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Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research is New Zealand's premier neuroscience gathering

Provisional 2019 dates

31 August to 4 September 2019

About the conference

In 2018 it will be held from 25-29 August at the Crowne Plaza, Queenstown, New Zealand. AWCBR encourages a multidisciplinary approach to neuroscience and is structured around early morning, late afternoon and evening sessions. This leaves your day free for interaction with other participants while enjoying the pleasures of New Zealand's most popular winter resort (skiing, jet-boating, bungy jumping, paragliding, hiking, rafting or just relaxing).

An invitation to our conference

We sincerely hope you are able to accept our invitation to attend and participate in New Zealand's annual international Neuroscience conference. AWCBR provides the opportunity for you to organise a symposium on your special topic of interest. Please contact Dr Rebekah Blakemore or Dr Karl Iremonger if you plan to organise a symposium.

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We are very pleased to announce that our international invited speakers for 2018 include:

  • Professor Juan Canales, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Neurobiology of drug addiction in humans and animal models
  • Dr Wendy Imlach, Monash University, Australia
    Pain pathways ‐ Decoding spinal circuit function in chronic pain
  • Associate Professor Karen Zito, University of California at Davis, USA
    Imaging synapse/spine plasticity
  • Professor Ronald Melki, CNRS, Paris, France
    Prion-like properties alpha-synuclein assemblies and the molecular basis of distinct synucleinopathies
  • Professor Peter Redgrave, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Parkinson’s disease: Where did all my habits go?

We are also very pleased to co-host the QMB/AWCBR satellite event on Rare Genetic Diseases of the Brain, 30-31 August 2018 at Rydges Hotel QMB/AWCBR BRAIN DISEASES

New for 2018

Mini-Oral Infoblitz – a 3 minute oral presentation (strictly timed); for PIs or Postgraduate (including Honours) students to present preliminary results, a brief summary of research activity, ideas or plan.

AWCBR poster2017 for web