51st Annual ISDP Meeting

The next ISDP meeting will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego, California, USA, October 31st – November 2, 2018, and we are pleased to invite you to participate. The meeting offers an ideal opportunity to present new findings and exchange ideas in all areas of Developmental Psychobiology.  In addition, this year’s meeting will be held as a satellite event immediately prior to the Society for Neuroscience 2018 conference, which provides you a more convenient way to attend both conferences!

Final Program for the 2017 meeting is available – Click here for PDF

Click here for Interactive ONLINE version

The Crown Jewel of Mission Bay

The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is located on San Diego’s Mission Bay and across the street from the Pacific Beach shoreline, just 8 miles northwest of San Diego International Airport.

The Polynesian-themed San Diego hotel, a member of the California Green Lodging Program, has 310 guest rooms and suites each with a private balcony or patio and complimentary WiFi Internet. The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa has an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, and 14 function spaces – including the beach – for conventions, meetings, weddings, and parties.

The Catamaran Spa, San Diego’s only beachfront spa, offers a South Pacific-inspired menu of treatments with only all-natural marine and botanical elements. Oceana Coastal Kitchen and Moray’s feature patio dining only steps from the beach, and Action Sport Rentals has paddleboards, sailboats, kayaks, surfboards, bicycles, and segways for rent.

Address: 3999 Mission Boulevard
San Diego, CA  92109  USA


The ISDP 2017 Final Program is available.  See link below.

Final Program for the 2017 meeting is now available – Click here for PDF

Important Dates

April 1, 2018  Symposia Proposal Deadline
June 10, 2018 Award Application Deadline
June 10, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
October 1, 2018 Early Registration Deadline
October 1, 2018 Refund/Cancellation Deadline
October 1, 2018 Hotel Reservation Deadline
October 31 – November 3, 2018 ISDP Annual Meeting Date

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submissions for presentation at the 2018 ISDP Annual Meeting will be accepted through June 10, 2018.  View the Call for Abstracts for more information and complete your submission at (online abstract form coming soon).  NOTE: Posters may be a maximum of 4 foot wide by 4 foot tall.

Travel Awards

ISDP will provide numerous travel awards this year to assist with the cost of attending ISDP 2018!  The Travel Awards are meant to help defray the costs of attending the meeting but will not likely cover all the costs. Students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to be considered for a Travel Award are required to check the appropriate box when they submit their abstract via the ISDP webpage. Students and postdoctoral fellows must be members of ISDP to be eligible. For more information, please visit ISDP Awards.


Thank you to all of our sponsors, who have generously supported the ISDP.  Funding for these awards was generously provided by the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Wiley, Nurture Science Program Columbia University Medical Center, The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology.