The Virtual Meeting Platform and all content (depending on author’s permission) is now fully available on-demand to all registered participants. Missed the ISDP 2020 Virtual Meeting? ISDP members can now register for access to the virtual meeting platform for $15 (non-members, $50). Content will be available through at least April 1, 2021 including 37 hours of video presentations (most of them are closed captioned) and 137 e-Poster pdfs, many include 3 minute video presentations.


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)

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 Final Program Schedule


Doing better – a panel discussion on how best to improve scientific practices with respect to inclusivity and equality

In this live panel, three members of the society board: Dima Amso, Natalie Brito, and Bridget Callaghan facilitated a discussion on diversity and social justice in academia, the laboratory, and the ‘work-from-home’ environment. First, they discussed why it is valuable to increase diversity in the lab, and the ways in which we, as researchers, can become better engaged with the communities we serve. Second, they discussed the critical issues of best practices in science, as they pertain to generalizability of data across cultures and populations, and the limitations of what can be inferred about the human condition when scientists sample from only white or WEIRD, middle class populations of infants/children/teens and parents. Coming from a place of active learning, they solicited questions from the audience, and crowdsource ideas for  plans to address systemic racism/discrimination within our society, universities, and lab cultures.

Highlights from the Symposium Sessions:

Please click on the Symposium Titles Below for full details:

Columbia University in the City of New York Sponsored Symposium:

Young Investigator Symposium: 

  • PERINATAL SYMPOSIUM: COVID-19 IN CLINIC AND RESEARCH, Session Chair: Dr. Marion van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, Netherlands; Panelists: Jasmine Hect, University of Pittsburgh, United States; Mr. Abdul Ibrahim, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Ms. Rebecca Lipschutz, University of Houston, United States; Dr. Tomoki Arichi, King’s College London, United Kingdom; Prof. Seon Deoni, Brown University, United States; Dr. Elif Duman, Bogazici University, Turkey; Prof. Dani Dumitriu, Columbia University, United States

ISDP STUDENT & POSTDOC MEMBER ABSTRACT AWARDS, thanks to our sponsors & virtual exhibitors:

Thank you to all of our sponsors, who have generously supported ISDP Student & Postdoc Member Travel Awards as well as selected Symposium Speaker’s travel.  Funding for these awards was generously provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)John Wiley and Sons Publishing, (publishers of the ISDP’s official journal, Developmental Psychobiology, the Division of Developmental Neuroscience in Psychiatry at Columbia University,  MagstimEGI, Brain Vision, LLC, The Trust Insurance Programs, ANT Neuro, Zero to Three and the members of the ISDP. Thanks to all our generous sponsors and exhibitors!

Thanks to our Confirmed 2020 Sponsors: