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National Neuroscience Society of Romania: 2003 – 2004 activities report
The National Neuroscience Society of Romania organized an International Workshop in
Neuroscience together with the First International Conference of Neuroscience in Bucharest,
September 23-27, 2003.
The Workshop entitled Ischemia/Hypoxia in the Brain: Experimental Methods and Basic
Mechanisms was sponsored by The Physiological Society and was intended primarily for young
scientists from Central and Eastern Europe countries. The Workshop programme consisted in
lectures, poster sessions and practical demonstrations that included methods for inducing
ischaemia in vivo and in vitro, assessment of neuronal damage, patch clamp techniques, calcium
measuring, immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting and more. The practical demonstrations took
place in laboratories from the Faculty of Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and
Pharmacy, and from the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest.
The First International Conference of the National Neuroscience Society of Romania was
supported by International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and Wellcome Trust. Travel
grants for the young scientists from Central and Eastern Europe were provided by IBRO CEERC.
The Workshop and Conference lectures were held at “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and
Pharmacy in Bucharest. Speakers were invited from UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany,
Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Belgium and Romania. The general topic of the Conference continued
the theme set by the Workshop, integrating it in a wider Neuroscience perspective and covering
both the basic science and clinical aspects of current Neuroscience research.
The young scientists (most attending both events) had the opportunity to present their work, to
discuss their ideas and to establish connections with neuroscientists from different countries. The
poster presentations were evaluated by a scientific jury and prizes were awarded to the best three
of them. The ‘Gheorghe Marinescu’ Prize was awarded for the first time by the National
Neuroscience Society of Romania to a young scientist, in recognition of the research activity in the
field of Neuroscience.
The National Neuroscience Society of Romania organized and supported several successful events
during Brain Awareness Week (BAW) 2004. During this week students and young researchers
from “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy participated in a five day workshop
Experimental Neurosciences: Asking the Question, Looking for Answers, Making a Coherent
Story, Presenting the Findings and in a neuroscience lecture, Signal Processing in the Nervous
System. Professor Leon Zagrean, the President of the National Neuroscience Society of Romania,
gave public interviews regarding BAW 2004 in Romania and talked about Neuroscience Research
One of the constant activities of our Society is to encourage and support young scientists to join
the Neuroscience research field and to attend Neuroscience meetings.
The First Symposium of the National Neuroscience Society of Romania is planned to take place in
Bucharest, on October 8-10, 2004. A one day Workshop entitled Experimental Electrophysiology
will be held in conjunction with this Symposium. Both events are intended to promote
Neuroscience research activities in Romania.