formerly Serotonin Club

ISSR 2020



Honorary Irvine Page Plenary Lecture

Lynette C. Daws

University of Texas Health Science Center

at San Antonio


Honorary Maurice Rapport Lecture

Kjell Fuxe

Karolinska Institutet

Honorary Paul Vanhoutte

Distinguished Lecture

Rene Hen

Columbia University

“Serotonin on the Mexican Caribbean”

Marriott Cancún Resort, Cancún, Mexico 

July 26-29, 2020


A note from members of the ISSR 2020 Organizing Committee:


The Mexican Caribbean and its incredible views and landscapes is one of the most visited regions in Mexico. Located in the State of Quintana Roo, the Mexican Caribbean is comprised of Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum), Grand Costa Maya (Bacalar, Chetumal, Mahahual) and the Islands of Cozumel, Holbox and Isla Mujeres. The region features a myriad of fun-filled adventures and attractions, archaeological sites, delicious dining and of course relaxation on its stunning beaches. The turquoise blue color and transparency of its waters will leave you simply dazzled!

Cancun was originally home to the Maya people.  Spanish explorers arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula in the early 16th century and similar to other parts of the Caribbean, they brought disease with them that devastated the native population.  Remains of the Mayan culture can be found at nearby archaeological sites of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum.  Cancun faded into obscurity until late in the 20th century when, after realizing the potential of the area, the Mexican government built nine hotels on the edge of the Carribbean Sea (and the rest is history). Today, Cancun is a world-renowned vacation destination with white powdery sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, and most importantly, warm and friendly Mexican hospitality. 

We are very pleased to host the 20th meeting of the ISSR “Serotonin on the Mexican Caribbean” in Cancun, Mexico, July 26-29, 2020 (note our “20th in 2020”).  We have secured an excellent meeting venue, the Marriott Cancun Resort, a complex that houses two hotels, 9 restaurants and numerous amenities and activities on site such that you may not want to leave the resort your entire time in Cancun. Also, we have contracted with International Incentive Travel, an onsite company that will handle ground transportation and all of your questions about the area, as well as bookings for various activities, tours and excursions, restaurant reservations and evening entertainment.  We have also begun to form the program; the ISSR Council has completed their selection of 2020 honorees for our named plenary lectures, and submission of symposium proposals for consideration for inclusion in the program is now open. You will also find a list of deadlines on the 2020 meeting page (e.g. registration, abstract submission, hotel reservations, etc), so please make notes on your calendar about these important dates. We will be updating this website continually as new information and details become available.

Bienvenidos a Mexico Lindo!

(We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Mexico!)


Carlos M. Villalón (Chair) 

Kathryn A. Cunningham

Noelle Anastasio

Lyn Daws

Catherine Marcinkiewcz

Anne Andrews

Kelly Berg

Lee Gilman