PNIRS 2023 Call for Abstracts

The PNIRS Program Committee is requesting abstracts for oral and poster sessions for the 2023 Annual Meeting in Colorado. Meeting registration is required in order for your abstract submission to be considered. If you have not yet registered, please visit The committee welcomes submissions on all scientific topics that address the mission of the society and that involve at least two of the systems of central interest to our society: the central nervous system, the immune system, and behavior. Submissions should focus on new and unpublished work to ensure that the annual meeting remains at the cutting-edge of psychoneuroimmunology, including studies related to Covid-19. The committee strongly encourages submissions from women, underrepresented minorities, and early career scientists.

Please complete the meeting registration form which will then provide access to begin the abstract submission process.

Deadline for Abstract Submission is March 31, 2023
**Note: If you are applying for membership in addition to submitting an abstract, the membership review process could take up to 2-4 days. Please plan accordingly.**

Guidelines for Abstracts for Oral and Poster Sessions:

  • The body of the abstract is limited to 300 words.
  • The abstract should contain the essential background, the new scientific information to be presented, and the possible significance of the results.
  • Abstracts should be divided into sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
  • To address scientific rigor, appropriate statistical analysis tests, effect sizes, and p values should be reported.
  • Abstracts should contain plain text with no special formatting. Please use lower-case 'p' for probabilities, e.g., p < .05.

Corresponding authors will be asked to indicate whether their submission aligns with pre-clinical (non-human or human) or clinical research, and whether they prefer oral or poster session format (Of note: Oral presentations will ultimately be allocated by the program committee from submissions indicating a preference for oral presentation, with remaining submissions allocated a poster presentation slot).