11th Annual Meeting of the
International Society for the
History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)
Wednesday, 21 June - Sunday, 25 June 2006
The 11th annual meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) will be held Wednesday through Sunday, 21-25 June 2006 at Collegio Cairoli, a University College dating back to the 18th century located in the center of Pavia, Italy, about 35 km from Milan (A Brief History of Pavia and Its University). The ISHN encourages contributions about all of the history of all of the neurosciences, including basic and clinical specialties, ancient and non-Western topics, technical advances, and broad social and cultural aspects.
The structure of the ISHN meeting will be platform and poster papers as well as thematic symposia, all to be refereed by the Program Committee. Platform papers are normally about 15-20 minutes in duration followed by 5-10 minutes for discussion. Thematic symposia consist of 3 or 4 platform papers submitted together on a specific theme. Poster papers will be displayed on poster boards whose size is yet to be determined.
The Program will include invited papers and posters on the Italian heritage in the neurosciences and special sessions will be dedicated to the contributions of Camillo Golgi and Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine (cited in recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system) in 1906.
Camillo Golgi (left) and Santiago Ramón y Cajal (right)
The opening day of the program includes the Ottorino Rossi Award Conference, an annual event organized under the patronage of the C. Mondino Institute of Neurology. This year a distinguished historian of neuroscience (to be announced) will be the recipient of the 17th annual Ottorino Rossi Award, named for one of Camillo Golgi's most illustrious pupils. The ceremony and lecture will followed by a social event offered by the awarding organization.
The annual meeting will run from the afternoon of Wednesday, June 21 through the morning of Sunday, June 25, so attendees should plan to arrive on Tuesday, June 20.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Abstracts must be RECEIVED on or before 17 MARCH 2006 (the deadline has been extended from March 3rd). The program will be finalized and announced in early April 2006.
ABSTRACT FORMAT: Specify, in this order:
E-MAIL SUBMISSION FORMAT IS ENCOURAGED!
Abstracts may be submitted within the body or message area of an e- mail. In order to preserve italics, diacritics, etc., abstracts may also be sent as attached files, in one of the following formats: (1) MicroSoft Word, or (2) Rich Text Format. If you send an e-mail attachment, you must first scan the file with a recently-upgraded anti-virus utility such as McAfee or Norton, and note in the body of your e-mail message that the file was scanned and no viruses were detected.
If you do not have access to e-mail, submit your abstract via Fax or Airmail on a single sheet of letter- or A4-size paper with standard font (e.g., Times New Roman 12 point or Arial 11 point) and wide margins (1 inch or more). Abstracts must be received on or before March 17th. Faxed and airmailed abstracts will be converted to electronic form for distribution by e-mail to the Program Committee, so paper-based abstract submission is discouraged.
SEND ABSTRACTS by e-mail (preferred), surface mail, or air mail to the Chair of the Program Committee, Dr. Moshe Feinsod:
Dr. Feinsod will confirm by e-mail that your abstract has been received and that it is readable (e.g., if it was an e-mail attachment). Abstracts must be received on or before March 17th (the deadline has been extended from March 3rd).
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Papers must have at least one author who is a member of the ISHN (or is in the process of becoming a member). For information on membership, do one of the following:
Garden, Collegio Cairoli
LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE:
JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF THE NEUROSCIENCES:
Conference Room, Collegio Cairoli
VENUE: The venue for Papers and Posters will be the lecture hall and other rooms of the Collegio Cairoli in Pavia, Italy.
LANGUAGE: The official language of the ISHN conference is English.
Golgi exhibit hall at the Museum for the History of the University of Pavia
(Museo per la Storia dell'Università di Pavia)
SOCIAL PROGRAM: Current plans include a reception for the Ottorio Rossi Award, a walking tour of Pavia, a concert, a visit to historical sites at the University, and a Festive Dinner (annual banquet).
Ponte Coperto, Pavia
Rooms for some participants will be available in the College throughout the conference at the lowest prices available. These suites, where most students live during the academic year, typically consist of a bedroom, living room, and bathroom. The approximate cost for a single bedroom is 45 Euros, and 65 Euros for a double room. These accommodations are situated in the center of Pavia, within walking distance of the conference.
Additional rooms are reserved for conference attendees in two of the most beautiful hotels in Pavia. Rates at the 4-star hotel (Hotel Moderno Pavia) are approximately 125 Euros (Single) and 140 Euros (Double); at the 3-star hotel (Hotel Excelsior) rates are approximately 90 Euros (Single) and 110 Euros (Double). A third hotel may be added if necessary.
