9th Annual Meeting
International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Saturday, 26 June – Tuesday, 29 June 2004
The 9th annual meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) will be held Saturday, 26 June to Tuesday, 29 June 2004, on the campus and in the vicinity of the University of Quebec at Montreal (Université du Québec à Montréal: http://www.uqam.ca). The ISHN encourages contributions about all of the history of all of the neurosciences, including basic and clinical specialties, ancient and non- Western topics, technical advances, and broad social and cultural aspects.
The first day of the ISHN conference will be held in conjunction with TENNET XV, the 15th meeting of Theoretical and Experimental Neuropsychology (June 24-26: http://www.tennet.ca). The joint program day on Saturday, 26 June will explore historical issues of brain function and cognition.
The structure of the ISHN meeting will be platform and poster papers as well as thematic symposia, all to be refereed by the program committee. Platform papers are normally about 15-20 minutes in duration followed by 5-10 minutes for discussion. Thematic symposia consist of 3 or 4 platform papers submitted together on a specific theme. Poster papers will be displayed on a poster board whose size is yet to be determined.
LANGUAGE: The official language of the ISHN conference is English.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 1 FEBRUARY 2004. The program will be finalized by late March 2004.
ABSTRACT FORMAT: Please submit your abstract on a single sheet of letter- or A4-size paper with standard font (e.g., Times New Roman 12 point or Arial 11 point) and wide margins (1 inch or more). Specify, in this order: – whether you are applying for a Platform or Poster presentation – Title of your paper – Name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address of each author – Abstract (300 word maximum) – Audiovisual projection or display requirements
E-MAIL SUBMISSION FORMAT: Abstracts may be submitted within the body or message area of an e-mail. In order to preserve italics, diacritics, etc., abstracts may also be sent as attached files or on 3.5″ diskettes (formatted for IBM-compatibles and labeled with the file format used, and name and contact information of the author) in one of the following formats: (1) Word 6.1 or above, or (2) Rich Text Format. If you send an e-mail attachment, you must first scan the file with a recently-upgraded anti-virus utility such as McAfee or Norton, and note in the body of your e-mail message that the file was scanned and no viruses were detected (if you are unable to do this, you must send your abstract by regular mail on a properly labeled 3.5″ diskette).
SEND ABSTRACTS by e-mail (preferred), surface mail, or air mail to the Chair of the Program Committee (and ISHN President):
Edward Fine, M.D., ISHN President PMB 162 7954 Transit Road Williamsville, New York 14221 USA
e-mail: [email protected]
+1-716-862-3141 phone +1-716-862-8913 voice mail
Papers are expected to have at least one author who is a member of the ISHN. For information on membership, please contact the ISHN Secretary, Russell Johnson, Neuroscience History Archives, UCLA Brain Research Institute, Los Angeles, California 90095-1761 USA. +1-310-825-0465 (Fax); e-mail: [email protected]
The ISHN encourages all presenters to submit completed papers to the ociety’s official publication, the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives_: http://www.szp.swets.nl/szp/journals/jh.htm
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: – Edward J. Fine (Buffalo, New York, USA), Chair – Geneviève Aubert (Brussels, Belgium) – Nai-Shin Chu (Taipei, Taiwan) – Stanley Finger (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) – Samuel Greenblatt (Providence, Rhode Island, USA) – Axel Karenberg (Cologne, Germany) – Peter Koehler (Heerlen, The Netherlands) – John T.E. Richardson (Milton Keynes, UK) – Theodore Sourkes (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
VENUE: Paper and poster sessions, programs, and a series of invited lectures will be held on the campus of UQAM and at the Montreal Neurological Institute (a teaching and research institute of McGill University). The use of a variety of locations is planned in order to take advantage of the resources and display the attractive features of the area.
TRANSPORTATION: The Montréal-Dorval and Montréal-Mirabel International Airports have direct flights to more than 100 destinations. As the meeting approaches, we will provide extensive information in the Preliminary Program about shuttle services, taxis, buses, and other ground transportation options.
ACCOMODATIONS: Blocks of rooms have been reserved at two hotels. Quoted rates do not include taxes and fees. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel. General and provincial sales taxes add 15% to the room rate. Reservations should be made well in advance and before 15 May 2004. Note that Montreal is hosting its annual International Jazz Festival (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: http://www.montrealjazzfest.com) from 30 June through 11 July 2004, so book as soon as possible (and, if necessary, cancel later). No reservations will be accepted after May 24 for the Auberge des Gouverneurs at Place Dupuis, or after May 15 for the Hotel Lord Berri.
