ISDP 2023: 56th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

July 26-28, 2023

+ Pregnancy & Birth Cohorts Pre-Conference

09:30 – 19:00 on July 25th

Crowne Plaza Utrecht – Central Station

Program Directors:
Peter Gerhardstein, Binghamtom University-SUNY &

Marion van den Heuvel, Tilburg University

Conference Coordinators:
Christopher Harshaw, University of New Orleans &

Margaret Whedon, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Perinatal Sessions Wednesday from 10:00 – 15:00 & *Optional Pregnancy & Birth Cohorts Pre-Conference on Tuesday from 9:30 – 19:00 Sponsored by:

International Perinatal Brain and Behavior Network (IPBBN)
Marion van den Heuvel, Tilburg University

*An optional Pregnancy & Birth Cohorts Pre-Conference will be held on Tuesday, July 25th from 9:30 – 19:00

View Final Program click here


8:30-9:00Registration + Coffee/teaLobby
9:00-10:00Opening & Flash Cohort introductionsVecht 1,2,3
10:00-11:30Session 1: Lessons Learned: Including underserved/understudied communities and Remote AssessmentVecht 1,2,3
 Panel members: Melissa Gladstone, Staci Weiss, Amy Elliott 
11:30-13:00Lunch On Your OwnFood court
13:00-14:30Session 2: Lessons Learned: Sharing Data & Open ScienceVecht 1,2,3
 Panel members: Chantal Kemner, Koraly Perez-Edgar, Adi Talati, Kate Northstone 
14:30-15:00Break + Coffee/teaLobby
15:00-16:30Session 3: Lessons Learned within and across consortiaVecht 1,2,3
 Panel members: Steve Williams, Suzanne King, Bill Fifer, Moriah Thomason 
16:30-18:30Networking Drinks + posters with cohort overviewsEem-Lek & Singel
18:30-19:00ClosingVecht 1,2,3
19:00-21:00Dinner On Your OwnDowntown Utrecht
21:00-00:00Social activity (TBA)Downtown Utrecht

All accepted abstracts have been updated in the program and presenters have been notified.

The International Society of Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP), is an international organization founded in 1968 for the purpose of encouraging research on the development of behavior in all organisms including man, with special attention to the effects of biological factors operating at any level of organization. ISDP 2023, the 56th Annual Meeting of the ISDP, will bring together a multidisciplinary group of over 300 international researchers from all areas of developmental psychobiology ranging from clinical psychiatrists to ethologists to molecular biologists with a common interest in promoting translational research by emphasizing the integration of basic and clinical research approaches. Symposium sessions will cover cutting-edge interdisciplinary data and novel methods relevant to longitudinal and translational models of development with special emphasis on how environmental factors, such as early adversity, alter developmental trajectories. Research promoting both human and animal models highlighting complementary or translational work across species will be presented in Oral and Poster Sessions over three days with ample opportunity for networking and scientific discussion. ISDP’s annual meeting provides a unique opportunity for advanced researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students who share a common interest in developmental processes share their science in a scholarly and collegial atmosphere with no competing sessions which facilitates interactions across disciplines and levels of expertise.

As an international society we are excited about returning to Europe for the first time since 2015, to the Crowne Plaza Utrecht – Central Station, the beating heart of the Netherlands and very convenient to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which is less than 30 minutes by train. We are pleased to invite you to participate.

Virtual Participation:

Includes access to the virtual platform for on-demand access to the recorded presentations from shortly after their live presentation for up to three weeks following the event. An e-poster platform will also be included, but at this time no virtual poster sessions are planned. Virtual and in-person participants can contact speakers and poster authors through the virtual platform and mobile app to discuss their presentations or e-posters, and may also participate in chats with other participants through the virtual platform networking features, but we are eliminating the live-streaming and the live discussion and Q&A for virtual participants. The e-posters will be integrated with our online abstracts and program so that authors will simply upload a pdf version of their in-person posters to be presented in the e-poster module similar to this example (without video):


For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors and Exhibitors:


Thanks to Wiley for sponsoring the ISDP 2023 Student Postdoc Social Event