ALBA activities @FENS 2024

Discover the events planned by ALBA and partners at the FENS Forum 2024, held at the Messe Wien in Vienna, Austria, on 25-29 June.

ALBA-IBRO Workshop on EDI Allyship at Scientific Conferences

Thursday 27 June - 12.00-13.00 │Roundtable Hall
SIE10: Special Interest Event

Through the exploration of intervention strategies, participants will develop the skills to instigate positive change, become better allies and play a proactive role in cultivating respectful and inclusive environments for all conference attendees.

REGISTER: Registration is required.

This event is organised with the support of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).

Astrocytes in green

ALBA meet-up @ the FENS booth

Thursday 27 June - 14.30-15.00│ALBA wall at the FENS Booth, Exhibition Hall

Let's raise our glass to the ALBA awardees celebrated at the FENS Forum, and to all the efforts and progress made in equity, diversity & inclusion in the past two years.

All ALBA members welcome.

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ALBA-Roche Research Prize for Excellence in Neuroscience

Thursday 27 June - 17.15-17.30│Hall A
AC02 - Award ceremony

Awarded through a partnership between the ALBA Network and Roche, this annual prize, being launched in 2024, recognises mid-career scientists from underrepresented backgrounds whose research may improve our understanding of the causal mechanisms of brain diseases. 

The 2024 winner is Dr Mootaz Salman (University of Oxford, UK).

brain made of multicoloured puzzle pieces

ALBA-WWN-IBRO ECC Workshop on Overcoming Impostor Phenomenon

Friday 28 June, 18.45-20.15│Roundtable Hall
NE19 - Networking Event

Through insightful discussions in roundtables led by our experts, participants will learn how a deeper understanding of the systemic aspects of this phenomenon can aid in its deconstruction.

REGISTER: Registration is required.

This event is organised in partnership with World Women in Neuroscience and the IBRO Early Career Committee, and with the support of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).

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ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture on Brain Sciences

Saturday 29 June - 11.30-12.15│Hall C
SL10 - Special Lecture / Award Lecture

Supported by Elsevier, this award recognises yearly research achievements of outstanding quality by an active scientist working at the frontiers of brain research, particularly in countries underrepresented among neuroscience publications and conferences.

Special lectures by Dr Agustin Ibañez (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile & Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) - 2023 Winner, and Dr Limei Zhang (University of Mexico School of Medicine, Mexico) - 2024 Winner.

world map in green on a green and blue gradient background. Logos of Elsevier and ALBA network in white at the bottom left.

ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize 2024

Saturday 29 June - 12.45-13.00│Hall A
AC04 - Award ceremony

The ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize, presented jointly by the ALBA Network and the FENS-Kavli Scholars, seeks to recognise a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to promoting equality and diversity in brain sciences. 

The 2024 winner will be announced at the prize ceremony.

diverse coloured shoes lined up on pebbles. Logos of FKNE and ALBA at the bottom left in white on a blue background.

Challenge your biases!

ALBA wall at the FENS Booth, Exhibition Hall

Check your privilege! Visit the FENS Booth at the Exhibition Hall during the entire FENS Forum to participate in the ALBA Game and learn more about how biases impact our perspectives. 

Answers will be revealed on the last day of #FENS2024 on social media.

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The ALBA Network is a division of FENS - Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

Please note that you have to be a FENS Forum 2024 delegate to access these events. More information and registration on the FENS Forum website: