2022 Annual Meeting of the SSN


The 2022 Annual Meeting of the SSN is co-organized by the Università della Svizzera italiana and the University of Fribourg and is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 29th 2022 at the University of Fribourg. Despite the great challenges imposed by Covid-19, more than 400 researchers and clinicians from Switzerland are expected to attend this meeting, which is the major Swiss venue for exchange of current scientific informations in the area of brain research. The meeting has a wide focus that includes molecular and systems neuroscience, as well as clinical research and neural computation / bioinformatics.

The keynote lecturer Prof. Gilles Laurent from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Germany, a world-wide leader in Neuroscience will speak about his institute’s current efforts in the domain of sleep and camouflage: explorations in neural dynamics. There will be four symposia chaired by prominent investigators in Switzerland on the specific topics of novel tools in systems neuroscience, neuroinflammation, the interaction of brain and body for consciousness and on motor disorders. There will also be a large poster session in person and online, fostering interaction and exchange of scientific ideas among the participants.

An other keynote speaker, Prof. Antonio Pisani from the university of Pavia in Italia is a clinician-scientist with a long standing interest in the basic and clinical aspects of basal ganglia dysfunction, with a specific interest in characterization of pre-clinical models of dystonia and Parkinson’s disease.

A special aspect of this year is a presentation on Friday evening January 28 2022 (the evening before the meeting) of the new movie documentary by Jean-Stéphane Bron about the brain. The viewing will be followed by a discussion with Monsieur Bron, neuroscientists and teachers about education, didactic methods and knowledge acquisition. This event will follow a day of presentations on career development and scientific exchange by ySSN. Owing to the Covid-19 situation, all presentations will allow for extra space following official guidelines or provide the opportunity to follow the event remotely using online conferencing software.


Sat, Jan. 29, 2022

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(GMT+0100) Europe/Zurich


University of Fribourg, Building PER21

Boulevard de Pérolles 90
Fribourg 1700


  • Public ParticipantCHF150.00
    (ends 01/29/2022)
  • SSN MemberCHF0.00
    (ends 01/29/2022)

Abstract submission will open at 00:01 on 1 January 2022 and close again at 23:59:00 on 14 January 2022.

The Abstract Booklet will be available for download from this site, for logged in members, from 00:01 on 24 January 2022 onward.

Registration will open on Dec. 1, 2021, 12:02 a.m.

Admission to the Meeting is by proof of registration only.

Print your personalized registration confirmation email.  To obtain entry to the Meeting you must present your confirmation email at the conference admission desk. Only persons with a valid COVID 19 certificate are admitted to participate to the meeting. For reasons of organization, catering, and security there can be no exception to this admission process.

Registration fees:

Members: There is no registration fee for paid up members of the SSN. However, you must neverthess register to obtain entrance to the Congress.
To obtain this free registration, you must logged in as a Member.

Non-Members: A registration fee applies (see the registration page for details). You will be required to pay on registration. Payment is by on-line credit card only.

Please do NOT register at this PUBLIC page if you are a member of  SSN. You should instead login as a member, and then register for SSN2020, so that you will not be charged for this SSN event. Payment here as a Public registrant for SSN2020 (CHF150) will not be considered retrospectively as payment for SSN Membership! 

If you are not yet a Member of SSN, you may first apply and pay (CHF 100 regular members, CHF 40 students) for Membership, and thereafter register at no charge for SSN2020.

The meeting is accredited by: The Swiss Association of Cantonal Veterinaries for 1/2 day of continuing education

ORGANIZER: Prof. Michael Schmid & Prof. Salvatore Galati

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