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Miami Winter Symposium 2023: Molecular Neuroscience: Focus on Sensory Disorders

January 30, 2023 to February 1, 2023

MWS 2023


** As the global situation regarding Coronavirus remains uncertain and putting the safety of participants and speakers above all else, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Miami Winter Symposium: Molecular Neuroscience: Focus on Sensory Disorders until January 30th to February 1st, 2023 (postponed from 2020).**


MWS 2023 Poster

The Miami Winter Symposium 2022 is dedicated to Molecular Neuroscience: Focus on Sensory Disorders and includes:

  • An international line-up of renowned speakers – selected to provide delegates with a unique opportunity to meet with and hear from representatives from leading research centers on basic research, translational issues and potential or actual clinical applications in sensory neuroscience.
  • Award lectures by renowned leaders in sensory neuroscience research including: Christine Petit, James Hudspeth, Robert MacLaren, Anthony Movshon, Richard Axel, Robert Margolskee and David Julius.
  • Focused sessions on the various senses: Hearing, vision, smell, taste and pain/itch/touch.
  • The latest international research: Contributed ‘spotlight’ talks and poster sessions feature the latest research findings from around the world.
  • Networking opportunities with key research teams from around the world: At the opening drinks reception, conference dinner and during the poster sessions.

Call for abstracts
Abstracts are invited on the following topics for presentation as posters alongside the oral program (some abstracts will be selected for oral presentation):

  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Pain/itch/touch

Welcome from the Program Chairs

The Miami Winter Symposia have been running for 54 consecutive years, a consistent success because of the spectacular awardees, speakers, and attendees that make the three-day meeting superb. Each year has a theme and this year we have chosen molecular neuroscience with a specific reference to sensory disorders within the senses: hearing, vision, smell, taste and pain/itch/touch.

We are excited to have many luminaries who will be honored at the 2021 program:  Richard Axel, James Hudspeth, David Julius, Robert MacLaren, Robert Margolskee and Christine Petit will each present an award lecture.  Anthony Movshon of New York University has graciously accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award. We will also have new research presented by rising stars in each of the sessions.

The Miami Winter Symposium 2021 will be an exclusive opportunity for scientists and researchers to broaden their horizons in an arena of cutting-edge science. Pharmaceutical and industry participants interested in advising and participating in research collaborations will find the Symposium to be an opportune interactive platform. Scholarships and travel awards will be given to selected abstracts.

We look forward to welcoming you to Miami,

Conference Chairs

  • Sylvia Daunert, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
  • Sapna DeoUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
  • Xue Zhong LiuUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
  • Vittorio PorciattiUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
  • Michal ToborekUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
  • Claes WahlestedtUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
  • Mariela Zirlinger, Editor in Chief, Neuron, Cell Press, USA

SEP 16:      Abstract (talk) Submission
OCT 14:      Travel Fellowships Deadline
NOV 15:      Abstract (posters) Submission
NOV 18:      Early Registration




January 30, 2023
February 1, 2023
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Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, FL United States + Google Map