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2017 IBANGS Meeting, Madrid, Spain
The 19th Annual Genes, Brain & Behavior Meeting will be held in Madrid, Spain, May 15-18, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Complutense University of Madrid, Faculty of Medicine, Facultad de Medicina,UCM, Plaza de Ramón y Cajal, 28040 Madrid, Spain, including exciting scientific lectures, research presentations and opportunities to share your work with your fellow scientists and mentors. More information will be posted regularly in the coming weeks/months, so please return to this webpage for more information.
Madrid is the capital city of Spain. It is a modern metropolitan city with a population of nearly 3.5 million people which makes it the biggest city in Spain and the third most-populous metropolis in Europe (after Paris and London). Madrid is a city to enjoy and share, with 144 museums, almost 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, 6 public and 7 private universities, and more than 5.000 restaurants. Located on the banks of the Manzanares River, in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, 646 meters (2,119 feet) above sea level and is surrounded by mountains and natural parks. The city's many parks make Madrid the greenest city in Europe.
Art and culture play a key role in Madrid's cultural life. The city is full of great monuments, like the royal palace, the Plaza Mayor or the many statuettes. Art highlights in Madrid include the museums Del Prado, one of the world's most important art galleries, Thyssen, with over 800 paintings ranging from primitive Flemish artists through to the avant-garde movements as well as Reina Sofia National Art Centre, dedicated to contemporary Spanish art and containing works by Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Juan Gris, among others. If there's one thing that sets Madrid apart, it must be its deep and catching passion for life that finds its outlet in the friendly and open character of its residents. Concerts, exhibitions, ballets, the latest film releases, the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of the best Spanish and international gastronomy... all these are just a few of the leisure options Madrid has to offer. Exploring the historical and cultural legacy of this capital city will leave you with an exceptional experience. Madrid never loses her potent energy to influence the heart and alter the lives of all who visit.
Discounted lodging room rates are available at three hotels near the University meeting site. For the discounted rates, you must register at the hotel's own web page and enter the IBANGS group code. The discount is 10% off the best available room rate at the time you make your reservation.
Registration is now open at 19th Annual Genes, Brain and Behavior Meeting Registration. Early registration rates apply through February 15, 2017, so register TODAY!
Potential Exhibitors: Review the 19th Annual Genes, Brain & Behavior Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus. Exhibitor registration details TBA.
Information on travel to the Madrid Airport, using the Metro (Subway), train, public buses and taxi services can be found at http://www.aena.es/en/madrid-barajas-airport/index.html
Things to Do:
The Madrid Sightseeing Bus runs to the city's most emblematic spots and monuments. Tickets are valid for one or two days, and cost €21 and €25. There are discounts for under 16s and over 65s. It is free for children under six, and there are discounts for families. http://madrid.city-tour.com/en
Another original trip to make is on the cable car which runs from Pintor Rosales Avenue to the Casa de Campo park. Prices range from €4.20 to €5.90.More information: http://teleferico.com/en
Another option is to move around by bike, for example on the BiciMadrid service. The price for occasional use of these bikes is €2 the first hour and €4 for every additional hour. More information:http://www.bicimad.com
From sightseeing tours to museums, from scenic parks to ancient temples, from sporting events to UNESCO World Heritage Sites; there is something for everyone to enjoy in Madrid! Explore the following tourism website to discover the sites that you need to see while visiting this wonderful city!
Madrid Official tourism website: http://www.esmadrid.com/en
Yoav Benjamini - Presidential Address
May 15 - main meeting (evening gathering)
A limited number of travel stipends are available for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty members who have held faculty rank for less than 5 years. Information on the travel award application process is available on the Travel Awards webpage or via the pdf located HERE. Travel Award applications are due no later than February 15, 2017.
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