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The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) encourages research and education in the field of behavioral neuroscience. 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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Covid-19 Message from IBNS President, Jared Young.  March 18, 2020. 

IBNS 2020 Update

To IBNS Members and Colleagues:

Yes, IBNS 2020 in Glasgow will have to be cancelled.  For the sake of your health, world health, and to end the stress of uncertainty, we are going to cancel the 2020 meeting in Glasgow, but don’t think this is the end, we will still go to Glasgow but in 2022!  A 2-year delay sure, but the chance to see you all in my home city, we cannot pass that up!  It may be a different kind of world by then, but I still look forward to welcoming you there with all my Scottish heart!

We know this news is disappointing to all of you that have put in so much effort for this meeting, with an outstanding lineup of keynote speakers, symposia, diversity celebrations, outings, and of course the banquet Outlander style!  We will bring it all back for 2022.  The details are hazy of course, but we will get you them as we figure them out, we just wanted you to know the news ASAP so that you can start organizing.  For example, we will be refunding all fees, registrations etc. as soon as we can. We will reach out soon with details!

It is with a very heavy heart I write this, but also with pride at the level of support you have poured out and how everyone has pulled together during this tumultuous time.  We will still be having our 30th Anniversary meeting in Puerto Vallarta in June 2021, with Keynotes already lined up, so those of you missing us, start thinking of what to put together for that celebration – you have the time!





Registration for the IBNS 2020 Annual Meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, is now open for members and non-members.  Note that members receive discounted registration rates, so consider Membership in IBNS, if you plan to attend.  Please review the 2020 Meeting Registration webpage for more information and for a link to the registration form.