The program can be downloaded here :  Program

Monday June 26, 2023 (Palais des Congrès)

The first day of the meeting will be held at the Palais des Congrès. The following days will be at the Salle Thélème 
10:00am – 12:00pmOrganized visit of the city (Free but pre-registration required)
1:30 – 6:00 pmProfessional Development Workshop (Open to all but pre-registration required)

1:30-2:30 pm

Welcome from co-organizers Dr. Jill Becker, Dr. Niko Rigney, and Dr. Tessa Solomon-Lane

Keynote delivered by Dr. Natalie Tronson (University of Michigan, USA), Dr. Luke Remage-Healey, (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) and Dr. Bianca Jones Marlin (University of Columbia, USA

2:30-3:30 pm

Session A: Incorporating sex as a biological variable (SABV) in your research 

Session B: Environmental Responsibility in Science 

3:30-3:45 pmCoffee & tea break*
3:45-4:40 pm

Session A: Publishing: How? What? When? & Where?

Session B: Job Negotiations: From Postdoc to Full

4:40-5:40 pm

Session A: Transitions from the Pandemic: Perspectives on New Ideas in Research and Teaching

Session B: Judging by the Cover (Letter): Speed Feedback for Professional Materials

5:40-6:00 pmClosing remarks by co-organizers, feedback survey, and socializing
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Conference for the Lay public

Dr. Sakina Mhaouty Kodja (directrice de recherches CNRS à l’unité Neurosciences Paris Seine CNRS/INSERM/Sorbonne Université) - Perturbateurs endocriniens : Quels sont-ils et quels risques pour l'environnement et la santé?

6:30 – 9:00 pmWelcoming Reception

Tuesday June 27, 2023 (Salle Thélème)

7:50 – 8:50 am

 General breakfast *

 Networking breakfast *- Meet the editors (open to all but limited seating, pre-registration required)

8:50 – 9:05 am 

 Opening Remarks/Welcome

 Dr Frances Champagne & Dr Matthieu Keller

9:05 – 10:45 am  

 Symposium 1 - Social neuropeptides: a comparative perspective from insects to mammals

 Chairs: Dr Virginie Canoine (Univ. Vienna) & Dr Rui Oliveira (Gulbenkian Institute of Science & ISPA)

 Dr Christian Gruber (Medical University of Vienna, Austria) – Oxytocin/vasopressin-like neuropeptide  signalling and behaviour in invertebrates

 Dr Kyriakos Kareklas (Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Lisbon, Portugal) – Evolutionary conserved role   of oxytocin in the regulation of social fear transmission in zebrafish

 Dr Virginie Canoine (University of Vienna, Austria) – Role of Mesotocin in social behaviour in birds

 Dr Alexa Veenema (Michigan State University, USA) – Neural circuitry of social play: Involvement of   oxytocin and vasopressin

10:45 – 11:15 am 

 Coffee break* (+Poster teasing slide show)

11:15 – 12:05 pm 

 Keynote 1 – Dr Julie Bakker (University of Liège, Belgium) – Sexual differentiation of the human brain 

12:05 – 1:30 pm 

 Catered Lunch Break* – PD Lunch/workshop  (open to all but limited seating, pre-registration required)

 Dr Daphna Joel"Beyond sexual differentiation of the brain: New ways of studying the relations between sex and the brain 

1:30 – 3:10 pm 

 Symposium 2 – New investigators

 Chair: Dr Sarah Meerts (Carleton College, Minnesota, USA)

WC Young award

 Dr. Nikki Lee (University of California, USA) - The role of reward and dopamine signaling in prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) peer relationships

Lyn Clemens Award 

 Dr. Hannah Lapp (University of Texas, USA) - Dam and pup cues for caregiver-offspring interactions are altered by limited bedding in Long-Evans rats

New investigators award

 Dr. Samantha Lauby (University of Texas) - Maternal Care Received Interacts with Prenatal Bisphenol Exposure Effects on Neurodevelopmental and Later-Life Behavior Outcomes in Rats

 Dr. Forrest Rogers (Princeton University) - Fathers of all stripes: The neural basis of paternal care in African striped mice

3:10 – 3:30 pm 

 Coffee break* (+Poster teasing slide show)
3:30 – 4:20 pm DEI keynote – Dr Subhadra Das (University College London) - Eugenics and the Academy: a case study from University College London

4:20 – 6:20pm 

   Poster session 1

6:20pm - 8:00pm

 DEI Social - La Guinguette

Wednesday June 28, 2023  (Salle Thélème)

7:30 – 8:30 am 

General breakfast*

 Networking breakfast* - Meet the scientist Dr Colin Saldanha (open to all but but limited seating, pre-   registration required)

8:30 – 10:10 am

 Symposium 3 – Thyroid hormone signaling in social and stress-related behaviors

 Chair: Dr Deena Walker (OHSU, Oregon, USA)

 Dr. Sarah Kocher (Princeton University, USA) – Role of a thyroid hormone ortholog in promoting the  evolutionary development of social behavior in bees

 Dr. Catherine Peña (Princeton University, USA) – Impact of developmental disruption of the maternal  environment on brain reward circuit and hypersensitivity to stress via suppressed thyroid hormone levels in  male and female mice.

 Dr. Deena Walker (Oregon Health and Science University, USA) - Sex differences in the thyroid hormone  binding protein crystallin mu (Crym) within the sexually-dimorphic medial amygdala mediate the impact of  adolescent social stress on reward-related behavior.

