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ISSBD - 2014 Biennial Meeting

2020 Biennial Meeting, 21st-25th June

ISSBD will be hosting the 26th ISSBD Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development on June 21 – 25, 2020 on the Island of Rhodes, at Rodos Palace Hotel, Greece.

Why the island of Rhodes in Greece? The Island of Rhodes is not only known for its endless beaches, wonderful weather, its medieval old town, beautiful landscape but also for its long experience in organizing large International Scientific Conferences. When the gods divided the world among themselves, so an ancient Greek legend goes, Helios (the Sun god) noticed an island emerging from the sea. He was so fascinated by its beauty that he immediately asked Zeus whether he might have this island as his share. Rhodes was that island. The island seems to glide like a dolphin, over the waves in the transparent seas of the south-eastern Aegean, where West meets East.

The Congress will promote and facilitate the presentation of research on, among other topics, (a) human developmental processes throughout the life-span, (b) basic and applied areas, (c) risks for development and resilience, (d) biological determinants of development, (e) methodological issues, (f) topics of global concern that affect developing individuals’ lives, such as climate change, globalization, migration, catastrophic events, such as war and terrorism, new and old technologies. The Congress will give special emphasis on the translation of developmental science to policy and on translational research. Last but not least, the Congress will actively promote contributions by scientists of different disciplines, such as neuroscience, genetics, sociology, political science, education, media.

The Congress will strive to offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing you with the opportunity to meet and interact with leading scientists and researchers, friends and colleagues as well as sponsors and exhibitors.

For more information on the ECS pre-conference workshops read here. Find the application form here.

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Important Days

  • March 2019:
  • Abstract Submissions Open
  • September 2019:
  • Deadline for Abstract Submissions
  • September 2019:
  • Registrations Open
  • December 2019:
  • Notification of Acceptance
  • February 2020:
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • May 2019:
  • Standard Registration Deadline


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