SANS 2022

The 14th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society will be held virtually from May 4-6, 2022

SANS 2022

Due to continued uncertainty, the 14th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society will be held virtually from May 4-6, 2022

The SANS 2022 Annual Meeting will be a vibrant interdisciplinary conference showcasing diverse topics and viewpoints on social and affective neuroscience. 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.

Abstract 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 abstract submission portal for the 2022 conference of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society will open later in the fall 2021.

Key Dates

November 5, 2021 – Abstract Submissions Open

January 10, 2022 – Preliminary Program Announced

January 10, 2022 – Registration Opens

February 1, 2022 – Abstract Submissions Close (EXTENDED)

March 17, 2022 – Final Conference Program Announced

April 27, 2022 – Last day to register at the Early Bird Conference Rate

May 4 – 6, 2022 – 14th SANS Conference

Abstract Submissions

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Conference Co-Chairs

Yuan Chang Leong

Yuan Chang Leong

University of Chicago

Meghan Meyer

Meghan Meyer

Dartmouth College

Registration Information

For this year’s virtual conference, registration fees have been reduced to allow access by all.  We will also be allowing a Lab Rate for registration. 

Role/MembershipEarly Bird
(Jan 10 - Apr 27)
Late Registration
(after April 27)
Faculty Member$200$300
Faculty Non-Member$400$550
PostDoc, Student or RA Members$75$150
PostDoc, Student or RA Non-Member$150$250
Lab Rate* - Up to 6 members$500N/A
Lab Rate* - 7 or more members$900N/A

*Lab Rates are only possible before April 20, 2022.  Every individual participating with the lab is required to be a member of SANS, with the exception of undergraduate students.  To get the Lab Rate, a faculty member must register, using the link below, and pay the full rate applicable to their lab.  Then email  the list of members participating in your lab.  Once those lab members have registered as SANS members, they will be given a code to register as a part of the lab for $0.


Please visit our Awards page to learn about the different SANS conference awards you can apply for, as a member


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