannes as part of the Directors' Fortnight – was nominated in France for the César for best documentary. Screened in 2013 in Piazza Grande during the Locarno Festival, L'Expérience Blocher, a portrait of the national-populist leader Christoph Blocher, sparked a lively controversy. Shot for a season behind the scenes of the Paris Opera, L'Opéra is released in more than 20 countries and brings together nearly 200,000 spectators in the cinemas. With this film, he won in 2018, for the third time, the Swiss Film Award in the best documentary category.
The film The Brain, which deals with contemporary research in the field of the brain and artificial intelligence, will soon be released in theaters.


In the documentary, I look for fiction. The real is just the starting point, not the end point. I have often filmed power in action, whether political or economic, but from a very intimate perspective. My films feature characters whose inner movements I try to tell.

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Organizer

Prof. Michael Schmid & Prof. Salvatore Galati

Prof. Michael Schmid from UNIFR and Prof. Salvatore Galati from the Instituto di Neuroscienze cliniche.


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Date and Time

Sat, Jan. 29, 2022

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(GMT+0200) Europe/Zurich

Location

University of Fribourg, Building PER21

Boulevard de Pérolles 90
Fribourg 1700
Switzerland

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University of Fribourg, Building PER21

Boulevard de Pérolles 90
Fribourg 1700
Switzerland