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The 4th International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences series
23–25 Oct 2024
Event's Timezone: Central European Summer Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
25th June 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
26th July 2024

Registration Deadline
17th October 2024

Neurorehabilitation, Neuroscience, Cognition, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neurotechnology, Neuroimaging
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the 4th International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences (IECBS 2024) after the strong success of the previous annual online conference. IECBS 2024 will be held online from 23 to 25 October 2024.

The field of neuroscience is one of the most important frontiers in biomedical studies, as many of the details that control brain function are still not well understood. This makes the study of the nervous system very exciting and fast moving. This conference will address a variety of research topics which reflect some of the current areas of focus. Topics of the conference will be organized around the following sessions:

S1. Behavioral Neuroscience
S2. Systems Neuroscience
S3. Neurotechnology and Neuroimaging
S4. Neuropsychology
S5. Neurodegenerative Diseases
S6. Cognitive Neuroscience
S7. Clinical Neuroscience
S8. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
S9. Neurorehabilitation

The scope of this online conference is to bring together well-known worldwide experts who are currently working on brain sciences and to provide an online forum for presenting and discussing new results.

All accepted abstracts will be published on the conference website. You are required to submit an abstract (200 – 250 words). Please see the abstract guidelines in "Instructions for Authors".

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to join us at the 4th International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences (IECBS 2024).

We look forward to your contributions.

Sincerely,
Prof. Dr. Stephen D. Meriney

Chair of the 4th International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences

Event Chair

Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Introduction
Bio
Stephen D. Meriney completed his PhD in Physiology/Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut with Dr. Guillermo Pilar in 1986, where he studied the parasympathetic control of intrinsic eye muscles. He then moved to the Jerry Lewis Neuromuscular Research Centre at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a postdoctoral fellow, and then became an assistant research physiologist there, with Dr. Alan Grinnell, and studied voltage-gated calcium channels and synaptic mechanisms at the neuromuscular junction. He has been at the University of Pittsburgh since 1993, where he is currently a Professor, and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Brain Sciences.

Session Chairs

Department of Physical Therapy, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Introduction
Research Keywords
neurorehabilitation; disability; stroke; Parkinson disease; movement disorders; physical therapy; clinical trials; systematic review; meta-analysis; methodological studies

Multiple Sclerosis Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

Introduction
Research Keywords
demyelinating disorders; clinical trials; therapeutic neuroimaging; OCT

Movement and Cognition Laboratory, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences Haifa University, Haifa, Israel,
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of the Medical Sciences of Havana, Havana, Cuba

Introduction
Research Keywords
developmental neuroscience; computational neuroscience; cognitive neuroscience; fetal cognition; neuroplasticity; consciousness; neuroeducation hunter

Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, NY 10605, USA

Introduction
Research Keywords
adult psychiatry; geriatric psychiatry; mood disorders; brain fMRI; brain functional connectivity; visual inspection of independent components; dual regression

Department of Psychiatry, Fragile X Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA,
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences-Child Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Introduction
Research Keywords
fragile X syndrome; clinical trials; targeted treatments; autism; autism spectrum disorder; fragile X premutation; fragile X-associated disorders

Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, CUNY School of Medicine, The City College of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA

Introduction
Research Keywords
biosensors; chemical sensors; nanosensors; bioprobes; neuromolecular imaging (NMI); neurotransmitters; neurochemicals; in vitro; in vivo; in situ; brain; behavior; neurosystem disorders and treatment

School of Health Sport and Bioscience, University of East London, London, UK

Introduction
Research Keywords
molecular neurobiology; alcohol addiction; drosophila models

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

Introduction
Research Keywords
neuromodulation; facial pain; peripheral nerve stimulation; deep brain stimulation

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, SP 8 Cittadella Universitaria, 09042 Monserrato, Italy

Introduction
Research Keywords
olfactory function; gustatory function; neurodegenerative diseases; cognitive function; COVID-19

1. Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei City 23412, Taiwan; 2. Department of Exercise and Health Promotion, College of Kinesiology and Health, Chinese Culture University, Taipei 11114, Taiwan

Introduction
Research Keywords
neurobiology; neurophysiology; neuropharmacology; neuroimaging; cognitive neuroscience; behavioral neurology; neuroinformatics

Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy

Introduction
Research Keywords
learning disorders; dyslexia and related disorders; models of dyslexia; eye movements in reading; space disorders of space and attention after traumatic brain damage; forms of hemi-neglect; rehabilitation of neglect disorders.

