10. Turkish Neuroscience Congress, April 9-12th, 2011, Istanbul University, Istanbul

Dear Neuroscientists,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 10th Turkish Neuroscience Congress to be held at Istanbul University (Beyazit Campus), Istanbul, between April 9-12th, 2011. The congress is organised by The Brain Research Society in Turkey (BArD) and Istanbul University.

The neuroscience congress, which is a multidisciplinary platform involving basic and clinical disciplines, will include workshops, keynote talks, panel sessions, symposia and poster sessions on a wide variety of topics from molecular to behavioral neuroscience.

The participants will also enjoy a social program and have the opportunity to visit Bosphorus and many historical attractions in Istanbul.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Istanbul and making this congress a successful event.


Congress Joint Chairs
Prof. Dr. Sacit Karamürsel 

President of Brain Research Society in Turkey
Prof. Dr. Hakan Gürvit

Department of Neurology of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine,
Istanbul University





Congress Joint Chairs
Prof. Dr. Sacit Karamürsel

Prof. Dr. Hakan Gürvit


Honoraray Board
Prof. Dr. Nuran Gökhan

Prof. Dr. Nuran İ. Hariri



Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Turgay Dalkara
Prof. Dr. Tamer Demiralp
Prof. Dr. Lütfiye Kanıt
Prof. Dr. Yücel Kanpolat

Prof. Dr. Sacit Karamürsel
Prof. Dr. Fatma Kutay
Prof. Dr. Filiz Onat
Prof. Dr. Gönül Ö. Peker
Prof. Dr. Şakire Pöğün
Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı Ulus
Prof. Dr. Pekcan Ungan


Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ademoğlu

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ata Akın

Assist. Prof. Dr. Özlem Akman

Dr. Başar Bilgiç

Prof. Dr. Müge Devrim-Üçok

Adil Deniz Duru

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ergen

Dr. Ezgi Tuna-Erdoğan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Numan Ermutlu

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burak Güçlü

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H. Özcan Gülçür

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Gülsoy

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haşmet Hanağası

Prof. Dr. Ümmühan İşoğlu-Alkaç

Itır Kaşıkçı

Dr. Yasemin Keskin-Ergen

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Kılıç

Adnan Kurt

Dr. İ. Cem Küçükali

Nurcan Orhan

Prof. Dr. Mehmed Özkan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif Özkök

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cengizhan Öztürk

Assist. Prof. Dr. Melike Şahiner

Dr. Atilla Uslu

Prof. Dr. Yağız Üresin

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Raci Yananlı

Scientific Board

Prof. Dr. Bektaş Açıkgöz

Prof. Dr. Gülşen Akman-Demir

Prof. Dr. Banu Anlar
Prof. Dr. M. Kemal Arıkan
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ayar

Prof. Dr. Makbule Aydın

Prof. Dr. Nazlı Başak
Prof. Dr. Erol Başar

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Beydağı

Prof. Dr. Canan Bingöl

Prof. Dr. Haluk Bingöl

Prof. Dr. Reşit Canbeyli

Prof. Dr. Serdar Demirgören

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ewa Doğru

Prof. Dr. Bülent Elibol
Prof. Dr. Murat Emre
Prof. Dr. Nurhan Enginar

Prof. Dr. Lütfiye Eroğlu

Prof. Dr. Cumhur Ertekin

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferhan Esen

Prof. Dr. Esat Eşkazan

Prof. Dr. Onur Güntürkün

Prof. Dr. Civan Işlak

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kaya
Prof. Dr. Talat Kırış

Prof. Dr. Ersin Koylu

Prof. Dr. Rüştü Onur

Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Özkara

Prof. Dr. Nuhan Puralı 

Prof. Dr. Yakup Sarıca

Prof. Dr. Güher Saruhan-Direskeneli

Prof. Dr. Vahide Savcı

Prof. Dr. Hale Saybaşılı

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sercan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emine Y. Sipahi

Prof. Dr. Türker Şahiner

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Tan

Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tanrıdağ

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma Töre

Prof. Dr. Neşe Tunçel
Prof. Dr. Kemal Türker 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emel Ulupınar

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Uzan

Prof. Dr. Tayfun Uzbay

Prof. Dr. Alp Üçok

Prof. Dr. Pınar Yamantürk

Prof. Dr. Jale Yazıcı

Prof. Dr. Görsev Yener

Prof. Dr. Ertan Yurdakoş

Prof. Dr. Nebil Yıldız

Prof. Dr. Bayram Yılmaz

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zileli










Guest Speakers



Prof. Dr. Sten Grillner (Karolinska Institute, Sweden; President, FENS)



Prof. Dr. Ray Guillery (University of Oxford, UK)



Prof. Dr. Giuliano Avanzini (National Neurological Institute C. Besta, Milano, Italy)



Prof. Dr. Ann Graybiel  (McGovern Institute for Brain Sciences, MIT, USA)



Prof. Dr. Fabio Babiloni (University of Rome Sapienza, Italy)



Prof. Dr. Gabriel Curio (Charite, University Medicine Berlin, Almanya)



Prof. Dr. Susan J. Sara (College de France, CNRS, Fransa)



Dr. Christophe Bernard (INSERM U 751, Marseille, Fransa)








Date:  April 9-12th, 2011


Venue: Istanbul University, Beyazit, Istanbul. The campus is located on the European side of Istanbul.

Language: Presentations will be in Turkish or English.


Program at a glance:  Workshops will be held on April 8th, one day before the congress.  Scientific program will take place between April 9-12th, from 09.00 to 18.30.


Social program will include an opening reception on Saturday (April, 9th) at 19.30, and a Gala Dinner on Monday (April, 11th) at 20.00. In the afternoon of the last congress day (Tuesday, April 12th) there will be a boat tour on Bosphorus.


Abstracts:  An abstract should be provided for each presentation. It should consist of max. 250 words excluding the title, authors and addresses, and should include the following sub-headings: Objectives, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusion.


Five keywords should be provided.  All submitted abstracts (except those by the invited speakers) will be evaluated by the scientific committee, and the authors will be notified. All accepted abstracts will be published in Turkish Journal of Neurology as Supplement.


Deadline & Submission:  Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 25th, 2011. Please submit your abstract through the web site.


Poster presentations: Posters should be prepared in a size of 70 cm (wide) x 100 cm (height). Velcro and other material necessary for mounting the posters will be provided.

Letter of Invitation:  A formal letter of invitation will be provided upon request.


Registration: Deadline for early registration is March 1st, 2011. For registration fees and method of payment, please contact  the Congress Secretariat at usk10@bad.org.tr (except for the invited speakers).


Accommodation: The accommodation alternatives will be later announced on the WEB site.


Transportation: There are two international airports in Istanbul. Ataturk Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul and is about 25 km away from the Bogazici University. Sabiha Gokcen Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul and is about 45 km to the campus. Transfer from the airport  will be arranged for the invited speakers on arrival and departure.


Information:  For further information about registration, accommodation, flights and shuttle services  please contact Congress Secretariat at usk10@bad.org.tr .


For poster preparation guidelines, please click here.


For visitors info on Turkey and İstanbul you may visit Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism official web page.


ULUSAL SİNİRBİLİM KONGRESİ - USK 2010 - 9-12 Nisan 2011 İstanbul Üniversitesi, İSTANBUL