Save the dates.  The IBNS 32nd Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel located in Niagara Falls, Canada, June 25-30, 2023.  The hotel has breathtaking views of all three waterfalls, Canadian Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Getting soaked on Voyage to the Falls Boat Tours, Ziplining to the Falls, riding the Sky Wheel at Clifton Hill, sipping ice wine on a Niagara wine tour, strolling through the Botanical Gardens or trying your luck in a casino, there is something for everyone in this energetic city!


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Important Dates

Call for Symposium Proposals   September 9, 2022
Symposium Proposal Deadline   October 28, 2022
Call for Pre-Review Program Applications   October 12, 2022
Travel Award Application Portal Opens,
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  October 19, 2022
Pre-Review Program Application Deadline   November 10, 2022
Travel Award Application Deadline   December 16, 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline   February 24, 2023
Meeting Dates   June 25-30, 2023


Travel Awards and Travel Awards Pre-Review Program

The deadline to apply for the Travel Award Pre-Review Program has passed. However, you can still apply for the Travel Award with Dec. 16th deadline.  The Travel Award Pre-Review Program seeks to support IBNS’ mission to promote participation, achievement, and increase cultural and international diversity of trainees in behavioral neuroscience. The goal of this Program is to promote diversity within IBNS and strengthen international peer networks by providing trainees a unique professional development opportunity. This Program assists trainees (undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs) in writing Travel Award applications for the 2023 Annual Meeting by pairing them with mentors who will pre-review and provide feedback on their Travel Award application. Members from underrepresented populations and from institutions in countries underrepresented within the IBNS membership are highly encouraged to apply. More Details>>>

The deadline to apply for a Travel Award is December 16, 2022.  Student and Postdoctoral Travel Awards will be available for the 2023 IBNS Annual Meeting, to be held from June 25-30, 2023, in Niagara Falls, Canada. Undergraduate, graduate (including students enrolled in Doctoral and Master’s programs), and postdoctoral members are eligible to apply. Postdocs must be within 7 years of receiving their Ph.D. and have not yet had a faculty, instructor, or staff scientist position. IBNS limits Travel Awards to one award per level of training (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc). Those who have previously received awards are only eligible again at the next career stage. More Details>>>


 IBNS 2023 In-Person Meeting Registration

  Regular Member 610 USD
  Postdoc Member 470 USD
  Student Member 415 USD
  Regular Non-Member 870 USD
  Postdoc Non-Member 615 USD
  Student Non-Member 525 USD


* Registration fees will increase by $50 after April 1.
** 2022 Attendees will receive a 10% Loyalty Discount, contact
IBNS Central Office for code

No registration fees will be refunded after June 1, 2023. Refund requests will be accepted prior to June 1, 2023, subject to a $25 processing fee. Please contact the IBNS Central Office if you have any questions. Thank you!


Keynote Speakers

IBNS is pleased to announce the first of our prestigious keynote speakers for the 2023 meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada.



Michael Brecht, Ph.D.

The Biology of Elephant Grasping

Michael Brecht is Professor for Systems Neuroscience at Humboldt-University Berlin and Coordinator of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin...  Read More>>



Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D.

Whatever Works: A New Framework for the Evolution
of Brain Diversity


Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D., is a biologist and neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University, where she is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences... Read More>>



Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.

Rule of Three: Three new conceptual approaches to
model symptoms of psychiatric disorders


Bita Moghaddam is currently the Ruth Matarazzo Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon... Read More>>



Sheena Josselyn, Ph.D. 

Making memories in mice

Sheena Josselyn is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a Professor in the departments of Psychology and Physiology at the University of Toronto in Canada...Read More>> BREAKING NEWS!


Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, 5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, L2G 3K7.  IBNS group rate rooms: Fallsview with balcony $235 CAD and Cityview room $205 CAD. The deadline to book your room is Thursday, May 25, 2023.  Rooms will fill up fast, reserve yours today!

IBNS room rates include complimentary WiFi access with endless devices, Unlimited local calls, Unlimited long distance calls from your room to anywhere in USA or Canada, Beer tasting for 2 at Niagara Brewing Company, 2 WEGO tickets (This state-of-the-art hop on, hop off bus system connects accommodations and tourism attraction throughout the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara Parks), E-Portrait at Hershey's Chocolate World, 2 bottles of complimentary water per day, In-room Starbucks Coffee and Tazo Teas, and Unlimited access to Sheraton Fitness. The above is subject to change. 

Room rates are for single or double occupancy; triple and quadruple accommodation when available is at an additional rate of $25.00 per person. Children under the age of 18 stay free in the room with an adult, and rollaway beds are available at an additional rate of $25.00 each.  


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