51st Annual Meeting of the ISDP

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

& Perinatal Pre-Conference Symposium Sponsored by the International Perinatal Brain and Behavior Network (IPBBN)

Program Director
Amy Learmonth, William Paterson University

Conference Coordinator
Sonia A. Cavigelli, Pennsylvania State University

Symposium Sessions, Descriptions and Abstracts from ISDP 2018

The 51st Annual Meeting was held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego, California, USA, October 31st – November 2, 2018, with a record West Coast attendance of 257 participants. The meeting offered an ideal opportunity to present new findings and exchange ideas in all areas of Developmental Psychobiology.  As in year’s past, the meeting was held as a satellite event immediately prior to the Society for Neuroscience 2018 conference, which provided a more convenient way to attend both conferences!

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SLEEP WITHIN A DEVELOPMENTAL CONTEXT: PREDICTORS AND CONSEQUENCES OF SLEEP DURING INFANCY, EARLY CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENCE, AND THE TRANSITION TO PARENTHOOD, Symposium Chair: Diane Goldenberg, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA READ MORE/ABSTRACTS

Presenters:

  • Victoria J. Molfese and Dennis L. Molfese, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, USA
  • Lu Dong, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
  • Diane Goldenberg, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Douglas M. Teti, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

Research Subjects: Humans

THE TWO SIDES OF EARLY LIFE ADVERSITY: VULNERABILITY VS OPPORTUNITY, Symposium Chair: Jee Hyun Kim, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental He, Parkville, Australia; Co-Chair: Christina J. Perry, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia READ MORE/ABSTRACTS

Presenters:

  • Regina M. Sullivan, Emotional Brain Institute, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Child Study Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, New York, USA
  • Quentin J. Pittman, Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Nim Tottenham, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Colombia University, New York, USA
  • Sreedharan Sajikumar, Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Christina Perry, K. Drummond, M. Waring and J. H. Kim, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

Research Subjects: Other

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR SYMPOSIUM: EARLY LIFE STRESS EFFECTS ON EMOTIONAL LEARNING:MECHANISMS AND INTERVENTIONS FROM HUMAN AND ANIMAL MODELS, Symposium Chair: Maya Opendak, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City, USA READ MORE/ABSTRACT

Presenters:

  • Dylan Gee, Yale University, New Haven, USA
  • Kevin Bath, Brown University, Providence, USA
  • Maya Opendak, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City, USA

Research Subjects: Humans

SACKLER SYMPOSIUM: FROM ANIMALS TO HUMANS: UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF MATERNAL IMMUNE ACTIVATION ON THE DEVELOPING OFFSPRING BRAIN AND ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN., Symposium Co-Chairs: Dustin Scheinost, Yale University, New Haven, USA and Marisa N. Spann, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York, USA READ MORE & ABSTRACTS

Presenters:

  • Sarah E. Canetta, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York, USA
  • Carina L. Block, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, USA
  • Jerod M. Rasmussen, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, USA
  • Dustin Scheinost, Yale University, New Haven, USA
  • Marisa N. Spann discussant, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York, USA

Research Subjects: Other

ACQUIRING KNOWLEDGE: A MULTIMETHOD AND MULTISPECIES SYMPOSIUM ON LEARNING, Symposium Chair: Jennifer Silvers, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA READ MORE/ABSTRACTS

Presenters:

  • Dima Amso, Brown University, Providence, USA
  • Natalie Brito, New York University, New York City, USA
  • Bridget Callaghan, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Jennifer Silvers, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
  • Heidi Meyer, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, USA

Research Subjects: Other

What did attendees like best about the 2018 ISDP Annual Meeting?

Integration of applied/clinical, animal and human basic science work. Also – the great focus on new scholars (trainees etc.).

Great symposium topics and well-attended poster sessions with drinks and canapes – this encourages discussion.

I always love to see the student/jr. investigators’ presentations. The society’s commitment to mentorship in a variety of formats is excellent!

The focus of the meeting was highly related to my research area. It also felt like a very welcoming environment for trainees. The wide array of topics and attendance of many leaders in the field.

balance in presentations between human and animal work. the selection of talks was very thoughtful.

High quality presentations that were truly psychobiology in that the research included aspects of both behaviour and biology (brain, cortisol, physiology).

 

Symposium Sessions from ISDP 2018 in San Diego

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thank you to all of our sponsors, who have generously supported ISDP Student & Postdoc Member Travel Awards as well as selected Symposium Speaker’s travel.  Funding for these awards was generously provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, John Wiley and Sons Publishing, the Sackler Institute, the Nurture Science Project at Columbia University and the Members of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.

We wish to also acknowledge the support of our Exhibitors – Philips Neuro and Salimetrics. Thanks to all our Exhibitors and Sponsors: