ALBA General Assembly 2023


Members will receive an email in June to register to the Zoom


The 2023 General Assembly aims to place a significant emphasis on exploring strategies to maximize the potential of the network and enhance ALBA's overall impact in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in neuroscience, by focusing on the topic on How to leverage the Network to increase ALBA's impact?

These assemblies serve as invaluable platforms for members to share their insights, enabling open and fruitful discussions on ALBA's ongoing initiatives with the leadership. Active participation and input from all members are strongly encouraged, as this allows for a diverse range of perspectives and valuable feedback on both the designated topic of leveraging the network and the broader spectrum of ALBA's activities. 


3.45 – 4 PM

Welcome & introduction

Chair: Dr Zeljka Krsnik (Incoming Chair of the Network - School of Medicine University of Zagreb, CIBR, Croatia)

  • Announcement of the new ALBA Chair-elect & Board of Directors members
  • Update on ALBA activities
  • Word from Dr Megan Carey (Outgoing Past Chair of the Network - Champalimaud Research, PT)
4 – 4.40 PM

Panel discussion on How to leverage the Network to increase ALBA's impact?

Chair: Dr Rachael Dangarembizi (ALBA Board of DirectorsUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa)


  • Dr Yasmin Hurd (ALBA Advisor - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
  • Dr Ana Marija Jaksic (ALBA Volunteer - EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Dr Miguel Maravall (ALBA Ambassador - University of Sussex, UK)
  • Dr Ana Silva (ALBA Board of Directors - Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
4.40 – 4.50 PM

Presentation by Dr Donna Rose Addis (ALBA Volunteer - Baycrest Health Sciences, Canada) for the ALBA Disability & Accessibility Working on How to foster a bottom-up approach to ALBA activities? 

4.50 – 5.20 PM

Breakout rooms session to further discuss the topic: How to leverage the Network to increase ALBA's impact?

Chair: Dr Francesca Cirulli (ALBA Board of Directors - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, IT)

5.20 – 5.30 PM

Feedback from breakout rooms & Closing remarks by Dr Francesca Cirulli

Times are CEST.

Please note that the General Assembly is only accessible to ALBA members. If you wish to join us, you can become a member for free here

Members will receive an email to register.

More information on the ALBA Elections process.