Annual Meeting

Save the dates for Zurich, Switzerland!!
Dates:  June 15-18, 2022
Location:  The Main Building at ETH, Zurich


Ronald Glaser (Frontiers in PNI Lecture)

Jonathan Kipnis

Washington University School of Medicine


Robert Ader Award

Julie Lasselin

Stockholm University


Norman Cousins Award

Staci Bilbo

Duke University



PNIRS 2022 (15-18 June) Zurich, Switzerland
“PNI in Translation: From PNI to Immunopsychiatry”
Call for Proposals for Member-Sponsored Symposium

The PNIRS Program Committee requests proposals for member-sponsored symposium to be

presented at the PNIRS 2022 meeting in Zurich, Switzerland (June 15-18, 2022). There will be a
number of changes to the symposia for 2022 to maximize the benefits of our face-to-face meeting,
enhance the breadth of our program and support the increasing diversity of our membership:

  • We will be increasing the number of symposia at the 2022 meeting! Please apply!
  • Each symposium will be NINETY minutes in length with between four and five speakers.
  • Each symposium will support increasing diversity in symposium speakers.

Given this year’s focus, we will prioritize submissions that include both preclinical and clinical
speakers. In addition, we will prioritize symposia that support increasing diversity (as highlighted
below) and include at least one early career scientist (up to Assistant Professor level or equivalent)
and/or member who has not previously spoken at PNIRS. Symposia comprised entirely of early
career scientists are also encouraged.

There will be a single-stage process for the full-proposal submission:

Submit a title, and abstract (max 500 words including a statement on how the symposium
will support diversity) for the full symposium together with a title and abstract (max 300
words) for each of the proposed speakers using the form below. Deadline for submission of the full proposal is December 3, 2021. The full-proposals will be assessed by the Program Committee and successful applicants will be notified by December 17, 2021.

PNIRS member participants are not eligible to receive funds for travel, registration or honoraria.
However, to broaden the scope of the meeting and to encourage diversity and participation by other leaders in the field who are not active in PNIRS, the Society will waive registration for participants who have not previously been a member of PNIRS or who are members of PNIRS but who have not previously spoken at our Annual Meeting (a maximum of 2 per symposium). Please note that in-person participation of all invited speakers must be confirmed before submitting a proposal*.

* We are planning for a fully ‘in-person’ meeting, though acknowledge subsequent changes in circumstances may mean some speakers may later need to change to remote presentation.

Diversity Statement

PNIRS is committed to provide an equitable and welcoming environment for all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religious and ethical value systems, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, physical and mental abilities or attributes, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and age.

Submit your Proposal