23rd Annual PNIRS Scientific Meeting; Brighton, England June 8-11, 2016


To register for the meeting, use the "Register for the meeting and submit abstracts" link on the right.  PNIRS members please use your existing username and password to login to register.  Non-PNIRS members will need to create a username and password at the login link to register.  


To view the program booklet for the 2015 meeting: Program Booklet 2015

PNIRS 2016 Flyer:  PNIRS 2016 Flyer

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PNIRS 2016 Lectures


Presidential Symposium Lectures


Educational Short Course Lectures

Member Sponsored Symposia

Structural, Functional and Neurotransmitter Effects of Inflammation In Depression using Multimodal Imaging

Food, Mood, and Cognition:  When what we east signals the brain 




Meeting registration fees include the following amenities:  opening reception, closing banquet, morning and afternoon refreshments and daily lunch (excluding Wednesday). 


The meeting will be held at the Grand Brighton Hotel at 97-99 Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FW.

Grand Brighton Hotel

Reservations using the conference group rate must be completed no later than May 9, 2016.  All rooms are fully prepaid at booking, are non-refundable and not transferable.

Alternate hotel accomodations near the Grand Brighton:

Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront

Hilton Brighton Metropole

Artist Residence

Minicab Taxi Companies from Heathrow to Brighton: 1½ - 2 hours
Please note that all Minicab Taxis listed MUST be booked in advance. If you take a regular taxi from Heathrow to Brighton costs will be considerably higher (2-4 X prices below).
Brighton & Hove Radiocabs
Brightontaxis.com          +44 (0)1273 20 40 60
Streamline Taxis
Streamlinetaxis.org                +44 (01273) 20 20 20
Taxibrighton.com           +44 (0)1273 58 55 55
Illustrative costs for the companies above (in order) listed below.
4 Seater           £110 /£127 /  £88 per car
5-6 Seater       £123 / £147 / £113     per car
7-8 Seater       £133 / £147 / £123 per car
All companies will require: Arrival Time, Flight Number, Flight Departure City, Terminal (there are 5 at Heathrow), Cellphone Contact Number, Destination.
Buses from Heathrow to Brighton (Coach Station): 2 - 2 ½ Hours
National Express (Bus number 747)
Illustrative costs: From £12.50 to £20 per person one-way
Details for Tube then Train to Brighton Train Station: 2 - 2½ Hours
1) Tube (Piccadilly line (dark blue) to South Kensington Change to Circle/District Line (yellow/green) to Victoria): Illustrative Cost: £5.70 per person one way
2) Train Victoria to Brighton: Illustrative Cost: £27 to £54 per person one way
Train from Gatwick to Brighton: ½ Hour
Buy ticket on arrival: Illustrative cost: £10 to £15 per person one way




The call for member-sponsored symposia is now closed.



Abstracts should contain plain text with no special formatting. Special characters (specifically greek letters, greater than or equal to, and less than or equal to) must be spelled out. Any special characters included in the submitted abstract will be shown as a question mark (?). Please use lower-case 'p' for probabilities, e.g., p < .05. The body of the abstract is limited to 225 words. Please write the abstract as one block paragraph. All tabs, line breaks, and extra spaces will be ignored when the text is displayed on a web page.

When submitting the abstract there will be an option to indicate what words or phrases you would like converted to special or greek characters for publication in the abstract book and in the special publiction of BBI (to be published after the conference).  

Posters will be displayed in portrait form and can be a maximum of 39.37 inches wide (1 m) and 78.74 inches tall (2 m).  If you have questions about the size of your poster, please contact PNIRS via email at pnirs@pnirs.org.

PNIRS has traditionally provided Scholar Awards to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Up to 20 trainees may be selected for this prestigious travel award. The award would provide financial assistance for travel or hotel expenses only. (Expenses are not reimbursed until July.) Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the field through membership in the PNIRS.

The Wellcome Trust will award £500 towards travel to 10 trainee researchers for PNIRS 2016.  

Check the designated box indicating an interest in this award when submitting an abstract online. Please visit the "Knowledgebase/FAQ" page for more information on abstract submissions.

For travel and other planning purposes: trainees who receive the scholar award are required to attend the following: Educational Short Course, Trainee/Mentor Colloquium, Trainee Dinner, and Poster Data Blitz sessions 1 and 2.

PNIRS must receive written notice of cancellations by May 15, 2016, 11:59 CDT in order to receive a refund less $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received after May 15, 2016, 11:59 CDT will not be refunded.