Our partner organisations

We're delighted to be working in collaboration with the following Partner Organisations to deliver a stimulating and diverse scientific programme for the International BNA2025 Festival of Neuroscience.

Festival Friends

Guarantors of Brain

The Guarantors of Brain is a charity that aims to promote teaching, education and research in neurology and related clinical-academic disciplines, funded by the publications of the Journal BRAIN and BRAIN Comms. The Charity was founded in 1955 with a body of Guarantors drawn from leading British Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Neurosurgeons, Neurophysiologists and Neuroscientists. They work in partnership with the Association of British Neurologists for the Brain Clinical Research Fellowship Scheme.


Parkinson's UK

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. Around 145,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s. 

Parkinson's UK invests in groundbreaking projects, such as a 10-year study to reveal the long-term benefits of DBS (deep brain stimulation), and a GDNF (glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor) clinical trial, which developed robot surgery to deliver a potential treatment to brain cells buried deep inside the brain. 

Partner Organisations
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British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience

A leading focal point for researchers in the field at all stages in their career. Working to promote awareness and discussion of the latest research findings and research methodologies in cognitive neuroscience and reward outstanding talent in the field through Early and Mid-Career Prizes. 

British AssociaBritish Association for Psychopharmacologytion for Psychopharmacology

The BAP is a learned society and registered charity. It promotes research and education in psychopharmacology, neuroscience and related areas, and brings together people in academia, health services, and industry. Formed in 1974, it is the largest such national association in Europe, and the second largest in the world.

BritiBritish Neuropathology Societysh Neuropathological Society

The British Neuropathological Society provide a friendly and active forum for both clinical and experimental neuropathology. Through regular meetings, their Journal, and educational activities they are bringing people together to understand diseases of the nervous system.

European Brain and Behaviour SocietyEuropean Brain and Behaviour Society

The European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS) promotes the interaction and exchange of information between scientists in Europe with a common interest in the brain mechanisms of behaviour.

Established in 1968, EBBS is the oldest society in the world focused on the interrelationship between brain and behaviour and is a founding member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

MND Scotland - Kilomathon ScotlandMotor Neurone Disease Scotland is the leading charity in Scotland providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), as well as funding vital research into finding a cure.


Helping Hand Stairlifts | Supporting the MNDAThe Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) funds research, improves care and provides support for people with MND, their families and carers. They are a membership organisation with over 10,000 members forming a powerful national and local network that provides information and support.

My Name'5 Doddie FoundationThe My Name'5 Doddie Foundation work in partnership with existing frontline care providers to ensure the holistic needs of patients and their families are understood and met. 



Neuroscience IrelandNeuroscience Ireland

Neuroscience Ireland (NI) was established in 2005 as Ireland’s National Neuroscience Society, and is a registered charity in the Republic of Ireland. The aim of the Society is to advance research and education in the neurosciences in Ireland, and to represent Irish neuroscience researchers both nationally and internationally