We are pleased to announce the 3rd international conference of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), that will take place in Porto, Portugal, between 23-26 of June, 2016, at the Porto Palácio Congress Hotel & Spa.

Important deadlines:

Abstract submission deadline until 22th of January, 2016
Abstract review decisions until 29th of February, 2016
Early bird registration until 8th of April, 2016
Standard registration until 31th of May, 2016

The conference and Porto

General information

-The main aim of ESCAN is to promote research in the field of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and the collaboration and exchange of information between investigators in

-To this end, ESCAN Porto 2016 will offer a unique opportunity to present theoretical and empirical research findings from different scientific areas in the field of Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. ESCAN 2016 will include a broad scientific program:

  • plenary sessions with leading scientists;
  • parallel symposia sessions;
  • poster sessions;
  • information about funding opportunities in Europe;
  • research networking and research collaboration sessions;

ESCAN 2016 will support young researchers by granting a Best Student Abstract Award (fee waiver to the best abstract with a student or post-doc member as first author).

Additionally, the ESCAN Board has attributed the ESCAN Young Scientist Award 2016 to Dr. Matthew Apps (University of Oxford, UK). Congratulations! He will present his research in Porto.

ESCAN 2016 is on OSF for meetings! Submit your work (poster or talk) to make it publicly available online with a permanent identifier. To add your poster or talk, go to osf.io/view/escan2016/ and follow the instructions. Tip: Once you have a permanent URL you can use it in your poster/talk or as a QRcode for others to access your work directly.


The European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN) aims to promote scientific enquiry within the field of human cognitive and affective neuroscience and related subjects such as psychophysiology and neuropsychology, particularly with respect to collaboration and exchange of information between researchers in different European countries through scientific meetings, workshops, summer schools, and such other activities.