2019 Awards

Dear BNS member,

The BNS Executive Committee would like to announce a call for abstracts, to be presented at the BNS symposium on Neurological Infections (7 DEC 2019).

Selected scientific work in the field of neurosciences can be presented as an oral communication or a poster presentation.

In order to be selected for an oral communication, applications must meet the requirements of the BNS research prize 2019 :

Junior BNS members (≤ 35 years old on September 20, 2019) can apply with a full length paper that has been accepted in 2018 or 2019 for publication in an international journal. Submitted papers will be scored based on methodology and originality. Review papers are not allowed, but systematic reviews will be considered. The applicant should be first or senior author. Winners of the 2018 BNS research prizes cannot apply in 2019. Only application of BNS members will be considered. Non-members can apply for membership of the society by sending a CV to BNS administration and by paying the membership fee, before sending in the application for the BNS research prize. These eligibility criteria will be applied strictly. The final accepted version of the work or a proof of acceptance in case the work is still in press should be submitted to the BNS ExCo by email to the BNS administration (bns@neuro.be), together with a motivation letter and a CV. The deadline for submission is September 20, 2019 (midnight).

A maximum of four prizes of 500€ each will be awarded. An abstract of the oral communication should be submitted for publication in Acta Neurologica Belgica

Applications that are not selected as winners of the BNS research prize may be presented as a poster at the BNS symposium Neurological Infections (7 DEC 2019). The call for abstracts is also open for research not meeting the requirements of the BNS research prize (for example, non-published material, case reports…)/ A 1-page abstract and CV need to be sent to the BNS administration, at the latest on September 20, 2019 (midnight).

2018 Awards

BNS research prize 2018.

Four prizes will be awarded for 500€.

Junior members (less than 35 years old) can apply with a full length paper that should be accepted for publication in an international journal in 2017/2018. The applicant should be first or senior author. The final accepted version of this work should be submitted to the BNS ExCo by email to the BNS administration (bns@neuro.be), together with a motivation letter, a CV and a proof of acceptance in case the work is still in press. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2018.

The winners of the BNS research prizes will be invited to present their work by means of an oral communication during the BNS symposium of December 8, 2018. Subsequently, an abstract of their oral communication will be submitted for publication in Acta Neurologica Belgica.

Winners of the BNS research prizes 2018 :

Ide Smets Multiple sclerosis risk variants alter expression of co-stimulatory genes in B cells
Jeroen Van Schependom Callosal circularity as an early marker for Alzheimer’s disease
Pietro Maggi Central Vein Sign Differentiates Multiple Sclerosis from Central Nervous System Inflammatory Vasculopathies
Sara Van Mossevelde Genotype–phenotype links in frontotemporal lobar degeneration

2017 Awards

4 BNS travel grant were awarded in 2017.

2016 Awards

  • Acta Neurologica Belgica Prize for the best published article in 2016-2017 (Every two years): 1.000€
  • BNS Research Fellowship for Young Investogators 10.000€ – deadline October 1, 2017
  • BNS travel grants for participation at International Congresses : 4 per year – 500€ in Europe; 800€ outside Europe (if accepted abstract)

2014 Awards

  • BNS travel grants for participation at International Congresses : 4 per year – 500€ in Europe; 800€ outside Europe (if accepted abstract)
  • Prize for the best oral presentation at BNS scientific meetings: 2 per year – 750€

2013 Awards, Grants and Fellowships

  • BNS Prize sponsored by GSK (biennal)
    10.000€
  • Acta Neurologica Belgica Prize for the best published article
    2.000€
  • BNS Research Fellowship for Young Investigators
    10.000€
  • BNS travel grants for junior members (which accepted abstract)
    500€ in Europe ; 800€ outside Europe

2012 Awards : Research Grant Recipients 2012 of the Belgian Neurological Society

  • BNS Prize 2012 sponsored by GSK:
    Jonathan BAETS, MD,PhD (University of Antwerpen)
    Genotype-phenotype correlations in hereditary neuropathies: a systematic approach (THESIS).
  • Acta Neurologica Belgica Prize and certificates
    Dr. Veerle Beckers et al. /VUB
    Prediction of hospitalization duration for acute stroke in Belgium.

    Prof. Richard Emile Gonsette /Fondation Charcot
    Self-tolerances in multiple sclerosis.

These awards and grants were handed out during an academic ceremony at the University Foundation Brussels.

2011 Awards

2010 Awards

Information & Contact

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