Committee Member

Dr. Moses O. Sokunbi

Leicester School of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH, England, United Kingdom

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
Neural Engineering; Medical Imaging; Biomedical Signal Processing; Brain-Computer Interfaces; functional MRI; Entropy; Biomedical engineering
Bio
https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=9_mIUaMAAAAJ&hl=en
Email
moses.sokunbi@dmu.ac.uk

Dr. Tiziano Balzano

HM CINAC (Centro Integral de Neurociencias Abarca Campal), Hospital Universitario HM Puerta del Sur, HM Hospitales, Madrid, 28938, Spain.

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
Neuroimmunology; Parkinson's disease; Neurovascular unit; Blood brain barrier; Glial cells; Neurodegenerative diseases.
Bio
www.linkedin.com/in/tiziano-balzano-2935552a8
Email
tbalzano.hmcinac@hmhospitales.com

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Caprì Tindara

Department of Life and Health Sciences, and Health Professions, Link Campus University, Via del Casale di S. Pio V, 44, 00165, Rome, Italy

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
general psychology, experimental psychology, cognitive processes, cognition, attention, memory, automatic and controlled processes, ADHD, cognitive neuroscience
Bio
https://www.unilink.it/en/university/teaching-staff/capri-tindara
Email
t.capri@unilink.it

Asst. Prof. Dr. Grazyna Lietzau

Division of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk, Dębinki 1, 80-211 Gdańsk, Poland

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
neurodegeneration; olfactory system; dementia; metabolic diseases; diabetes; stroke
Bio
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/grazyna.lietzau.1/bibliography/public/
Email
grazyna.lietzau@gumed.edu.pl

Asst. Prof. Dr. Francisco A. Nieto Escámez

1. Department of Psychology, University of Almeria, 04120, Almeria, Spain; 2. Research Center for Wellbeing and Social Inclusion, University of Almeria, 04120, Almeria, Spain

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
virtual reality; neurorehabilitation; motor system; neuropsychology; dementia; visual perception
Bio
https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=2sT-Hf4AAAAJ&hl=zh-CN&oi=ao
Email
pnieto@ual.es

Dr. Sara Bertoni

Department of Human and Social Sciences, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, 24129, Italy

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
Neurodevelopmental disorders, dyslexia, attention, reading difficulties, attentional training, language impairment, behavioural longitudinal studies
Bio
https://unibg.unifind.cineca.it/resource/person/51608
Email
sara.bertoni@unibg.it

Asst. Prof. Dr. Keehoon Lee

TGen Integrated Microbiomics Center, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen North), part of City of Hope, Flagstaff, AZ 86005, USA

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
Microbiome, Brain-Gut axis, Brain-microbiome axis, biofilm, neurological disorders, cancer-microbiome
Bio
https://www.tgen.org/
Email
klee@tgen.org

Dr. Tommaso Ercoli

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Sassari, University of Sassari, Viale San Pietro, 07100, Sassari, Italy

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
Neurology; Parkinson’s Disease; Dystonia; Movement Disorders; Functional Neurological Disorders
Bio
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tommaso-Ercoli
Email
ercolitommaso@me.com

Dr. Jinsung Wang

Human Motor Behavior Lab (HuMBLab), Zilber College of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, 53201, USA.

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
Motor control, motor learning, adaptation, neuromotor disorder, aging
Bio
https://uwm.edu/publichealth/directory/wang-jinsung/
Email
wang34@uwm.edu

Prof. Dr. Claire Donnellan

1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA 6027, Australia 2. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, D02 T283, Dublin, Ireland

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
Geropsychology; neuropsychology; cognitive health; brain health; healthy ageing; cerebral small vessel disease; cerebrovascular disease
Bio
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=k0OiHK4AAAAJ&hl=en
Email
CDONNEL@tcd.ie

Dr. Nataliya Romanyuk

Department of Neuroregeneration, Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 142 20, Prague, Czech Republic

