Official Satellite Meeting of the SfN

Program Director
Amy Learmonth, William Paterson University

Peter Gerhardstein, Binghamton University-SUNY

Conference Coordinator
Julie Campbell, Psychology Department, Illinois State University

Perinatal Pre-Conference Symposium Program Director
Marion I. van den Heuvel
Sponsored by the International Perinatal Brain and Behavior Network (IPBBN)

Announcing the Symposium Sessions:

Please click on the Symposium Titles Below for full details:

Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic developments, we are monitoring the situation 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, one way or the other.

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.

We have been examining various ways of making the meeting an interactive and engaging virtual meeting. The meeting may end up being even more interactive if we turn it into a Virtual Meeting, with the content from the sessions becoming available a week in advance so people can start discussing them even before, during and after the actual dates. We can keep the content alive and moving even after the meeting, and most importantly, expand access to the content to more people, those who are very far away, or have other reasons that keep them from attending the in person meeting annually.

We hope you are planning on joining us at ISDP 2020, whether that will be in person (hopefully) or virtually. The Abstract Deadline has been extended to August 1, 2020


May 1, 2020Symposium Proposal Submission Deadline
August 1, 2020Student/Postdoc Travel Award Application Deadline
August 1, 2020Abstract Submission Deadline
August 15, 2020Abstract Acceptance Notification
August 15, 2020

Early-Bird Registration Deadline

August 30, 2020Travel Award Notification

September 15, 2020

Hotel Reservation Deadline effect on September 16th)
September 30, 2020Regular Registration Deadline
October 21-23, 2020ISDP Annual Meeting Dates

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Perinatal Pre-Conference Symposium
Sponsored by the International Perinatal Brain and Behavior Network (IPBBN)

All are welcome, included in ISDP 2020 registration.
Contact: Marion van den Heuvel, Tilburg University E-mail


Deadline: August 1, 2020, click here for more information.


Abstract Submissions for presentation at the 2020 ISDP Annual Meeting will be accepted through August 1, 2020. Abstracts must be submitted using the official online abstract form.

ISDP Abstract and travel award deadline is also August 1, 2020. Online application form

Thanks to our Confirmed 2020 Sponsors: