Dear ISPNE community,
As the local organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 50th Annual Conference of the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) to be held August 27th through 29th in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The theme of the 2020 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.
Some new features for this year’s conference include:
1. A preconference will be offered on Thursday morning.
2. A slightly shorter conference day will be held, allowing more time for connecting informally with colleagues and for exploring the city.
3. There will be special benefits for students/trainees including: lower conference registration pricing for students/trainees, student/trainee flash talks, and availability of a student/trainee lounge on Saturday and Sunday for socializing and networking.
4. Posters will be available in traditional (printed) form during the poster session, but also will be available electronically.
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, Elif Aysimi Duman and Samuele Zilioli
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