APSN 2010

10th Biennial Meeting of the Asia – Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN 2010)

October 17 – 20, 2010
Phuket Island, Thailand
venue: Phuket Graceland resort and Spa

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Local Organizing Committee:

Thai Neuroscience Society
Mahidol University

in conjunction with

15th Thai Neuroscience Society Conference
Mar 30, 2010    Start for Abstraction Submission
Start for Early Registration
Start for Hotel Registration
May 30, 2010    Deadline for Abstract Submission
July 15, 2010    Deadline for Registration
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Conference Themes

Development, Neurodegeneration, Neural regeneration, Neural plasticity, Ion channels & Transporters, Neuroprotection, Neurotransmission / cell signaling / signal transduction, Brain metabolism, Ischemia, Neuroendocrinology, Cognition & behaviour, Psychiatry, Pain, Substance abuse, Glia function / Neuron-Glia interaction, Glia in disease.

Chair of the Program Committee:

Professor Akio Wanaka
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience
840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara City
Nara 634-8521
E-mail: [email protected]

International Program Committee

Akio Wanaka (Japan)
Prakash Babu Phanithi (India)
Rashmi Bansal (USA)
Kazuhiro Ikenaka (Japan)
Andrew Lawrence (Australia)
Woong Sun (Korea)

Advisory Committee

Skorn Mongkolsuk
Kanokwan Tilokskulchai
Pavich Tongroach
Naiphinich Kotchabhakdi
Ratree Sudsuang

Local Organizing Committee

Piyarat Govitrapong (Chair)
Sukumal Chongthammakun (Co-chair)
Pansiri Phansuwan-Pujito (Co-chair)
Banthit Chetsawang (Secretariat)
Pavich Tongroach
Naiphinich Kotchabhakdi
Anan Srikiatkhachorn
Kanokwan Tilokskulchai
Boonyong Tantisira
Yupin Sanvarinda
Supin Chompoopong
Thongchai Sooksawate
Kittisak Yokthongwattana
Sukonthar Ngampramuan
Sujira Mukda

Deadline for Symposia Submission:

June 30, 2009

Deadline for Abstract Submission:

May 1, 2010


On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the APSN 2010, we would like to invite you to participate in the 9th Biennial Meeting of APSN, which will take place in Phuket, Thailand, in 2010.

The emphasis of the meeting will address major topics of latest developments in basic and clinical neuroscience research. The purpose of the meetings is to offer an international forum of scientific exchange for researchers and clinician neuroscientists by a series of sessions on high standing scientific developments. The scientific program includes plenary lectures, symposia and scientific oral and poster presentations. There will be plenty lectures, symposia and scientific oral and poster presentations. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and for young investigators to present their work in-and outside the lecture theater.

Phuket, a large island in the Indian Ocean, is 867 km from Bangkok. It is the only island having provincial status, and was a regional headquarters as well, with a rich and colorful history. Known as the pearl of the Andaman, it derived much on its former glory and its enormous wealth from tin production, which in Phuket dates back over 500 year. Today, Phuket is the major tourist attraction of Thailand. The surrounding waters contain much varied marine life, and the town is notable for its Sino-Portuguese architecture. It is a very attractive island for sightseeing, with lovely seashores and forested hillsides. Its population of 1.6 million people ranks sixth among all provinces.

We hope that neuroscientists around the world will join us to help make this meeting educational, exciting and successful and look forward to welcoming you to Phuket.

Call for Invited Session Proposals

The Scientific Program Committee is inviting proposals for symposia and young investigator colloquia.

Invited Symposia

We anticipate six (6) invited symposia with four speakers in each symposium. The Scientific program Committee will select the symposia from submitted proposals (open invitation). Each selected symposium will receive at least US$2,000 to be shared by the speakers in addition to gratis registration fees. Members and non-members are invited to submit proposals for symposia detailing:

  • The topic of the symposium
  • A one-page abstract
  • The reason(s) why the topic of the symposium is important
  • The names of the Chairperson and four speakers, confirming their willingness to participate
  • Short CVs of the four speakers with a selection of up to 5 publications for each speaker
Invited Young Investigator Colloquia

