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The 5th quadrennial meeting on orbitofrontal cortex function.

Organized every four years, the OFC meeting gathers 30 speakers to discuss recent advances in understanding the function of the orbitofrontal cortex.

This edition will take place at the Paris Brain Institute, between April 22 and April 24, 2024.

Are you interested in joining OFC 2024?

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We will keep you updated!

Organizers: Geoffrey Schoenbaum, Jay Gottfried, Mehdi Khamassi and Mathias Pessiglione.

Local organizers: Jade Seguin, Juliette Bénon and Kris Barc.

Supported by the NIDA-IRP.



December 4, 2023


January 21, 2024


December 4, 2023


April 7, 2024


April 22, 2024


April 24, 2024


The OFC meeting is divided into five half-day sessions, covering each a dedicated aspect of the orbitofrontal cortex function. Each day is interspersed with discussion periods and long lunch breaks encouraging interactions among panelists and attendees. A social event is also organized on the first evening at the top floor of the Zamansky tower, offering a breathtaking panoramic view on Paris and a cocktail buffet.

Download the detailed program below, with talk titles and abstracts:

1:50 pm

Geoffrey Schoenbaum - Welcome

Session I: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mathias Pessiglione
2:00 pm

Mathias Pessiglione, Paris Brain Institute

2:20 pm

Camillo Padoa-Schioppa, Washington University

2:40 pm

Erin Rich, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

3:00 pm

Coffee break

3:30 pm

Fabian Grabenhorst, University of Oxford

3:50 pm

Christine Constantinople, New York University

4:10 pm

Abhishek Banerjee, London School of Medicine, University of Oxford

4:30 pm


Social event: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sorbonne University, Zamansky tower

Poster sessions

Poster sessions are organized during lunch breaks on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24.

Posters are expected to be A0, vertical.

Abstract submission is now closed.


Download the list of poster abstracts:


Paris Brain Institute:

Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière

47 Bd de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris


Social event:

Zamansky tower

40 Rue Jussieu, 75005 Paris

Metro stations near the Paris Brain Institute:

Chevaleret (line 6  )

Saint-Marcel (line 5  )

Gare d'Austerlitz (lines 5  , 10  and RER C  )


You can find out more about making the most of your stay in Paris on this website: Salut from Paris (many information below are extracted from this website).

Public tranport

Public transport in Paris

Paris transport information is available on these websites: 

  • General information: RATP (go to the menu on the top right, and click on "Getting around"). 

  • Plan public transportation itineraries: Itinerary.

  • Transport tickets: Tickets

The main public transports are: 

  • Metro

  • Tramway

  • RER (a suburban train that connects Paris with surrounding cities)

  • Bus

Paris and its surrounding are divided into 5 zones – the further you are moving away from Paris, the more expensive your ride gets. 

There are 4 different ticket formats variations:

  • the ticket+ paper strip (phasing out and less available in 2023)

  • Navigo Easy: a Paris Metro card that serves as a support for single-fare tickets and day tickets

  • Navigo Decouverte: a Paris Metro card that serves as support, mainly used for week and month tickets

  • Tickets on Android phones

Good to Know: 

  • Paris Tap to Pay: Unlike in many other countries, you can’t pay for the Paris transports directly with your credit card. You are required to obtain a ticket first.

  • No matter what kind of public transportation you choose, you can use the same ticket format.

  • Each person in your group needs their personal Navigo card. 

  • Remain attentive to your belongings to avoid possible pickpockets!

To purchase your tickets:

  • You can buy the different cards at ticket machines that are available at every train, tram, and metro station. 

The ticket machines are multilingual. 

Most train and metro stations also have a RATP info point, workers wear green uniforms.

  • For Android users, you can buy tickets from the Navigo App and avoid cards. 

  • For buses, you can also directly purchase your ticket on the bus or buy your bus ticket by SMS. 


There are overall 4 tickets interesting for the tourists:

  • Navigo Semaine – week pass

  • Single-fare tickets for the Metro in Paris

  • Paris Day Travel Passes

  • Paris Visite Pass: Tourist Pass for Public transportation in Paris

The Navigo Semaine card is a transport pass for 7 days and comes at a very interesting price. It allows you to travel in all 5 zones, hence even to the airport, to Disneyland and Versailles for only 30,00€.

       It is only valid from Monday morning to Sunday night. 

As a tourist, you need to purchase a Passe Navigo Decouverte for 5€ as support. However, you can also use the Navigo App.

From the airports

Transport from the airports

From Charles de Gaulle airport

Good to know:

  • Charles de Gaulle airport has free Wi-Fi, called "WIFI-AIRPORT"

  • There is a free Skytrain shuttle called “CDGVAL” that connects all 3 terminals of the Charles de Gaulle airport, parking places, and both train stations that are serving the airport. Operation hours are daily from 4:00 am to 1:00 am, running every 4 minutes. During the nighttime outside normal operating hours, a shuttle bus is circulating.

Different transportations from Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris center :

  • Private Transfer – approx. 70€

  • Train RER B – approx. 12€

  • Taxi – between 53€ and 58€, fixed prices (+ night charges)

  • RoissyBus – approx. 12€

Your driver will meet you at your gate, help with your luggage, and drop you off at your accommodation (check: Paris Airport Transfer). 

  • It is not charged much more than a regular Taxi, expect around 70€ .

  • The distance from Roissy/CDG, central Paris (75001) is approximately 40 km (25 miles). Consult travel times for each "arrondissement".

  • A trip in a taxi from CDG to Paris can take as little as 30 minutes on Sunday morning, but 2 hours (or longer) during peak times.

From Orly airport

Good to know: Orly airport has free Wi-Fi, called "WIFI-AIRPORT"

Different transportations from Orly airport to Paris center :

  • Private Transfer – approx. 50€

  • Train : Orlyval + RER B – approx. €10

  • Taxi – between 30€ and 45€ fixed price

  • Orlybus – approx. €11,20

Your driver will meet you at your gate, help with your luggage, and drop you off at your accommodation (check: Paris Airport Transfer).

  • It is not charged much more than a regular Taxi, expect around 50€.

  • 30-45 minutes for a trip to-from central Paris and Orly Airport depending on traffic.

  • The distance from Orly to central Paris (75001) is roughly 19 km or 12 miles (consult travel times for each "arrondissement").

Where to eat/drink ?

On April 23 and 24, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks will be offered (on April 22, only coffee break as the day starts at 1:50 pm).

Additionally, on April 22, a social event will take place at the Zamanski tower (Jussieu) and a cocktail dinner will be served.

If for the evening you want to dine out, we recommend that you consult the restaurants on this app, where you can benefit from great discounts in the restaurants around you: TheFork

We can also advise affordable and nice restaurants around the Paris Brain Institute (these are, of course, only a few we like among many others):


N.B. Tipping is NOT obligatory in France, and neither is it utterly rude not to tip, but it is appreciated, of course, 10% is more than generous!


Here is a list of hotels for all budgets that are reasonnably rated and close to the Paris Brain Institute:

ibis budget Paris Porte de Bercy 

  • 3,4/5 (1 480 google reviews)

  • Paris Bercy 2, 2 Pl. de l'Europe, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont

  • Venue to the Paris Brain Institute: 24 minutes by Bus 24

  • ~91€


Comfort Hotel Paris Porte D'Ivry

  • 3,3/5 (1 281 google reviews)

  • 1-11 Rue René Villars, 94200 Paris

  • Venue to the Paris Brain Institute: 36 min, Métro 7 

  • ~88€

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