Dear FENS community, dear colleagues,

Facilitating scientific interaction and exchange within our community is at the heart of the FENS mission and is why we hold our Forum every two years.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FENS Forum 2020 will be held entirely virtually. The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum aims to meet our community’s needs and expectations in these challenging times and will offer the same cutting edge scientific programme as always, including lectures, posters, symposia, an exhibition and professional development opportunities.

Accessible from all over the world, the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum represents an exciting alternative for our delegates to the regular physical Forum. Professionally implemented online, the Forum will provide all delegates with plenty of opportunities to learn, interact, grow and network.

From 11-15 July 2020, you will be able to attend the events at the live FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. Following the live event, and for up to three months afterwards, you will have on-demand access to all sessions, lectures, events and the exhibition hall.

Faced with the reality of the serious global health situation that prevents us from meeting in Glasgow, we are nevertheless enthusiastic about this new opportunity. We firmly believe in the added value of bringing our community together to exchange scientific ideas and perspectives, which is why your participation at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum is of the utmost importance – both for the success of the FENS Forum and for the continued progress of neuroscience.

Be part of the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum, where scientists from around the world will congregate to present the newest scientific and technological advances in understanding the workings of the various nervous systems, and where we will have the opportunity to meet, chat and connect.

We are truly excited to share this special format with you and look forward to having you join the FENS Forum in a few months. We hope you are as curious and enthusiastic as we are!

We hope we can count on your participation and thank you for your continued support.


Carmen Sandi, FENS President

Eero Castrén, Secretary General

Domenico Pellegrini-Giampietro, Treasurer

Fritjof Helmchen, Chair, Programme Committee

Domna Karagogeos, Chair, Committee on Higher Education and Training

Trevor Bushell, Chair, Host Society Committee

Dervila Glynn, Chair, Communication Committee

Curious what the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will be like?

Check out the video we prepared for you and get ready for an exciting new experience together!