SYNS Science Slam Contest 2018


Registration closed!


Sorry friends, due to too many applications we had to close the registration period earlier.

Save it up for next year!

Say what? Yes, the second SYNS Science Slam is taking place at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Neurosurgery (SGNC) on Friday May 25th 2018 in Lugano.


The winner of the slam session will be awarded with a travel grant of 1500 CHF, sponsored by the Neurosurgical Department of the University Hospital of Basel by Prof. Luigi Mariani.


The grant is intended to support the winner in attending a scientific meeting of his/her choice by covering travel and related meeting expanses.



Eligibility Criteria

  • All neurosurgical residents currently working in Switzerland
  • First or second author of an original work published in a peer reviewed journal as of January, 2018
  • Applications have to be submitted personally

Terms & Conditions

  • Among all applicants, four final candidates will be selected by an international jury to present their paper in a 5 min talk at the SYNS-Session during the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of the Swiss Societies of Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology in Lugano (May 25th)
  • The finalists are requested to present their original work in a generally understandable and entertaining way. The quality of the scientific work as well as the degree of entertainment provided shall be valued equally.
  • The winner will be chosen among the four final candidates by the public

What is funded

  • Meeting registration fees
  • Travel expenses (train 2nd class/flight economy fare)
  • Housing expenses
  • It is mandatory to have a private Swiss bank account to receive the grant