Register now for the ISN/ASN Biennial Meeting (http://www.isn-asncancun2013.org) in Cancun, Mexico! Fees include conference materials, free WiFi at the conference site, lunch and refreshments, as well as a closing fiesta.The list of speakers includes among others Huda Y. Zoghbi, Robin Franklin, Nancy Yuk-Yu IP, Martin Cammarota, and Hideyuki Okano. Posters will be available for two full days, ensuring that attendees will be able to see the presentations that interest them and that their work will be seen by all of our colleagues. Register now! Further information about the meeting and links for registration may be found on the official website: http://www.isn-asncancun2013.org
During the ISN/ASN meeting in Cancun, ISN President Phil Beart, who has provided an outstanding contribution to the ISN over the last 8 years will also hand over the role to the new incoming President, Alois Saria.
Membership and global outreach of the ISN continue: Since the last Biennial meeting in Athens in 2011, the ISN has 552 new members (as of December 2012), of which 317 are students. Welcome to the Society!
Registration of the ISN was moved from the UK (ISN (Ltd)) to the USA (ISN Inc) to ease accounting, which went smoothly thanks to joint efforts and close collaboration of all parties involved.
The 5th ISN Special Conference on ‘Synapses and dendritic spines in health and disease’, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been a great success. A mini review series summarizing major relevant topics covered was solicited, scheduled for publication in early 2013.