Submission Information

“Variability and Scale in Psychiatric Neuroscience: How You Seek Determines What You Find”

SOBP President: David Lewis, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2021 Program Committee Chair: Leanne Williams, Ph.D., Stanford University
2021 Associate Program Chair: Theodore Satterthwaite, M.D., Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

The field of biological psychiatry is approaching a catalytic period for discovery. The purpose of the 2021 SOBP Annual meeting is to provide an interactive platform for learning and discovery. The meeting program will focus on alternative and transformative frameworks for understanding psychiatric illnesses, and present enhanced and newly emerging tools for measurement and manipulation. Within these frameworks and with these tools, techniques and experimental designs are illustrated that can enhance understanding of psychiatric illness and elucidate the biological pathways and markers of illness processes.

Scientific Submissions will open in August. Check back for the 2021 Call for Proposals.
Please see below for important deadlines.

For assistance with your abstract submission, please consult the following list of SOBP members and their institutions for an SOBP member at your institution.

Submission Type Deadline Status Submission Instructions
Travel Fellowship Awards (Early Career Investigator) September 25, 2020 Closed Submission Instructions
Symposium Proposal

  • Chair creates the proposal and adds presenters
  • Participants submit financial disclosures and abstracts (if applicable)
  • Chair finalizes and submits the overall symposium
September 25, 2020*
October 1, 2020*
October 2, 2020*
Closed Symposia Criteria & Guidelines
Symposia Instructions
2021 Call for Proposals
Honorific Awards October 2, 2020 Closed
Oral and Poster Abstracts December 1, 2020* Closed Oral/Poster Submission Guidelines
Submission Instructions
Registration Opens December 2020 Closed
Late Breaking Poster Abstracts
Opening in January 2021
February 11, 2021 Closed Late Breaking Submission Guidelines
2021 SOBP Annual Meeting April 29 – May 1, 2021

*Please note deadlines are 2 weeks earlier than typical. All deadlines are 5:00 p.m. central.