IYNA Chapter System

Explore 3 Levels of Chapters


Local Chapter Networks

National Chapter Networks


IYNA chapters generally center around schools, colleges, or communities, and comprised of relatively small groups of students. Each chapter has autonomy over their leadership and activities. Qualifications to become a chapter are very flexible: chapters just need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to neuroscience, so general science/biology/medicine clubs can also be eligible. For more information about chapters, see the IYNA Chapter Handbook.

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Local Chapter Networks

LCNs are groups of chapters centered around a geographical region such as a city, township, or province. Often, LCNs will have a hub at a university or community center. LCNs provide the opportunity for events larger than those organized by individual chapters, such as meetups, fundraisers, organization of a Brain Bee chapter, or community outreach programs.

Resources and Support

We offer extensive support to our local chapter networks. You can find activity guides on our resources page, or contact us for personalized help.

National Chapter Networks

NCNs oversee LCNs and chapters and manage most of the IYNA's day-to-day operations in their respective countries. If your country does not currently have an NCN and you are interested in starting one, please contact us.

Our NCNs:

Click on a flag to visit the NCN's website.

India NCN
New Zealand NCN
New Zealand
Turkey NCN
China NCN
United States of America NCN
United States of America

Our Chapters

Chapter members following the Mock Neurosurgery Activity.
Chapter members performing a sheep brain dissection.
An IYNA chapter organized a field trip to the local medical school for a lecture from a professor about new research!
An emergency medicine specialist teaching intubation and happens to the brain when it is deprived of oxygen.
A medical student guides IYNA members through a rat dissection and uses the rat to teach the anatomy of the brain.
Suman Gunin, president of the India NCN, presented at the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN).
Chapter leaders in New Zealand speak at the 2018 New Zealand National Brain Bee.
Chapter leader Yasmeen Hmaidan leads a sheep brain dissection.
An IYNA Chapter hosts a dissection at a nearby middle school.
Chapter members preparing for a new activity.
Dr. Myslinski and a few IYNA members at the 2016 USA National Brain Bee.

Benefits for Chapters, LCNs, and NCNs

  1. It's free!

  2. All chapters, LCNs, and NCNs can access a wide variety of activity guides.

  3. All chapters, LCNs, and NCNs can create a page on the IYNA Website for free, with no technical skills required. Additionally, LCN websites come with an events page, and NCN websites come with a blog.

  4. Our chapter development team will provide personalized help and advice to any and all chapters and LCNs.

  5. Each National Chapter Network is paired with a dedicated liaison from our NCN Management Committee.

  6. The IYNA Chapter System provides a perfect platform for sharing your passion for neuroscience with your peers.

So why wait? Go to your chapter dashboard today to get started!