51st Annual ISDP Meeting

 

The next ISDP meeting will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego, California, USA, October 31st - November 2, 2018, and we are pleased to invite you to participate. The meeting offers an ideal opportunity to present new findings and exchange ideas in all areas of Developmental Psychobiology.  In addition, this year's meeting will be held as a satellite event immediately prior to the Society for Neuroscience 2018 conference, which provides you a more convenient way to attend both conferences!

Final Program for the 2017 meeting is available - Click here for PDF

Click here for Interactive ONLINE version

Click here for PDF version

 

NOTE:  Posters may be a maximum of 4 foot wide by 4 foot tall. 

       

The Crown Jewel of Mission Bay

The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is located on San Diego’s Mission Bay and across the street from the Pacific Beach shoreline, just 8 miles northwest of San Diego International Airport.

The Polynesian-themed San Diego hotel, a member of the California Green Lodging Program, has 310 guest rooms and suites each with a private balcony or patio and complimentary WiFi Internet. The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa has an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, and 14 function spaces – including the beach – for conventions, meetings, weddings, and parties.

The Catamaran Spa, San Diego’s only beachfront spa, offers a South Pacific-inspired menu of treatments with only all-natural marine and botanical elements. Oceana Coastal Kitchen and Moray’s feature patio dining only steps from the beach, and Action Sport Rentals has paddleboards, sailboats, kayaks, surfboards, bicycles, and segways for rent.

Address: 3999 Mission Boulevard

San Diego, CA  92109  USA

   

Program

The ISDP 2017 Final Program is available.  See link below. 

Final Program for the 2017 meeting is now available - Click here for PDF

Important Dates

April 1, 2018  Symposia Proposal Deadline
June 10, 2018 Award Application Deadline
June 10, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
October 1, 2018 Early Registration Deadline
October 1, 2018 Refund/Cancellation Deadline
October 1, 2018 Hotel Reservation Deadline
October 31 - November 3, 2018 ISDP Annual Meeting Date

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submissions for presentation at the 2018 ISDP Annual Meeting will be accepted through June 10, 2018.  View the Call for Abstracts for more information and complete your submission at (online abstract form coming soon)NOTE: Posters may be a maximum of 4 foot wide by 4 foot tall.

Travel Awards

ISDP will provide numerous travel awards this year to assist with the cost of attending ISDP 2018!  The Travel Awards are meant to help defray the costs of attending the meeting but will not likely cover all the costs. Students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to be considered for a Travel Award are required to check the appropriate box when they submit their abstract via the ISDP webpage. Students and postdoctoral fellows must be members of ISDP to be eligible. For more information, please visit ISDP Awards.

Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors, who have generously supported the ISDP.  Funding for these awards was generously provided by the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Wiley, Nurture Science Program Columbia University Medical Center, The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstract Submissions for presentation at the 2018 ISDP Annual Meeting will be accepted through June 10, 2018.  View the Call for Abstracts and then complete the ISDP 2017 Abstract Submission form.

It is recommended that new members submit their membership application at least 2-3 business days prior to the abstract deadline.  You will not have access to submit your abstract until your application is approved.  Membership applications may take 2-3 business days for approval. STUDENTS: A brief email from your advisor to Susanne Brummelte confirming your student status is required for membership approval.

TRAVEL AWARDS

ISDP will provide travel awards this year to assist with the cost of attending ISDP 2018!  The Travel Awards are meant to help defray the costs of attending the meeting but will not likely cover all the costs. Students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to be considered for a Travel Award are required to check the appropriate box when they submit their abstract via the ISDP webpage. Students and postdoctoral fellows must be members of ISDP to be eligible. Applications must be made by filling out the Google Docs form (to be made available soon). Travel awardees may be asked to give a 5-minute oral presentation.

We also invite nominations for the Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award, the David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, the Dissertation Award, the Senior Investigator Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Hennessy-Smotherman Best Student Paper Award and the Rovee-Collier Mentor Award. Information on how to apply for or nominate someone for these awards can be found online at http://www.isdp.org/awards. Documents associated with these awards must be emailed to [email protected]. Application deadline for all awards is due June 10, 2018.For more information, please visit ISDP Awards.

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA

Symposia for the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology 2018 Annual Meeting, to be held October 31st - November 2, 2018 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego, California, USA, are due April 1 2018.

Proposal applications should include the following information:
1. Symposium title

2. A short (250 words), integrative abstract outlining the theme of the symposium (see criteria below)
3. Speakers' names and affiliations
4. A brief summary of each speaker's presentation and a tentative title (250 words max)

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

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. Symposia will have an additional time period at the end for discussion and questions to allow the audience and speakers to engage deeply in the symposium topic. At least one speaker must be an ISDP member and speakers must represent different laboratories and locations. Symposium speakers may be asked to help judge poster sessions. One symposium will be awarded a Sackler Award to defray costs of attendance of symposium speakers. Symposium proposals should be submitted by April 1, 2018.

Please submit symposium proposal through the ISDP Symposia Form (to be available soon) and visit http://www.isdp.org/ for more information on the ISDP 2018 Annual Meeting. Email the Program Director, Amy Learmonth if you have any questions.

SPONSORS

Thank you to all of our sponsors, who have generously supported the ISDP.  Funding for these awards was generously provided by the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Wiley, Nurture Science Program Columbia University Medical Center, The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology.