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.)

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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.


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2019 Annual Conference

After a wonderful conference in Irvine, a very special Annual Conference will be held in Milan on August 29-31, 2019. The conference theme is "50 Years of PNE - Returning to Where It All Began". Click here for more information.


2019 PNIRS Scientific Meeting

The Psychoimmunology Research Society (PNIRS) will hold its annual meeting together with GEBIN from June 4-8, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. For more information, please visit the society's website here.

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.

2018 ISPNE Awards

Megan Gunner, PhD received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to the psychoneuroendocrinology of children and adolescents. Megan is the Regent Professor and McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

Eli Puterman, PhD received the 2018 Curt Richter Award for his paper "Aerobic exercise lengthens telomeres and reduces stress in family caregivers: A randomized controlled trial." The paper will be published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

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