IBNS 28th Annual Meeting

 Please join us for this must-attend event! 


June 23 - 27, 2019


Cairns Convention Centre
Cairns, Australia



For questions, please contact the IBNS Central Office

(preliminary schedule)

On this page:

Abstract Instructions Pre/Post-Conference Tours Sponsors and Exhibitors
Accommodations/Hotels Preliminary Schedule Symposia/Satellite Proposals
Important Dates Printable/Shareable Flyers Travel Awards
Keynote Speakers Program Committee  
Local Organizing Committee Registration Fees  


Keynote Speakers

Trevor Robbins

Presidential Lecture

Neural substrates of compulsivity: Neuropsychiatric implications

Wednesday, June 26, 8:30-9:30 am

Miguel Nikolelis

Miguel Nicolelis


Brain machine interfaces: From basic science
to neurological rehabilitation

Monday, June 24, 8:30-9:30 am

Carol Barnes

Keynote Speaker 

Behavioral consequences of brain aging

Tuesday, June 25, 8:30-9:30 am

Gavan McNally
Gavan McNally

Keynote Speaker

Pathways promoting and preventing relapse

Thursday, June 27, 8:30-9:30 am

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Important Dates

September 15, 2018: Symposia/Satellite Proposals Due
December 20, 2018: Travel Award Applications Due
January 15, 2019: Travel Award Notifications
February 1, 2019: Abstract Submissions Due (Poster/Oral)
February 2 - March 1, 2019: Late Abstracts will be considered 
June 23 - 27, 2019: Conference Dates

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Registration Fees

Interested in registering for the IBNS 28th Annual Meeting? Click here see fees, details, and register!

No registration fees will be refunded after May 1, 2019. Refund requests prior to May 1, 2019, will be subject to a $25 processing fee. Registration fees after May 1 will increase.

One (1) banquet ticket is included with your registration. You can purchase guest banquet tickets the during registration. 

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If you're planning on attending the IBNS 28th Annual Meeting, you need to book your room in advance! There are several options with different price groups.

Click here to review all hotels offering an IBNS group rate. To assist those on a budget, we will offer a room-sharing option. 

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Abstract Instructions

Click here to review Abstract instructions. Abstracts are being considered for poster presentation only and should be submitted by February 1, 2019.  The fee is $50 USD per abstract. Late abstracts will be considered until March 1.  Fee for late abstracts is $75 USD.  Payment is due at the time of submission.  

Abstract form is now available! Click here to access form.

Pre and Post-Conference Tours

Interested in marking off bucket-list items? Click here to view details for pre and post-conference tours.

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Interested in becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor for IBNS 2019? Review our 2019 Sponsor-Exhibitor Prospectus and keep checking back for Exhibitor Registration information.

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2019 Printable/Shareable Flyers

Download these flyers to share with your colleagues and friends!

Program Committee

Farida Sohrabji, (Chair), Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Bryan, TX, USA
Elizabeth Byrnes, (Co-Chair), Tufts University, North Grafton, MA, USA
F. Scott Hall, (Council Liaison), University of Toledo Health Science Center, Toledo, OH, USA
Cindy Barha, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Corina Bondi, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Verity Brown, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
Elena Choleris, (Past Chair), University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Peter Kalivas, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Amanda Kentner, MCPHS University, Boston, MA, USA
Yasushi Kiyokawa, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Local Organizing Committee - see their bios!

Stephen Kent (Chair) - La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Bernard Balleine - University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
Michael Bowen - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Timothy Bredy - University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Femke Buisman-Pijlman - University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Thomas Burne - University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Deborah Hodgson - University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
Simon Killcross - University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
Karly Turner - University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
Zoltan Sarnyai - James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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Travel Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 Travel Award Recipients!

Click here to view previous Travel Award winners.

Travel Award applicants are judged based on criteria specific to their level of training. In addition, travel costs will be taken into consideration in determining the final amount of the award. Travel Award recipients are required to present a poster as well as participate in a slide blitz session. Award recipients are required to attend the entire meeting. 

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Call for Symposia/Satellite Proposals

Click here to view the accepted Symposia that will be apart of the 2019 IBNS meeting.


Extend your stay in Australia by attending the
IBNS Satellite AS4SAN Conference
June 17 - 19, 2019
Newcastle, Australia



We look forward to seeing you in Cairns, Australia!