NRSN National Neuroscience Symposium - hybrid event

NRSN National Neuroscience Symposium


29 June - 1 July 2021

In the end of August 2021, our current funding will run out and the future of NRSN is uncertain. We would therefore like to invite you to our celebratory NRSN event to highlight the broadness of neuroscience research across universities in Norway, show what NRSN has achieved through these eight years, and also emphasize the importance for continuation of NRSN as a crucial supplement to the neuroscience PhD education. 

We will organize the event as a hybrid symposium with mini conferences in Trondheim, Oslo, Bergen and Tromsø. In each location, it will be possible to choose to either attend physically with appropriate distancing at auditoriums at the university, or virtually from your home or office. All lectures will be streamed online and to the other locations. At the auditoriums we will offer lunch and coffee for those attending. Additionally, we will book tables at restaurants (max 20 ppl in each), in the evening on the 29 and 30 June. 


Location: Hybrid, combined streaming and local mini-conferences at the universitites in Trondheim, Oslo, Bergen and Tromsø

Sign up sheets for auditoriums, dinners and streaming information will be provided closer to the event. 

Program for the hybrid event

The preliminary program includes

  • Plenary talks 
    • Confirmed speakers: Marianne Fyhn (UiO), Vince Calhoun (TReNDS, GSU), and Rui Costa (Columbia University)
  • Parallel sessions
  • Panel discussion - importance of neuroscience PhD education in Norway with the rectors from NTNU, UiB, UiT and UiO and governemnt representative present
  • Lunches and dinnner
  • Poster sessions are cancelled, but the abstract will be available in the conference app to facilitate discussion about each other's science

The Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) was funded by the Norwegian Research Council for an eight-year period, starting in spring 2013. NRSN brings together the expertise of neuroscientists at universities across Norway, and works to coordinate and improve educational activities for PhD candidates in neuroscience. 

We hope that all neuroscientists will come together and celebrate the excellent neuroscience community in Norway and support the future of a collaborative neuroscience education in Norway in the form of NRSN.

Abstract submission