Call for Symposium Submissions – 53rd Annual Meeting of the ISDP – Deadline April 1st

Symposium Proposal Submission – Deadline April 1, 2020

53rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

October 21-23, 2020
at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Rockville, Maryland, USA

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. At least one speaker must be an ISDP member and speakers must represent different laboratories and locations.

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

One symposium will be awarded a Columbia University in the City of New York travel grant of $3000 to defray costs of attendance of symposium speakers (registration & travel, as per the wishes of the Symposium Chair).

One symposium will be accepted as the Young Investigators Symposium. All symposium speakers who are not members of ISDP will be granted a complimentary 2020 membership and member discounted registration fees.

Symposium Submission topic(s) & categories:


  • Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Physiological Processes, including hormonal modulation
  • Socio-emotional, including attachment & temperament
  • Perception
  • Sleep
  • Neurodevelopment and Plasticity, including imaging work
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Stress
  • Adversity
  • GxE Interactions
  • Cultural Influences
  • Sensori-motor development
  • Parental behavior (maternal, paternal or parent-child interactions)

More than one of the above topics can be chosen.