We are In-Person Only Again!

Abstract & Student/Postdoc Member Travel Award Submission Deadline Extended Until: June 17, 2024

ISDP 2024: 57th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

October 2-4, 2024, Swissotel, Chicago, USA (immediately preceding SfN Neuroscience 2024)

Program Director: Marion van den Heuvel, Tilburg University
Program Co-Director: Bridget Callaghan, University of California, Los Angeles

Conference Coordinators:
Christopher Harshaw, University of New Orleans & Margaret Whedon, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Virtual presentation of ePosters will be available but no virtual sessions and all presenters must be registered for in-person registration as there will be no virtual platform this year. The new online abstract/program includes a poster gallery with pdf upload of the posters, options to include a video presentation and participants can choose whether to include the networking options for chat, direct chat and group chat, users can always opt out. Each poster can also include email, Twitter, LinkedIn Facebook and Instagram. We will not allow download of the poster pdf’s and all this is optional but we highly recommend utilizing these additional poster networking features.

The Annual Meeting of the ISDP includes oral and poster sessions for individual, free-standing research presentations which benefit both the presenters and audience from high levels of interaction and discussion. We encourage lively debate and discussion during these interactive oral and poster sessions. A nonrefundable abstract fee of $50 will be due at the time of submission. Abstracts must be finalized, including payment of the nonrefundable $50 submission fee, before the submission deadline. By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the ISDP Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.
Abstracts submitted for presentation at the ISDP annual meeting are reviewed by the Program Committee after the submission deadline. Poster presenters can upload their digital ePosters through the speaker/abstract module (optional) for additional exposure to attendees. To review, here are the virtual networking features available:
    • Digital ePosters are automatically tied to the original abstract record
    • Once scheduled, the ePoster will display in our online program and in a digital poster gallery organized automatically by topic, ID, title, speaker and organization.
    • Discussion boards are embedded for Q&A and ongoing discussions
    • ePosters will be available for all registered attendees and all poster abstracts will be included in the abstract publication in Developmental Psychobiology. We encourage participants to use the networking features to invite meeting attendees to visit your ePosters, as well as Twitter (highly encouraged) #isdp2024. 

Important Dates

April 1, 2024Symposium Proposal Deadline
June 17, 2024ISDP Student/Postdoc Travel Award Application Deadline
June 17, 2024Abstract Submission Deadline
July 15, 2024Early Registration Deadline
September 15, 2024Refund/Cancellation Deadline
September 2, 2024Hotel Reservation Deadline
October 2-4, 2024ISDP Annual Meeting Dat

You will be given three options for submission of your abstract:

  • Standard Abstract Submission (for data analysis that has already been completed for the study)
  • Pre-registration (for a study that is planned/underway, or includes data that has been collected but not yet analyzed)
  • Policy Practice & Advocacy (submissions that focus on specific policy implications or extensions of developmental science; does not need to include data)

Abstract Submission Categories:

  1. Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  2. Physiological Processes including hormonal modulation
  3. Socio-emotional including attachment & temperament
  4. Perception
  5. Sleep
  6. Neurodevelopment and Plasticity including imaging work
  7. Learning
  8. Memory
  9. Cognitive Processes
  10. Genetics and Epigenetics
  11. Stress
  12. Adversity
  13. Cultural Influences
  14. Sensori-motor development
  15. Parental behavior such as maternal or paternal or parent-child interactions
  16. GxE Interactions

Please choose an AGE or AGES from the list below associated with the research discussed in this abstract:

  • prenatal
  • infancy
  • adolescence
  • adult
  • aging

Please choose one or more Research Species Categories related to this abstract:

  • Humans
  • Non-human primates
  • Rodents
  • Invertebrate

Presenting authors can indicate their interest in a preferred presentation type for the abstract. Please note that inclusion in an oral presentation is not guaranteed if selected as the preferred presentation type, but is at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.

  • Poster
  • Prefer POSTER, but will give oral
  • Prefer ORAL, but will give poster

ISDP Student/Postdoc Travel Awards

Submission Deadline: June 3, 2024

A limited numer of Travel Awards are available for students and early-career (still postdoc) members of the ISDP. These are distributed to the top scoring abstracts of the eligible ISDP student/postdoc members who apply through this online abstract form by the abstract submission deadline These awards are made possible through contributions and grants from ISDP as well as our sponsors and the NIH.

ISDP Student Members and Early-Career Members who are still Postdocs, who wish to be considered for a Travel Award (click here for more information). Membership must be current to be considered for a Student/Postdoc Travel Award so if your membership dues need to be renewed, please renew or join the society as a Student or Early-Career (postdoc) member before submitting the abstract and applying for the Travel Award. Students and Postdocs applying for Travel Grants MUST join or renew BEFORE the abstract deadline of June 3, 2024, to be considered for the Travel Awards.

Testimonials from past ISDP Annual Meeting Participants:

  • The choice of talks and presenters was great. The collaborative atmosphere of the conference was excellent.”
  • “Ability to connect with top researchers in the field due to the small, intimate nature. Stepping out of my wheelhouse to listen to presentations not typically thought of as being related to my research.”
  • “The variety of presentations from a diverse group of presenters (graduate students, post-docs, PIs, basic and clinical) made for a really excellent conference.”
  • “I like the fact that the speakers included both very early career scientists and leaders in the field. I also really liked that there was a good representation of different methods (fMRI, behavioral observation, rodent models, etc) and approaches.”

Questions or More Information:

Joan Oefner, Managing Director
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel. and  WhatsApp: +49 171-1049-181

To view the preliminary online program click the image above, if you do not have an Oxford Abstracts account you will need to create an account, otherwise please use the same email you used to submit your abstract