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.
Professor John O’Keefe, University College London, London, UK
- Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, 2014 -
The Journey to the Hippocampal Cognitive Map
- Professor Dame Kay Davies, University of Oxford, UK (Chaired by Professor Peter Brophy, University of Edinburgh):
Role of oxidative stress in neurodegeneration
- Professor Annette C Dolphin, University College London, UK (Chaired by Dr John Isaac, Wellcome Trust):
Neuronal voltage-gated calcium channels: from channel trafficking to therapy for neuropathic pain
- Professor Thomas M Jessell, Columbia University, USA (Chaired by Professor Narender Ramnani, Royal Holloway University of London):
Strategies and circuits for motor control
- Professor Richard G M Morris, University of Edinburgh, UK (Chaired by Professor John Aggleton, Cardiff University):
The making, keeping and losing of memory
- Professor Giacomo Rizzolatti, University of Parma, Italy (Chaired by Professor Trevor Robbins, University of Cambridge):
Understanding others: a neural mechanism
- Professor Susumu Tonegawa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (Chaired by Professor Russell Foster, University of Oxford):
- Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, 1987 -
Memory engram cells have come of age
- Professor Lorraine Tyler, University of Cambridge, UK (Chaired by Professor Dorothy Miell, University of Edinburgh):
From perception to conception: the evolution of meaning along the ventral stream
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.
- Molecular, Cellular and Synaptic Mechanisms
- Sensory and Motor Systems
- Learning, Memory and Cognition
- Sleep, Circadian and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms
- Nervous System Disorders
- Methods and Techniques
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.
- Public Lecture: “The search for consciousness: Detecting awareness in the vegetative state” (Dr. Adrian Owen, Western University, Canada)
- Public Lecture: “Why Scotland should lead the neuroscientific enlightenment?” (Professor David Nutt, Imperial College London, UK)
- Special Lecture: “Where did all the women go? Aspirations for senior neuroscience leaders” CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances. The BNA apologises for any disappointment.
- Open Access: Panel Debate (chaired by Dr. Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature)
- The Human Brain Project: Relevance to UK Neuroscience
- Workshop: Challenges and progress from the first calls of the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative
- Workshop: Effective Grantsmanship and Funding Opportunities
- Workshop: Fat and stressed out, always late, but still in love: A workshop in neuroendocrinology
- Workshop: Neuroimaging analysis methods
- Drugs, Addiction and Freewill: Do Addicted Individuals Have Free Will?
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).