Start date: 20230914

End date: 20230917

Location: Torino

Dear Members,

On behalf of the Organising Committee, under the aegis of the Governing Board of the Society, we are pleased to inform you that the next National Congress of the Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS) will be held in Torino from September 14th to 17th, 2023.
We are working for an in-presence celebration of Neuroscience, characterized by an exciting multidisciplinary scientific program complemented by lively poster sessions, with numerous opportunities to connect face to face with prestigious italian and foreign researchers in Neuroscience.
The symposia, proposed by researchers and selected by the Scientific Committee and the Plenary Lectures, held by Italian and international researchers, will be strongly oriented to multidisciplinary contents and will favor the direct involvement of young scientists.
The multidisciplinary topics of the meeting will be focused on processes regarding nervous system function and pathogenesis of neurological and psychiatric disorders, with particular attention to the hottest topics in basic science and to cutting-edge diagnostic, therapeutic and investigative technologies.
The program will also include special interest satellite events, many opportunities for social activities and ample space to share scientific and promotional materials.
We are excited to bring the community together in 2023, to debate over research and develop collaborative networks.
Looking forward to meeting you in Turin, we send you our best regards.

Alessandro Vercelli
SINS President

Ferdinando Di Cunto
Congress Chair

Visit the SINS 2023 Congress Official Website at


Date Event
January 15, 2023 (closed) Call for Symposia – deadline
January 31, 2023 (closed) Notice of Symposia acceptance
May 8, 2023 (closed) Call for Poster Abstract – deadline
June 15, 2023 (closed) Notice of  Poster Abstract acceptance
June 15, 2023 (closed) Call for Poster Abstract for Satellite Events – deadline
June 30, 2023 (closed) Notice of acceptance of Poster Abstract for Satellite Events
June 15, 2023 (closed) Preliminary Program
July 7, 2023 (closed) Early Bird Registration – deadline
September 12, 2023 (closed) On-line Registration – deadline
September 14, 2023 Satellite Events
September 14-17, 2023 SINS 2023 National Congress

Congress Program

The response to SINS 2023 has been extremely successful. The contributions received cover a wide spectrum of advanced research topics and include overall 65 Symposia, 295 Posters, 6 Plenary Sessions and 2 Round Tables.

The contributions presented orally at SINS 2023 include the Presidential Lecture, 5 Plenary Lectures, and 257 Symposium Talks.

Satellite Events

Two Satellite Events of the SINS 2023 National Congress were held on September 14th, before the Opening Ceremony.

A first Satellite “Centrality of the peripheral nervous system” focused on breakthrough research on peripheral and autonomous nervous systems; a second one “Steroids and the nervous system”, co-organized with the Department of Neuroscience ‘Rita Levi Montalcini’ in memory of Gianfranco Panzica, disucussed recent advancements on neurosteroids research.

Satellites program include a Poster Session and Abstracts are included in the Abstracts’ Book of SINS 2023 National Congress.

Abstracts from under 35 applicants could be selected for Oral Presentation within the Satellite Event Symposia.

Registration for Satellite Events will include the possibility to follow the Opening Ceremony of SINS National Congress.


Participants are required to complete the online registration process through the Congress Management System. Registrants shall use their existing user account if already created (f.i. to submit or review Abstracts).

Different Conference registration fees apply for SINS Members, Non-Members, Under 35 SINS Member, and Under 35 Non Members.

Registration Fees

Type of Registration Early Bird * Regular On-Site
Full Congress Registration SINS Member 300,00 350,00 400,00
Non-Member 500,00 550,00 600,00
Under 35 SINS Member 200,00 250,00 300,00
Under 35 non-Member 300,00 350,00 400,00
PhD Meeting participants ** 150,00 150,00 200,00
Satellite Events Registration *** (September, 14) 50,00 60,00 70,00
Single-day Congress Registration 200,00 230,00 250,00
Presidential Dinner Attendance (September, 16) 100,00 100,00 100,00

22% VAT is included in the fees.

(*) Early-bird registration deadline July 7, 2023.

(**) PhD participating in the SINS PhD Meeting will enjoy a discounted registration fee for the participation in the following SINS National Congress. The SINS PhD Meeting 2023 will be held in Turin on September 14, 2023. Participation in the SINS PhD Meeting 2023 is free of charge and reserved for young PhD members of SINS.

All information for attending the SINS PhD Meeting are available HERE

(***) For Full Congress subscribers, participation to the Satellite Events will be free of charge.

Registration fees for Full Congress Participants include:

Attendance at Congress and Satellite Events
Congress Kit
Welcome Reception
Coffee Breaks & Lunches


The registration fees are owed upon registration and are payable within 7 days following submission of the online registration (but not later than September 12th, 2023). After filling in the online registration form, registrants will be able to select the preferred method of payment by credit card or bank transfer. Registration is considered completed after full payment is received.

Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, JBC) – secure payment through your Congress account.

