Brief report 2nd Annual Meeting of Neuroscience Society of Nepal

Neuroscience Society of Nepal (NSN), with logistic support of Kathmandu Center for Genomics and Research Laboratory (KCGRL), organized the 2nd Annual meeting of NSN in conjunction with Nepal-Japan Neuroscience Symposium. The purpose of this conference is to bring the scientists and researchers from Asian countries, especially Japan to share and discuss the recent advances in the field of Neuroscience as well as to explore the potential area of neuroscience in Nepal for future collaboration. The conference with the theme “Synapse for Sharing Knowledge” was organized on 3- 4th May, 2017 in Conference Hall of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Lalitpur, Nepal.

Speakers and participants were from three countries, including Japan, Nepal, and India. Out of 97 participants, 23 were symposia speakers, including two plenary lectures by Prof Yugo Fukazawa (japan) and professor Basant Pant (Nepal) and remaining are guest lectures, oral presenters and 9 were poster presenters. The whole conference was divided into 7 sessions, 4 in the first day and rest in the second day of conference. The scientific program, which ran for 2 days, contained three parts — Clinical Neuroscience, Basic Neuroscience and achievement of NSN in past three years.

On the first day of the conference, Vice chancellor of NAST inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp. The first day of the scientific session began with goal, objective and future plan of NSN presented by the President of NSN and Chair of 2nd Annual meeting of Neuroscience, Dr Sunil Dhungel. Poster session was conducted on the first day, including 10 posters and best poster was awarded with cash prize and token of love. At the end of first and second day of the scientific program, all the chairs of each session, invited speakers, and participants were present in sightseeing and cocktail dinner. All the financial expenses including scientific program is supported by NSN.

General Secretary of 2nd Annual meeting of NSN and Vice president, Dr Ajaya Jung Kunwar, delivered vote of thanks and formally ended with the closing remarks. After scientific sessions, the executive members of NSN organized business meeting in presence of life members, annual members and guests. In the absence of some executive members who are currently doing fellowship and research in USA, Australia and Caribbean countries, the business meeting participants reelected the same executive body to continue until next NSN meeting which is aimed to announce NSN journal, to establish NSN Research Laboratory and to collaborate with Japanese counterpart. The meeting decided to add two members in the executive body – Mr. Sandeep Thapa as a Joint Secretary and Mr. Mukesh Kumar Jha as a member.

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