Thank you to all our speakers and attendees for joining an enjoyable and educational meeting. Please note replay is still currently available on Crowdcast for registered attendees.

About us: The Brain Conference

BRAIN has published landmark papers in clinical neurology and translational neuroscience since 1878. The Guarantors of Brain aim to promote teaching, education & research in neurology and related disciplines, and in 2021 as we welcome a new Editor to the journal, we are excited to announce a new venture to further fulfil this mission: The BRAIN Conference!

This two-day conference will feature a wide range of fantastic speakers from around the globe. We have invited a panel of neuroscientists and neurologists, leaders within their fields, who will curate and chair Topic Sessions featuring a mix of teaching talks and research presentations. The conference will cover a wide range of neuroscience disciplines, representative of BRAIN’s publishing remit.

In 2021, the BRAIN Conference will take place online, on March 4-5th.


BRAIN is proud of its broad readership, comprising both clinicians and scientists within the neurosciences. This conference is for our general readership – whether you are a clinician or scientist, a student or senior faculty, working directly with patients or in the wet lab, this conference will have something for you! The conference will be composed of ‘Topic Sessions’, representing a broad range of neuroscience topics. Each ‘Topic Session’, carefully curated by our Chairs, will feature a clinical teaching talk, a translational research presentation and a basic science research presentation given by invited speakers. We will also select up to two ‘data blitz’ presentations per session from submitted abstracts

The conference will take place online over 2 consecutive half-days. The first half-day will be ‘early’ (mid morning to mid afternoon) and the second half-day will be ‘late’ (early afternoon to evening). This will enable us to cover several time zones to engage a geographically diverse schedule of speakers and audience. 

Check back regularly & follow us @Brain1878 for further updates and speaker confirmations. 


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Organising Committee

Professor David Sharp
Dr Lucia Li
Dr Niall Bourke
Helen Lai
Hazel May
Karl Zimmerman
Safa Abu-Sway
Eleanor Riches