IBNS 2015 Annual Meeting



IBNS 24th Annual Meeting
June 2-7, 2015

Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Click here for FINAL Program with Abstracts (updated 5/28/2015)

Click here for FINAL Program (updated 5/28/2015)



This page is updated frequently. Be sure to check back for current information.


IBNS will be participating is another charitable event at this years' annual meeting and we need your help!  To find out more, visit 2015 Annual Meeting Donations and read about how you can donate just a few dollars that will go a long way towards improving the quality of life and brain health for at-risk youth.


Click here to view the final schedule.  Please check your oral and/or presentation time and date as we have made changes to the program.  Email the IBNS Central Office if you have any questions.


To enhance your visit to Victoria, BC, Canada, IBNS will offer discounted tours to Butchart Gardens, a local winery and a whale watching adventure.  For more information, visit IBNS Tours 2015.


Receive a 20% discount on your Victoria International Airport shuttle through YYJ Airport Shuttle service.  Schedule your pickup online at http://yyjairportshuttle.com/ to claim the discount with the code IBNS20 at checkout.  This discount is available on all ticket levels, but is available online ONLY.


Poster Boards

Surface area of the poster boards is

8 feet wide by 4 feet tall.  Please prepare

your poster accordingly. 


Keynote Speaker:

Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH, USA.
Presidential Lecture:

Stephen Kent, Ph.D.
La Trobe University
Melbourne, Australia.
 Keynote Speaker:

George F. Koob, Ph.D.
Director, NIAAA, NIH
Rockville, MD, USA.

Bench-to-Bedside Lecture:

Bill Deakin, Ph.D.
University of Manchester
United Kingdom


December 5, 2014 Abstract Forms Available
January 23, 2015 Travel Award Applications Due
February 6, 2015 Notification of Travel Awards
February 13, 2015 Abstract PRIORITY Deadline
March 23, 2015 Abstract Deadline (Posters Only)
April 3, 2015 Deadline for Exhibitor Registration & Ads
April 24, 2015 Hotel Reservation Deadline
May 1, 2015 Online Registration Ends (Onsite Registration Available)
May 1, 2015 Last Day for Registration Refunds
June 2-7, 2015 Conference Dates


The Program Committee is now soliciting proposals for symposia and satellites for the next Annual Meeting of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society to be held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 2-7, 2015. The deadline for priority consideration of symposium proposals is October 17, 2014.

A typical symposium includes four (4) speakers and is scheduled for two (2) hours. The time and date of symposia are set by the Program Committee. IMPORTANT: In addition to standard symposium proposals, we welcome proposals using innovative formats (debate style, hands-on demonstration or workshop), for which 2-hour slots will also be available.

For more information on submission of a symposium or satellite proposal, please click HERE!


The IBNS Program Committee will be soliciting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts may be prepared on any subject related to the general area of behavioral neuroscience. Both members and nonmembers may submit abstracts for a fee of $40.00. Data must be original and not previously published. Abstract PRIORITY deadline is February 13, 2015 - abstracts received after Feb. 13 will be considered for posters only and must be received by March 23, 2015.  In addition, submissions after Feb. 13 will incur a fee of $50.00.