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An invitation to ANS 2013

From James Bourne, Chair, Organising Committee

We are delighted to extend an invitation to participate in the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society to take place in Melbourne from 3 – 6 February 2013.

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Key Dates

Onsite poster abstract submission deadline

30 January 2013

End of earlybird registration deadline:

05 October 2012

Guaranteed Hotel Reservation Deadline:

03 December 2012

Registrations must be made onsite after:

31 January 2013

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03 - 06 February 2013

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This premier scientific meeting will incorporate four outstanding plenary lectures, commencing on Sunday afternoon with the Overseas Plenary Lecture, to be given by Nancy Ip of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Paul Martin of the University of Sydney, Margaret Morris of the University of New South Wales and Ingrid Scheffer of the Melbourne Brain Centre will give the other prestigious lectures over the course of the meeting. We also have oral presentations, poster sessions and a record number of symposia – including two Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS) Symposia.

The conference will be held in the state-of-art Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The MCEC is centrally located on the banks of the Yarra River adjacent to the Southbank entertainment precinct and within close walking distance of all major city hotels, motels and apartments. Melbourne is one of the top ten convention destinations in the world.

Sporting and cultural events and shopping opportunities are a major part of life in Melbourne and the integrated transport network of trains, trams and buses make it easy and comfortable to get around. Melbourne is one of the most dynamic cities of the Asia-Pacific region. It is renowned for scientific research and development, medical innovation and technological progress.

The Social program will include a Welcome Reception on the Sunday night in the stunning marble foyer of the Melbourne Convention Centre, with a combined Student Mixer and Postdoctoral Social on the Monday night, which is now a regular and popular event at ANS conferences. However, the pinnacle of the Social program will be the Conference Dinner on the Tuesday evening, which is to be held at the historical Melbourne Town Hall. The Melbourne Town Hall is a magnificent heritage building in the heart of the city and this will be a wonderful evening with fine food and wine and entertainment– this is a special occasion not to be missed.

The meeting will conclude with Farewell Drinks on the Wednesday afternoon, which will be combined with the presentation of poster and oral prizes.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne.

James Bourne
Chair, ANS 2013 Local Organising Committee