ISDP 2020 IS NOW COMING TO YOU AS A VIRTUAL MEETING! We are moving ahead with a virtual meeting so that we can share our science. Therefore, we highly encourage you to prepare and collaborate with colleagues for ISDP 2020 in this virtual setting. The deadline for submission of abstracts, travel awards, and nominations for society awards has been extended to August 15th.

COVID-19 Update – Abstract & Travel Awards Deadlines Extended to August 1st for ISDP 2020

Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic developments, we are monitoring the situtation closely, with knowledge that despite areas beginning to reopen, COVID-19 cases are rising in many places, with several states in the U.S. and some countries continuing to experience new peaks in daily infections. We wanted to let you know that the meeting will happen. Because the ISDP 2020 is an official Satellite meeting of the SfN, we must wait to decide whether it will be virtual or in-person until SfN makes its decision.

Abstract Submission & Travel Award Deadline extended until August 1, 2020

ISDP leadership is closely monitoring the rapid developments pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), along with public health authorities local to the Washington, D.C. area, site of ISDP 2020. The ReOpen DC Advisory Group has presented a set of reopening recommendations to D.C. Mayor Muriel Browser for her consideration.

ISDP Statement on risks of racism to children

Consistent with the focus of our scientific community, we are enraged in particular on behalf of Black children who are repeatedly subjected to racial injustice and profiling of themselves and their family members. These victims of racial injustice also face a system that jails their fathers and male role models in disproportionate numbers and thus deprives them of the full range of potential caregiving experiences. When our justice system kills and over-incarcerates Black men, it disrupts families and affects children. Science tells us that responsive and sensitive caregiving builds healthy brains. The stress and inequalities that Black people face from the current system make it so much harder for caring parents to provide this support to their children.