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This year’s IBRO-MENA AUB 3-day advanced school will be followed by a 2-day conference. The current theme selected “Trauma and Stress, from neurodevelopment to neurodegeneration” will cover a wide range of topics related to trauma and stress-induced neurological, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. The aim of this year’s program is to promote education and advance scientific exchange in the MENA region. 

During the proposed 2-day conference, world renowned and regional neuroscientists will be invited to share their expertise and research findings as keynote speakers. Plenary sessions will be held and will cover the following main themes:  

  • Molecular and cellular impact of trauma and stress
  • The behavioral correlates of trauma and stress
  • Neural degeneration  and degeneration following stress and trauma
  • Emerging technologies and frontiers in Neuroscience: basic and clinical applications

A variety of workshops will be offered including confocal microscopy, omics and data analyses, behavioral testing, research ethics, and biostatistics.

Particular emphasis will be placed on promoting the professional advancement of women in neuroscience by boosting the number of women-invited speakers to 50%. In addition, the conference will include oral and poster presentations. Students will present their research findings (10-15 min presentations) to a panel of judges. A Q&A neuroscience trivia competition will be held at the end of each session to engage all attendees and encourage active learning. 

Lebanese and non-lebanese graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are invited to participate in the conference. There is a 20$ registration fee per applicant that includes access to all keynote lectures, plenary sessions, oral and poster sessions (excluding workshops) as well as coffee breaks and light lunches.

Registration for the conference is now closed, you can register onsite.
You can visit the links shown at the bottom of the page below to register for the conference and submit an abstract (optional). 

We look forward to seeing you this October and we thank all speakers and participants for their contributions in advance

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