On behalf of the International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN) and of the American Society of Neurochemistry (ASN) we cordially invite you to attend the ISN-ASN Meeting 2019 in Montreal, Canada from August 4-9, 2019. The ISN conference will be returning to Canada for the first time since the ISN Meeting held in Vancouver in 1983.

Montreal is a welcoming, bilingual and vibrant city founded in the 17th century that represents the multicultural and tolerant flavour of Canadian society. The Meeting will be held in the Palais des Congrès, an elegant modern conference centre next door to the charming cobblestone streets of Old Montreal. The region is full of opportunities to explore, walk, shop and dine in some of the finest restaurants in North America.

Canada has a well-developed Neurochemistry community, and with over 250 Neuroscientists Montreal is one of the centres for Canadian Neurochemistry. There are 4 major University hubs in Montreal and more than 39 Neuroscience-related companies in Quebec, collaborating to solve the most urgent problems in brain research. Montreal will help to make this an unforgettable ISN-ASN meeting and is an amazing venue to start the 50th anniversary celebrations of ASN.

ISN-ASN 2019 will provide a stimulating and engaging experience for both established researchers and our rapidly expanding young academic community. Our meeting will encompass the most important and emerging concepts in the field of modern molecular neuroscience. We have selected an outstanding and balanced scientific program with 6 exceptional plenary speakers, 29 symposia and workshop sessions as well as 4 special symposia that exclusively allow young ISN members the platform to showcase their work. In addition, substantial time is allocated within the program for the presentation and discussion of posters. Finally, our programme reflects our strong commitment to gender equality and supporting scientists with young families.  

Please join us in Montreal at ISN-ASN 2019 Meeting and be part of an exciting Neurochemistry community. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues and friends, learn and share experiences, and enjoy Canadian hospitality. As the locals say: Bonjour et Bienvenue à Montréal!

Warm regards,



Monica J. Carson                              Vlad Parpura                          Mike Cousin                                     Marco Prado

(ISN Interim President)                  (ASN President)                     (Program Chair)                               (Chair Local Host Committee)