About Us

SONA was founded in 1980 by neuroscience researchers of Southern Ontario. The membership includes all those interested in neuroscience research from molecular and cellular neuroscience, through invertebrate neurobiology to mammalian and human brain and behaviour.

The purpose of the Association is to (1) advance our understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system, (2) bring together neuroscience researchers, both faculty and students from nearby universities, (3) provide opportunity for promotion of neuroscience education, (4) and to provide an opportunity for social contacts among researchers and their students.

Annual Meeting

SONA's Annual Meeting provides a full day of research talks and posters in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The annual membership fee is $45 for faculty and $25 for trainees. Membership includes one year SONA membership, the registration fee for the annual meeting, and breakfast/lunch/coffee at the meeting.

The 2015 SONA meeting will be held on May 1, 2015 at McMaster University in Hamilton. The call for abstracts will open soon with a submission deadline of April 10, 2015


We are very grateful to Fisher Scientific, PeproTech, Vector Laboratories, the Society for Neuroscience, and the following Western University departments and faculties for sponsoring the 2014 SONA meeting:

  • Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Deptartment of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Department of Psychology
  • Brain & Mind Institute
  • Neuroscience Graduate program
Fisher Scientific
Society for Neuroscience
Vector Labs