2nd Annual NIH Investigator Meeting for Interoception Research

Nov 11th, 2023
Bethesda, Maryland

Event Description

This investigator meeting, hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on November 11, 2023, will highlight recent advances in interoception research as relevant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blueprint for Neuroscience Functional Neural Circuits of Interoception Initiative. The meeting is being held in-person at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The talks will be streamed on NIH VideoCast, however the poster presentations will not be viewable online.

Invited speakers will focus on basic and human subject research related to functional neural circuit analysis of interoception. The overall goal of this investigator meeting is to review the recent scientific advances on interoception research, facilitate the building of collaborations, and brainstorm future research.

This event will feature a keynote speech on cutting-edge behavioral analysis relevant to interoception, followed by selected junior investigator flash talk presentations. The meeting will have two additional scientific sessions on recent advances on the neural connections between the brain and one internal organ system or multiple internal organ systems through vagal, spinal, and humoral pathways. In addition, the event will feature 20 selected poster presentations from in-person attendees.

The deadline to register for the meeting is October 11, 2023Please register now.

Abstract Submission

We encourage all early-stage investigators to apply for our flash talks (6 spots) and/or poster presentations (20 spots). Graduate students, postdocs, and junior investigators (up to assistant professors) are eligible. Applicants must commit to attend the meeting in person at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Applicants must commit to attend the meeting in-person at the NIH campus.

Scientific abstracts should be no longer than 500 words. The deadline for submission is July 14, 2023, and we will notify applicants of the status of their submissions by August 11, 2023.

Criteria for selection will be based on evaluation of:

  • Hypothesis and findings
  • Novel technologies
  • Additional topics not presented by the featured speakers
  • Balance of organ systems

Limited travel awards will be available to support selected presenters. Travel awards will be announced at the time of selection on August 11, 2023.

Please contact with any questions you may have regarding the submission process and criteria for eligibility.

***The online abstract submission form will be available soon.*** \

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