(1) AUBERGE DES GOUVERNEURS / GOUVERNEUR HOTEL 1415 St.-Hubert St. Montreal, Quebec H2L 3Y9 Canada
+1-888-910-1111 telephone — Toll-free (U.S. and Canada) reservations http://www.aubergedesgouverneurs.ca/english/placedupuis/home.html
Superior hotel (4 stars), located in the heart of Montréal (Place Dupuis Montréal), in the Latin Quarter with all its cultural events and festivals. Within walking distance to Old Historic Montréal, minutes away from all major attractions, with direct access to the subway system and to the world famous Underground City with miles of shops and restaurants. Business Class rooms (CDN$179/night = US$136 = 115 EUR as of 24 Nov 2003) include all-you-can eat breakfast; standard rooms (CDN$149/night = US$113 = 96 EUR as of 24 Nov 2003) do not include breakfast. All rooms include access to on-site exercise facilities and a 20m pool. To obtain the preferred/conference rate, please telephone or write the hotel, ask for Ms. Geneviève Archambault, and mention “TENNET and ISHN” when booking your room.
(2) HOTEL LORD BERRI 1199 Berri St. Montreal, Quebec H2L 4C6 Canada
+1-888-363-0363 telephone — Toll-free (U.S. and Canada) reservations http://www.lordberri.com/en/
A block of rooms has been reserved for ISHN through TENNET at the Lord Berri Hotel, located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a couple of minutes walk from the conference venue. The rates are CDN$94 (US$72 = 61 EUR as of 24 Nov 2003) per day (single/double).
Reservations should be made well in advance and before May 15, 2004 (Montreal is hosting several international events at this time of the year). To obtain the preferred rate, please mention “TENNET and ISHN” when booking your room.
UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES 303 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est. Montreal, Quebec H2X 3Y3 Canada 1044 Tiverton Avenue
+1-514-987-6669 telephone (there is no Toll-free reservations telephone line) +1-514-987-0344 fax http:/residences-uqam.qc.ca [email protected]
Conveniently located in one of the most exciting quarters of Montreal, the residence offers 332 rooms in 4 different types. Linen and towels included.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The ISHN has allocated some limited funds to assist with travel expenses for students (pursuing any degree, undergraduate or graduate) whose abstracts have been accepted and who must travel long distances at great expense. The Program Committee will determine the distribution of these funds based on (1) the quality of abstracts and (2) applicants’ projected travel expenses, recognizing that sometimes it costs more to travel modest distances than long ones. If you wish to apply for this assistance, please include with your abstract a short paragraph of request and explanation (with your projected expenses) on a separate sheet.
REGISTRATION: The following information about estimated registration fees is to help you plan your budget; note that fees listed here are approximate. Complete information about when and how to pay registration fees will be announced in February 2004:
US$150 – Regular registration (ISHN and TENNET members) US$200 – Non-members registration US$ 50 – Accompanying person registration US$ 50 – Student registration US$ 46 – River/Harbor Cruise (3.5 hour tour and 4 course dinner on the “Bateau Mouche”: http://www.bateau-mouche.com/) US$ 40 – ISH Annual/Awards Banquet (site to be determined)
Registration fees will include a daily continental breakfast at the conference venue, the opening wine and cheese reception, and some refreshments accompanying sessions.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS AND TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, June 26 Combined TENNET and ISHN Symposia
– Morning: TENNET and ISHN Programs (parallel session), Judith-Jasmin Pavilion, UQAM. Symposium A: “Centenary of the Birth of D.O. Hebb: His Life and His Contributions to Neuroscience”. Symposium B: “18th Century Neuroscience” – Afternoon: Platform paper and Poster sessions – Evening: Wine and Cheese Reception celebrating the closing of TENNET and opening of the ISHN meetings – Journal of the History of the Neurosciences Editorial Board meeting
SUNDAY, June 27 ISHN
– Morning: Platform paper and Poster sessions – ISHN Board meeting (part 1; working lunch) – Afternoon: Platform paper and Poster sessions – Evening: St. Lawrence River and Harbor Cruise
MONDAY, June 28 ISHN
– Morning: Seminar on “Multiple Sclerosis: History of Therapy and Cognitive Disorders” – ISHN Board meeting (part 2; working lunch) – Afternoon: Seminar on “History of the Medical and Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy”, at the Montreal Neurological Institute – Evening: ISHN Annual/Awards Banquet
TUESDAY, June 29 ISHN
– Morning: Platform paper and Poster sessions – Afternoon: Platform paper and Poster sessions; ISHN Annual Business Meeting – Adjournment