Conference Information



October 7-9 in Taormina, Italy

“Taormina is of Greek origin, also influenced culturally and historically by the several countries who have dominated it. Taormina constitutes a virtue for the entire island as it offers visitors a vast cultural and historical experience.”

Conference Centre Info:

Grande Albergo Capotaormina
Via Nazionale, 105
98039 Taormina (ME), Italy

Overlooking the stunning coastline, the four-star Grande Albergo Capotaormina decor is designed to blend in with its idyllic natural surroundings, with a spectacular panoramic view of the Mountain Etna, the Giardini Naxos, the Tyrrhenian Sea, and of the Cap Sant Andrea. The elegant Grande Albergo Capotaormina, situated on a picturesque peninsula overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, is built on several levels. Situated between Taormina and Giardini Naxos, is only 3000 meters from the city centre of Taormina.

Fees: (either via PayPal online or credit card by sending in a registration form)

  • AND Board Member – $3000*
  • AND Regular/Affiliate Members – $1800*
  • Academics & Industries (non-Members) – $2500*
  • Student/Trainees/Postdocs (Members) – $100*
  • Student/Trainees/Postdocs (non-Members) – $200*

Banquet Dinner:
€100 (plus €100 for each guest attendees plan to bring)

This year we will offer three poster awards to those postdoctoral fellows / students with the most outstanding poster presentations:

  1. The Kelly Wei Award for best poster presentation in a mental health field
  2. The Alaa El-Husseini Award for best poster in synaptic mechanism
  3. John F. MacDonald Award for best over-all poster presentation


Register online here or download registration form here.