52nd Annual Meeting of the ISPNE

September 8 -10, 2022
The Blackstone Hotel
Chicago, IL 

ISPNE is IN PERSON in 2022!

Dear ISPNE community,

As the local organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 52nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) to be held September 8th through 10th in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The theme of the 2022 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. 

This year, we will include invited keynotes as well as featured symposia focusing on different phases of the lifespan.  The program will proceed in a developmental format, with prenatal topics first, followed by childhood, then adolescence, and adult development and aging. Evolutionary and intergenerational approaches will also be considered.  Papers and symposia that fall outside of this developmental theme are also welcome, please don’t hesitate to submit your exciting Psychoneuroendocrinology work to us.

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 @emmakadam
Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research
Northwestern University

Elif Aysimi Duman
Assistant Professor of Biopsychology
Department of Psychology, and Center for Life Sciences and Technologies
Bogazici University

Samuele Zilioli
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology & Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Wayne State University


Abstract Submission and Registration

We are pleased to announce that the website for conference registration and abstract submission for ISPNE 2022 is now open!   

Click here to submit your symposium submission and abstract.   

Deadlines are June 1st, 2022 for symposia submissions, and June 15th, 2022 for abstract submissions for individual posters and oral presentations.  Early bird registration ends August 1st, 2022.  

A link for accommodation booking will be posted on the conference website at a later date.

The call for symposia (including 3 to 4 speakers), individual papers, and poster submissions is now available. Click on the link below to enter your submission.  The deadline for symposium submissions is June 1, 2022, with poster submission due June 15, 2022.
Symposia: Each symposium must include a chair with either 4 individual presenters or 3 individual presenters and a discussant. The symposium chair should provide a symposium proposal of max. 1000 words that gives an integrative overview of the goals of the proposed symposium, including all individual presentations and discussant contributions, if applicable. Please also provide separate abstracts of no more than 250 words for each individual contribution, using the following structure: BackgroundMethodsResultsConclusion. No tables or figures are allowed. Please note that following ISPNE rules, all symposium chairs and symposium speakers have to pay the conference fees and cover their travel expenses.
Individual abstracts:
Individual Abstracts: Abstracts should be less than 250 words with the following sections: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion. No tables or figures are allowed. A small group of abstracts will be selected for oral presentations and grouped into themes for symposia or added to existing symposia. Abstracts that are not selected as oral presentations will be presented as posters. Please indicate during submission whether a poster or oral presentation is preferred.


Click here to submit your symposium submission and abstract.