52nd Annual Meeting of the ISPNE

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Welcome to the ISPNE 52nd Annual Meeting information site!

As the local organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 52nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) to be held September 8th through 10th in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The theme of the 2022 ISPNE conference is Psychoneuroendocrinology Across the Lifespan. Starting from conception, the intricate interplay between our biology and our environments has essential impacts during infancy, childhood, and adolescence, setting developmental trajectories that continue to affect later behavior, health, and wellbeing.  The environment-biology interplay continues during both middle and late adulthood as our biological systems are built for responsivity, plasticity, and allostasis throughout the lifespan. The complexity of the relationship between our biology and our environments is unveiled in animal models, human experimental laboratory models, and observational studies of humans and animals in their everyday situations.  Psychoneuroendocrinology as a discipline and ISPNE as a society encompass biology-environment transactions across all of these developmental periods at multiple levels of analysis (genetic, neurobiological, endocrine, behavioral, social, contextual, cultural, societal).  We invite you to take a lifespan journey with us as we explore psychoneuroendocrinological research across all of these stages of development and levels of analysis. 

This year, we will include invited keynotes as well as featured symposia focusing on different phases of the lifespan.  The program will proceed in a developmental format, with prenatal topics first, followed by childhood, then adolescence, and adult development and aging. Evolutionary and intergenerational approaches will also be considered.  Papers and symposia that fall outside of this developmental theme are also welcome, please don’t hesitate to submit your exciting Psychoneuroendocrinology work to us.

In summary, we have a special meeting planned that will be made even more special by your participation, so we hope you will join us!

Emma K. Adam
Northwestern University

Elif Aysimi Duman
Bogazici University 

Samuele Zilioli
Wayne State University

Deadlines were June 25, 2022 for symposia submissions and abstract submissions for individual posters and oral presentations.   

Symposia: Each symposium must include a chair with either 4 individual presenters or 3 individual presenters and a discussant. The symposium chair should provide a symposium proposal of max. 1000 words that gives an integrative overview of the goals of the proposed symposium, including all individual presentations and discussant contributions, if applicable. Please also provide separate abstracts of no more than 250 words for each individual contribution, using the following structure: BackgroundMethodsResultsConclusion. No tables or figures are allowed. Please note that following ISPNE rules, all symposium chairs and symposium speakers have to pay the conference fees and cover their travel expenses.

Individual Abstracts: Abstracts should be less than 250 words with the following sections: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion. No tables or figures are allowed. A small group of abstracts will be selected for oral presentations and grouped into themes for symposia or added to existing symposia. Abstracts that are not selected as oral presentations will be presented as posters. Please indicate during submission whether a poster or oral presentation is preferred.