16th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we extend the warmest invitation to you to attend the 16th Biennial Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) which will take place in Singapore, 14-16 December 2020, or APSN2020.

First and foremost, we have a packed 3-day scientific program which features 3 plenary speakers, namely (in alphabetical order) George Augustine, Schuichi Koizumi and Eng Lo, who are all leaders in their own field of research. More information about the speakers are available under Plenary Speakers.

In addition, the conference features many symposia on a variety of hot topics. You are invited to submit your own symposium proposal. There are also young investigator colloquia, free oral communications and poster presentations. Please see details on this website under the appropriate sections. We are confident that there will be ample high quality science in our program to cater to the broad interests of all the participants.

Science aside, you should have a great time while attending APSN2020. We have selected the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre as the conference venue, which is part of the Marina Bay Sands Resort located along the waterfront of central Singapore, featuring its three cascading hotel towers topped by the much-talked-about sky park with its infinity pool, ‘floating’ crystal pavilions, a lotus-inspired Museum, and many more. We have 50 rooms at this world renowned luxury hotel waiting for you at extraordinary rates on a first-come-first-served basis. But if you are unable to get one of these rooms, there are literally hundreds of hotels of all categories in the vicinity. Transport is both convenient and inexpensive in Singapore.

Finally, amid the busy conference schedule, we urge you to take time to enjoy the shopping and cuisines in the area around the convention centre and beyond. You will not be disappointed. Furthermore, while you are in Singapore especially after travelling a great distance from your home, you may consider exploring other countries in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand before you make your journey home. There are so much to see and enjoy.

On behalf of all members of the APSN council and Local Organizing Committee, we welcome you to APSN2020 and wish you an enjoyable and fruitful conference.

Prof Akio Wanaka, MD, PhD
President of APSN
Nara University, Japan

Prof Peter Wong, PhD
Chair of Local Organizing Committee
National University of Singapore

Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Singapore 018956
Monday to Wednesday
December 14 to 16, 2020

Call for Proposals

All proposals must be submitted by 15 January 2020 via e-mail to secretariat@apsn2020.org
The Program Committee of APSN2020 invites symposium proposals and applications for young investigator colloquium speaker and postgraduate travel award.

Symposium YIC Travel Award

Important Deadlines

Registration Fees

APSN Members



George Augustine, Schuichi Koizumi and Eng Lo

Conference Location

Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore