51st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychobiology

October 31 – November 2, 2018

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, San Diego, CA USA

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

Program

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 1, 2018 Award Application Deadline
June 1, 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 2, 2018 ISDP Annual Meeting Date

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submissions for presentation at the 2018 ISDP Annual Meeting will be accepted through June 1, 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 Online Abstract form. Students and postdoctoral fellows must be members of ISDP to be eligible. For more information, please visit ISDP Awards.

Sponsors

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.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

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. For more information, click here.

TRAVEL AWARDS

ISDP will provide 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 student NIH/Sackler Travel Award are required to check the appropriate box when they submit their abstract via the Online Abstract Form. Students and postdoctoral fellows must be members of ISDP to be eligible and should complete the membership application at least few days before the June 1st deadline to allow time for approval of the application which will require an upload letter from their mentor verifying student status. Travel awardees may be asked to give a 5-minute oral presentation.

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. All of these awards can be nominated or applied for via the ISDP new online membership system, through the member profile by July 15, 2018. For more information please click here: http://www.isdp.org/awards.

Application deadline for the Travel Awards is June 1, 2018. For the other named awards, the deadline is July 15, 2018 to apply or to nominated someone, please visit the Awards Page or click on the award buttons on your membership profile.

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA

Symposia for the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology 2018 Annual Meeting, to be held October 31st – November 2, 2018 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego, California, USA, were due April 1 2018.

Proposal applications should include the following information:
1. Symposium title
2. A short (250 words), integrative abstract outlining the theme of the symposium (see criteria below)
3. Speakers’ names and affiliations
4. A brief summary of each speaker’s presentation and a tentative title (250 words max)

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
1. Interest to ISDP members
2. Innovation and novelty, including cross-disciplinary topics
3. Reputation, country and diversity of speakers
4. Likelihood that the symposium will generate discussion and/or stimulate fruitful interactions

We are particularly interested in proposals that are likely to stimulate formal and informal discussion. Although the inclusion of a discussant is not a requirement, there should be integration of topics across the individual speakers. Symposia will have an additional time period at the end for discussion and questions to allow the audience and speakers to engage deeply in the symposium topic. At least one speaker must be an ISDP member and speakers must represent different laboratories and locations. Symposium speakers may be asked to help judge poster sessions. One symposium will be awarded a Sackler Award to defray costs of attendance of symposium speakers. Symposium proposals should be submitted by April 1, 2018.

Please submit symposium proposal through the ISDP Symposia Form (to be available soon) and visit http://www.isdp.org/ for more information on the ISDP 2018 Annual Meeting. Email the Program Director, Amy Learmonth if you have any questions.

SPONSORS

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.