On behalf of the Co-Operative Studies on Brain Injury Depolarizations (COSBID), the Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee, we wish you a warm welcome to the International Conference on Spreading Depolarizations 2023 (iCSD 2023), to be held in Szeged, Hungary between October 2nd 5th, 2023. The Venue of the meeting will be the HUNGUEST Hotel Forrás, Szeged.

Following the traditions of previous annual meetings of the COSBID group, iCSD 2023 will promote translational research on spreading depolarization in acute brain injury and chronic brain disorders. Discussions about fundamental mechanisms of spreading depolarization as well as ongoing and future applications at the bedside will be discussed. The goal of the iCSD conferences is to provide education on spreading depolarizations and present the latest discoveries within the field.

iCSD 2023 will take place in Szeged, a vibrant university town on the south-eastern border of Hungary, spreading out on both banks of the river Tisza. Szeged hosts three education and research institutions including the University of Szeged, the Biological Research Centre - Centre of Excellence of the European Union, and the ELI-ALPS Szeged Laser Research Institute. Thousands of academic employees and more than 20.000 university students from all over the world contribute to a lively intellectual environment in the city.

Although an old historical town, Szeged was destroyed by the flood of 1879 and has been rebuilt in the late 19th century almost entirely. The intense reconstruction delivered Neoclassical, Eclecticist and Art Nouveau architecture, and Szeged has become a Hungarian center of Art Nouveau. For nature lovers, Szeged is popular for bird watching, as the reconstruction of former fishponds outside the city resulted in a large and bird-rich wetland. Szeged is also famous for its delicious fish soup known beyond the borders.

The iCSD 2023 website ( will open soon for further conference information, registration, and abstract submission.

We very much look forward to your participation in iCSD 2023 and to welcoming you to Szeged, Hungary!

On behalf of the Co-Operative Studies on Brain Injury Depolarizations and
the Local Organizing Committee,
Yours Sincerely,

Eszter Farkas
University of Szeged, Hungary