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Psychobiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

05 September 2018 - 07 September 2018 2:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Psychobiology describes the interaction between biological systems and behaviour.

Psychobiologists research how psychological factors like cognition, mood and appraisal combine with biological events like stress physiology, changes in brain function, and pharmacological effects, to shape the human experience.

Striving to understand psychological and biological interactions provides psychobiology with a unique perspective on humanity.

The British Psychological Society Psychobiology Section Annual Scientific Meeting features:

  • Outstanding guest lecturers: Professor John Cryan (University College Cork) and Dr Sarah Garfinkel (University of Sussex)
  • Non-parallel oral and poster sessions so your research gets heard
  • Two free places for postgraduate students (includes registration and accommodation)
  • One free undergraduate student place via the undergraduate project prize (includes registration and accommodation)
  • Conference meal, late bar and entertainment on Thursday 6th September
  • Special 24 hour package for postgraduates

We welcome old friends and new acquaintances at the 2018 Psychobiology Section Annual Scientific Meeting.

Who is the course intended for?

This conference welcomes academic psychologists, postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Low Wood Bay Hotel
Ambleside Rd
LA23 1LP

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Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to welcome our Keynote Speakers

  • Professor John Cryan
    More than a Gut Feeling-The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Brain & Behaviour

  • Dr Sarah Garfinkel
    Hearts and Minds: Cardiac afferent signals guide emotion and memory

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • network and develop collaborative research with enthusiastic and friendly co-investigators
  • showcase research findings and benefit from insights and suggestions from experienced researchers
  • keep up to date with the latest developments in psychobiology
  • develop the confidence of postgraduate students in the art of academic conferencing
  • encourage undergraduate students to enter an academic psychobiology career via the undergraduate project prize
  • All this in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere away from the bustle of the everyday workplace

Call for Submissions

If you are interested in submitting an oral or poster presentation for this conference, please make your submission via  the online submission system by 23:59 Sunday 1st July 2018.

Postgraduate Places

The Section is funding two free places at our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) for registered postgraduate students.

Postgraduates wishing to be awarded one of these places should submit a summary (maximum 1,000 words) concerning the work from which their submission arises in addition to an abstract. Please submit the summary to Dr Philippa Jackson at [email protected].

Entries for these places must be received by 23:59 Sunday 1st July 2018. However, should any places remain unfilled beyond this date then at the discretion of the committee the additional awards may be made on a first come first served basis. These awards cover the registration fee and accommodation at the Low Wood Hotel.

Undergrad place

Submission for the Psychobiology Section Undergraduate Project prize are invited from students who have completed their final year project in any area of psychobiology. Students should submit the whole assessed version of their project as a PDF or word document via email to [email protected] with an accompanying letter of support from their academic supervisor. Applications must be submitted before 23:59 15th July 2018.


Full Conference delegate fees include attendance, B&B (subject to availability) and meals for the duration of the ASM.

Concessionary Members of the BPS £326.00 (£271.67 + VAT)
Psychobiology Section Members £465.00 (£387.50 + VAT)
BPS Members £485.00 (£404.17 + VAT)
Non-Members £510.00 (£425.00 + VAT)

This Special Event for Students package allows student attendance on the afternoon of Thursday 6th September and morning of Friday 7th September including, poster presentation, keynote speaker, scientific talks and “meet the experts lunch” on Friday 7th.

Special Event for Students Package £90.00 (£75.00 + VAT)

This event is organised by the British Psychological Society and administered by KC Jones Conferences & Events Ltd.

Tel: +44 (0)1332 224507
Email: [email protected]     



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