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The University of Southampton
Institute for Life Sciences

Southampton Neuroscience Group Conference, 19th September

Published: 13 August 2019
Southampton Neuroscience Group
Southampton Neuroscience Group

This year’s SoNG (Southampton Neuroscience Group) conference will be held on the 19th September 2019, at Southampton General Hospital.

The SoNG conference is the most significant annual neuroscience event in the Wessex region. Please register for the meeting using the link:

This year the topic will be “The neuroscience of lifelong illness”, so the emphasis will be on long-term chronic neurological conditions. The meeting will reflect the breadth and multidisciplinarity of neuroscience and the complexity of lifelong conditions, from care provision to fundamental understanding of molecular mechanisms. The programme (see below or attached) is designed with a diverse audience in mind, from the basic sciences and clinical areas within the neuroscience community in Southampton and the surrounding region. The guest speaker will be Professor Jeremy Chataway who will deliver a keynote talk on progressive multiple sclerosis.

The programme is attached. Continuing professional development (CPD) points have been awarded from the main colleges (Royal College of Physicians - 5 points, Royal College of Surgeons – 4.5 points, The Society of British Neurological Surgeons – 4.5 points).

There will be an opportunity for early career researchers to present their data in oral or poster sessions. Poster sessions will be electronic, consisting of one slide per presenter, with a five minute time slot for each presenter. Abstract deadline for early career researchers is Thursday 29th August, please email  for the submission template.

Programme sessions include:

  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Ageing and the brain
  • Dementia 
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Interdisciplinary Dementia and Ageing Centre

 The full programme is attached below.

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