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Psychobiology Section Annual Scientific Meeting

Wednesday 3rd September 2014 - Friday 5th September 2014 at Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere

The British Psychological Society Psychobiology Section Annual Scientific Meeting will be held 3-5th September 2014 on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Psychobiology describes the interaction between biological systems and behaviour. Psychobiologists research how psychological factors like cognition, mood and appraisal combine with biological events like stress physiology, changes in brain function, and pharmacological effects, to shape the human experience. Striving to understand psychological and biological interactions provides psychobiology with a unique perspective on humanity.

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce that this year our keynote speakers, sponsored by Salimetrics and Linton Instrumentation, will be Colin Blakemore and Jos Bosch.

Why Attend?

The meeting is open to all and provides opportunities to:

  • network and develop collaborative research with enthusiastic and friendly co-investigators;
  • showcase research findings and benefit from insights and suggestions from experienced researchers;
  • keep up to date with the latest developments in psychobiology;
  • develop the confidence of postgraduate students in the art of academic conferencing;
  • encourage undergraduate students to enter an academic psychobiology career via the undergraduate project prize;
  • all this in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere away from the bustle of the everyday workplace.

Who is the conference intended for?

The Psychobiology Section Annual Scientific Meeting is intended for section members and other researchers and scientists interested in psychobiology. Students are especially welcome - please see details of our special student rates and activities.

Submissions

The extended abstract submission deadline is Monday 21 July 2014. You can make your submission by visiting the BPS online submission page.

Two free (sponsored) places for Postgraduate Students

The Section is funding two free places at our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) for registered postgraduate students. Postgraduates wishing to be awarded one of these places should submit a summary (maximum 1,000 words) concerning the work from which their submission arises in addition to an abstract. Please submit the summary to Dr Richard Stephens at rsehn@el.cu.tpeskeea.k.

Entries for these places must be received by 23:59 on 21st July. However, should any places remain unfilled beyond this date then at the discretion of the committee the additional awards may be made on a first come first served basis. These awards cover the registration fee and accommodation at the Low Wood.

We look forward to welcoming old friends and making new acquaintances at the 2014 Psychobiology Section Annual Scientific Meeting.

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507

Sponsors

This event is made possible through the generous support of the following organisations:

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Agenda

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A detailed provisional programme can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

14:45Registration
15:40Welcome
15:45Free Communications
17:15Undergraduate Project Prize Winner, Amy Prior, sponsored by Salimetrics Ltd.
18:30Guest Lecture: Prof. Jos Bosch (University of Amsterdam)
19:45Dinner

Thursday 4th September 2014

A detailed provisional programme can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Friday 5th September 2014

A detailed provisional programme can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

09:20Free communications
10:40Break (and time to check out)
11:00Free communications
12:20Lunch and Meeting Close

Speakers and Facilitators

Colin Blakemore

Speaker
Colin Blakemore is Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy at the University of London, and Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at Oxford; a frequent broadcaster on radio and television. Colin has published a number of books about science for a general readership, and he writes for the national and international media.

We are pleased to announce that this year our keynote speakers are sponsored by Salimetrics and Linton Instrumentation

Jos Bosch

Speaker
Jos Bosch is Associate Professor at University of Amsterdam and is an expert on how microbial exposures (e.g. viral infections) can have persistent/permanent effects on mood, stress and aging.

We are pleased to announce that this year our keynote speakers are sponsored by Salimetrics and Linton Instrumentation

Venue

Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere

Low Wood Bay Hotel , Windermere , Cumbria , LA23 1LP •  Directions

Additional Information

Click here to download further information.

PDFBPS Booking Terms and Conditions
PDFProvisional Programme