Benzon Symposium 67 – Bringing Circuits for Movement Together

Copenhagen, August 23-26, 2021

Organizers: Ole Kiehn, Claire Wyart, Auke Ijspeert, Sven Frøkjær and Hans Bräuner Osborne

The Benzon Symposia are international conferences on front line research in medical, pharmaceutical, and related sciences funded by the Alfred Benzon Foundation.

The concept of the 67th Benzon Symposium is to bring together the world’s leading scientists that work in different areas of movement control and regulation. A particular aspect is that the conference will bridge the sensory, cognitive, emotional aspects of movement control as well as computational approaches. With its layout it will create an intense and interactive environment for both young and experienced scientists.

The symposium will be a 4-day scientific meeting, Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 17.30. The format will be a combination of state-of-art lectures by invited speakers, selected oral-poster presentations and poster sessions. The Benzon Symposium will further include posters and oral presentations from younger researchers selected from submitted abstracts. Attendance will be limited to 150 scientific participants in total. The venue will be Skt Petri Hotel (https://www.sktpetri.com/), beautifully located in the heart of Copenhagen for the entire event.

Sessions:

Functional organization of brainstem circuits controlling breathing and orofacial expression
Functional and molecular organization of spinal circuits controlling locomotion
Brainstem circuits for control of motor behavior
Action, selection and motor strategies
Beyont the connectome: neuromodulation
Planning, motor learning and decision making
Sensory-motor integration

Integration of cognitive brain functions and movement

Confirmed invited speakers:

Jack Feldman (US)
David Kleinfeld (US)
Martin Goulding (US)
Kimberly Dougherty (US)
Abdel El Manira (S)
David McLean (US)
Ole Kiehn (DK)

Bence P. Ölveczky (US)

Ann Graybiel (US)
Silvia Arber (CH)
Rejan Dubuc (C)
Sten Grillner (S)
Rui Costa (US)
Eva Marder (US)
Cornelia Bargmann (US)
Claire Wyart (F)
Megan Carey (P)
Daniel Wolpert (US)
Tadashi Isa (J)
Eiman Azim (US)
Auke Ijspeert (CH)
May-Britt Moser (N)
Dora Angelaki (US)
Karl Deisseroth (US)

Abstracts
In order to participate in the symposium one MUST submit an abstract before the deadline April 15th 2021 (at noon). Please prioritize early registration as registrations are on a first come, first served basis.

Submission round opens: March 1, 2021
Submission round closes: April 15th, 2021 AT NOON
Registration: (provided acceptance of abstract) May 15th 2021
Fee: DKK 4,500 (scientific meeting, hotel accommodation Sunday-Thursday, meals, and social events)

No discount is given to local delegates

Mid-June the applicants will be notified whether their abstracts have been accepted for either oral or poster presentation.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen

The organizing committee