Benzon Symposium 67 – Bringing Circuit for Movement Together

Copenhagen, September 4-7, 2023

Organizers: Ole Kiehn, Claire Wyart, Auke Ijspeert, Hans Bräuner-Osborne, and Finn Cilius Nielsen

The Benzon symposia are international conferences on front line research in medical, pharmaceutical and related sciences funded by the Alfred Benzon Foundation.

The idea of the 67th Benzon Symposium “Bringing Circuit for Movement Together” is to bring together the world’s leading scientist together who work in different areas of movement control and regulation. A particular aspect is that the conference will bridge the sensory, cognitive, and emotional aspects of movement control as well as new computation approaches. With its lay-out it will create an intense and interactive environment for both young and experiences scientist.

The Symposium will be a four-day scientific meeting, Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 17:30. The format will be a combination of state-of-the-art lectures by invited speakers, selected oral-poster presentations and poster sessions.


Functional organization of brainstem circuits controlling breathing and orofacial expression
Functional and molecular organization of spinal circuits controlling locomotion
Brainstem circuits for control of motor behaviour
Action selection and motor strategies
Beyond the connectome: neuromodulation
Planning, motor learning, and decision making
Sensory-motor integration
Integration of cognitive brain functions and movement

Confirmed invited speakers

Ole Kiehn (DK)
Claire Wyart (F)
Mackenzie Mathis (CH)
Karl Deisseroth (USA)
May-Britt Moser (N)
Ann Graybiel (USA)
Cornelia Bargmann (USA)
Eve Marder (USA)
Rui Costa (USA)
Megan Carey (P)
Eiman Azim (USA)
David Kleinfeld (USA)
Martin Goulding (USA)
Sten Grillner (S)
Abdel ElManira (S)
Tadashi Isa (JP)
Silvia Arber (CH)
Dora Angelaki (USA)
Auke Ijspeert (CH)
Jack Feldman (USA)
Rejean Dubuc (C)
David McLean (USA)
Kimberly Dougherty (USA)
Bence P. Ölveczky (USA)

Abstracts: In order to participate in the symposium, one MUST submit an abstract before the deadline April 1st, 2023 (at noon). Please prioritize early registration as registrations are on a first come, first served basis. Abstracts submitted after this deadline will not be taken into consideration. 

Submission round opens: March 1, 2023
Submission round closes: April 1, 2023

Final registration/payment: (provided acceptance of abstract): May 15, 2023

Fee: TBA (scientific meeting, hotel accommodation Sunday-Thursday, official meals and social events).


In the beginning of May, the applicants will be notified whether their abstracts have been accepted fo either oral or poster presentation.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen.
The organizing committee