Meetings of Related Professional Societies

Members may submit information for events and meetings which may be of interest to other SBN members for inclusion in this section using the Meeting Submission Form.

May 22 – May 27, 2018
Erice, Sicily, Italy

Co-organized by Larry Young, Pier Francesco Ferrari, Jean-René Duhamel, Angela Sirigu.

This workshop will highlight the latest perspectives on the role of oxytocin in social cognition and neural function in a variety of species ranging from fish to humans.

Speakers will discuss the latest research on the molecular, genetic and neurobiological mechanisms by which oxytocin influences social cognition. In addition several speakers will present the latest results of clinical trials relevant to the oxytocin system. The speakers are internationally recognized leaders in the oxytocin field.

Participants will have an opportunity to network with other oxytocin researchers and present their research during poster sessions.

June 16 – June 23, 2018
The Island of San Servolo
Venice, Italy

Coordinator and Faculty, Michael Platt.
Faculty: Colin Camerer, Larry Young, Tanya Chartrand, Molly Crockett, Hans Hoffman, Matthew Rushworth.

Humans are fundamentally social. Our ability to work and live together allows us to achieve things we could not do alone. Not surprisingly, we are biologically specialized for social behavior, and our lives often depend on these capabilities. Deeper and more numerous social connections promote health, well-being, survival, and even financial success. By the same token, social exclusion and the loss of social partners result in feelings similar to physical pain. Impairments in the ability or motivation to connect with others profoundly impact the lives of individuals with disorders like autism and schizophrenia. Social factors also simultaneously complicate and enable our economic behavior. Yet despite its importance, the formalized neuroscientific study of social behavior is relatively new, perhaps due to the difficulty of studying complex social behavior in the laboratory using the techniques of modern neuroscience. This course will survey current understanding of the social behavior and decision making of humans and other animals, from psychological, economic, and ethological perspective; the neurobiology of friendship, social connection, and cooperation; the neurobiology of theory of mind and strategic behavior; disorders affecting social decision making and their biological basis; and applications of social neuroscience to business, including marketing, management and organizational design, leadership and team-building, negotiation, and trading. 

July 13 – July 14, 2018
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Join us prior to SBN for the Parental Brain Conference 2018. PB2018 is a satellite meeting to the joint International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN) — Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) meeting. The meeting brings together experts in the study of parenting, the parental brain, and broad issues of parental physical and psychological health. There will be symposia, a young investigator symposium, keynote lectures, panel discussions, and poster presentations.

Conference Flyer

For more information see and follow us on twitter @ParentalBrain.

See you in Toronto!

October 3 – October 7, 2018
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
October 30 – November 3, 2019
Sheraton Grande Chicago
Chicago, IL