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CSBBCS/EPS 2018 schedule now available

The 2018 joint meeting of CSBBCS/EPS will take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland beginning Wednesday, July 4th at 3 PM and ending Saturday, July 7th at 4 PM at the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre. A schedule of talks, posters, and events can now be viewed on our website here. A hands-on, pre-conference workshop on Open Science will be held on Wednesday, July 4th from 10 AM – 2:30 PM.

Abstract submission is now closed. Membership in CSBBCS or EPS is required to register for the conference.


Register now!

As an EPS member, you can register for the conference at no additional charge to you. To do so, please log in to the Members section of the EPS website to retrieve a promo code that will allow you to purchase a Full CSBBCS membership at no charge. Then, navigate to our Join the CSBBCS page and enter the promo code. Choose “Full Member” and submit your request. You should then receive a message notifying you that you are now subscribed to CSBBCS and inviting you to register for the conference.

Talks and Posters: Talks are 20 minutes (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions per speaker). Maximum poster size is 48” X 36”.

Speed mentoring at CSBBCS/EPS 2018

WiCSC invites you to participate in a new WiCSC initiative we are piloting this year—a “speed mentoring” program, to take place at the meeting. In brief, the program will link graduate students and junior faculty with senior faculty to meet briefly (for 20 minutes) for a speed mentoring session during the WiCSC reception in the late afternoon of July 4, 2018.

This pilot program is based on a successful program that has been run for many years by the American Psychosomatic Society and has been adopted successfully by the US-based WICS group. There are a few ground rules for this program: 1) this is a one-time session (i.e., the mentor is not signing on for a longer-term mentoring relationship); 2) the mentee should come with a  specific question or two to guide the session and make the most of it; 3) the mentee should send the mentor a CV and the question(s) ahead of time, but not expect that the mentor will have read this information prior to the meeting.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete the Google document at the link below before Monday June 4, 2018. Mentors need not be female.


If you are interested in being mentored, please complete the Google document at the link given below before Monday June 4, 2018. At this time, mentoring is open to CSBBCS or EPS members who are in the 3rd or later year in graduate school, Post-Doctoral researchers, and junior faculty. Mentees need not be female.


Once mentors are secured, mentors and mentees will be matched based on general interest area.

Open Science Pre-conference Workshop

Space is still available in the Open Science Pre-conference Workshop that will take place July 4th, 10 AM – 2:30 PM. You can sign up for the workshop during registration for the conference at a fee of $20 for Associate Members and $40 for Full Members. Even if you have already registered for the conference, you can still sign up for the workshop by contacting Chris Oriet <secretary@csbbcs.org>, who will send you an invoice that can be paid via PayPal with or without a PayPal account.

The main workshop will be presented by Dr. Candice Morey and will be supplemented by presentations on topics such as the role Open Science plays in modern publishing (Dr. Stephen Lindsay, Editor-in-Chief of Psychological Science), grant funding (Shannon Cobb, NSERC Policy Analyst) and social media (Alex Etz, podcaster with The Bayes Factor).