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
spinal cord injury; ischemia; stroke; neural stem cells; microRNA Picture
Bio
https://www.biocev.eu/en/people/nataliya-romanyuk.1430
Email
nataliya.romanyuk@iem.cas.cz

Dr. Sarah Hellewell

Curtin University and The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Research, Perth, Australia 6008

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
traumatic brain injury; concussion; neurotrauma; MRI; neuroimaging
Bio
https://staffportal.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/sarah-hellewell-2de883fe/
Email
sarah.hellewell@curtin.edu.au

Dr. Siuly Siuly

Victoria University, Institute of Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Melbourne, VIC 3011, Australia

Introduction
Role
Siuly.Siuly@vu.edu.au
Research Keywords
Artificial intelligence (AI); Data mining; machine learning; Deep learning; biomedical signal processing; detection and prediction of neurological disorders using brain signal data (e.g. electroencephalogram (EEG) signal data)
Bio
https://www.vu.edu.au/contact-us/siuly-siuly
Email
Siuly.Siuly@vu.edu.au

Professor Dr. Ying Zheng

School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Introduction
Role
Committee Member
Research Keywords
systems neuroscience; mathematical modelling of local field potentials and EEG; neurovascular coupling; balance of synaptic excitation and inhibition
Bio
https://www.reading.ac.uk/biomedical-engineering/staff/ying-zheng
Email
ying.zheng@reading.ac.uk

Keynote Speakers

Department of Neurology, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, United States

Introduction
Research Keywords
Parkinson's disease; Dystonia; Cerebellar Ataxia; Tremor and Chorea; All inherited neurological disorders; Fragile X Related Disorders; Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome; Fragile X Syndrome.

Movement and Cognition Laboratory, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences Haifa University, Haifa, Israel,
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of the Medical Sciences of Havana, Havana, Cuba

Introduction
Research Keywords
developmental neuroscience; computational neuroscience; cognitive neuroscience; fetal cognition; neuroplasticity; consciousness; neuroeducation hunter

Registration


The registration for IECBS 2024 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance to all conference sessions.

When registering with several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 17 October 2024.

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission


The 4th International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference.

Important Deadlines

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 June 2024.
Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 26 July 2024. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with www.sciforum.net and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system. No physical template is necessary.

1. The structure abstract should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–250 words in length.
2. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
3. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.
4. The abstracts submitted to this conference must be original and novel, without prior publication in any journals or it will not be accepted to this conference.

Detailed Requirements:

1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.

Note: We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission

The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session.

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the abstract. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the proprietary slide viewer at Sciforum.net. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format prior to submission so that they can be converted for online display.

Poster Presentation

If the abstract is accepted for a poster presentation, the author will be invited to submit a poster presentation file (PDF). The slot for the poster presentation lasts 10 mins (5 min presentation and 5 min Q&A). The submission guidelines are as follows:

  • Your submission should include the title, authors, contact details and main research findings, as well as tables, figures, and graphs where necessary.
  • File format: PDF (.pdf).
  • Size in pixel: 1,080 width x 1,536 height–portrait orientation.
  • Size in cm: 38.1 width x 54.2 height–portrait orientation.
  • Font size: ≥16.

Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3)

You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.
We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Certificates of Participation are available in your logged-in area on sciforum.net, under "My Certificates" after the conference.

Publication Opportunities

1. Brain Sciences Journal Publication

Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the Special Issue published in Brain Sciences (ISSN: 2076-3425, IF 3.3), with a 20% discount on the publication fee. Details of the special issue will be announced here later. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

2. Proceeding Paper Publication
All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference report of The 4th International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences in the Biology and and Life Sciences Forum (ISSN: 2673-9976) after the conference. Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge.

Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the IECBS 2024 conference paper in their cover letter. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Proceedings paper submission deadline: 11 December 2024.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:

  • Title.
  • Full author names.
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
  • Abstract.
  • Keywords.
  • Introduction.
  • Methods.
  • Results and Discussion.
  • Conclusions.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • References.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Award and Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 6

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the paper judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.
The Best Poster Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.
There will be six winners selected for this award. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please click here.

Organizers


Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Aria Chen
Ms. Jasmine Li
Dr. Wisit Thitinarongwate
Email: iecbs2024@mdpi.com

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.

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