Scientific Programme – Overview

Full details of the Programme can be found in the Delegate Information pages.

The Scientific Programme consists of

  • Ten plenary and public lectures by a group of world-class neuroscientists,
  • Seven Special Events including lectures and workshops
  • Fifty two-hour Symposia organised into seven parallel sessions, each consisting of four speakers,
  • Three poster sessions

The Programme Committee (Programme Chair, Prof. Narender Ramnani, BNA Meetings Secretary) has reviewed and selected these events on the basis of their quality and timeliness from about 100 proposal submissions. There will be over 250 UK and international speakers who will speak on cutting-edge topics across eight research themes across neuroscience. Please use the links below to browse programme content, or use the Search tool in the side bar and other locations to search through the programme content.

Please note that the currently published Programme is provisional and subject to change. The final Timetable, final Programme and Itinerary Planner will be available in March 2015. No major changes to the programme are expected.

BNA 50th Anniversary Lecture & 2015 Wolstencroft Memorial Award Lecture

Professor John O’Keefe, University College London, London, UK
- Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, 2014 -
The Journey to the Hippocampal Cognitive Map

Plenary lectures


Symposia are organised into eight parallel sessions. Please click the links below to see symposia titles listed by theme. Then click symposia titles to see symposia details (synopsis, chair, lecture title and speaker details). Alternatively, please use the search box on the left to identify sessions of interest.

Special Events

A series of Special Events have been planned as a new feature of BNA biennial meetings. This set of events differs from plenary lectures and symposia in terms of form and content, and most focus on issues that are of broad interest, and also incorporate Workshops. They include events that focus on career development, publishing and funding.

Abstracts and Posters

There will be a poster session on each of the following days:
Sunday 12th April
Monday 13th April
Tuesday 14th April

The abstract book can be downloaded here (808 pages; 18.3Mb pdf).

All abstracts as well as lecture titles and presenter names can be searched using the BNA2015 Itinerary Planner (see below).