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ISSBD - 2014 Biennial Meeting

2018 Biennial Meeting, 15-19th July

ISSBD 2018 : Abstract Submission Deadline - Now 15th October 2017!

The 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development will be held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

The ISSBD Executive Committee would like to invite you to attend the 25th ISSBD meeting in the beautiful city of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, in July 2018.

The conference organizers, Melanie Zimmer-Gemback and Bonnie Barber, and their team have been working diligently on the preparation of the meeting and related activities. They will provide an exciting scientific program covering various aspects of developmental science, such as brain-behavior relations across the lifespan, academic engagement, emotion and coping, life events and transition, health, media and technology, culture and context, policy, and intervention. You will find a lot of wonderful opportunities to communicate with colleagues from different societies on interesting issues. In addition to the main conference, there will be a series of workshops during the period mainly for early career scholars. These workshops, led by internationally prominent scholars and researchers, will focus on helping early career scholars develop research abilities and skills.

The mission of ISSBD is to promote scientific research on human development throughout the lifespan and application of relevant findings in the world. The society was founded in 1969. Since 1971, ISSBD has held 24 biennial meetings on six continents, 11 in Europe, 6 in North America, 4 in Asia, 1 in Africa, 1 in Australia, and 1 in South America. The most recent meetings were held in Würzburg, Germany (2008), Lusaka, Zambia (2010), Edmonton, Canada (2012), Shanghai, China (2014), and Vilnius, Lithuania (2016). ISSBD currently has more than 1000 members in about 60 countries.

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Thank you for your interest in ISSBD 2018! Please note, the ISSBD 2018 online registration is now open! Please click here for more details.

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Important Days

  • 15th March 2017:
  • Abstract Submissions Open
  • 15th October 2017:
  • Deadline for Abstract Submissions
  • 1st October 2017:
  • Registrations Open
  • 30th November 2017:
  • Notification of Acceptance
  • 1st February 2018:
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 1st May 2018:
  • Standard Registration Deadline


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