Bank Transfer to the Congress Secretariat bank account (Payments by bank transfer can only be accepted until September 1st, 2023):

Account name: LAAN S.a.s.
Bank name: Banca di Credito Cooperativo Agrobresciano
Bank Address: Via Salgari, 7, 25125 Brescia (Italy)
IBAN: IT60T0857511200000000706732

Invoicing to Italian Public Administration (PA)

When wanting the registration to be invoiced to a public body of the Italian P.A., payments cannot be made by credit card or by bank transfer from a personal bank account. Participants are requested to register online selecting bank transfer, but the payment must be issued directly by the public body. To this purpose, the public body has to provide an official document (Order Form) containing the commitment to pay, billing data and, if it is the case, VAT exemption (indicating Article number) or split payment regime.

On Site Registration

Online registration will be availlable until September 12th, 2023. After this date, on site registration will be possible during the entire duration of the Congress within the opening hours of the registration desk. A surcharge of processing fee will be applied to regular fees for on site registrations.

Cancellation Policy

Refund of the registration fees with a retain of 50 Euros of processing fee (plus 22% VAT) will be provided for cancellations received prior to July 10th, 2023. No refund will be provided after this date.

Substitutions of individuals registered at the Congress are accepted up to September 1st, 2023. Please note that no refund will be provided for substitutions involving a downgrade from the over 35 category to the under 35 category (SINS members or non-members). The balance of the registration fee is due for upgrading from the under 35 category to the over 35 category (SINS members or non-members).

Any request for cancellation or substitution must be sent in writing via email to the Organizing Secretariat at

Video and Photography Consent

Please be advised that filming and/or photography will be taking place at SINS 2023. By registering for the Congress you are giving your consent for the photographer, SINS and LAAN (our Professional Symposium Organizing Secretariat) to take the images and to use them throughout the world in all and any media, including, without limitation, in printed publications, presentations, promotional material or online, in their original format or edited.

Social Program

Dance the SINS (September, 15)

Dance the SINS 2023 party going down on September 15th at the incredible Azhar venue, right by the beautiful Po riverside, starting at 20.30. We want you to join us for an awesome evening filled with science, networking, but most importantly, showing off your dance moves! To secure your spot, get your ticket now for 25 euros. That gets you access to the famous aperodinner from Torino, along with a refreshing drink to keep you grooving all night long. Don’t wait till the last minute! Buy your ticket now, because we can’t guarantee on-site registration. It is possible to book multiple tickets for any accompanying guests.

The deadline for purchasing tickets online is August 31, 2023.

Presidential Dinner   (September, 16th)

The Presidential Dinner will be held on September, 16th at the Egyptian Museum (Museo Egizio), in the Gallery of the Kings. During the dinner, the Director of the Museum, prof. Christian Greco, will explain to the participants the history of the Gallery.

Conference Delegates who wish to participate in the presidential dinner are requested to access their Registration Form in the online Congress Management System and add the dinner reservation to their registration. It is also possible to reserve place settings for companions.

Number of participants will be limited, therefore people interested are strongly encouraged to book the ticket asap.

Call for Fellowship (closed)

The Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS) will award 20 travel grants to its pre-doctoral and post-doctoral members to attend the 20th SINS National Congress (September 14-17, 2023).

The amount of each fellowship is 500 euros.

The applicant must be a Member of SINS in good standing, and should be the first Author of at least one Abstract accepted for Poster or Oral Presentation at the Congress.
The eligible applicants must be pre-doctoral or post-doctoral fellows, younger than 36 years by the dates of the congress, Italian citizen or resident, with no permanent position.


To apply, send an email to: that includes:

  1. Personal data form (download HERE);
  2. Copy of ID or passport;
  3. CV together with a list of publications;
  4. Declaration of no permanent position by the laboratory head (specifying whether the candidate has a doctorate degree or not);
  5. Copy of the abstract submitted to the congress.

You can apply for SINS fellowship if you are not receiving financial support from your institution or any other organization to attend this event.

The grants will be given after the end of the congress on presentation of the Certificate of Attendance.


Fellowships will be awarded by the board of the SINS based on a comparative evaluation of the scientific value of the applicants’ CV and publications.


Application deadline: April 30th, 2023 23:59 (CLOSED)
Notification of award: June 15th, 2023 (CLOSED)

Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Call for Poster Abstract (closed)

We are planning to dedicate an extended time and a prominent position in the program to posters’ sessions, which have always played a fundamental role in our meetings.

We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts from young neuroscientists (‘under 35’ applicants): some of them (more than 50) will be selected by the Scientific Committee to be included as oral communications within the parallel symposia.


The deadline for Abstract submission is April 23, 2023 May 8, 2023 (CLOSED)
The acceptance of the Abstracts will be announced by May 9, 2023 June 15, 2023 (CLOSED)

Call for Symposia (closed)

Symposium proposals have to be delivered strictly according to Instructions for Authors and Templates, as provided below, using the Online Submission System.




The Symposium proposal submission deadline is December 20, 2022 January 15, 2023 (CLOSED).
Acceptance of proposals will be announced by January 15, 2023 January 31, 2023 (CLOSED).

Please note that there is no expense reimbursement from the organization for speakers and moderators.
Participation in the congress is subject to payment of the registration fee.
The Local Organizing Committee and the Board of Directors undertake to provide letters of support, if necessary, for funding requests to third-party entities for individual symposia.

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