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On behalf of the organizing committee, we are privileged and honored to host the 10th World Congress of Neuroscience (International Brain Research Organization; IBRO 2019) between 21 - 25 September, 2019 at EXCO, Daegu, Korea. The IBRO World Congress has been held every four years since 1982. It is one of the most prestigious international meetings attended by over 3500 neuroscientists from around the world. It is a fascinating opportunity for participants to share the latest information and knowledge in the diverse areas of the brain research and neuroscience.

IBRO aims to promote neuroscience research and communication among researchers around the world. One of its foremost emphases is on supporting education of young investigators in developing countries.

We plan to meet the aims and standards of IBRO with an excellent scientific program. Plenary and keynote lectures including Nobel laureate Professor Erwin Neher and over 40 symposia with nearly two hundred experts in various fields of neuroscience will be the centerpiece of the whole conference. We will have multiple satellite sessions and meetings for special topics in addition to bring a rich content for all participants.

We invite you and your company join us and take advantage of this unique event to advertise your products and services and join the neuroscience community. The networks of scientists from both academia and industry you would be exposed to will bring a new opportunity for your company. Detailed information about scientific program and sponsorship package is provided below.

Our organizers will make every effort to offer a rich content and diverse viewpoints unparalleled among neuroscience meetings. We thank IBRO, FAONS (Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies), city of Daegu, and all sponsors and exhibitors for their contribution to IBRO 2019. We look forward to seeing you at EXCO in Daegu, Korea. Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Pann-Ghill Suh

Co-chair of
Organizing Committee, IBRO 2019
Korea Brain Research Institute

Sung-Oh Huh

Co-chair of
Organizing Committee, IBRO 2019
2019 Korean Society for Brain and Neural Sciences

As President of IBRO, it is a great pleasure for me to welcome the global neuroscience community to the 10th IBRO World Congress taking place this year in Daegu, South Korea. We are expecting it to be an exceptional event that will bring together the best of neuroscience from around the world, all supported by our outstanding co-hosts, the Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI) and The Korean Society for Brain and Neural Sciences (KSBNS).

Especially noteworthy this year will be our featured speakers including Stanislas Dehaene (France), Erwin Neher (Germany), Judy Illes (Canada) and Hee-Sup Shin (South Korea), as well as our keynote speakers Joseph Takahashi (USA), Jerold Chun (USA), Hailan Hu (China), Yukiko Gotoh (Japan), Masnobu Kano (Japan) and Peter Mombaerts (Germany). Additionally, there will be 38 scientific symposia showcasing cutting-edge research in cognition and behavior, development, disorders of the nervous system, glia and glia-neuron interactions, neurotools, physiology, sensory and motor systems, and homeostatic and neuroendocrine systems.

We are also very excited to highlight the achievements of young researchers, engagement and outreach efforts, increasing diversity in neuroscience, neuroethics, global coordination of big brain projects and education, learning and the brain. These concerns will be addressed through events organised by Young IBRO, the Alba Network, WISET Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education, the International Brain Bee, the International Brain Initiative and the Global Neuroethics Summit. It is my hope, with our collective energy and expertise, that we will find ways to effect positive change together.

Since our first congress more than three decades ago in 1982, the field of neuroscience has made immense progress and has extended its reach across an astounding range of disciplines, national borders and policy landscapes. In fact, it is now a truly global, multidisciplinary research enterprise armed with powerful new tools and technologies that can improve the understanding of ourselves, our world and our wellbeing like never before.

I am looking forward to seeing you all in Daegu and celebrating this momentous period of knowledge and discovery in neuroscience.

Pierre Magistretti

President, IBRO