IBNS 28th Annual Meeting


 Please join us for this must-attend event! 

WHEN

June 23 - 27, 2019

WHERE

Cairns Convention Centre
Cairns, Australia

SOCIAL

#IBNSconnect
#IBNS2019


For questions, please contact the IBNS Central Office at [email protected].


On this page:

Keynote Speakers Local Organizing Committee Accommodations
Important Dates Program Committee Symposia/Satellite Proposals
Printable/Shareable Flyers Travel Awards  

 

Keynote Speakers


Trevor Robbins

Presidential Lecture

Neural substrates of compulsivity: Neuropsychiatric implications


Miguel Nicolelis

Bench-to-Bedside

Brain machine interfaces: From basic science
to neurological rehabilitation



Carol Barnes

Keynote Speaker 

Behavioral consequences of brain aging

Gavan McNally

Gavan McNally

Keynote Speaker

Pathways promoting and preventing relapse

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Important Dates

September 15, 2018: Symposia/Satellite Proposals Due
December 16, 2018: Travel Award Applications Due
February 1, 2019: Abstract Submissions Due (Poster/Oral)
June 23 - 27, 2019: Conference Dates

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2019 Printable/Shareable Flyers

Download these flyers to share with your colleagues and friends!

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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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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Travel Awards

IBNS sponsors many Travel Awards for student and postdoc candidates so that they may have the opportunity to attend the annual meeting and present their research!

Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students are eligible to apply if they are members of the IBNS. *Postdocs must be within seven (7) years of receiving their Ph.D. and do not have a regular, full-time position. Login and password will be required to submit an application. Just applied for IBNS membership? Please allow 4-6 business days for your membership application to be approved. 

Travel Award applicants will be 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 will be required to present a poster as well as participate in a slide blitz session. Award recipients will be required to attend the entire meeting. 

Travel Award application deadline is December 16, 2018. Click here for application form

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Accommodations

The IBNS official conference hotel is the Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street Cairns QLD 4870. The hotel offers IBNS delegates a group rate of $249 AUD (Australian Dollars). Please note at the time of this posting this converts to $176 USD and includes GST, internet, and use of in-house recreation facilities (including gym, saunas, two swimming pools and spa). Rates are valid for three (3) days pre & post conference dates for delegates based on availability. Breakfast is not included in this rate; however, buffet breakfast in Coco’s Restaurant is available at a discounted rate of $22.00 per person if booked at time of reservation.

All rooms enjoy brilliant vistas of the magnificent harbor or the city lights, pool and mountains. Guestrooms offer the option of king, queen or two double beds. All guest rooms include private balconies, internet access, individually controlled air-conditioning, mini-bar, in-room safes, and in-room movies.

Hotel Check In: from 2:00pm daily
Hotel Check-Out: 11:00am daily

Please contact the hotel directly at +61 07 4050 2152 to make your reservations. Group reservations are not available online.

**In addition to the Pullman Cairns International, there will be small room blocks at other nearby hotels at discounted rates. Further details will be posted as soon as available.**

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Call for Symposia/Satellite Proposals

September 15, 2018 is the deadline for priority consideration of symposium or satellite proposals. 

All symposium proposals should include: title, name of chairperson(s), a substantive but succinct description of the topic and proposed talks, list of four (4) speakers, with affiliations and email address, and tentative talk titles. Limited to 4,400 characters, including spaces. The time and date are set by the Program Committee. 

IBNS does not provide financial support to symposium speakers or organizers. Satellites are structured and financed by the organizers. Satellite meetings may be held either prior to or after the IBNS meeting dates. Satellite proposals should also include the anticipated location and plans for financing. 

All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee and then submitted to the IBNS Council for consideration. Members and non-members of IBNS are invited to submit symposium and satellite proposals. Please submit your symposium proposal here.

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