March 26-30 2017, Mérida, Yucatán. México
The International Basal Ganglia Society (IBAGS) had its origins in 1983 at a Satellite Meeting of the International Union of Physiological Sciences held at Lorne, Australia. At that meeting Professor John McKenzie organized a symposium devoted to the structure and function of the basal ganglia that attracted some 50 attendees from 12 countries. Thirty years later, IBAGS has grown into an international organization with over 400 members from over 30 countries spanning the entire world. More information about the history of IBAGS and its previous triennial meetings can be found at www.ibags.info
The International Basal Ganglia Society (IBAGS) promotes understanding of normal and abnormal basal ganglia function including the pathophysiology of their disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, L-DOPA induced Dyskinesia, Huntington’s disease, depression and schizophrenia. IBAGS triennial meetings bring together Basic research scientists from all disciplines, as well as clinicians who are actively involved in the treatment of basal ganglia disorders and at the same time have Basic Science laboratories. All together discuss the most recent advances in the field and generate new approaches and ideas for the future.
Topics discussed in the symposia will include basal ganglia pathways, physiology, reinforcement learning and basal ganglia related disorders. Tutorials on basic science and clinical aspects of the basal ganglia will be given before the meeting.