The following information about estimated registration fees is to help you plan your budget; note that fees listed here are approximate.
The preliminary all-inclusive ISHN Full Member fee is 300 Euros. This includes the use of conference facilities, meals, the conference banquet, and social events. Non-member registration will be a higher fee; student and accompanying person fees will be lower.
Attendees staying at the hotels will be served breakfast (included in the room charge) at their hotels. People hosted in the Colleges will be served an Italian breakfast (included in the registration fee) in the Cairoli College. Lunches (included in the registration fee) will be served each day in the dining room of the Cairoli College. A welcoming reception will be offered the first evening (June 21) by the Ottorino Rossi Award Conference Organization. Other dinners, including the Festive Dinner (i.e., annual banquet) are included in the registration fees.
Individuals will make hotel reservations and register for the meeting by contacting Pragma Congressi, a locally contracted conference organizer, by e-mail: email@example.com. Students and others must inform Pragma Congressi by e-mail that they wish to reserve the less expensive accommodation in the Colleges. It soon will be possible to pay registration fees directly to Pragma; Pragma will notify individuals by e-mail with details.
In order for the organizers to arrange for adequate seating and refreshments, registration fees will be due on or before an announced date in 2006. Registration fees received after that time or at the door -- without prior notification to Moshe Feinsod (ISHN President) or Paolo Mazzarello (Local Arrangements), and confirmation by one of them - - will not guarantee seating at the social programs.
REGISTRATION QUESTIONS may be addressed to:
Please note that program content, times, and locations are subject to change.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The ISHN has allocated some limited funds to assist with travel expenses for students (pursuing any degree, undergraduate or graduate) whose abstracts have been accepted and who must travel long distances at great expense. The Program Committee will determine the distribution of these funds based on (1) the quality of abstracts and (2) applicants' projected travel expenses, recognizing that sometimes it costs more to travel modest distances than long ones. If you wish to apply for this assistance, please include with your abstract a short paragraph of request and explanation (with your projected expenses) on a separate sheet.
The closest airports are LINATE Airport and MALPENSA 2000 and OLD MALPENSA Airports. From Milan (Milano) you may get to Pavia by Bus, Train, or Automobile.
There is a Bus link to and from each of the airports. In the opinion of the Local Arrangements Committee, buses are the simplest and most time-saving way to get to Pavia from Linate and Malpensa.
Pavia is served by frequent trains from Milano Centrale Railway Station. (Check train timetable here). From Pavia railway station (front side), take Bus number 3, direction "MONTEBOLONE", and stop at Town Hall (Municipio); walk along Via Mazzini for about 100 mters, turn right into Via Sacchi and go straight into Cairoli Square.
At the airports it is possible take advantage of the presence of Car Rental companies. A map prepared for a different conference shows the automobile routes from both airports.
JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF THE NEUROSCIENCES:
Abstracts of papers presented at this meeting will be published in an upcoming issue of Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Aspects, the official journal of the ISHN, the European Club for the History of Neurology (ECHN), and the World Federation of Neurology Research Group for the History of the Neurosciences. A subscription to the journal is included in Full membership in the ISHN.
POST-MEETING OPTIONAL TOUR (26-29 June 2006):
ISHN members Marco Piccolino (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nick Wade (email@example.com) are organizing a four-day period of scientific- cultural tours and discussions based at the Villa di Corliano in San Giuliano Terme, Tuscany, midway between Pisa and Luca, immediately following the ISHN/2006 conference. A description of the informal proposal is available at: http://www.ishn.org/corliano2006.pdf . Practical information will be organized following statements of interest regarding the gathering. Please contact Dr. Piccolino or Dr. Wade as soon as possible, because there are a limited number of rooms (11 double and twin) in the hotel.
PRE-MEETING UNAFFILIATED CONFERENCE (11-13 June 2006):
The next Cajal Club meeting, The Legacy of Golgi and Cajal: Celebrating a Century of Neuroscience Progress after the 1906 Nobel Prize, will be organized in Stockholm, Sweden by several members of the ISHN, including Larry Swanson (Cajal Club President), and will feature a conference banquet with presentations by Javier De Felipe on Cajal and Marina Bentivoglio on Golgi. For details, see: http://cajalclub.org/_wsn/page4.html
Last modified: 17 April 2006
Last modified: 17 April 2006