Congress Opening Session

Opening Session & Welcome Reception

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 18:30h


Welcoming addresses by

Erik Taubøll, Local Chairperson
FranzFazekas, President of the European Academy of Neurology


Tony Marson, Chair EAN Programme Committee


Opening Lecture:   
"The positioning system in the brain"
Nobel Prize Winner 2014: Edvard I. Moser, Trondheim, Norway




Welcome Reception:
All participants and exhibitors are invited to the Opening and Welcome reception afterwards. The reception will take place in the Congress venue with the possibility to go outside. We are happy to serve a buffet and cold drinks. Please wear your badge.

Edvard Moser was born in Ålesund, Norway. After studying at the University of Oslo, where he met his future wife and co-recipient May-Britt Moser, he received a doctorate in neurophysiology in 1995. After stays at the University of Edinburgh and University College London, the couple moved to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Edvard Moser is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim. Edvard and May-Britt Moser have two daughters.

The awareness of one's location and how to find the way to other places is crucial for both humans and animals. In 2005 May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser discovered a type of cell that is important for determining position close to the hippocampus, an area located in the center of the brain. They found that when a rat passed certain points arranged in a hexagonal grid in space, nerve cells that form a kind of coordinate system for navigation were activated. They then went on to demonstrate how these different cell types cooperate. 

More information on Edvard I. Moser and the Nobel Prize can be found here.

Photo © Nobel Media AB. Photo: A. Mahmoud


Experience the power of ancient but vital arts from Norway!

FRIKAR is known for innovative and prize-winning performing arts. But the performers are well rooted in the authentic, local traditions of Norway. Most of the national champions of traditional dance for the past 15 years represent FRIKAR. In 2009 the Norwegian folk dance became internationally known through FRIKARs winning act of the Eurovision Song Contest