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It is With Great Pleasure We Announce an In-Person Congress Will Take Place in Lisbon as Planned!

We will open registration as soon as logistical preparations are completed, and we will return to you with news of how to proceed in the near future. In the meantime, please consult the Congress website regularly, and plan your travel and book your accommodation. Accommodation information can be found on the Congress website.

We are very much looking forward to finally seeing you all in person in Lisbon this July!

(Announced to the ISN Membership on March 14, 2022)

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Best regards,

Gabriella Wolff
ISN Secretary


I really hope that we can all meet again in Lisbon in July! I think all of us are really missing face-to-face scientific gatherings. It will be wonderful to see you in person!
Thank you so much for understanding the difficult situation we are in. We all desperately hope we can go ahead with our Lisbon Congress as planned and we will try hard to make it happen.
My warmest regards
I really hope that we can all meet again in Lisbon in July! I think all of us are really missing face-to-face scientific gatherings. It will be wonderful to see you in person!
Thank you so much for understanding the difficult situation we are in. We all desperately hope we can go ahead with our Lisbon Congress as planned and we will try hard to make it happen.
My warmest regards
I really hope that we can all meet again in Lisbon in July! I think all of us are really missing face-to-face scientific gatherings. It will be wonderful to see you in person!
Thank you so much for understanding the difficult situation we are in. We all desperately hope we can go ahead with our Lisbon Congress as planned and we will try hard to make it happen. 

Dear friends,
As you are all aware, the international situation with COVID-19 has worsened over the last couple of months with the highly contagious omicron variant. This has led to national shutdowns and travel restrictions across the globe, with far-reaching implications for not only personal life but also for official functions, including our coming Congress in Lisbon in July. A large number of you responded to our survey late last year to gauge your likelihood of participating in-person at the Congress given the current situation. Many thanks to those of you who responded! A little more than half of you told us that you would definitely attend the Congress, or would very likely attend, although a large fraction were also uncertain (and this is completely understandable). Following this survey, the ISN Executive Committee, the Lisbon Local Organising Committee and the Program Committee met to discuss a strategy for how we would progress. It is this strategy I wish to share with you now.
The major risk to the society in the event of a last minute cancellation or postponement of an in-person Congress is a devastating financial loss that may lead to bankruptcy (due to non-refundable financial commitments in Lisbon). To reduce the likelihood of this happening, we propose the following strategy:


1. We will delay making the final decision about whether to postpone the Congress until late March 2022. This decision will be based on a new survey to be sent out to ISN members in mid-March.
2. If we postpone: We will postpone until summer 2024 (with the Congress again to be held in Lisbon). The Berlin Congress will be postponed until 2026. We will consider holding a scaled-down online version of the Congress covering the equivalent of about one day of posters and talks.
3. If we decide to go ahead as planned: We will (1) open abstract submission at the beginning of April and close it at the end of April so that the Program Committee has two months to get the conference program finalised in time, (2) open registration (for payment of the registration fee) at the beginning of June and close it at the end of June, thereby maximising our time window for cancellation of the congress without requiring us to reimburse registrants (which is very costly), (3) consider implementing a Zoom-based remote attendance possibility for those who are unable to travel, and (4) ensure the safety of our community by implementing a vaccination requirement for in-person attendees with appropriate masking and distancing practices.


What you need to do:
For now, if you hope to attend in person, it would be very good if you could (1) plan your contribution (for the short April abstract submission window), and (2) plan your travel (i.e. book hotels and flights with good cancellation policies). It is also very important that you respond to the short survey we send you in mid-March. 
I really hope that we can all meet again in Lisbon in July! I think all of us are really missing face-to-face scientific gatherings. It will be wonderful to see you in person!
Thank you so much for understanding the difficult situation we are in. We all desperately hope we can go ahead with our Lisbon Congress as planned and we will try hard to make it happen.
My warmest regards
Eric Warrant, ISN President 


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Congress for Neuroethology. You are encouraged



2018 Congress for Neuroethology


The XIII Congress took place in Brisbane, Australia

July 15 - 20, 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

To view the ICN 2018 Program Book

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PLEASE NOTE: ICN abstracts are not citable


View the ICN 2018 website at http://www.icn2018.com/.

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