'Neurocon 2013' - an interconnected neuro-social international journey at Kolkata

With great pleasure, we welcome you all to Neurocon 2013 to be held under the aegis of our institute :Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research , from 18th through 20th January, 2013, at the City of Joy: Kolkata. The theme for the conference is Neurodegenerative and Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Translational Aspects.

Our previous two conferences , Neurocon 2009 and Neurocon 2011, were a great success where senior experts in the field of Neuroscience and our young, enthusiastic students interacted with each other to unravel the mysteries of the brain . The participation of speakers from various parts of the world resulted in a very fruitful exchange of information and ideas about the latest developments in the world of Neuroscience across the globe.

This time  we are looking forward to an even more enriching experience in Neurocon 2013. We like experimenting with the format of Neurocon. In Neurocon 2013, we have introduced three new sessions : the ‘Meet the Professors Session’ where our young, bright students will be able to inculcate very valuable knowledge and advice from seniors in the Neuroscience field.  Then there is the 'Hypothesis session' which we hope will bring out some exciting , new ideas to the forefront. The 'Novel Methodologies' session is meant to armor students and teachers with knowledge of newer and better technologies to carry out their work.  Along with the new introductions, the 'Rapid Fire Session', 'Panel Discussion Session', 'Original Work Presentation', 'Young Scientists' Session' and 'Poster Session' would enliven the Conference.

 The city of Kolkata famous for its culture and intellect is an ideal place for learning and entertainment. Exploration of this city is bound to give you unending joy. A journey through the city will introduce you to many different facets of life. The religious hub of Kalighat, the making of clay idols in Kumartuli, the elegant Victoria Memorial, the wild diversity of Alipur Zoo, the historically rich Indian museum, the grand St. Paul's Cathedral, the peaceful Belur Math and  other places have always attracted tourists from the world over. A stroll through the different parts of the city will amaze you with its contrasting characters and its huge mass of vibrant and lively people. The art galleries, the theatre halls, the music and dance schools and the numerous restaurants with Indian, Continental, Chinese, Thai and Mexican cuisines are added attractions of the city, not to mention the countless shops with an extravagant display of traditional Bengali sweets.The weather in January is pleasantly cool to make your stay comfortable.

We are all looking forward to building a bigger and stronger Neurocon family that will uphold the flag of Neuroscience in the years to come.