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Guidelines for Session Submission

Proposal should be submitted in English via submission portal by the chair. To access portal, one is requested to Login the account first.


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. All submissions must be in English and 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 500 words each abstract, consisting of Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. If any difficulities to access submission portal, please contact us via 2020mbisymposium@gmail.com.



About MBI 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 associations of early life experiences and mental health in adults. 


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. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to ask a session chair to modify their session to ensure balance and quality in the symposium programme.


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.