Letter from the President

Sonia Lupien, Ph.D.


Dear colleagues,


What a great honor to be the next President of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology!  It is a difficult task to be nominated President of ISPNE after Dr. Clemens Kirschbaum. Clemens has done a tremendous job during his 3-year mandate to stabilize the Society’s finances and to ensure its long-term survival. I, therefore, take this opportunity to thank Clemens and Nicolas Rohleder, our Secretary General, for their amazing work. I am very thankful that Nicolas will keep working with me as Secretary General of our Society... (Download the full letter below.)

Download the 2019 Letter HERE
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Obituary - Dirk Hellhammer


With great sadness we announce that our former president, emeritus Professor Dirk Hellhammer has passed away on December 1 at the age of 71. We have lost a pioneer of psychoneuroendocrinology, a highly inspiring academic teacher, a mentor, and a dear friend.


(read more here)

2020 Annual Conference

After a wonderful conference in Milan, Italy, the ISPNE community looks forward to the Annual Meeting in Chicago in September 2020. The local organizer will be Emma Adam and her team.

More infos will become available here soon.

The ISPNE Officers

At the 47th Annual Congress held in Zurich, a 3-years term has started for the Executive Committee. Learn more about the ISPNE Officers here.

2019 ISPNE Awards

Marian Joëls, PhD received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to the psychoneuroendocrinology with her significant contributions towards our understanding of mineralo and glucocorticoid receptors. Marian is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands.

Shannon Gourley, PhD received the 2019 Curt Richter Award for his paper "A glucocorticoid-sensitive ventral hippocampus-orbitofrontal cortical projection coordinates goal-directed action." The paper will be published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

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