Dear Friends

We have a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 11th International Congress of the Polish Neuroscience Society, which will be held Poznań, Poland, from September 15th to 17th, 2013.

The Polish Neuroscience Society was established in 1991 and one of the most important forms of its activity are congresses, organized every two years. Till now these events had taken place in Warsaw, Cracow, Gdańsk, Toruń and Łódź. Each of these congresses provided the forum to present the research results for neuroscientists working on molecular, structural, and functional aspects of the nervous system. The approaching, 11th Congress traditionally will comprise plenary lectures, given by outstanding neuroscientists working all over the world, symposia, and poster sessions. All the Congress abstracts will be published in Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, the official journal of the Polish Neuroscience Society. The abstract book and Congress materials will be available on-line in the electronic version of the journal (www.ane.pl).

We are especially glad to host the Congress in Poznań, one of the country’s oldest cities, an important political and religious center in the early Polish state of the 10th century, and the historical capital of our country in times of the Piast dynasty. The Poznań Cathedral is the oldest church in Poland, containing the tombs of the first Polish rulers, Duke Mieszko I and the first Polish King Bolesław Chrobry. The Old Market Square offers a possibility to admire numerous renaissance architecture monuments, including the famous city hall. Tradition of the university level education in Poznań begins with a foundation of Lubrański Academy in the 16th century.

Today our city hosts 130 000 young people studying at several public and private universities, among them Adam Mickiewicz University, University of Medical Sciences, University of Life Sciences, University of Technology, University of Economics, University of Arts, Academy of Music and University School of Physical Education. Modern Poznań is a fast developing city, a center of important commercial exhibitions (International Fair in Poznań), cultural events (the annual theatrical Malta Festival, International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition), and sport (Rowing and Canoeing World Championships).

The 11th International Congress of the Polish Neuroscience Society will be organized in a modern four-star hotel Novotel, in a close vicinity to the railway station, and in a walking distance to the historical city center.
We hope that the Congress will provide all participants with an opportunity for presenting and discussing their recent scientific data, and for visiting numerous attractive places in Poznań.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Jan Celichowski