If you are an African brain or brain-related scientist or interested in African neuroscience and eager to build connections and collaborations with African researchers, mark your calendars for the 14th International Conference of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA). It will be held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 24-28 March 2019, and organized in conjunction with the Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN), which will also hold its 17th Annual NSN Conference during this time.
The SONA Conference will feature the best neuroscience in Africa as well as from abroad. It already offers an impressive list of confirmed speakers (see below).
- Carine Nguemeni (Cameroon) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University Hospital of Würzburg, Germany.
- Willias Masocha (Zimbabwe) is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Kuwait University.
- Wael Mohammed (Egypt) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the International Islamic University Malaysia.
- Noeline Nakasujja (Uganda) is the Head of the Psychiatry Department at the College of Health Sciences Makerere University. She holds a double PhD-degree from Makerere University and Karolinska Institutet.
- Rufus Akinyemi (Nigeria) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT) of the University of Ibadan, in Nigeria and IBRO Return Home Fellow (2016).
- Paul R. Manger (South Africa) is a Professor of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and an IBRO Africa Regional Committee Member.
- Richard Idro (Uganda) is a Research Paediatrician at Mulago Hospital and Makerere Medical School, Uganda, and the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Wellcome Trust Research Unit, Kenya.
- Edvard Ingjald Moser is a Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist, who is a scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, near Munich, Germany. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 with May-Britt Moser and their mentor John O'Keefe for their work identifying the place cells that make up the brain’s positioning system.
Registration for the SONA conference opens on 1 April 2018, with an early bird special price until 30 June 2018. For more information and registration details, follow this link:
To learn more about SONA, please see here: http://sonafrica.info/