ISDP 2022 Hybrid Meeting: 55th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

November 9-11, 2022


Abstract Submission Deadline was August 5, 2022

Abstract Instructions

Detailed instructions for completing the abstract are provided on the submission page, but here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Abstracts must be no longer than 250 (2,000 characters maximum)
  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • All research must comply with the ethical guidelines in the use of animals and humans. For more information, please visit
  • Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author. Advisors may not submit an abstract for another person under their own login
  • There is a non-refundable abstract submission fee of $50. Abstract fees must be made before an abstract submission is considered complete.

Abstracts will be assigned to either an oral presentation (10-minute talk, plus 5 minutes for questions) or a poster session. You can indicate your preference for a talk or poster on the abstract submission form. We will   do our best to accommodate your preference. The first author of the abstract must be the presenter. If you have any questions about abstract submissions, please contact the Program Director, Peter Gerhardstein or the Managing Director, Joan Oefner.

Type of Submission

You will be given three options for submission of your abstract:
  1. Standard Abstract Submission (for data analysis that has already been completed for the study)
  2. Pre-registration (for a study that is planned/underway, or includes data that has been collected but not yet analyzed)
  3. Policy Practice & Advocacy (submissions that focus on specific policy implications or extensions of developmental science; does not need to include data)

Abstract 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, parent-child interactions)

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

  • prenatal
  • infancy
  • adolescence
  • adult
  • ageing

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

  • Humans
  • Non-human primates
  • Rodents
  • Invertebrate
  • Other

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

Virtual iPoster Sessions will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022

We will keep the Virtual iPoster Sessions separate from the in-person Poster Sessions (on traditional poster boards). All poster authors will be required to also create an iPoster in the, which will include also a simple pdf upload option in addition to the full iPoster templates for more in-depth information. Our interactive iPoster platform will make it easy for authors to create presentations that bring their research to life – whether presented virtually online or live onsite in San Diego including:

  • Schedule video chat room discussions at multiple times and dates.
  • Unlimited text and multimedia content.
  • Upload high resolution images, high definition videos, and GIF’s.
  • Audio tools for adding oral presentations and other sound files.
  • Add simulations, visualizations, and sonifications.
  • Include links to external websites for viewing original source materials and other contextual content and other dynamic content. 

We will organize two Virtual Sessions during the meeting in San Diego to make them accessible for all virtual presenters as well as our in-person participants as follows:

FOR VIRTUAL PRESENTERS IN EUROPE TO CHICAGO: San Diego 7AM-9AM (Which will be East Coast 10AM-12PM; Chicago 9AM – 11AM; Europe 4PM-6PM)


ISDP Student/Postdoc Travel Awards

Submission Deadline Was: August 5, 2022

ISDP Member Students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to be considered for a student NIH/Columbia University in the City of New York Travel Award are required to submit an ONLINE Abstract AND complete the ISDP Student/Postdoc Member Travel Awards Application.  Students and postdoctoral fellows must be members of ISDP to be eligible and should complete the membership application at least few days before the August 5th deadline to allow time for approval of the application which will require an upload letter from their mentor verifying student status.

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

Application deadline for the Travel Awards and the other named awards is August 5, 2022 to apply or to nominated someone, please click on the award buttons on your member profile.

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.”VA