Steps from the White Flint Metro Station, in the Washington DC Area

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)


April 1, 2020Symposium Proposal Submission Deadline
June 1, 2020Student/Postdoc Travel Award Application Deadline
June 1, 2020Abstract Submission Deadline
June 30, 2020Travel Award Notification
June 30, 2020Abstract Acceptance Notification
July 15, 2020Early-Bird Registration Deadline
September 15, 2020Regular Registration Deadline (Onsite Registration prices go into effect on September 16th)
September 15, 2020Hotel Reservation 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: June 1, 2020, click here for more information.


Symposium Proposal Submission

More Information and Submission Form

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 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.

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

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, as per the wishes of the Symposium Chair(s). One symposium will be accepted as the Young Investigators Symposium. All symposium speakers who are not members of ISDP will be granted free membership and member discounted registration fees.


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

ISDP Abstract and travel award deadline is also June 1, 2020. Online application form coming soon.

Thanks to our Confirmed 2020 Sponsors: