Fellowships to attend the Cajal Winter Conferences


The Cajal Winter Conference (CWC) is a biennial thematic conference on hot topics in Neurosciences organized by the Sociedad Española de Neurociencias (SENC) and sponsored by IBRO. The aim of this series of conferences is to bring together young researchers to present their recent data and discuss with international leaders in the field on common interests in an open, informal atmosphere. Our major goal is to provide with multiple opportunities to network and promote future collaborations, job opportunities and scientific interchanges for young researchers worldwide while discussing forefront topics in Neuroscience.
The next CWC 2014 THINKING THE FUTURE OF NEUROSCIENCE will take place in Salamanca, on May 19th-21st 2014.

Plenary lectures:
Dr. Ole Petter Ottersen: Astrocytic functions: new insights
Dr. Rafael Fernández Chacón: Synaptic dysfunction and nerve terminal degeneration
Dr. Christian C.G. Naus: Gap junctions in glial networks: implications in neurodevelopment and disease
Dr. Eloísa Herrera: Wiring and rewiring bilateral circuits
Dr. Kristjan Jessen: Schwann cells: development, injury and regeneration
Dr. Rafael Maldonado: Involvement of the endocannabinoid system in chronic pain.

Venue and accommodation
The magnificent environment chosen to hold de CWC2014, in the middle of the Natural Park Batuecas-Sierra de Francia, in Salamanca, offers unique mountain landscapes and the opportunity of discussing science in an inspiring environment. La Alberca is a small rural mountain village at 80 Km from Salamanca. The conference will be hosted in Hotel Abadía de los Templarios (http://www.abadiadelostemplarios.com<http://www.abadiadelostemplarios.com/>)

Registration must be made online through http://www.senc.es/actividades.php?sc=2 until April 20th.

Early bird conference fees (before March 30th):
Student SENC/FENS members: 100 €
Regular SENC/FENS members 120 €
Student non members: 120 €
Non members: 150 €

Regular conference fees
Student SENC/FENS members: 150 €
Regular SENC/FENS members 170 €
Student non members: 170 €
Non members: 200 €

Room prices are as follows (for participants and accompanying persons):
Full Board, Double room, single occupancy: 346 €
Full Board Double room: 231 €/person.

Presentations: Authors willing to present their communications should submit an abstract and indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation. Oral presentations will be selected on the basis of quality and originality.

Abstracts must be sent to the following address:

Deadline for abstract submission is April 10th.

Travel fellowships
SENC offers travel fellowships to PhD students and recent postdocs (less than two yr after PhD) to partly cover travel and accommodation expenses.
15 fellowships for SENC/FENS members (200 €)
10  fellowships for non-members (100 €) will be awarded by IBRO and SENC.

Applicants should send an email to secretaria@senc.es<mailto:secretaria@senc.es>, detailing their motives for attending the conference. A short CV should be attached to this message, together with the abstract for communications.

Deadline for fellowship application is April 10th.

Mara Dierssen, MD, PhD
President Spanish Society for Neuroscience
Systems Biology Program
CRG-Center for Genomic Regulation
C/ Dr. Aiguader, 88 PRBB Building
08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone +34 93 316 01 40
Mobile +34 627444832
Fax +34 93 316 00 99
Email: mara.dierssen@crg.eu<mailto:mara.dierssen@crg.eu>

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