SiE19: A path to therapies: key outstanding questions in dementia research – hosted by the UK Dementia Research Institute (09:30-10:30)
The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) warmly welcomes researchers and clinicians to a special interest panel discussion and Q&A on key outstanding questions in neurodegenerative disease research. Panellists: Professor Bart De Strooper (Chair) Professor Karen Duff Professor John Hardy Professor Giovanna Mallucci
Organised by The European Brain Council, in collaboration with FENS and the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) in the framework of the FENS Forum, this Special Interest Event will focus on the topic of Global Research Collaboration, highlighting the existing partnerships within research—specifically, brain research—in the European Union, the United States and China.
SiE17: 21st century global neuroscience collaboration – sculpting a FAIR and Open landscape (09:30-10:30)
Join us for a discussion on how we can combine our resources to achieve greater international cooperation in openly sharing data, AI and best practices in the context of the ongoing large international brain data-driven efforts.
This workshop will communicate insights and experience on advocacy activities for neuroscience policy and funding in Europe. The goal of the workshop is to inform neuroscience researchers about strategies, mechanisms, and challenges of science advocacy in Europe; and to encourage individuals to find effective ways of engaging on policy issues.
Organised by the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE) the event will focus on topics relevant for senior postdocs, newly appointed and mid-career PIs. The approached themes include: how to get the first PI position, selection of team members, application and management of funds, the mid-career gap, early and mid-career mobility, and coping with stress while balancing life with career.
SiE13: Animal experimentation and the search for alternatives – current developments and future perspectives (09:30-10:30)
The principles of replacement, refinement and reduction – the “Three Rs” put forward by the European Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes – continue to shape scientific research across the EU and beyond. In this context, the search for alternatives to animal models increasingly influences the development of research projects. At the same time, the importance of employing the correct model – animal or otherwise – remains key to the reliability, and indeed utility, of any results.
SiE10: Improving openness in animal research within the European neuroscience community (09:30-10:30)
The aim of this event is to reassure the scientific research community that speaking openly about their research will be a positive and not a negative experience. We hope that the event, will help to kick-start a cultural change and support research institutions to handle this issue constructively.
MSc and PhD neuroscience school programmes will present themselves during the NENS Graduate School Fair throughout the FENS Forum 2020. Join us at the NENS Fair where you will have the opportunity to share experiences and get detailed information about and from the graduate neuroscience programmes attending the Fair.
Improve your public presentation skills, create a story around your research or learn how to best answer journalists questions in this series of three workshops delivered by science communication specialist, Malcolm Love!
This SiE includes a 10-min interactive Q&A session.