Institutions, scientific interest groups, societies, agencies and companies, but also individuals all have the possibility to organize a social during the FENS Forum 2010. Socials can be scheduled in the programme only at or after 18:45 on Saturday through Tuesday, July 3-7.

Deadline for application for special interest socials was on March 31, 2010.

The finally scheduled Special Interest Socials are listed below.

For information on the social events, see the Socials page.


Sunday, July 4, 2010
Reception for old and new friends of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg or HWK for the first time invites its former fellows and its friends to a reception during the FENS Forum. We hope to meet many who already know the HWK and wish to renew this contact, as well as many others who would like to find out who we are and what we are doing.
Host: Rector Prof. Dr. Reto Weiler, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study, HWK), Delmenhorst, Germany
Location: G107 - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Wolfgang Stenzel, e-mail wstenzel@h-w-k.de

Sunday, July 4, 2010
European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS) Gala-Social
Host: EBBS
Location: De Industrieele Groote Club (IGC), Dam 27, 1012 JS Amsterdam
Information: for members and friends of the EBBS
Website: www.ebbs-science.org

Sunday, July 4, 2010
Sociedad Española de NeuroCiencia (SENC) XXV Anniversary celebration
Host: SENC
Location: Auditorium lounge (ground floor) - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Carmen Cavada, e-mail carmen.cavada@uam.es

Sunday, July 4, 2010
Social of the Network of European Neuroscience Schools
Following the NENS symposium
Host: NENS
Location: G106 - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Denise Manahan-Vaughan, e-mail denise.manahan-vaughan@rub.de

Sunday, July 4, 2010
Reception EDAB/Neuroethics
Following the symposium "Global challenges in neuroethics"
Hosts: EDAB, Neuroethics Society, International Neuroethics Network
Location: Emerald - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Elaine Snell, e-mail elaine@snell-communications.net

Monday, July 5, 2010
Women in neuroscience: never say die!
Kathie Olsen will speak about career opportunities for women in neuroscience. She will use activities from the US-based National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and other government organizations to illustrate institutional changes that have catalyzed the advancement of women and men within the academic settings. There will be ample time for discussion among the featured speaker, other WWN leadership, and those who attend. Please join us!
Host: IBRO Women in World Neuroscience (WWN)
Location: G107 - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Judy Illes, e-mail jilles@interchange.ubc.ca

Monday, July 5, 2010
IMEC Bioelectronics social
Host: IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
Location: G106 - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Dimiter Prodanov, e-mail dimiterpp@gmail.com

Monday, July 5, 2010
Leica social
Host: Leica Microsystems B.V., Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Location: G102 - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Laure-Anne Blavier, e-mail Laure-Anne.Blavier@leica-microsystems.com
Website: http://www.leica-microsystems.com

Monday, July 5, 2010
Olympus social "Achievements of multi-photon microscopy for in vivo brain imaging"
Host: Olympus Europa Holding GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Location: G103 - RAI Convention Centre
Contact Person: Dmitri Ossipov, e-mail dmitri.ossipov@olympus-europa.com
Description and purpose:
- Presentation of the Olmypus FV1000MPE
- Demonstration of the Olympus know-how and competence in neurobiology
- Discussion about multi-photon applications for neuroscience

Monday, July 5, 2010
VisualSonics social "Insight Through In Vivo Imaging"
Host: VisualSonics
Location: G109 - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Mandi Waite, e-mail mwaite@visualsonics.com
Website: http://www.visualsonics.com

Monday, July 5, 2010
Reception British Neuroscience Association (BNA)
Host: British Neuroscience Association (BNA)
Location: Emerald lounge - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Arciris Garay Arevalo, e-mail BNAoffice@neuroscience.cam.ac.uk

Monday, July 5, 2010
FENS Presidential reception
by invitation only
Location: Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam 9, Amsterdam
Contact person: Meino Gibson, e-mail gibson@mdc-berlin.de

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
EJN Editorial board lunch reception
by invitation only
Host: EJN Blackwell
Location: G107 - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Jean-Marc Fritschy, e-mail fritschy-ejn@pharma.uzh.ch

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Brain Awareness Week reception
Host: European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB)
Location: Emerald - RAI Convention Centre
Contact person: Eliane Snell, e-mail elaine@snell-communications.net

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Social on Interdisciplinarity in Education and Learning
Interdisciplinarity is a buzzword in science with areas as neuroscience, systems biology and climate science crossing boundaries between the traditional disciplines. How do you become a successful interdisciplinary researcher? Perhaps through better education and training. The Amsterdam Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS, UvA) has been organising educational programmes for over a decade, but remains fairly unique. If we embrace broad education, will we lose the depth of learning gained through specialisation? Grab a drink and join us for an informal discussion to find out where you stand on the issue.
Host: Edinburgh Interdisciplinary Discussions (EID), Edinburgh, UK
Location: Meet at the RAI main entrance at 18.45, from where we will travel together to one of excellent cafés in Amsterdam
Contact person: Ellen Grünewald, tel. +44 131 651 1039,  e-mail eid.edinburgh@gmail.com
Website: http://eid.wikispaces.com

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Donders Proudly Invites
This is a social event for members and friends of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. We invite attendees of the FENS Forum 2010 to meet and enjoy discussions with the staff and students of the Donders Institute. Drinks and foods will be served. The social event is at an in- and outdoor location in Amsterdam's most famous park.
Host: Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen
Location: Vertigo, Vondelpark 3A, 1071AA Amsterdam (Film museum)
Contact person: Arthur Willemsen, e-mail arthur.willemsen@donders.ru.nl
Website: http://www.ru.nl/donders

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
FENS/IBRO Alumni party
for students and faculty of previous FENS and IBRO Schools and IBRO VLTP courses only
Location: Odeon, Singel 460, Amsterdam
Contact: see Students page


Last update: June 24, 2010