Symposium Proposal Submission – ISDP 2022 Hybrid Meeting

DEADLINE WAS APRIL 1, 2022, SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW UNDER REVIEW, THANKS TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED

On behalf of the Program Committee for ISDP 2022 Hybrid Meeting, we we invite Symposium Submissions. To submit a Symposium Proposal, you do not need to be an ISDP member, but at least one speaker must be an ISDP member and speakers must represent different laboratories and locations. 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. If your symposium proposal is chosen for inclusion in the program, the information you submit will be made available on the ISDP Meeting Website and in the meeting program. The symposium speakers will be required to re-submit their full abstract through the online conference management system (without an abstract fee, instructions will be sent to them). Please view the example of a successful Symposium Proposal. Example of a Successful Symposium Proposal Submission 

In Chicago at last year’s first ever Hybrid Meeting, we had in-person attendance of 214 combined with another 293 on the virtual platform for a total of 507 international participants. The 55th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)  returns to the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego, California, USA, November 9-11, 2022 and we are pleased to invite you to participate. The meeting offers an ideal opportunity to present new findings and exchange ideas in all areas of Developmental Psychobiology.  In addition, this year’s meeting will be once again held as a Hybrid Meeting with both in-person as well as virtual participation possible. The ISDP 2022 Hybrid Meeting 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, and then ISDP 2021 Hybrid Meeting, we hope to continue bringing the ISDP community together to 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.  However, to ensure a successful hybrid experience, the ISDP strives towards a minimum of 50:50 in-person vs online presentation (or higher in-person). We acknowledge that situations might change and that some people who intend to attend in person may need to switch due to unforeseen circumstance. By submitting this symposium you agree that at this time it is anticipated that at least half of the presenters and at least one chair will be in person, assuring a truly hybrid experience.

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.

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.

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, to be distributed as per the wishes of the Symposium Chair(s). One symposium will be accepted as the Young Investigators Symposium and will benefit from a $1,000 grant from Wiley, publishers of Developmental Psychobiology to be distributed amongst the trainee participants in the session. All symposium speakers who are not members of ISDP will be granted free membership and member discounted registration fees.

Watch the On-Demand 2021 President's/Young Investigator Symposium: EARLY CROSS-TALK BETWEEN THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND OVERNUTRITION: BRIDGING PRE-CLINICAL ANIMAL MODELS AND HUMAN COHORTS

Watch the On-Demand 2021 Hybrid PRE-CONFERENCE PERINATAL SYMPOSIUM: TELOMERES – A CRITICAL DISCUSSION OF BIOMARKER METHODOLOGY AND EVIDENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION, WITHIN AND ACROSS GENERATIONS, OF TELOMERES AND MATERNAL RISK

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Kon Tiki Ballroom for General Sessions, the entire floor of conference space is reserved for social distancing, comfort and safety of our attendees!
Above: ISDP 2021 Hybrid Travel Award Winners in Chicago; Below: ISDP 2018 Travel Award Winners in Chicago!