The FENS Forum is Europe’s largest neuroscience meeting bringing together around 7,000 brain researchers.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FENS Forum 2020 will be held entirely virtually – accessible from all over the world! 

Behaviour, regeneration, brain disorders and environmental factors are just a few of the key topics to be covered in an outstanding scientific programme. By uniting thousands of participants online, the FENS Forum is a virtual meeting point for the world’s top experts, mid-career scientists, postdocs and students.

Press Centre

There will be a Virtual Press Centre, based in London. We will produce and distribute press materials. We will host press conferences and informal ‘Neurotalk’ discussions with Forum speakers and arrange interviews for you with neuroscientists. We can also give you access to expert opinion. 

In order for you to join the Virtual Press Centre you will need to register for the FENS Forum 2020 as a member of press. Please use the application form below:

Press Application form

Please note that FENS’ Media credential policy applies.

The Virtual Press Centre is only open to members of the working press. Identification may be required when you apply, such as a copy of a press card issued by a recognised institute of journalists or union, or equivalent proof of employment by a publication or broadcaster. Freelance journalists may be required to send evidence of previous publications.

Who can apply for a Press Pass? 

A free Press Pass will be issued to journalists (including freelance journalists) for recognised:

  • Journals, magazines and news publications
  • News agencies
  • Broadcast media
  • Web publications

The organisers of FENS Forum 2020 reserve the right to refuse a free Press Pass.

Corporate materials and product information will not be distributed in the Press Centre.


Journalists are required to observe embargoes as indicated either by the Press Conference or by the date and time of each session.

Press Centre guests 

Information officers for academic institutions, scientific societies or registered medical research charities may register as guests. Spouses, partners or other guests of journalists cannot be registered as a Press Centre guest.

Contact Elaine Snell for further information (see Contact us). The organisers of FENS Forum 2020 reserve the right to refuse a Press Centre Guest Pass.

We look forward to welcoming you on the plaftorm, 11-15 July 2020!

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Journalists can register here to subscribe to our newsletter with timely news and information about the FENS Forum 2020 and future Forums.

Contact us:

Elaine Snell
Press Officer (English language)
Snell Communications, London UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7738 0424 or +44 (0)7973 953 794

Louise Aupetit
FENS Communications Manager
Tel: +32 2 545 0406


Check the complete Scientific Programme and the General Programme outline.