Submission Deadline Extended to: April 28, 2023

ISDP 2023: 56th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

July 26-28, 2023
Three Full Days with One Evening & Two Lunchtime Poster Sessions
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to: April 28, 2023

Crowne Plaza Utrecht – Central Station

+ Pregnancy & Birth Cohorts Pre-Conference from 09:30 – 19:00 on July 25th!


Abstract Instructions

Please note that the online abstract/travel award system is now separate from ISDP online membership & online registration system. Student/postdoc member travel award applications will be verified through the new online membership system, please ignore past “membership” information which may still show up in this X-CD online abstract system.

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 2 minutes for questions), lightning talk 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.

Virtual presentation of ePosters will be available!

Poster presenters can upload their digital ePosters through the speaker/abstract module.

    • 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
  • All accepted poster presenters will upload a digital ePoster through the speaker/abstract module as a pdf of their in-person poster (for access on the virtual platform and mobile app). 
  • ePosters will be available for all registered attendees (in-person & virtual attendees) and all poster abstracts will be included in the abstract publication in Developmental Psychobiology. Poster presenters can register for in-person OR virtual participation. ePoster virtual participants will be able to network with all registered attendees through the virtual platform/mobile app. We encourage our virtual participants to use the virtual networking features to invite meeting attendees to visit your ePosters, as well as Twitter (highly encouraged) #isdp2023. 

Virtual Participation

The virtual platform will include on-demand access to the recorded presentations from shortly after their live presentation for up to three weeks following the event. The ePoster platform will also be included, poster presenters can register either for in-person or virtual participation. Virtual and in-person participants can contact speakers and poster authors through the virtual platform and mobile app to discuss their presentations or ePosters, and may also participate in chats with other participants through the virtual platform networking features, but we are eliminating the live-streaming and the live discussion and Q&A. The ePosters will be integrated with our online abstracts and program so that authors will simply upload a pdf version of their in-person posters to be presented in the ePoster module similar to this example from another meeting (without video):

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

ISDP Student/Postdoc Travel Awards

Submission Deadline: April 21. 2023

ISDP Student Members and Early-Career Members who are still Postdocs, who wish to be considered for a Travel Award are required to submit an ONLINE Abstract and click on the Award Application (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 April 21, 2023, 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. +1-800-947-1960
WhatsApp: +49 171-1049-181