51st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

October 31 – November 2, 2018
Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, San Diego, USA

Abstract Submission Deadline:
June 1, 2018, 11:59 GMT -5

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Abstract deadline June 1, 2018, 11:59 GMT -5

51st Annual Meeting International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

October 31 – November 2, 2018, Catamaran Resort Spa & Hotel, San Diego, USA

Abstract Instructions

The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 1, 2018. The online abstract submission form will open on February 1, 2018. Abstracts and award applications must be submitted electronically using the online abstract submission form.

Detailed instructions for completing the abstract are provided on the submission page, but here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Abstracts must be no longer than 250
  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • All research must comply with the ethical guidelines in the use of animals and humans. For more information, please visit http://www.isdp.org/care-of-subjects-in-research.
  • Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author. Advisors may not submit an abstract for another person under their own login
  • There is a non-refundable abstract submission fee of $50. Abstract fees must be made before an abstract submission is considered complete.

Abstracts will be assigned to either an oral presentation (10-minute talk, plus 5 minutes for questions) or a poster session. You can indicate your preference for a talk or poster on the abstract submission form. We will   do our best to accommodate your preference. The first author of the abstract must be the presenter. If you have any questions about abstract submissions, please contact the Program Director, Amy Learmonth or the Managing Director, Joan Oefner.


Travel awards are available for students and post-docs. Applications must be made through the online abstract form by the abstract submission deadline of June 1, 2018.

We also invite nominations for the Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award, the David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, the Dissertation Award, the Senior Investigator Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Hennessy-Smotherman Best Student Paper Award and the Rovee-Collier Mentor Award. Information on how to apply for (through the online abstract form) or nominate someone for these awards can be found online at http://www.isdp.org/awards.

Documents associated with these awards must be emailed to [email protected]. Application deadline for all awards is due June 1, 2018.

Countdown to the Abstract and Awards Submission Deadline:








Testimonials from ISDP 2017 Meeting Participants:

The choice of talks and presenters was great. The collaborative atmosphere of the conference was excellent.

Ability to connect with top researchers in the field due to the small, intimate nature. Stepping out of my wheelhouse to listen to presentations not typically thought of as being related to my research.

The variety of presentations from a diverse group of presenters (graduate students, post-docs, PIs, basic and clinical) made for a really excellent conference.

I like the fact that the speakers included both very early career scientists and leaders in the field. I also really liked that there was a good representation of different methods (fMRI, behavioral observation, rodent models, etc) and approaches.