24th Annual PNIRS Scientific Meeting; Galveston, Texas June 7-10, 2017


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.  Abstract Submission Deadline is March 17, 2017.  


To view the program booklet for the 2016 meeting: PNIRS 2016 Program

To view the schedule at a glance for the 2017 meeting:  PNIRS 2017 Schedule at a Glance

 PNIRS 2017 Lecturers

 PNIRS 2017 Featured Lectures



PNIRS 2017 Presidential Symposium Lectures 



 PNIRS 2017 Educational Short Course Lectures

Member Sponsored Symposia
Protective Effects of Exercise in Old Age: Mechanisms Explored
Interactive Effects of Sleep and Inflammation of Depression 



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


The meeting will be held at The Tremont House at 2300 Ship's Mechanic Row, Galveston, Texas  77550.  The conference room rate for both single and double rooms is $229.00/night.  In order to receive the conference room rate, please use the following reservation link:  The Tremont House Online Reservation.  Reservations using the conference room rate must be completed no later than Friday, May 12, 2017.

The closing banquet will be held at the Garten Verein at  2704 Avenue O, Galveston, Texas  77550.


For those desiring transportation other than rental car or car service options, PNIRS will be arranging limited shuttle service.  The service will be available from and to both George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport at select times on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7, 2017 and then again on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at a cost of $80/round-trip.  A survey monkey will be sent out after the abstract submission process closes in mid-March to ask for travel times so that a schedule can be made to accommodate those wanting to use the service.  This service is being arranged as there is not a standing shuttle service between Houston airports and Galveston.  The estimated Uber cost between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Galveston is $75/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 landscape form and can be a maximum of 96 inches wide (243.8 cm) and 48 inches tall (121.9 cm).  For clarification, the size listed is the size of the display board.  Posters do not need to be 96 inchs wide or 48 inches tall.  If you have questions about the size of your poster, please contact PNIRS via email at pnirs@pnirs.org.  


PNIRS must receive written notice of cancellations by May 15, 2017, 11:59 CDT in order to receive a refund less $50 processing fee.  Cancellation requests received after May 15, 2017, 11:59 CDT will not be refunded.