The International Society for Serotonin Research is an international association for biomedical scientists who are interested in any aspect of research on serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine). It was founded over 10 years ago and currently has a membership of around 450 persons worldwide.
Members receive a regular newsletter with information on scientific meetings, news of members and any other matters of interest to those working on serotonin.
The Club sponsors biannual meetings, generally as satelites to the Congress of the International Union of Pharmacological Societies(IUPHAR) or the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR) . It also gives financial support to assist young scientists to attend these meetings. The Club also hosts annual lectures and dinners which are held in association with the Society for Neuroscience meeting and one of the meetings of the British Pharmacological Society (usually the Winter meeting).
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The International Society for Serotonin Research
(Formerly Serotonin Club)
MIXER at SfN
Sequestration, budget cuts, feeling like you’ve hit rock bottom??? Well, think again! Join us at “Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery” in the Gaslamp District in beautiful San Diego, just a short stroll from the Convention Center. Here you will find great company, fine food and bountiful brews that will brush those blues away. As tradition has it, you can count on being entertained by amusing anecdotes from a surprise guest speaker, and yes, serotonin will assuredly be mentioned.
When: Monday, November 11, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Where: Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 401 G St., San Diego, CA 92101
A charge of $25 (for those who pre-register, $35 at the door) includes a scrumptious appetizer buffet and two drink tickets. A cash bar will also be available. Payment can be made by sending a check made out to “The International Society for Serotonin Research” to Kelly Berg, or through PayPal (at bottom of Membership page).
Contact: Kelly Berg, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
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Call for Symposium Proposals
11th International Society for Serotonin Research Meeting: WPC 2014 Satellite (formerly The Serotonin Club)
Arabella Golf Estate and Spa
Arabella, South Africa
July 9-11th, 2014
We are looking for novel and exciting proposals in the field of serotonin research. Symposia proposals that span multiple disciplines (from molecular to neurochemistry to behavior and/or the clinic) are most desirable. Symposia proposals which highlight the most recent advances in all aspects of serotonin research including substance abuse, pain, cardiovascular function, digestive processes and mental health will be considered. This meeting is sponsored, in part, by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) therefore proposals which focus on drug abuse and addiction research are welcomed.
Please submit your proposals in the following format:
- Chair name (must be a member of Serotonin Club)
- Co-Chair name, if using a co-chair (also must be a member of Serotonin Club)
- Title of Proposal
- Brief description of proposal (150 to 200 words)
- No more than three proposed speakers, Please include for each speaker and chair: full name, organization, email address, fax number, and title of talk. Note that an innovative feature of the meeting is the allocation of a junior researcher per symposium, selected from the young investigator fellows. Each session will be approximately two hours in duration. Proposals not following this format will not be reviewed. (Click here for a pdf of the proposal guidelines)
Registration fees will be waived for individuals participating in an accepted symposium. Unfortunately the ISSR is unable to provide funds for travel expenses. The conference will be held at the Arabella Golf Estate and Spa in Arabella, South Africa. Breakfast, lunch and scientific presentations will all be on site. The venue will have on-site housing and participants should plan to register early and secure lodging. Please note that a call for Young Investigator Travel Award applications will be made in the Fall. Further meeting details will be posted on our website www.serotoninclub.org
Send proposals to Kelly Berg at email@example.com
DEADLINE June 30th, 2013