The next ISDP meeting will be held November 8-10, 2017, at the Westin City Center, Washington, DC, USA, 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 2017 conference, which provides you a more convenient way to attend both conferences!

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center is the conference hotel, located  at 1400 M Street NW in the heart of the nation's capital, just steps from local attractions like the White House and National Mall. 

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Symposia for the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held November 8-10, 2017, at the Westin City Center, Washington, DC are due April 3, 2017.

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 3, 2017.

Please submit symposium proposal through the ISDP 2017 Symposia Proposal Form and visit http://www.isdp.org/ for more information on the ISDP 2017 Annual Meeting. Email the Program Director, Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, at besuther@fiu.edu if you have any questions.


April 3, 2017 Symposia Proposal Deadline
June 2, 2017 Award Application Deadline
June 2, 2017 Abstract Submission Deadline
October 1, 2017 Early Registration Deadline
October 1, 2017 Refund/Cancellation Deadline
October 1, 2017 Hotel Reservation Deadline
November 8-10, 2017 ISDP Annual Meeting Date


Abstract Submissions for presentation at the 2017 ISDP Annual Meeting will be accepted through June 2, 2017.  View the Call for Abstracts and then complete the ISDP 2017 Abstract Submission form.


ISDP will provide travel awards this year to assist with the cost of attending ISDP 2017!  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 this form: https://goo.gl/forms/8VPSb6hVGBLCXd8u1. 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 isdpawards@gmail.com. Application deadline for all awards is due June 2, 2017.For more information, please visit ISDP Awards.


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.