We anticipate four (4) “Young Investigators’ Colloquia” with four speakers in each colloquium. These colloquia would feature young investigators mainly form the APSN regions and will be selected by the Scientific Program Committee from submitted proposals (open invitation). Thirty minutes will be available for each contribution/ Preference will be given to independent young investigators. The candidates should be either below 40 years of age or less than 10 years after Ph.D. Each selected speaker will receive a waiver of his/her registration fees plus financial support towards his/her travel and accommodation expenses. To apply, the candidates should submit the following:

  • The title of their contribution
  • A one-page abstract
  • A short one-page CV
  • List of publications during the last three years

The deadline for the above proposals to be submitted is
June 30, 2009
All proposals for invited sessions should be submitted via email to the chair of the Program Committee (see above)

Call for Free Communications

Abstract Submission

The Scientific Program Committee invites all participants who wish to present a poster or an oral presentation to submit an abstract. When submitting abstract, registrants would like to be considered for oral or poster presentations. In addition, workshop and satellite symposia topics are also invited.

Oral Presentation

The Scientific Program Committee will select submitted abstracts for oral presentation. Each oral presentation is 15 min with a 5 min discussion. Applicants not selected for an oral presentation will automatically be given a poster presentation slot.

Poster Presentation

There will be posters presentations daily throughout the meeting.
The deadline for free communications to be submitted is May 1, 2010

About Thailand

With over 10 million visitors each year, Thailand, the ‘Land of Smiles’, is one of the most fascinating and vibrant destinations in the world. A land of golden temples and stunning beaches Thailand makes for an exceptional travel experience that you won’t soon forget. Thai is the main language spoken throughout Thailand however English is widely understood and spoken in major cities.

Thailand, formerly known as the Kingdom of Siam, is a democratic nation. King Bhumibol of the Chakkri Dynasty is the revered symbolic head of the country. The population of Thailand is approximately 62 million yet there is enormous cultural and social unity, Cleary evident in the Thais’ respect for other people, their gentle nature and warm hospitality.

So Much to See and Do

Few islands can boast of such an abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. The winding coastal roads along the west coast of this 540-square-km island offer stunning views and easy access to some of the world’s finest beaches.

Whether one wants to sample the frenetic pace of Patong or find solitude on a remote stretch of sand in the north, Phuket’s beaches have it all for the sun seeker.

While there’s plenty to see on Phuket, several smaller surrounding islands, each offering unique sighs of their own, are easily accessible within an hour or two by boat. Many have excellent snorkeling and diving sites, while others simply offer nice patches of sand on which to spend a quiet day.

There’s a lot more to Phuket than just sea, sand and sunshine. The island also boasts a long history, interesting architecture, lively markets, fascinating religious sites and more. Phuket’s unique culture is yours to discover.

Thai Food and Dining

Thai food is world famous and whether spicy-hot or comparatively mild; harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine marries eastern and western influences to create something uniquely Thai.

Visit Phuket’s fresh product market to experience the rich variety of flowers, spices, fruit and vegetables. The abundance of fresh seafood, vegetables, herbs and fruits adds a healthy aspect to the already robust and flavorful cuisine. Tropical fruits such as mangos teen, mango, pineapple, guava, ramboutan, jackfruit, durian, rose apple and many others can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Phuket has a number of excellent local restaurants. Of course, all major cuisines of the world are available in Phuket including halal and vegetarian meals.


Phuket is a shopaholic’s paradise! The island has a great variety of shopping, from bustling open-air village fold markets, noisy night markets, street stalls and local shops to western style department stores and upmarket specialist shops. With traditional handicrafts, beautifully designed clothing, jewellery, antiques, housewares and much more to choose from.

Venue: Phuket Gracelands Resort & Spa

Phuket is world renowned as the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea” for its clean white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue sea. Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa with its prime location overlooking the Andaman sea is the best resort in Patong beach with its tropical beauty and geographic grandeur. Located on Patong beach just 30 kms from Phuket International Airport and 862 kms from Bangkok.

Graceland’s specious Conference and Banquet room can comfortably accommodate up to 1,000 people, tastefully decorated and equipped with hi-tech audio-visual systems. Whatever the occasion, Graceland offers the perfect venue for all types of banquet, convention, meeting or part.

Congress delegates and accompanying person are cordially invited to the following events which are covered by the registration fee:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome Reception
  • Congress Dinner

Optional tours and excursions will be arranged

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