35th Annual Meeting • February 9-15, 2025 • Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

The Winter Conference on Neural Plasticity (WCNP) is concerned with all aspects of neural plasticity across species (flies to humans) and levels of analysis (molecules to behavior). There is a strong focus on learning and memory, sensorimotor function, development, emotion and motivation, and cognition and decision-making in health, aging, and disease.

 Scientific Sessions

The Organizers seek to provide stimulating scientific sessions in a beautiful tropical setting. Symposia are held in the mornings and evenings and feature extensive discussion as the number of attendees is typically less than 100. Ample free time is provided in the middle of the day for relaxation, informal discussion and recreation. 

The conference is scheduled from Saturday to Saturday; participants should use the weekends for travel to and from the conference. The conference begins with the Richard F. Thompson New Concepts Session on Sunday afternoon (Feb 9) from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thereafter, all regular sessions are held from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The conference is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Please check our home page on a regular basis for updates. We hope that you will be able to join us, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!


Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

69JH+M2 Denarau Island, Fiji

This Denarau Island resort sits on over two kilometers of private beach. Port Denarau is a five-minute drive away, and Sabeto Hotspring is a half-hour from our door. They offer a tour desk, convenience store, kids’ club, and seven pools — including child and adult spaces. Their award-winning spa with beachfront treatments completes your stay.

 Meeting Organizers


Stephen Maren: maren@tamu.edu

Catherine Kaczorowski: kaczoro@med.umich.edu

Logistics coordinator:  Bethany MacDonald  bethmacd@med.umich.edu

Emeritus Organizers:

Ted L. Petit and Janelle C. LeBoutillier

 Steering Committee

Carol Barnes: carol@nsma.arizona.edu

Laura Colgin: colgin@mail.clm.utexas.edu

Michael Fanselow: mfanselow@gmail.com

Tom Foster: foster1@ufl.edu

Catherine Kaczorowski: kaczoro@med.umich.edu

Stephen Maren: maren@tamu.edu

Alcino Silva: silvaa@mednet.ucla.edu

 Contact Us

For more information, please contact WCNP at: wcnpmeet@gmail.com