(CLOSED) Submit a Session


We are seeking for proposals for symposia sessions, which are intended to complement a broader conceptual theme of invited talks. Hence, proposed symposia sessions should be focused on a special interest topic; for example, a methodological issue, a disease-centered approach, a focused topic within a specific domain of neuroscience, or the use of science and technology in mental health. 


The time allocated for each session is 120 minutes, organized as 4-5 talk slots. Discussion time can be scheduled according to the organizers' discretion (e.g., after individual talks, concentrated at the end of a session, or for an alternative format, such as a debate among the speakers, an extended Q&A between the audience and speakers, etc.).


Session chair must ensure that all speakers are committed to participating in the symposium before submitting a proposal, and is also responsible for assurance of adherence to the rules and of the merit of the presentation.


In the case of a session talk with more than one author, the first author must present the work. Proposals will be evaluated by the MBI Scientific Committee. Symposium sessions often benefit from a diversity of perspective and institutional affiliations. Proposals from young investigators are encouraged. Submitting a session proposal and/or speaking in a symposium does not prevent you from submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at MBI Int’l Symposium.



Guidelines for Session Submission


*We welcome submissions on area related to (1) basic science and the biological processes and factors underlying the links between diet, nutrition and mental health, including the brain-gut-microbe axis, immunology and metabolic processes and molecular science, etc., (2) neuroimaging, personalized medicine, life style intervention, health promotion and disease management, etc. in mental health across age groups, (3) epidemiology, public health and population studies, etc. in mental health, and (4) the use of science and technology in mental health. Submission will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.


*The proposal should be submitted in English, using the form provided for Session Submission via online submission for session (CLOSED) for the consideration of symposium sessions presented. Submission will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.


*A session summary and an abstract for each talk in the session are requested to provide.


*Word limits are 250 words for each, consisting of Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. All submissions must be in English.


*No honorarium is given; however, waived registration is provided if accepted. All session presenters are cordially invited to the Gala Dinner.


*MBI Symposium Organising Committee reserves the right to ask a session chair to modify their session to ensure balance and quality in the symposium programme.


*If any difficulities to access online submission, please contact us via 2019mbisymposium@gmail.com.