The purpose of the Federation is to promote the advancement of neuroscience research and education in the Asian Oceanian regions, which include Asian countries, Australia, New Zealand and Islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Federation shall aim also at contributing to the advancement of neuroscience worldwide.

The FAONS Congress and FAONS Symposium are typically organised on an alternating 2 year cycle by representatives from a Neuroscience Society that is a member of FAONS.

The position of FAONS President on the FAONS Council is assumed by the President of the Neuroscience Society that is hosting either the Congress or the Symposium.

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FAONS President

Adhi Wibowo Nurhidayat, MD, MPH

Indonesia Neuroscience Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia

email: adhinur@indoneuroscience.org

FAONS Secretary

FAONS Treasurer


2024 FAONS Congress


The FAONS Congress 2024 will be hosted by The Japan Neuroscience Society(JNS) in Fukuoka, Japan, in conjunction with The 24th Annual Meeting of The Japan Neuroscience Society.

Dr. Sung-Jin Jeong

Prof. Tadashi Isa

[FAONS] Call for FAONS Congress 2024

Past President

FAONS would like to announce the Call for FAONS Congress 2024.


To participate in bidding, please make sure to submit the following materials to us by July 31st, 2022.


  1. Letter of Intent 

        - This letter must be official and signed by the president of national neuroscience society.


  1. Bidding Proposal

         - Bidding proposal must include venue spec and budget plan.


Please submit the bidding materials via email (hrjung@kbri.re.kr), and also cc sjjeong@kbri.re.kr.


Once you submit the bidding materials, FAONS council members will review the documents and select the candidates for bidding presentation by July 18th.


Bidding presentation will be held on August 19th during Governing Council meeting which will be in hybrid format. 


Please make sure at least ONE representative from national neuroscience society should attend the bidding presentation.


The venue and time for presentation will be announced.

8th Federation of Asian Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS) Symposium

in conjunction with 3rd Indonesia Conference of Neuroscience (ICN)

“From Bench to Bedside: Implementing Basic to Clinical Neuroscience”

19-21 August 2022

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Click for "IBRO session"


Click for "Call for abstracts


Click for "Abstract template for submission"

Prof. Sung-Oh Huh

Member Societies

For a list of FAONS member societies and contact details, please go to the About FAONS page.

[FAONS] ISM code for SfN 2022

The Society for Neuroscience provides international societies with a list of unique ID numbers (called "ISM abstract slots") that allow some of their members, who are not members of SfN, to submit abstracts to the SfN annual meeting and register for the meeting at the SfN member rate. The allocation of the abstract slots in the Asia/Pacific region is coordinated by FAONS.

The slots should be awarded first to students and postdoctoral candidates and secondly to people in Category I, II, and III countries of the region as defined by the World Bank.

For those who are in interested and eligible, please send request to hrjung@kbri.re.kr and specify you name, e-mail address, country, and status (student, postdoctoral candidate, junior faculty, tenured faculty) by no later than June 15th (Wed.), 2022.

The ALBA Network is an international initiative that promotes equity and diversity in brain sciences. As part of a global webinar series on region-specific diversity issues, the ALBA Network is holding an online panel discussion focusing on South-East Asia: Diversity in brain research in East & South-East Asia: a gender perspective.

Despite recent progress, the East & South-East Asia region's record on gender equality is still falling short. Stereotypes continue to limit women's equal participation in brain research, especially at senior levels. This webinar aims to highlight the various issues linked to gender in brain sciences in the region and to discuss possible paths to equity.


I would like to kindly invite you to join this webinar on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 4 pm CST / 5 pm JST / 10 am CEST.


Please find information about the event below.


Further information on the event can be found on the ALBA website: http://www.alba.network/webinar-SEA-gender


Registration is free but compulsory, you can register here:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rueSu9_LR5mRTKFmlAU0iA


We encourage you to share this invitation with your colleagues and on social media.

We are happy to announce that the current Treasurer and Secretary will serve consecutive terms (2022-2024).

FAONS Treasurer: Prof. Tadashi Isa (Graduate School of Medicine & Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan)

FAONS Secretary: Dr. Sung-Jin Jeong (Korea Brain Research Institute, South Korea)

Orangizing Committee Members

It is our pleasure to have Mongolian Neuroscience Society (MNS) joining FAONS as one of the member societies. MNS is an academic non-profit organization, founded in 2014 in Ulaanbaatar, which is aimed to develop neuroscience in Mongolia and represents this field of science in abroad.