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Symposium Proposal Submission – ISDP 2021 Hybrid Meeting

DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2021 (please use online form below)

While COVID-19 continues spreading across the world at this time, as vaccine distribution is ramping up, the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology is keeping the health and safety of our members as our top priority. The ISDP 2021 Hybrid Meeting: 54th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP) will be held November 10-12, 2021, at the Swissôtel Chicago, for all those who are ready and able to TRAVEL and will include integrated virtual presentations, online discussions and on-demand access to engage participants across the world. Building on the success of ISDP 2020 Virtual Meeting, we hope that this first ever Hybrid Meeting will allow the ISDP community to stay connected, share research, and further collaborations to advance the field of Developmental Psychobiology. Thus, at this point you do not need to be certain whether you or your symposium participants can be present in person at the meeting, will attend virtually or will be some mixture of both.  

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. The Program Committee is also especially interested in a “Young Investigators Symposium”, the ISDP encourages submissions from investigators within seven years of earning a PhD to submit a Young Investigators Symposium. Student/Postdoc speakers invited to participate in the Young Investigator Symposium will be eligible for ISDP Student/Postdoc Travel Awards.

The Symposium should be 1.5 hours in length, 4-5 speakers with time at the end of the session for discussion and Q&A,  please plan for 1.5 hours total time, to include the introduction, the presentations and the Q&A Discussion. Please view this example of a Symposium Proposal Submission.

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
  5. Preference for symposia that integrate animal and human research

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(s). One symposium will be accepted as the Young Investigators Symposium. All symposium speakers who are not members of ISDP will be granted free membership and member discounted registration fees.

Before filling out the application form below, please download and view this example of a Symposium Proposal Submission.