Who We Are

The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) encourages research and education in the field of behavioral neuroscience.  The Society shall collaborate with existing public and private organizations to promote and encourage education and research in Behavioral Neuroscience and will participate and assist in the coordination of efforts or formulation of research and clinical programs. Founded in 1992, the IBNS has members from 34 countries and consists of scientists, clinicians, teachers, and others with a background and interest in the relationship between brain and behavior.


  1. Discounted annual meeting registration fees 
  2. Networking and new contacts through our membership database
  3. Keep up with current IBNS and neuroscience news and events with our monthly newsletter

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Message from IBNS President, Jared Young, IBNS 2021 Meeting 

November 17, 2020

To IBNS Members and Colleagues:

We hope all are keeping well during these rollercoaster times. One item of certainty we wish to re-assure you on is that the IBNS 2021 meeting will definitely be happening! We are aware of the promising news from Pfizer and others about the potential for Covid-19 vaccines so we are hopeful we can have a full meeting. Either way, we will have an in-person meeting and in awareness of potential limitations the meeting will be a hybrid in-person/online meeting.

Given the fluid nature of the situation we want and will plan for it to be as in-person as possible, with some online for those unable to attend, but leave open the possibility the majority may need to be online with only some in-person events in Puerto Vallarta. Certainly, I plan on being there either way and hope that you can join me. We have a wonderful line-up of speakers, with an all-female line-up of keynote lectures, lots of symposia, poster presentation opportunities, travel awards even without the travel, and workshops. So join us, rest assured IBNS 2021 will happen, with everyone’s safety made a priority.

Visit https://www.ibnsconnect.org/ibns-2021-puerto-vallarta for more details.


Dr. Jared Young
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA


Message from the President

June 1, 2020. 

We at IBNS are angry and sickened by recent events in the US that have magnified the long history of racism that takes a heavy toll on Black Americans and all people of color. These events coupled with the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on those in Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities in the US and the unfair scapegoating of Asian Americans highlight ongoing racial inequities. IBNS condemns these acts and stands in solidarity with these communities. As a society, we plan to increase our efforts to combat racism, support black scientists, and build an inclusive and safe environment for all scientists.  Our Society focuses on behavioral neuroscience, but all continue to be welcome and we support all.  

Dr. Jared Young
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA