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AWCBR
2024

Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research

31 August 2024 - 4 September 2024

Queenstown, New Zealand

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Join Us!

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Join us at the Australasian Winter Conference for Brain Research (AWCBR) 2024 in Queenstown, New Zealand, from 31 August to 4 September. As the premier annual neuroscience event in the region, AWCBR attracts attendees from Australia, Europe, Japan, North America, and New Zealand. This five-day conference, nestled in the picturesque setting of Queenstown, is known for its world-class and diverse program designed to foster interdisciplinary interactions with minimal overlapping sessions.

The conference schedule allows ample time to explore Queenstown's activities and enjoy its renowned dining scene in the evenings. AWCBR covers a wide range of neuroscience topics, including Cognition and Behaviour, Disorders of the Nervous System, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development, and Novel Methods, employing techniques like advanced microscopy, EEG, fNIRS, MRI, PET and data processing. This year, we added targeted symposia on critical areas, including neurodegeneration, glia and CNS injury, and the Basal ganglia, enhancing the depth and breadth of discussions at the conference.

 

For 2024, AWCBR is excited to co-host the Australian and New Zealand Society of Neuropathologists (ANZSNP) Scientific meeting on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September.

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Plenary Speakers

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Professor Glenda Halliday

University of Sydney

Area of Expertise:
Neurodegeneration with a focus on understanding disease progression

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Associate Professor
Jana Vukovic

University of Queensland

Area of Expertise:
The influence of the immune system on brain function

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Important Dates

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18/03/2024
Abstract Submissions open
10/04/2024
Early Bird Registration Open
24/06/2024
Abstract submission deadline
19/07/2024
Early bird registration ends
19/08/2024
Registration closes
31/08/2024
Conference opens
04/09/2024
Conference Closes
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The Week at a Glance

Saturday

31 AUG

Conference Opening

Plenary Lecture

Oral Presentations

Sunday

1 SEP

Neuro-Trauma

Neurodegeneration

Conference Dinner

Monday

2 SEP

Plenary Lecture

Social Activities

Oral Presentations

Tuesday

3 SEP

Oral Presentations

AWCBR AGM

Poster Presentations

Wednesday

4 SEP

Oral Presentations

Prizegiving

Closing Remarks 

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The Venue

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The Crowne Plaza Queenstown has been chosen as the site for the AWCBR 2024 conference. Located in the heart of the town, this prime venue provides convenient access to all activities and attractions Queenstown has to offer. Attendees will find themselves within walking distance of stunning waterfront views, bustling shopping areas, and an array of dining options, ensuring a seamless blend of professional engagement and leisure activities.

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Thanks to our Sponsors

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