ACS Serotonin




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 in 1987 and currently has a membership of around 450 persons worldwide.

Members receive a newsletter twice a year with information on scientific meetings, news of members and any other matters of interest to those working on serotonin.

The ISSR sponsors biennual 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 ISSR also hosts annual mixers with guest speakers 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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Call for Symposium Proposals

19th Meeting of the International Society for Serotonin Research
Serotonin on the Wild Atlantic Way
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
July 15-19, 2018

We are seeking novel and exciting proposals from investigators with a serotonin research focus.  Symposia can cover any aspect of the field of serotonin including, but not limited to, addiction, substance abuse, normal brain function and CNS disorders, cardiovascular function, digestive processes, immune system and pain. Individual proposals that are integrative and inclusive of multiple disciplines (e.g. molecular pharmacology, neurochemistry, animal behaviour and clinical studies) are most desirable. Proposals that are balanced both with respect to gender and geographic location are strongly encouraged.

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, June 9, 2017

The conference will be held at Devere Hall, University College Cork, Cork City, Ireland at the beginning of the famous Wild Atlantic Way Further meeting details will be posted as they become available.

Symposia selected for the programme will be allotted 75 min and should be composed of no more than 3 speakers (~ 25min/talk inclusive of questions). All symposium participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses, however, we may be able to offer reduced registration fees (subject to sponsorship).

For consideration, please submit your proposal (in Word format) to with the following information (proposals not in this format will be returned):

  1. Symposium Title
  2. Brief description of subject area and the topics of each speaker (~250 words)
  3. Name of Chair (and co-Chair, if applicable), email and affiliation. The Chair must be an ISSR member.
  4. Name, email, affiliation and tentative talk title for each speaker; verification of participation is required and an individual may speak in only one symposium. Speakers should be independent/established investigators (i.e., minimum rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent). Oral session(s) dedicated to young investigators (i.e., students, post-docs) will be included in the programme.


Send proposals to Dr. Kelly Berg (



The 19th Meeting of the International Society for Serotonin Research
University College Cork, Ireland
July, 2018


Mark your calendars and plan to attend our next biennial meeting in Cork, Ireland, July 2018. Planning is now well underway by the local organizing committee chaired by Professor John Cryan.  Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and was the European Capital of Culture in 2005. It is one of the oldest cities in Ireland and now is a modern, bustling port city playing host to the World's second largest natural harbour, after Sydney, Australia. The city's unique character derives from a combination of the people, topography, built fabric and its location on the River Lee at a point where it formed a number of waterways. Specific details will be forthcoming in the next ISSR newsletter, March 2017.

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