IBNS 31st Annual Meeting

WHEN: June 7 - June 11, 2022
WHERE: Glasgow, Scotland

Social: #IBNSconnect


Stay tuned! More details to come...

IBNS gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Glasgow Convention Bureau.

Apply for an IBNS Travel Award

Important Dates:

Travel Award Deadline December 15, 2021   
Abstract Form Opens January 2, 2022
Abstract Due February 9, 2022
Late Abstracts (increased fees and poster only)   March 1, 2022
Exhibitor Registration March 17, 2022
Conference Dates June 7-11, 2022


Call for Abstracts - Opens January 2, 2022

Abstracts may be submitted on any subject related to the general area of behavioral neuroscience. PRESENTING AUTHORS MUST SUBMIT THEIR ABSTRACT USING THEIR OWN LOG IN (e.g. Advisors may not submit an abstract for a student under the advisor's account). More than one abstract may be submitted by each author.

Abstracts should be no longer than 2,500 characters including spaces and prepared as a single paragraph, single-spaced. Abstracts should NOT contain photos, tables or references. Data must be original and not previously published. Please include any funding acknowledgements.

A nonrefundable abstract fee of $50 will be due at the time of submission. Abstracts should be submitted by February 9, 2022. Late abstracts will be considered until March 1, 2022, for posters only. After March 1, 2021, the fee will increase to $75.

Members and non-members of IBNS are invited to submit abstracts.

Meet Your 2022 Speakers (preliminary list, more to come!)

Dr. Stan Floresco a Professor of Psychology at University of British Columbia and is a member of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. He earned his PhD in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia and did his postdoctoral training in the field of dopamine neurophysiology in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Floresco attended his first IBNS meeting in 2008 and has organized several symposium sessions since. Dr. Floresco’s research program investigates neural circuits and underlying neurochemistry that facilitate different forms of learning and cognition, and how dysfunction in these circuits relates to deficits observed in mental illness. His emphasis is on interactions between different brain regions within the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system that facilitate cognitive processes, such as behavioural flexibility, cost/benefit decision making and reward-related learning. Using psychopharmacological, neurochemical, electrophysiological and optogenetic techniques, his laboratory has identified novel roles for prefrontal-striatal, amygdalar and dopaminergic circuits in regulating cognitive flexibility and decision making. His research program has received the American Psychological Association award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s Efron award for Outstanding Basic Research. He currently serves as associate editor for Neuropsychopharmacology, Psychopharmacology, Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience and Brain Research, and is a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.


Dr. Narayanan is the Juanita J. Bartlett professor of Neurology Research and Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research in the Department of Neurology at the Carver College of Medicine in the University of Iowa. He also is an Associate Professor an Associate Director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, and Associate Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Training Program.

He is originally from Seattle, Washington. He received BA from Stanford University and received an MD and PhD from Yale Medical School, where he also completed a residency in neurology. He came to the University of Iowa in 2012 to launch his lab studying the basic mechanisms of prefrontal dopamine. He leads a multidisciplinary clinic focused on Parkinson's disease.

He received the Donald B. Lindsley Prize for the best dissertation from the Society for Neuroscience, the S. Weir Mitchell Award for best residency research from the American Academy of Neurology, and the Jon Stolk Award for movement disorders research from the American Academy of Neurology.

Website: https://narayanan.lab.uiowa.edu/
Twitter Handle: @narayananlab



Elizabeth Tunbridge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. Her research uses information from psychiatric genomic studies to understand mechanisms of disease and to identify potential therapeutic targets. She uses a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to understand how individual genes function at the molecular, cellular and systems level, how these neural mechanisms relates to behaviours relevant to psychiatry, and how they might be manipulated to remediate the symptoms that patients experience.


Christian Keysers is full professor for Social Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam and leads, together with Valeria Gazzola, the Social Brain Lab at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. His work combines rodent and human work to understand social behavior and its disfunctions. Highlights of his work include the discovery of auditory mirror neurons in monkeys; the demonstration that humans recruit brain regions involved in their own actions, emotions and sensations while witnessing those of others and that these vicarious activations are reduced in psychopathy. More recently, his lab focuses on rodent models of emotional contagion to study the cellular basis of the mammalian sensitivity to the emotions of others. This lead to the discovery that the cingulate, central to human empathy, contains emotional mirror neurons in rats, and that deactivating this region reduces emotional contagion and harm aversion. His work was cited >30,000 times. He is an ERC laureate, member of the Academia Europaea, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and authored of the award-winning book The Empathic Brain.


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Meeting Venue: Caledonian University 
Located in the heart of the energetic and historic city of Glasgow