Ten Science Conferences to Attend in 2024

Ten Science Conferences to Attend in 2024
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Ten Science Conferences to Attend in 2024

It’s a fresh new year and it’s time to start looking forward to some fantastic science events coming our way in 2024! Whether you’re an events veteran who attends several meetings each year, or you’re looking forward to your first ever conference experience, we’ve gathered some useful info to help plan your 2024 travel schedule.

Attending a science conference is one of the best ways to find out about the latest developments in your field of research, and they offer valuable opportunities for networking and the development of professional relationships. You’ll find the Hello Bio team exhibiting at a number of the conferences listed below, and as always we look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and finding out more about what you do. 

So take a look at these 10 upcoming science conferences that we think are the ones not to be missed in 2024… from an Alzheimer’s research event in Poland to human brain mapping in Korea… from a synapse meeting in Germany to a cancer research gathering in the USA… there’s something for every life scientist - wherever you are in the world! 


1. Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2024

Hosts: Alzheimer’s Research UK

Where: Liverpool, UK / virtual ticket option

When: 20-21 March 2024

If you’re a dementia researcher based in the UK, our first pick is likely to be top of your list! Hosted by Alzheimer’s Research UK, this conference provides attendees the opportunity to gain insights from colleagues at the cutting edge of basic, translational and clinical dementia research.

The event takes place in the famously vibrant city of Liverpool, and features an exciting line-up of speakers including Professor Jeffrey Cummings of the University of Nevada, USA, and Professor Tara Spires-Jones of the University of Edinburgh, UK.

The full two-day programme is available to view here, and there’s still plenty of time to grab a ticket, with in-person registration closing on 3rd March and virtual tickets available until 10th March. For early career life scientists, there's also an additional day of activities covering career options in dementia research. Early Careers Day 2024 takes place on 19th March 2024.

Visit the website for more information: https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/research/for-researchers/research-conference/


2. AACR Annual Meeting 2024

Hosts: American Association for Cancer Research

Where: San Diego, USA / virtual ticket option

When: 5-10 April 2024

The annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research highlights the work of the best minds in cancer research from institutions all over the world. This year’s event takes place in San Diego, California, USA, and will feature a huge program of guest speakers, plenary sessions, workshops and abstracts, with a spotlight on clinical trials.

The 6-day meeting serves as a focal point for the cancer research community, where scientists, clinicians, other health care professionals, survivors, patients and advocates gather to share the latest advances in cancer science and medicine. It is always well-attended, with an estimated 20,000 people taking part in last year’s meeting. 

Take a look at the event schedule to find out more about what to expect: https://www.aacr.org/meeting/aacr-annual-meeting-2024/schedule-at-a-glance/

Advance registration closes on Friday 16th February, and there are significant discounts for students and AACR members.

Visit the website for more info: https://www.aacr.org/meeting/aacr-annual-meeting-2024/


3. ADI Conference 2024

Hosts: Alzheimer’s Disease International

Where: Kraków, Poland / virtual ticket option

When: 24-26 April 2024

If your research work involves the study of Alzheimer’s disease you’ll probably already know about the biennial global conference hosted by Alzheimer’s Disease International. The longest running international conference on dementia takes place this year in Kraków, Poland, and expects to attract more than 1,000 delegates specialising in dementia research, as well as medical professionals, carers and people living with dementia.

The conference aims to appeal to a broad audience by providing both scientific and non-scientific content in the form of plenary, oral and poster presentations as well as keynote speeches by experts from around the world. Content will be shaped around the seven areas of the WHO’s global action plan on dementia:

  • Public health
  • Awareness & friendliness
  • Support for carers
  • Diagnosis, treatment & care
  • Risk reduction
  • Information systems
  • Research & innovation

There will also be a virtual platform offering online access for those who can’t attend the conference in person. Visit the website for more info: https://adiconference.org/


4. 9th European Synapse Meeting

Where: Berlin, Germany

When: 2-4 May 2024

This year’s ESM event takes place in Berlin, Germany, and was originally established to strengthen the bonds within the European synapse community. Now in its 9th year, this 3-day meeting features six guest speaker sessions on the following topics:

  • Biology of synaptic diseases
  • Homeostasis in the nervous system
  • Synaptic dynamics in development & behavior
  • The molecular synapse
  • Advanced imaging approaches for synaptic biology
  • Synaptic physiology 

Keynote speakers include Kang Shen of Stanford University, USA, and Inna Slutsky of Tel Aviv University, Israel. The programme also includes an extensive poster session, networking opportunities, and a ‘speed-dating’ event with invited speakers.

