Letter from the President

Carmine Pariante, Ph.D.


Dear friends and colleagues


We are approaching the end of 2020, and we are now almost four months into my ISPNE Presidency. I thought this was a good moment to look at the future and to share with you some of the plans that I, as President, and we all, as Executive Committee, have for the next few months, with a view to projecting the society into the future while also consolidating the enormous work that my predecessors have completed over the last few years. ... (Download the full letter below.)

Download the 2020 Letter HERE
A word from the Society President.pdf
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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
Obituary Bruce McEwen.pdf
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Annual In-Person Conference Postponed to 2022

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing concerns regarding travel and in-person congregration, the 2020 in-person conference is postponed to September 8th-10th 2022. A virtual Annual Conference will be held later this year on September 7th to 9th, 2021.

Read more here:

Annual Conference


The ISPNE Officers

The membership has elected Emma Adam as President-Elect. She will serve a 3-years term and take over the gaffle from our president, Carmine Pariante in 2023. Learn more about the ISPNE Officers here.

2020 ISPNE Awards

James Herman, PhD received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the psychoneuroendocrinology with his significant contributions towards our understanding of stress-related endocrine changes and bodily effects. Jim is a Professor of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinetti, Ohio, in the U.S.A.

Rachel Hill, PhD received the 2020 Curt Richter Award for her paper "Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) - repurposed drugs to treat the cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia" The paper will be published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

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