Words of Welcome

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 49th Meeting of the European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS), which will be held on September 4-7, 2021, plus an additional day (September 8th) with a dedicated focus on online poster presentations and interactions.

With this meeting, we are assembling scientists interested in the study of brain and behavior, in health and disease, and using all research approaches. We are thrilled with the line-up of plenary, symposia, awarded young investigators and hot topic speakers that have accepted to participate and invite you to contribute submitting an abstract for poster presentation.

The meeting will take place as a hybrid meeting that includes a full virtual experience in addition to on-site participation for those that have registered to join us in Lausanne, a picturesque city on the Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The need to convert the meeting to this hybrid format has brought us important organizational challenges, but we have been working hard to make the meeting a fabulous encounter for all scientists interested in the relationship between brain and behavior, regardless of how they will join us, virtually or on-site. We have planned for slightly shorter talks than in traditional meetings followed by plenty of time for animated discussions and interactions with the speakers.

We are happy to announce that by mid-June, we have already more than 500 participants registered, and that we will be continuing accepting abstracts for poster presentation till mid- August. Registration to the meeting will stay open.

Importantly, the virtual format is offered to all participants who will also have on-demand access to the meeting’s presentations during 3 months afterwards.

Looking forward to your participation!


Carmen Sandi                                                    Mathias V. Schmidt

Chair, Local organizing committee                  President, EBBS