Registration closes on 10th March - find out more here: https://www.esm-berlin2024.com/


5. OHBM 2024 Annual Meeting

Hosts: Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Where: Seoul, Korea

When: 23-27 June 2024

The latest advancements in neuroimaging are the focus of the 30th Annual OHBM Meeting, hosted by the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. The event regularly attracts around 3,000 attendees, bringing together like-minded researchers to engage in educational forums and exchange the very latest data from groundbreaking research across neuroimaging methods and applications. 

The 5-day program of activities includes keynote lectures, symposia, oral sessions, poster presentations, an exhibition hall and a number of social events including a welcome reception and a club night.

For an additional fee, attendees can sign up for half day or full day educational courses which will take place on Sunday 23rd June, before the main event’s opening ceremony.

Visit the official website for more information and details on how to register.


6. FENS Forum 2024

Hosts: Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

Where: Vienna, Austria

When: 25-29 June 2024

This year sees the return of the FENS Forum hosted by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies in Vienna, Austria. Taking place every two years, FENS is Europe’s largest neuroscience congress featuring a huge program of plenary and special lectures, scientific symposia, technical workshops, special interest events, career development, networking opportunities and more!

With an expected attendance of around 8,000 people, FENS has become a premier scientific event where neuroscientists and students celebrate and share their discoveries about the brain and central nervous system. 

This year’s special lecture speakers include Sara Bizzotto of INSERM, France, Iain Couzin of the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Germany, and Giovanni Di Liberto of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 

There’s still time to grab a discounted ticket with early registration fees available until 9th February. There are also additional discounts available for students, those from low-income countries and low attendance countries.

Visit the official website for more details: https://fensforum.org/


7. ISSCR Annual Meeting 2024

Hosts: International Society for Stem Cell Research

Where: Hamburg, Germany / virtual ticket option

When: 10-13 July 2024

The ISSCR Annual Meeting takes place this year in Hamburg, Germany, and is hosted by the International Society for Stem Cell Research. The event is the annual gathering of the world’s best and brightest in stem cell research and regenerative medicine, with an expected attendance of more than 4,000 scientists looking to learn about the year’s most significant new advances in the field.

With a packed 4-day program of featured speakers, plenary sessions, workshops, abstracts, innovation showcases and more, the huge array of event content will be focused on six main subject areas:

  • Clinical applications
  • Disease modeling & drug discovery
  • Ethics, policy & standards
  • New technologies
  • Pluripotency & development
  • Somatic stem cells, cancer & regeneration

Registration is now open, with discounted rates for ISSCR members, students and postdocs. A virtual ticket option is also available for those unable to attend in person.

Visit the official website for more information: https://www.isscr2024.org/


8. Neuroscience 2024

Hosts: Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Where: Chicago, USA

When: 5-9 October 2024

With more that 30,000 attendees each year, the annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting is the world’s largest neuroscience conference. This year will be the 54th annual meeting of scientists and physicians who will congregate to share new ideas and research centred around the understanding of the brain and nervous system.

This year’s event takes place in Chicago, USA, and while the program is yet to be revealed, it is guaranteed to be packed full of fascinating talks, workshops, abstracts, poster presentations and more, featuring content from leading neuroscientists around the world.

Registration is not open yet, however you can sign up to the mailing list to receive regular updates about the event and be informed when tickets are on sale.

Visit the website for the latest information: https://www.sfn.org/meetings/neuroscience-2024


9. INBC 2024

Hosts: Magnus Group (MG)

Where: Baltimore, USA / virtual ticket option

When: 21-23 October 2024

The International Neurology & Brain Disorders Conference 2024 (INBC 2024) is a globally acclaimed conference attracting neurology professionals worldwide who will gather to discuss the latest innovations, trends, and challenges in the field. Expect to meet researchers, academics, healthcare professionals, surgeons, nurses, carers, pharmacists and industry representatives who will share the latest innovations in treatments for those living with various brain disorders.

Speakers will include Ken Ware of the NeuroPhysics Therapy Institute, Australia, Thomas J Webster of Interstellar Therapeutics, USA, Mark Kindy of the University of Florida, USA, and Raul V Rodriguez of Woxsen University, India.

The event organisers have already scheduled a huge selection of scientific sessions, and are offering a virtual ticket option for those who cannot attend in person.

Find out more about the event via the website: https://neurologycongress.com/


10. AusBiotech ‘24

Hosts: AusBiotech

Where: Melbourne, Australia

When: 30 October-1 November 2024

And finally, the leading international meeting place for the Australian life science community is AusBiotech’24. An event which has been running for over 38 years, AusBiotech is the flagship industry conference for the biotech community in Australia, attracting more than 1,200 attendees last year.

The program details are yet to be released, but the event promises a space for local and international leaders to engage in thought-provoking discussions and build relationships to foster collaboration within the biotech community. 

Check the website for updates as more details are released throughout the year: https://www.ausbiotechnc.org/


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