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


Member Societies

Prof. Sung-Oh Huh

College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul,

South Korea



FAONS Treasurer

Prof. Tadashi Isa


FAONS Secretary

Prof. Kheng Seang Lim


Past President

Dr. Sung-Jin Jeong

FAONS President

Greeting from the President

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Orangizing Committee Members

Hosted by the Hong Kong Society of Neurosciences, the School will be based in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on July 2 - 14, 2017. Application deadline is April 1, 2017.  Click here for more details.

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.


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.


Joint meeting of the 4th Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS) Symposium and the 27th  Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN) & the 17th Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia (NAM)

in conjunction with Paediatric Neurology Update 2017.

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FAONS President: Prof. Sung-Oh Huh (Hallym University, South Korea)

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)

South Korea

We are pleased to announce that The 10th IBRO World Congress, jointly organized by IBRO, FAONS and Korea Brain Research Institute will be held the first time in 24 years in Asia (Daegu, South Korea) from 21-25 September 2019.  Click here for more details.

Council meeting in October 2017

Council meeting took place in August 2017 to elect new members of the FAONS Executive Committe and to discuss various FAONS issues

We are happy to announce new members of the FAONS Executive Committee whom were elected in the last Council meeting held in August in Kuala Lumpur, as follows:


So far, FAONS has organized 6 congresses and 4 symposia. The next FAONS Congress will be held in Daegu, Korea in 21-25 Sept 2019, in conjunction with the 10th IBRO World Congress. FAONS is now calling for expressions of interest for a member country to run the next FAONS Symposium. Please note that the Presidency of FAONS is undertaken by the President of the Neuroscience Society in the country that is organizing the Congress or Symposium. If you are interested in organizing a FAONS Symposium in 2021 please send a brief outline with contact details to the FAONS Secretary.

 Click here for the Letter of Call.

Posted on 3 December 2018


Masao Ito, the Founding President of FAONS, the first president of the Japan Neuroscience Society, member of the Japan Academy, professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, honorary fellow of RIKEN, peacefully passed away on December, 18, 2018.

It was through the great vision and effort of Prof. Ito that FAONS was established. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our esteemed mentor and celebrated, prominent neuroscience researcher with the greatest achievements. He will be truly missed.

We extend our most sincere condolences.

Sung-Oh Huh

President of FAONS

Prof. Masao Ito
gallery/new year's greeting letter (2019)

Posted on 18 February 2019

FAONS Travel Grants

FAONS is offering travel grants to neuroscientists to attend the 10th IBRO World Congress taking place in Daegu, South Korea from 21-25 September 2019.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Please submit a letter of reference and your own scientific abstract (Please have your advisor submit a letter of reference to
  • Those who have not received an FAONS travel grant within the past three years will have priority.
  • Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Grant amount: $500 - $1500

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Deadline for applications: 25 March 2019

­Please note that the deadline for submitting an abstract is 15 April 2019.

All IBRO World Congress Travel Grant awards are dependent on the acceptance of the scientific abstract.

  1. The candidate is a Ph.D. student, postdoctoral fellow of MS student
  2. The candidate works in a Asian/Oceanian laboratory or is of Asian/Oceanian origin working abroad
  3. The candidate has to submit abstract for poster presentation as first author
  4. Age limit is 35 years at the time of application

Posted on 10 April 2019

Abstract Slots for International Society Members (ISM)

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 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. FAONS is delegated to administer the allocation of a number of the ISM abstract slots for candidates from or working in the Asia-Pacific region. The slots would 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. Anyone interested in competing for these slots please send your request to Dr. Jinni Jeong at providing the following information:

Name, email address, country, status (student, postdoctoral candidate, junior faculty, tenured faculty) and the abstract by April 30 2019.