FABBS: Call for symposia for ISDP


Symposia for the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held November 8-10, 2017, at the Westin City Center, Washington, DC are due April 3, 2017.

Proposal applications should include the following information:

1. Symposium title 2. A short (250 words), integrative abstract outlining the theme of the symposium (see criteria below) 3. Speakers’ names and affiliations 4. A brief summary of each speaker’s presentation and a tentative title (250 words max)

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

1. Interest to ISDP members 2. Innovation and novelty, including cross-disciplinary topics 3. Reputation, country and diversity of speakers 4. Likelihood that the symposium will generate discussion and/or stimulate fruitful interactions

We are particularly interested in proposals that are likely to stimulate formal and informal discussion. Although the inclusion of a discussant is not a requirement, there should be integration of topics across the individual speakers. Symposia will have an additional time period at the end for discussion and questions to allow the audience and speakers to engage deeply in the symposium topic. At least one speaker must be an ISDP member and speakers must represent different laboratories and locations. Symposium speakers may be asked to help judge poster sessions.

One symposium will be awarded a Sackler Award to defray costs of attendance of symposium speakers.

Symposium proposals should be submitted by April 3, 2017.

Please submit symposium proposal through the 2017 ISDP Symposium Proposal Form and visit http://www.isdp.org/ for more information on the ISDP 2017 Annual Meeting. Email the Program Director, Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, at besuther@fiu.edu if you have any questions.

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