Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of FENS, I would like to welcome all delegates to the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, in Milan.

The biennial FENS Forum provides a unique opportunity to meet and discuss the most recent advances in basic neuroscience and research on the many disorders of the brain. The programme of the FENS Forum is outstanding, and attracts a world-wide audience. It includes plenary and special lectures, a variety of symposia, technical workshops; all selected from ideas proposed by the neuroscience community. As always, a large part of the Forum is devoted to poster presentations, to allow stimulating interaction between participants

The 9th FENS Forum is hosted by the Italian Society of Neuroscience. We thank the Host Society Committee, chaired by Marina Bentivoglio, for preparing a very attractive program of scientific and social events. No doubt, this will contribute to turning the 9th FENS Forum into a memorable experience.

We also thank all the FENS’ member societies and our partners for their continued support. It is through a joined effort that we can make FENS and its Forum a success.

We very much hope that you will enjoy all aspects of the FENS Forum 2014 in Milan!

FENS President
Marian Joëls