Journalists are invited to attend the 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Berlin, 7-11 July 2018

The FENS Forum is Europe's largest neuroscience meeting. Development, cognition, diseases of the ageing brain, stem cells and genetics are just a few of the key topics to be covered in an outstanding scientific programme, alongside lively networking and social events. By uniting thousands of participants, the FENS Forum is a meeting point for the world's top experts, mid-career scientists, post-docs and students.

Press centre

At the FENS Forum 2018 there will be a dedicated Press Centre where you can work and interview speakers, and where press conferences and informal discussions with speakers will take place. FENS Forum press releases, abstracts and other relevant information will be available. In addition to the speakers at the Press Conferences, experts will be on hand to answer any questions. 

To register for the FENS Forum 2018 as a member of press, please use the application form below:

Press Application form

Please note that FENS' Media Credentials Policy applies.  

Credentials policy

The Press Centre is only open to members of the working press. Identification will be required, such as a press card issued by a recognised institute of journalists or union, or equivalent proof of employment by a publication or broadcaster. Freelance journalists must bring a letter of intent from their editor and should also bring evidence of previous publications.

Who can apply for a Press Pass? 

A free Press Pass will be issued to journalists (including freelance journalists) for recognised:

  • Journals, magazines and news publications
  • News agencies
  • Broadcast media
  • Web publications

The organisers of FENS Forum 2018 reserve the right to refuse a free Press Pass.

Corporate materials and product information will not be distributed in the Press Centre.


Journalists are required to observe embargoes as indicated either by the Press Conference or by the date and time of each session.

Press Centre guests 

Information officers for academic institutions, scientific societies or registered medical research charities may register as guests. 

Spouses, partners or other guests of journalists cannot be registered as a Press Centre guest. 
Contact Elaine Snell for further information (see Contact us). The organisers of FENS Forum 2018 reserve the right to refuse a Press Centre Guest Pass.

We look forward to welcoming you to Berlin, 7-11 July 2018!

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Contact us:

Elaine Snell
Press Officer (English language)
Snell Communications Ltd, London UK 
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7738 0424 or +44 (0)7973 953 794 

Barbara Ritzert

Press Officer (German language)
ProScience Communications GmbH
Tel: +49 (0) 8157 93970

Michela Pichereddu
FENS staff
Tel: +32 2 545 0406


Click here to download a printable programme overview featuring events relevant to journalists

Check the complete Scientific Programme and the General Programme outline

The list of themes

  • Development
  • Excitability, synaptic transmission, network functions
  • Disorders of the nervous system
  • Sensory and motor systems
  • Sleep, autonomic and neuroendocrine systems
  • Cognition and behaviour
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Novel Methods and Technology Development 

Practical information

Registrations and Hotel accommodation

Journalists from around the world will attend FENS Forum 2018.  You are invited to apply for a Press Pass, which will give you access to the Press Centre, press conferences and media materials, as well as the scientific sessions. 

It is advisable to pre-register and to make early arrangements for accommodation via the designated FENS Forum Hotel & Accommodation page.

If you cannot commit yourself yet, you can register on-site or we can send you press materials.

Forum Venue

CityCube Berlin

Berlin ExpoCenter City

Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin, Germany 

T: +49 30 3038 3000 

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