 Dr. Kerry Ressler (Harvard Medical School, USA) – Role of thyroid hormone signaling in the amygdala on  memory-related plasticity 

10:10 – 10:40 am  Coffee break* (+Poster teasing slide show)
10:40 – 12:20 pm 

  Symposium 4 – Contributed talks

 Chair: Dr Charlotte Cornil (GIGA Neurosciences, Liège, Belgium)

Maxime Meunier  (INRAe, France) - Induction of early puberty onset and neuroendocrine changes in female goats induced by exposure to sexually active bucks

Dr Jasmine L. Loveland (University of Vienna, Austria) - Alternative mating tactics in the ruff (Calidris pugnax): Neural correlates of behavior and RNA-seq analyses from brains and organs

Dr Mélanie Faure (GIGA Neurosciences, Liège, Belgium) - Membrane estrogen receptor alpha is involved in the negative feedback through KNDy neurons

Dr Lucie Pellissier (INRAe, France) - Specific deletion of oxytocin receptor in different subpopulation of neurons leads to altered phenotypes in mice

Dr. Ying Li (Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing, China) - Hyperexcited limbic neurons represent sexual satiety and reduce mating motivation

Dr Kristen L Zuloaga (Albany Medical Colledge, USA) - Brain specific estrogen reverses cognitive effects of menopause

12:20 – 2:10 pm  Catered Lunch break* – Meet the professor lunch (open to all but limited seating, pre-registration required)  
2:10 – 3:50 pm 

 Symposium 5 – Neural and hormonal determinants of adolescent brain development

 Chair: Dr Kristen Delevich, Washington State University, USA

 Dr Cecilia Flores (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) – The scheduling of adolescence by Netrin-1.

 Dr Kristen Delevich (Washington State University, USA) – Testicular hormones at puberty shape mesolimbic  dopamine system maturation

 Dr Barbara Braams (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – The influence of pubertal development  on risk-taking and mental health.  

 Dr Emily Wright (University of California Davis, USA) – Pubertal androgens drive sex differences in behavioral  and neural responses to social stress. 

3:50 – 4:10 pm Coffee break* (+Poster teasing slide show)
4:10 – 5:00 pm  Keynote 2 Dr Adriene Beltz (University of Michigan, Ann Harbor, USA) – Hormonal contraceptives and  behavior: The potent state of the nascent science
5:00 – 7:00 pm Poster session 2
7:00 - 8:30pm

Science and Society Roundtable A conversation about hormonal contraceptives, behavior, and the brain.

(open to all but limited seating, pre-registration required)

Moderator : Dr Adriene Beltz

Zoé Bürger (University of Tübingen, Germany)

Dr Jesse Lacasse (Brock Univerity, Canada)

Dr Nathalie Tronson (University of Michigan, USA)


Thursday June 29, 2023 (Salle Thélème)

7:30 – 8:30 am  

 General breakfast*

 Networking breakfast* - Early career breakfast (open to all but limited seating, pre-registration required)

8:30 – 9:00 am  

 Business meeting

9:00 – 10:40 am 

 Symposium 6 – Androgens: for more than simply aggression

 Chair: Dr. Matthew Cooper, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee Knoxville

 Dr. Catherine Marler (University of Wisconsin Madison, USA)  - Effects of T pulses on territorial behavior and  parental care in California mice in the field.

 Dr. Aubrey Kelly (Emory University, Atlanta, USA) – Context dependent rapid effects of testosterone on  prosocial  and agonistic behaviors in male Mongolian Gerbils.

 Dr. Matthew Cooper (University of Tennessee, Knoxville USA) Androgen receptors, social anxiety and  dominance relationships in Syrian hamsters.

 Dr. Damian Zuloaga (University of Albany, NY, USA) Role of androgens in the regulation of the  neuroendocrine stress response and associated behaviors

10:40 – 11:10 am 

 Coffee break* (+Poster teasing slide show)

11:10 – 12:00 pm 

 Keynote 3 – Dr. Marija Kundakovic (Fordham University, New York, USA) - Epigenomic programming of brain plasticity and disease risk by ovarian hormones

12:00 – 1:30 pm 

 Catered Lunch break* / Hormone and Behavior Editorial Board Lunch

1:30 – 3:10 pm 

 Symposium 7 – Multifaceted influences on real and perceived threat responsivity

 Chair: Dr Rebecca Shansky, Northeastern University

 Dr Rebecca Shansky (Northeastern University, USA) – Individual variability in pain processing pathways and  behavioral profiles of both conditioned and unconditioned threat responding.

 Dr Erica Glasper (Ohio State University, USA) – Neuroendocrine and neuroimmune mechanisms involved  neonatal paternal deprivation induced-social vigilance behavior in both male and female California mice. 

 Dr Avishek Adhikari (University of California Los Angeles, USA) – Hypothalamic-midbrain circuits induce  versatile routes to escape from different forms of innate threats.

 Dr Bianca Jones Marlin (Columbia University, USA) –

3:10 – 3:30 pm 

 Coffee break* (+Poster teasing slide show)

3:30 – 4:20 pm 

 Lehrman Award Keynote - Dr. Gregory F. Ball (University of Maryland, USA)

4:20 –6:20 pm 

  Poster session 3

7:00 (Bus) – 0:00pm 

 Gala dinner* - Château de Villandry 


Professional Development Workshop (June 26th, afternoon/evening), Welcome Reception (June 26th, evening), Professional Development Lunch (June 27th), Meet the Professor Lunch (June 28th), HB lunch, Networking Breakfast June 27, 28, 29 and Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Social Events are free but registration is mandatory. The registration links will be active by mid March.

* In case of food allergy or Specific diet, please send a mail via the contact form (Recipient : food allergy or Specific diet)