Submission Information

“Is the Translational Medicine Approach Living Up to its Promise in Psychiatry?”

The 2024 SOBP Annual Meeting provides an interactive platform for learning and discovery. The meeting program focuses on alternative and transformative frameworks for understanding psychiatric illnesses, and presents 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.

While scientific quality is paramount, this year the committee has prioritized symposia proposals that are composed of diverse participants and that address diversity in scientific topics as indicated in the following diversity statements:
Diversity in Participants
Symposium participants included scientists and/or clinicians who are diverse in gender, individuals from underrepresented backgrounds or underrepresented groups in science, technology, etc. In addition, symposia attempted to include individuals who are at an early career stage.
Diversity in Scientific Topics
The SOBP strongly supports diversity in the scientific topics of symposia and sought symposia that addressed important understudied factors (e.g., sex- and gender-based analyses, vulnerabilities and treatment gaps for minority populations, etc.) in psychiatric neuroscience.

View the 2024 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.

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Travel Fellowship Awards (Early Career Investigator) October 4th, 2023 Open Aug 16 Submission Instructions

Symposium Proposal

Chair starts proposal & adds presenters – Closes September 22

Submission of Individual Presenter Abstracts – Closes September 27

Chairs add overall abstract, Review & Finalize Proposed Sessions – Closes September 28

September 28, 2023 Open Aug 16

Symposia Criteria & Guidelines

Symposia Instructions

2024 Call for Proposals

Honorific Awards


October 4th, 2023

Open Aug 16 Award Descriptions
Oral and Poster Abstracts  November 30, 2023 Open Aug 16

Oral/Poster Submission Guidelines

Submission Instructions

Special Projects Funding  October 4th, 2023 Open Aug 16 Special Projects Funding Descriptions
Registration Open December 2023    
Late Breaking Poster Abstracts      
2023 SOBP Annual Meeting May 9-11, 2024

*All deadlines are 5:00 p.m. central.