International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)

 

The International Society for the History of the Neurosciences, in collaboration with The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health and Sciences, is pleased to host the 20th annual meeting in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Department of Neurology and the Department of History at the George Washington University, the gathering will be held at the university's historic campus.  

The goal of this meeting is to promote research and education in the history of neuroscience. Experts from around the world will deliver lectures and present posters on the history of the most important neurological disorders including epilepsy, dementia, stroke, and movement disorders. Emphasis will also be given to the history and future of drug development.

The International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) was founded in Montreal on May 14, 1995 to improve communication between individuals and groups interested in the history of neuroscience and to promote research in the history of neuroscience.  


President's Welcome

On behalf of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN), it is my privilege to welcome you to our 20th Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the Department of Neurology and the Department of History at the George Washington University, the conference will take place in Washington, DC.

As always, the meeting will gather scholars from around the world. They will share their latest research through lectures and posters. The call for papers has just been issued, and we expect that the presentations will deal with the history of the most important neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, as well as the historical aspects of the basic neurosciences. An emphasis is given to posters this year. They will be permanently displayed and special prizes will be awarded to the best ones.

We have planned the event so that the participants have plenty of time to explore the city and its cultural and artistic attractions. We chose the United States Botanical Garden as one of our excursions. It is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the country. The excursion will focus on the medicinal plants and its importance in the history of neurology. We also proposed a visit to the National Museum of the American Indian, which houses one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of its kind. The tour will highlight the Native Americans’ contributions to the science of Neurology. Another special tour will take the participants to the National Museum of Health and Medicine. Among many others, the museum’s Neuroanatomical collection includes the Yakovlev-Haleem collection of normal and pathological development of the brain collected by Dr. Paul Yakovlev between 1930 and 1994.  Finally, the traditional Gala Dinner will be held at the historical Whittemore House. A joint meeting of the ISHN and the Association of Academic Neurologists of the greater DC area will take place during the gala.

I am confident that the days spent at the meeting will encourage you to strengthen relationships with the fellow scholars from different parts of the world. I am absolutely delighted at the prospect of meeting you in the heart of the nation's capital in June, 2015.

François Boller,
President, ISHN


Abstract Submission

Proposals for symposia, presentations, or posters are welcome at this time.

Abstract submission is extended to March 15, 2015.
Please include the following information for all proposed papers:

  1. Title of Paper
  2. Contact information
  3. Full name, affiliation, email address
  4. Full address, phone number, fax number

Abstract Format:

  • Abstract (maximum of 300 words)
  • Specify preference for poster / platform
  • Indicate audiovisual requirements

Symposia Format:

  • Proposals for symposia (three to five presentations)

Membership Requirements: 

  • Please note that all papers must have at least one author who is a current member of the ISHN.

Submission: