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15th ANA Meeting at the IST Austria, September 24th-26th, 2017

Highlights of the Meeting:

  • Excellent Plenary Lectures by Andreas Luethi, Gilles Laurent, Michael Häusser, Ghislaine Dehaene‐Lambertz, Fiona Doetsch, and Claire Wyart, covering a broad spectrum of topics
  • Excellent Symposia organized by Wulf Haubensak, Thomas Klausberger, Bernhard Flucher, and Gašper Tkačik
  • Excellent Oral and vivid Poster Sessions
  • Plenty opportunity for social interaction
On Sunday, September 24th, Johann Kneihs, reporter at Ö1, visited our meeting. He collected impressions and made interviews with a few people. His report was broadcasted in part on Saturday, October 28 2017 ("Diagonal" on Brain Research in general). Here you can listen to his contribution.

From our about 185 registered participants, (unfortunately only) 18 filled out the post meeting questionnaire. Still, it helps us improve our planning for future meetings. Here you should be able see the results of the questionnaire.

The ANA Otto Loewi-Price 2017 was awarded to Ruth Drdla-Schutting, Department of Neurophysiology, Medical University of Vienna, for her work on mechanisms of chronic pain. The Price was sponsored by the Hertie Foundation. The picture also shows ANA President Ludwig Aigner.

The ANA General Assembly granted Honorary Membership to Hans Tuppy and elected the new Board (in office from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019):

President: Sigismund Huck (CBR, Vienna), Vice President and President-elect: Francesco Ferraguti (Medical University Innsbruck), Secretary: Isabella Sarto-Jackson (KLI, Klosterneuburg), Vice Secretary: Ramon Tasan  (Medical University Innsbruck), Treasurer: Petra Scholze (CBR, Vienna), Vice Treasurer: David Keays (IMP, Vienna), Counselor: Peter Jonas (IST Austria, Klosterneuburg), Counselor: Sebastian Couillard-Despres (PMU, Salzburg).

Open Access Publishing was topic of a panel discussion by Falk Reckling (FWF), Paul Bolam (Co-Editor in Chief, EJN, Univ. Oxford, UK), Patrick Danowski (Library Manager, IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria), Michael Freissmuth (Editorial Board JBC, MedUni Vienna, Austria), and Sigismund Huck (ANA Vice President, CBR,Vienna).

ANA congratulates the winners of best presentation awards

Susanne Falkner, Johannes Griessner, Georg Kranz, Sonali Reisinger, Felix Mayer, Xenia Simeone, Harris Kaplan, Rashmit Kaur, Johannes Passecker, Santiago Rompani

Also shown: Wulf Haubensak, Simon Hippenmeyer, and Francesco Ferraguti
as members of the jury

Previous ANA Meetings

14th ANA Meeting 2015, Salzburg

Date: September 23-25, 2015

Location: Bildungs- und Konferenzzentrum St. Virgil, Salzburg, Austria

Meeting Program

Meeting Picture Gallery

Meeting Printable Program (pdf)


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