IBNS 2018 Annual Meeting



IBNS 27th Annual Meeting
The El Conquistador Resort
Puerto Rico, USA

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

Announcement on Puerto Rico from IBNS President, F. Scott Hall

Join the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society for the 27th Annual Meeting on June 26 - July 1, 2018.  Hear from the best in our various fields of study, network with scientists and researchers from all over the world, present your work and visit beautiful Puerto Rico, USA.  The meeting will be held at the El Conquistador Resort and a special group rate for IBNS attendees will be offered.

Program Highlights:

Presidential Lecture:  Gregory J. Quirk, Ph.D.
                                         Departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy & Neurobiology
                                         University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Important Dates:

October 22, 2017 Symposia/Satellite Proposals Due
January 22, 2018 Travel Award Applications Due
Mid-February Travel Award Notifications
February 26, 2018 Abstract Submissions Due (poster/oral)
March 1, 2018 Late Registration Rates Begin
March 26, 2018 Abstract Submissions Due (poster only)
May 1, 2018 Exhibitor Registration Deadline
June 1, 2018 Last Day for Registration - NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION
June 26 - July 1, 2018 Conference Dates

Call for Symposia/Satellite Proposals:

Symposia and Satellite Proposals will be accepted through October 22, 2017.  View the full Call for Proposals for more information.  Complete the online 2018 IBNS Symposia/Satellite Proposal form to make your submission.

Travel Awards:

IBNS sponsors many Travel Awards for students and postdoctoral candidates, so that they may have the opportunity to attend the annual meeting and present their research.  Travel Award applications are available to IBNS student and postdoc members through January 22, 2018 at midnight CST.  The online application will be made available in the coming months.

Call for Abstracts:

IBNS will accept abstracts for presentation (poster or oral) at our annual conference in Puerto Rico, USA, June 26 - July 1, 2018.  Abstracts submitted through February 26, 2018, will be considered for posters or oral presentation, while abstracts submitted through March 26, 2018, will be considered for posters only.  For abstracts submitted through February 26, a non-refundable abstract fee of $50 is due at the time of submission.  Late abstract (after February 26) fee is $75.00.  The abstract submission form will be made available in the coming months.


Hotel/Accommodations:El Conquistador Resort


Address: 1000 El Conquistador Avenue, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 00738
Telephone: 787.863.1000
Fax: 787.863.6500
The deadline to reserve your room is Wednesday, May 30, 2018. After, you may still request rooms based on availability with the group rate, based on availability.
A link to make reservations, with the IBNS group rate, will be made available at a later date.


Join IBNS now for best rates! (Note:  You must have an active IBNS membership before completing the registration form in order to receive the discounted member rates.  The membership approval process takes 2-3 business days.)

The registration form will be available soon, so check back for rates and further information.  Registration ends June 1.  There is NO on-site registration.



Presentation Instructions: TBA


Tours: TBA


Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Interested in becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor for IBNS 2018?  Check back to this site in the coming months for more information.


Local Organizing Committee:

F. Scott Hall (Council Liaison)
Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar (Chair)
Arlene Martinez
Carlos Bolanos
Yancy Ferrer-Acosta
Dinah Ramos-Ortolaza


Program Committee:

Anthony Kline, Past-Chair, 2018
Elena Choleris, Chair, 2019
Farida Sohrabji, Co-Chair, 2020
F. Scott Hall (Council Liaison), 2019
Tiffany Donaldson, 2018
Monica Bolton, 2018
Julianne Jett, 2018
Jill McGaughy, 2020
Verity Brown, 2020
Christie Pizzamenti, 2020
Corina Bondi, 2020
Kelly Lambert, 2020
Mumeko Tsuda, 2020
Peter Kalivas, 2020
Cindy Barha, 2020