SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH ON THE CEREBELLUM AND ATAXIAS (SRCA)
In recent years, there has been tremendous growth in research on cerebellar functions. The cerebellum is recognized as a unique and key structure in the central nervous system, containing more neurons than all the other regions of the brain. The cerebellum is the primary center for motor control and coordination but also increasingly implicated in higher cognitive functions. The SRCA offers a platform to present and discuss the latest findings in cerebellar research, supporting and promoting both basic and clinical research in the neuroscience of the cerebellum.Read more
The purpose of the SRCA is: To advance basic knowledge in the scientific disciplines relating to the understanding of cerebellum ; To hold international congresses of cerebellum research under its auspices ; To provide a suitable forum for the discussion of problems relating to cerebellum function and disease on an international scale ; To promote proceedings of the meetings and to support the publication of the journal The Cerebellum, which is the official organ of the societyApply here
SRCA International Symposium and COVID-19
Dear SRCA members, colleagues and friends.
We regret to inform you that the June 2020 SRCA meeting in Pilsen has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is a high probability that the pandemic will not have resolved completely by the time of the SRCA meeting, and there is a risk that restrictions on international travel and other activities will make it impossible for us to proceed. We also have a duty not to contribute to further dissemination of the virus even though it is possible that formal restrictions may have been eased by that time. After careful consideration and many discussions, we have come to the unfortunate conclusion that it is no longer reasonable to continue the uncertainty around the meeting, and we therefore have decided to cancel the meeting for this year.
Registration fees that have been already paid will be returned.
We wish you, your families, and your scientific families health and safety during this challenging time, and we look forward to seeing you when we reconvene hopefully at SRCA 2021.
The SRCA Executive Committee, and Local Organizing Committee
Obituary Dr. Masao Ito
Dr. Masao Ito, professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo and director of the Riken Brain Science Institute, passed away on December 18, 2018. He was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1928, Masao Ito received his MD (1953) and Ph.D. (1959) from The University of Tokyo.
He contributed greatly for cerebellar research. He discovered the characteristic synaptic plasticity, long-term depression (LTD), in the Purkinje cells. Following this finding, he developed a theory that the cerebellum is required not only for motor learning, but also for memory in thought.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our esteemed mentor and celebrated, prominent cerebellar researcher with the greatest achievements. We express our deepest condolences.