ABSTRACTS and REGISTRATION

The 2017 AS4SAN conference will take place on the 15th and 16th of June at the Melbourne Brain Centre.

Keynote presenters include Prof. Shihui Han (Peking University), Prof. Skye McDonald (UNSW), Prof. Kim Felmingham (University of Melbourne), A/Prof. Peter Enticott (Deakin University), Prof. Bernard Balleine (UNSW) and Professor Eddie Harmon-Jones (UNSW). For more information about the keynote presentations click here

Registration for the conference is now open and there are still a few spots left for the workshops. Abstract submissions for the conference are closed.

 Presentations at the conference will either be 15 minute talks, a 5 min datablitz presentation (+ poster) or a poster. Note that abstracts will only be accepted if they are relevant to the field of social or affective neuroscience. Early bird registration is $125 for students and $200 for staff and closes on the 15th of April. Late bird registration is $150 for students and $250 for staff and closes on the 15th of May. 

The AS4SAN conference dinner will be on the first evening of the conference after the cocktail reception and costs an extra $50. You can register by clicking here. Please note that the registration cost includes morning tea and lunch on both days, a cocktail reception on the first day and a one year membership of the Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (which normally costs $50).

Membership includes voting rights at the annual general society meeting (held during the conference). For more information about the society rules click here. If you want to become a member of the society but can't attend the conference you can contact Pascal Molenberghs (Pascal.Molenberghs@monash.edu).

WORKSHOP DATE:
WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE

In 2017 we will host two free half-day workshops at the Melbourne Brain Centre. In the morning we will host an fMRI analysis workshop for beginners. During this workshop you will learn: 1. the theoretical basis behind fMRI; 2. how to set up an fMRI experiment; and 3. get hands-on experience on how to analyse and interpret fMRI data with SPM. Students have to bring their own laptop with Matlab and SPM12 installed. 

In the afternoon a workshop on neuropsychological tests related to social and affective neuroscience will take place. During this workshop you will learn which tests are best suited to test for different social and affective cognitive functioning and get hands-on experience on how to conduct these tests. Places for both workshops are limited. If you want to take part in one or both workshops please send an email to AS4SANinc@gmail.com with your CV and a short paragraph explaining why you are the ideal candidate for that particular workshop.