Neurology Central

FENS 2018: an early career researcher’s perspective

Last month, the 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience Conference (7–11 July) took place in Berlin (Germany), which coincided with their 20th anniversary. It was also my first international conference and my first poster presentation.

Like most first-time attendees, I was pretty anxious. I wanted to present a good poster, go to all the interesting talks and meet the other scientists. When the program of the conference was announced, I was overwhelmed. There were so many poster sessions, talks (all occurring at the same time), as well as networking and side events.

My poster session was on the first morning of the conference. I arrived at the opening hour to find my spot and mount my poster. Then, I waited for attendees to arrive. It was really pleasant to be able to present and explain my project to peers and receive their feedback!

Then I was free to explore and attend the different talks and side events. A wide variety of themes were presented, including:

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