Because of extended of symposia proposals submission deadline, the publication of the results of selected proposals was postponed to 16 April

The deadline for submission of Symposia proposals is EXPIRED.

Corresponding presenters will be informed of the outcome of the review
and selection process by APRIL 01, 2019  APRIL 16, 2019 

Structure of the Symposia, preferential elements and restrictions

  • Symposia will be structured in four 25 minutes presentation. (20 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of discussion)
  • Each Symposium can be submitted by one or two moderators/presenters (only one of them can be a speaker); one of them must be a SINS member
  • Each moderator can submit or participate in one Symposium only
  • Proposers with an accepted Symposium at last SINS National Congress (Ischia, 2017) cannot submit Symposia proposals
  • The speakers proposed for a symposium must belong to different Institute/Universities. Not more than 2 Speakers for each Symposium can be affiliated to the same Institute. Proposals must include speakers of both genders.

Two symposia are reserved for “under 40” researchers. In this case, all participants, proponents and speaker or moderator must not be older than 39 on the date of submission


The symposium proposals must include:

  • Reference topic chosen from one of the following:
    • Aging, neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease
    • Autism and related disorders
    • Brain ischemia
    • Cognition and behavior
    • Development
    • Epilepsy and Hyperexcitability
    • Glial cells in physiology and pathology
    • Migraine and pain
    • Muscle and motor neuron disorders
    • Neurobiology of psychiatric disorders
    • Neuroendocrinology and neuroimmunology
    • Neuroimaging application and development
    • Neuronal circuits, neurophysiology and optogenetic approaches
    • Neuronal excitability and synaptic plasticity
    • Neuroinflammation and multiple sclerosis
    • Neurotransmission and signal transduction
    • Novel methods and technology in neuroscience
    • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
    • Recovery mechanisms after neuronal damage
    • Sensory systems
    • Sociality and emotions
  • Title of the symposium and reports
  • Brief description of the scientific assumptions and the importance of the themes
  • A list of 5 topic-related publications in which the proponent is the author


The symposium proposals will be evaluated by the SINS Governing Board extended to a member of the local organizing committee.

The following factors will be taken into consideration:

  • the scientific worth of the proposed themes
  • the scientific qualification of the proponents and the chairmen
  • the coherence of the thematic ones faced by the chairmen within the same symposium
  • The balance among the different sectors of neuroscience

It will be an advantage:

  • the presence of young researchers between the speakers (under 40)
  • the presence of foreign speakers
  • the presence of speakers who have not already taken part in symposia accepted at the last SINS National Congress

General Information

The proposals must be sent to the SINS secretariat by e-mail to the address:

The deadline for submission of Symposia proposals is February 20, 2019

Corresponding presenters will be informed of the outcome of the review and selection process by April 1, 2019

No reimbursement is foreseen for the speakers by the organization