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We are privileged and honored to welcome you to the 10th World Congress of Neuroscience (International Brain Research Organization; IBRO 2019) between 21st – 25th of September, 2019 at EXCO Convention Center, Daegu, Korea. Having been held every four years since 1982, the IBRO World Congress is now one of the most prestigious international scientific meetings. The 10th Congress will be organized in collaboration with Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS), and we are expecting over 3500 participants from around the world to attend. It will be a fascinating opportunity for participants to share the latest information and knowledge in the diverse areas of the brain research and neuroscience.

IBRO and FAONS aim 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 and FAONS with an excellent scientific and educational programs. Plenary and keynote lectures including the Nobel lecture by Professor Erwin Neher and 40 symposia with nearly two hundred experts in various fields of neuroscience will be the centerpiece of the whole conference. In addition, we will have over 1500 poster presentations, 18 luncheon seminars and gatherings for special topics to bring rich contents for all participants from academia, industry and governments.

We invite you to enjoy and take advantage of this unique event to promote your science and other interests as much as possible. Our organizers will make every effort to deliver excellent scientific programs and diverse viewpoints unparalleled among neuroscience meetings. On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, we thank IBRO, FAONS, Ministry of Science and ICT, city of Daegu, and all sponsors and exhibitors for their contribution to IBRO 2019.

And once again, welcome.

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