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Event Name2017 Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA)
Event Date(s) Sunday, June 11, 2017  to Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Event Location Imperial Resort Beach Hotel
Entebbe, Uganda
DescriptionThe Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is the largest organisation of Neuroscientists on the African continent and serves as the umbrella organisation for all African national neuroscience societites. SONA conference is a biennial, pan-African event that rotates all over the continent, with most recent instalments in Rabat, Morocco (2013) and Durban, South Africa (2015).

The conference will take place over a total of four days filled with dozens of symposia and plenary lectures by top international speakers covering diverse areas of brain research, with a special focus on topics of particular relevance to Africa and its scientific development.

SONA 2017 Theme: Neuroscience: a tool for the advancement of the African scientific community.


• Basics of neuroscience and application to life in Africa: relevance for education, health, and general welfare.

• Scientific Training and Teaching: from neuroscience tools to research capacity development

• Neuroscience driven Technology and innovation for economic growth: Diagnostics, drugs and apps

Promoting Neuroscience: Identification of gaps and harmonization of resources for African neuroscientists
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