LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The LOC is responsible for the whole organization of the congress, in close cooperation with IBRO central office, representing the Brazilian Society of Neuroscience and Behavior (SBNeC).
. Roberto Lent (chair), Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
. Cecilia Hedin-Pereira, Institute of Biophysics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
. Luiz Eugenio Mello, São Paulo School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo.
. Stevens Rehen, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
The Program Committee is formed by 11 neuroscientists of different countries, and is responsible for planning the scientific program comprising lectures, symposia and minisymposia, in close cooperation with the Local Organizing Committee and IBRO direction.
. Rafael Linden (chair), Institute of Biophysics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
. Christian Giaume, College de France, France [Glia, glia-neuron interactions].
. Megan Holmes, University of Edinburgh, Scotland [Homeostatic and neuroendocrine systems].
. Christine van Broeckhoven, University of Antwerp, Belgium [Disorders of the nervous system].
. Mu-Ming Poo, University of California at Berkeley, USA [Physiology: neuronal excitability and synapse function].
. Min Zhuo, University of Toronto, Canada [Sensory and motor systems].
. Keiji Tanaka, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan [Cognition and behavior].
. Freda Miller, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada [Development].
. Andrew Schwartz, University of Pittsburgh, USA [Physiology: systems/network functions, computational neuroscience].
. Roberto Lent, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [representing the LOC – Local Organizing Committee].
. Dora F. Ventura, Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo [representing LARC – Latin American Regional Committee]