2020 In-Person Conference Chicago POSTPONED - Virtual Conference Will Be Held

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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 - Bruce McEwen


On January 2, 2020 our colleague and dear friend, Dr. Bruce McEwen died after a brief illness.  I think that most of my colleagues would agree with me if I said that along with Hans Selye, Bruce was one of the greatest pioneer in stress research, both in animals and humans.  Bruce was also an amazing mentor who always wanted the best for young scientists.  We will miss him very much.  The field of psychoneuroendocrinology has lost a great scientist, and we all lost a very good friend.


(Download the full-text obtuary published in Psychoneuroendocrinology below.)

PNEC Obituary Dr. Bruce McEwen
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2020 Annual Conference - POSTPONED

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing concerns regarding travel and in-person congregration, the 2020 in-person conference is postponed to the end of August 2021.

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Annual Conference


The ISPNE Officers

At the 47th Annual Congress held in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2017, 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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