VASCOG Congresses – Highlights for Students

The VAS-COG society is unique among international research interest groups in the focus and support it provides to students. The students have a member in the Executive Committee and two members in the Scientific Committee of upcoming meetings.

The VAS-COG congress program includes a series of sessions, meetings and workshops designed specifically for students and aimed at encouraging student participation and contribution. Additionally, the congress provided formal and informal opportunities for students to meet and exchange ideas, and a special Students Dinner.

In addition congresses include:

  • A full day of teaching sessions offered by senior research scientists aimed at providing conference attendees with background and cutting-edge developments in a variety of fields related to vascular cognitive disorders. Sessions will cover research developments in cognition, neuropsychiatry and neuroimaging. The teaching sessions are an excellent opportunity to learn about a new area of interest or to hone your knowledge in an area where you already have expertise.
  • A unique poster session in which students briefly present their work orally to a small number of other investigators with similar interests. These small sessions are led by senior scientists and are aimed at promoting discussion and collaboration. This poster presentation format has become a highlight of VAS-COG meetings. They are an excellent way to meet and interact with others doing similar work.
  • Posters are up for the entire meeting. The poster leader will summarise the data of each poster session. Presenters of selected posters will have the opportunity to give a short oral presentation (2 powerpoint slides).

VAS-COG conferences are refreshingly open in their promotion of discussion and exchange of ideas. Student members represent a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, and come from all over the world.