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. Past Congresses and Symposia are listed at here. 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. For a list of FAONS member Neuroscience societies and contact details, please go to the Member Societies page.