Conference Information_SANS2020

Please join us May 7-9, 2020 in Santa Barbara!

SANS 2020 Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara

The 13th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society was held May 7-9, 2020 in Santa Barbara at the Hilton Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara.

The abstract submission portal for the 2020 annual meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society is now open. The deadline for abstract submissions is 23:59 (Pacific Time), December 1, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the primary author in January 2020. Attendees are encouraged to read and asked to abide by the SANS code of conduct

Submissions are encouraged from students, postdocs, and faculty working on any aspect of human or non-human research that examines the interplay of social or emotional processes and the nervous system. Abstracts (250 words or less) must contain the specific goals of the study, methods used, summary of the results, and conclusions. Most abstract submissions will be assigned to a poster session and several talks will be invited from the abstract submissions. The selection process is determined by the SANS Program Committee.  

The 2020 SANS meeting will be a vibrant interdisciplinary conference showcasing diverse topics and viewpoints on social and affective neuroscience. Michael Gazzaniga (SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara) will be the keynote speaker. Ruth Feldman (Interdisciplinary Center Herzlia & Yale Child Study Center) will speak in the Presidential Symposium. Our symposia will cover exciting and timely topics such as computational approaches to social perception, reasoning about the self and others, open science practices, the development of the social brain, and translational perspectives on affective neuroscience. 

 We hope to see you in Santa Barbara next May!

Information for poster presenters

Available poster boards will be 4 feet x 6 feet (horizontal). Please construct your poster to fit within these dimensions. You will be receiving an email with your poster session assignment soon.


Conference Registration Rates

To register for the 2020 meeting in Santa Barbara, please complete the simple form below -- once you've hit proceed, enter your registration information and "add to cart" to continue to payment. All information entered in the form will be kept anonymously.

Please read the SANS code of conduct before continuing.

After you submit the form, a link to the Conference Registration page will appear. Follow that link to complete your registration.

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