Given the current COVID-19 situation, the ySSN has decided to postpone this event until further notice.​ Once the coronavirus situation has normalized, we will set a new date for the 1st National Retreat, for which we hope you can join!

Stay healthy and help to flatten the curve!

1st National Retreat 2021

Dr. Marlen Knobloch

Université de Lausanne (UNIL)

Dr. Knobloch obtained an associate professorship at the University of Lausanne in 2017 after her postdoc at the lab of Prof. Jessberger, at the University of Zurich. Dr. Knobloch will discuss her work on stem cell metabolism as well as her career in academia.

Session: From Cell Signaling To Behavior

F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel

Dr. Thomas Mueggler

Dr. Mueggler is a principal scientist at F. Hoffmann - La Roche and an expert on non-invasive neuroimaging. After experiencing both academia and industry, he will walk us through the differences he encountered in both environments, his research and the fellowship programs that Roche offers to early-career neuroscientists.

Session: Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders

Keynote Speakers
Preliminary Meeting Program
Meeting Overview

During the retreat, you will find a convivial and supportive atmosphere perfect for sharing and discussing your innovative work with your peers from across the country. We believe in the importance of informing early-career researchers about the multiple career paths open to them. For this reason, we have invited a keynote speakers for each session to openly talk about their different career choices and their work.

The 2020 retreat will be structured into three seminar sessions with the following topics:​​

  1. From Cell Signaling To Behavior

  2. Circuits and Systems Neuroscience

  3. Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders


To ensure all attendees will have the opportunity to present their research, we have chosen three presentation formats:​

  1. 15 minutes presentation, plus 5 minutes of questions.

  2. Elevator pitch of 5 minutes.

  3. Poster sessions

 

Please note that we have a limited number of slots available for oral presentations. Thus, speakers will be selected based on the merits of their abstract and their motivation to present.

Sunday Session: 
Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders

07:30–08:30

Breakfast

08:30–09:30

Keynote lecture by Dr. Thomas Mueggler

09:30–10:30

15 min talks

10:30–11:00

Coffee break

11:00–12:00

Elevator pitch round 3

12:00–13:00

Lunch

13:00

Awards and Concluding Remarks

Saturday Session: 
Circuits and Systems Neuroscience

07:30–08:30

Breakfast

08:30–09:30

Keynote lecture #2

09:30–10:30

15 min talks

10:30–11:00

Coffee break

11:00–12:00

15 min talks

12:00–14:00

Lunch and poster session group A

14:00–18:00

Hike

18:00–19:00

Elevator pitch round 2

19:00–21:00

Dinner and poster session group B

21:00

Social Activities

Friday Session: 
From Cell Signaling to Behavior

15:00–15:50

Registration opens

15:50–16:00

Opening remarks

16:00–17:00

Keynote lecture by Dr. Marlen Knobloch

17:00–18:00

15 min talks

18:00–18:30

Elevator pitch round 1

18:30–19:00

Break

19:00–20:00

Dinner

20:00

Social Activities

Participation is open only to SSN members. If you haven't registered or renewed your SSN membership for the year 2020 yet, please follow the instructions at https://www.swissneuroscience.ch/membership-benefits/ to obtain or retain your membership.

  • Participation fee is CHF 50

  • Disclaimer: The participation fee includes only meals and accommodation. Travel costs of the participants are not included. 

  • Registration limit: The capacity of the retreat is limited. Therefore, we will accept participants in a first come, first serve basis.

  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation is only possible up to 1 month before the event. If you decide to cancel of your registration, you will receive 40% of the registration fee.

Registration

Thanks to our sponsor Nikon, juicy prizes will be awarded for each presentation category. The best of each category will receive a Nikon Z50 DX-format 16-50 mm and will get their registration fee and travel costs reimbursed. The runner ups will receive a Nikon Coolpix W300 and reimbursement of ther registration fee.

Presentation Awards

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We're always looking for enthusiastic individuals motivated to take on responsibility! Interested in becoming part of the team? Send us your CV and a brief statement of interest.

We're always looking for enthusiastic individuals motivated to take on responsibility! Interested in becoming part of the team? Send us your CV and a brief statement of interest.

Join Us

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Society for Neuroscience

ySSN Retreat
The ySSN National Retreat is a multi-day scientific meeting held at a scenic location in Switzerland. Open to all early-career researchers from Swiss institutes, the retreat serves to connect young neuroscientists from around the country.  
The ySSN National Retreat is a multi-day scientific meeting held at a scenic location in Switzerland. Open to all early-career researchers from Swiss institutes, the retreat serves to connect young neuroscientists from around the country.  
ySSN Retreat