The 11th International Symposium

of the Society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxias

"From J.E. Purkynë to the future"

June 18 - 19, 2021

On-line Meeting

President:  Dr. Jan Cendelin, M.D. Ph.D.

Dear colleagues,

In 2020 we had to postpone the physical SRCA Symposium scheduled  in Pilsen, Chech Republic due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today, the pandemic situation is different in every country but in general we are going in the right direction. But not quickly enough to organise the 2021 edition of the SRCA Symposium in a physical way.  In practice this means that the 11 th edition of the International Symposium of the Society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxias on the 18 and 19 June 2021 will be a complete Virtual Meeting.

The virtual symposium will run over 2 days and consist of live presentations followed by live discussions, including the  F. Rossi Lecture.  These will be joined by pre-recorded oral contributions that will be available on the website.  To upgrade the poster section, we will introduce the poster-on-demand sessions. In these sessions the pre-recorded presentations of the poster authors' contribution will be available as video-on-demand on the website together with the abstract related to the poster. That way all posters will be available before, during and after the symposium and will be full presentations.

The symposium president is currently finishing the faculty of the meeting and the following keynote speakers can already be announced

Ferdinando Rossi Lecture:

                         " Cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome:  Implications and future directions."

                                                        Jeremy D. Schmahmann

We hope you can join us.

Kind regards,

Dr. Jan Cendelin , 2021  Symposium President

Prof. Jean Mariani,  President SRCA


SRCA 2021 Faculty   (up to 30 March)

Jeremy D. Schmahmann     

Chris I. De Zeeuw

Tim Ebner

Polina Egorova

Roberta Ferrucci

Detlef H. Heck

Pascal Hilber

Hirokazu Hirai

Philippe Isope

Hyder A. Jinnah

Lorenzo Magrassi

Francesca Maltecca

Hassan Marzban

Pavel Nemec

Frank van Overwalle

Anna Sadnicka

Rachel Sherrard

Roy Siliitoe

Michael Strupp

Mark Wagner

Keynote Lectures

• Motor Learning in the Olivocerebellar System.

• The role of alpha1ACT in cerebellar development.

• Cerebellar representations of errors and internal models.

• Pathogenesis and therapeutics for SCA2.

• Non invasive transcranial stimulation.

• Cerebellar involvement in spatial working memory: a proposed neuronal mechanism.

• The cerebellum and the vestibular system and anxiety disorders.

• Unraveling physiological roles of protein kinase Cγ in mature mouse cerebellum. - Regulation of motor coordination through modulation of large conductance potassium channels.

• A link between functional synaptic connectivity in the cerebellar cortex and adaptive motor behavior.

• The mitochondria-calcium axis as a therapeutic target in cerebellar ataxias.

• Early cerebellar circuit formation:  trigeminal derived pioneer axons target the cerebellar nuclei.

• Evolution of the cerebro-cerebellar system revealed by stereotyped neuron counts.

• The role of the cerebellum in reconstructing and predicting social action sequences.

• The role of the cerebellum in dystonia.

• Neural circuit repair by low-intensity magnetic stimulation.

• Cerebellar dysfunction and deep brain stimulation in dystonia.

• Pharmacotherapy of cerebellar ataxias: an update.

• Learning in Neocortex-Cerebellum Circuits,

Call for Abstracts - Abstract Submission

Dear colleagues,

We invite all of you to submit your abstract by using our on-line abstract submission module.  

Use the link below....

A. Please follow the different steps on-line:

     1. Submit your personal data (first author and corresponsing author).

     2. Make a classification of your submission (Oral - poster) and the best fitting topic.

     3. Submit title and authors.

     4. Submission of body of abstract.

     5. Confirm your submission.

B. Instructions for abstract preparation



Author names (abbreviated given name, full surname)

Affiliations indicated by superscript numbers

Abstract text (including potential grant support)

Avoid figures, tables, special characters and references.

Maximum length of the abstract including title, author names and affiliations is 2500 characters including.


Scientific abstract writing

J. Smith1,2, F. Newman2

1 Laboratory A

2 Laboratory B

Text of the abstract.

This work was supported by XY grant No. 1234.


More information will be added as it becomes available.

Submit your abstract here