Annual Meeting of the
International Society for Research on Impulsivity


The International Society for Research on Impulsivity (InSRI) will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting on Wednesday May 17, 2017, as a one-day satellite symposium to the Society of Biological Psychiatry at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA.


This year's theme focus on:
Risky decision making and impulsivity: parallel, synergistic, or independent pathways to addiction and psychiatric disorders?

Call for Abstracts:
We are accepting abstracts for poster presentations (300 word maximum). 
Abstracts should be submitted by April 12, 2017 to: using the abstract template.


Registration is processed through our online system (click on link below).

Online Registration


The objectives of the meeting are:

1. To bring together scientists from multiple disciplines (preclinical and clinical neuroscience, psychiatry,
     psychology, and computational modeling) working in the area of impulsivity, risky decision making
     and addiction, in order to promote interdisciplinary dialog.
2. To involve trainees and junior faculty in the meeting and encourage their future participation in research
    on impulsivity, risky decision making and addictions.
3. To encourage increased participation of minority, disabled, and women scientists and clinicians in the area
    of impulsivity through participation in this meeting.


Preliminary Program


8:00am – 8:45am


8:45am – 9:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Catharine Winstanley

9:00am – 10:30am

Computational methods for understanding impulsivity and decision making in addiction and across the lifespan

Chair: Jasmin Vassileva. Speakers: Cate Hartley/ Jerome Busemeyer / Woo-Young Ahn

11:00am – 12:30pm

Neuroimaging: insights into risky decision-making and addiction vulnerability

Chair: Jim Bjork. Speakers: Antoine Bechara/ Hugh Garavan / Anna Konova

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm – 3:30pm

How does risky decision making map onto the impulsivity construct in animal models?

Chair: Catharine Winstanley Speakers: Catharine Winstanley/ Jeff Dalley/ Celeste Napier

4:00pm – 5:30pm

The many faces of addiction: dissociable or similar roles for risky decision making and impulsivity in chemical vs behavioural dependency disorders?

hair: Gerry Moeller. Speakers: Sarah Yip/ Eve Limbrick-Oldfield/ Valerie Voon

5:30pm – 5:45pm

Closing Remarks


Poster Session





Woo-Young Ahn

Department of Psychology, Ohio State University

Antoine Bechara

Department of Psychology, University of Southern California

Jerome Busemeyer

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

Jeff Dalley

Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge University

Hugh Garavan

Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont

Cate Hartley

Department of Psychology, New York University

Anna Konova

Center for Neural Science, New York University

Eve Limbrick-Oldfield

Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

Celeste Napier

Department of Pharmacology, Rush University

Valerie Voon

Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge University

Catharine Winstanley

Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

Sarah Yip

Department of Psychiatry, Yale University


Meeting Location:
      Hilton San Diego Bayfront
      1 Park Boulevard
       San Diego, CA 92101


Organizing Committee:
   Catharine Winstanley - University of British Columbia - Vancouver
   James M. Bjork - Virginia Commonwealth University
   Jasmin Vassileva - Virginia Commonwealth University
   F. Gerard Moeller - Virginia Commonwealth University
   Marc N. Potenza - Yale School of Medicine
   Alan C. Swann - Baylor College of Medicine
   Charles W. Mathias - University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio