Neuroscience Society of Singapore Annual General Meeting 2023: A Recap
By Matas Vitkauskas
On May 16th, 2023, the Neuroscience Society of Singapore held its Annual General Meeting at A*STAR’s Proteos Institute. The following is an executive summary of the presentation delivered by Dr. Ajay Mathuru, president of SfN.SG, and other executive members of the organization.
During the meeting, one of the first topics addressed was the membership demographics. The Neuroscience Society of Singapore is pleased to report a significant increase in membership since the previous year. The number of members of SfN.SG grew from 263 members in 2022 to 355 members in 2023. More than half of the membership consists of academic members (Postdoc & Postbac (33.8%), regular members (19.4%)), while about a third of members are undergraduate students (34.6%). We encourage our members to update their personal information on the website in case of a changed email and to create their own membership pages on our SfN.SG website for outreach purposes.
Events and Achievements
The AGM provided an opportunity to reflect upon the events and accomplishments of the past year. Several successful initiatives were run by the organization, including the Brain-Body Seminar 5 seminar series, which was created in partnership with the A*STAR Brain-Body initiative and IMCB’s Neurometoblism unit. This event brought together researchers from the United States, New Zealand, Germany, and Singapore, playing a crucial role in fostering scientific exchange, knowledge sharing, and promoting awareness about neuroscience among the public. Additionally, mini-symposiums with select speakers, which were not organized in 2022, will be organized in 2023. For suggestions on topics and speakers to be covered, please see the QR code below or this link to a Google form.
During the meeting, a comprehensive financial report was presented, outlining the organization’s financial standing and expenditure throughout the year. Thanks to the collective efforts and contributions of members, the Neuroscience Society of Singapore has remained in a healthy financial position, enabling the society to continue organizing impactful events, supporting research endeavors, and providing valuable resources to its members.
Annual Neuroscience Symposium 2023
The Neuroscience Society of Singapore is pleased to announce that the tentative date for the Annual Neuroscience Symposium of 2023 has been set for 6th and 7th of December. This event serves as a flagship platform for researchers, professionals, and students to share their groundbreaking research findings, engage in stimulating discussions, and foster collaborations within the field. To ensure an inclusive and diverse program, the society is asking for information on tentative attendance in the QR code below or this link.
As we conclude this report on the Neuroscience Society of Singapore’s Annual General Meeting, we extend our sincere appreciation to all members, organizers, and volunteers who have dedicated their time and efforts to advancing neuroscience research and fostering a vibrant scientific community in Singapore.
Stay tuned for further updates and exciting announcements as we draw closer to the Annual Neuroscience Symposium on December 6th.