Knowledgebase FAQs

General Questions

How do I recover my password?
How do I donate to the PNIRS?
How do I change my contact information?
How can I post an announcement on the PNIRS website?
I am looking for a PsychoNeuroImmunology doctor. Can you recommend someone?
  

Membership Questions

How do I become a member of PNIRS?
How much is membership?
I want to pay my membership fees by check/money order - where should I post the check?
Can I pay my dues or conference registration by wire transfer?
  

Conference Questions

How do I register for the annual conference?
How do I submit an abstract?
What are the abstract submission guidelines?
What if I need to cancel my conference registration?
What size should my poster be for the conference?
  

General

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How do I recover my password?

From the login screen, click on "Recover Password".  You will then enter your email address, username, and answer your security question.  If you still have problems, please contact the webmaster by selecting "Contact Us" at the bottom of any PNIRS webpage.

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How do I donate to the PNIRS?

Please visit our donation page to donate to the PNIRS General fund (money will be used to support the goals of the society) or the PNIRS Excellence Fund (money will be used to support the PNIRS Annual Meeting).

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How do I change my contact information?

Please login to the PNIRS website using the username and password that you originally used to sign up.  Once you are logged in you will be able to update your contact information under the Members area.

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How can I post an announcement on the PNIRS website?

Any current PNIRS member may submit announcement materials to the webmaster at pnirs@pnirs.org. Announcements will be reviewed by all or part of the Communications Committee and posted on the website.   All announcement must have a start date and end date (for posting), PNIRS member contact information, and contact information regarding the announcement.

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I am looking for a PsychoNeuroImmunology doctor. Can you recommend someone?

The PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society is a large and international research society comprised of senior scientists and researchers.  We must apologize for not being able to respond to your request for a specific contact within the society.


Membership

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How do I become a member of PNIRS?

Trainee/Student Membership:  https://www.pnirs.org/membership/index.cfm
Create a login and complete the application.  As part of the application you will upload your curriculum vitae and select a sponsor. The sponsor you select must be a current member of PNIRS.  Once your sponsor has approved the endorsement your application will be sent to the membership committee for approval.

Full Membership:  https://www.pnirs.org/membership/index.cfm
Create a login and complete the application.  As part of the application you will upload your curriculum vitae.  Your application will be sent to the membership committee for approval.

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How much is membership?

Membership dues are divided into two categories, Full/Regular membership or Trainee membership. 
Regular membership is $230 per year.
Trainee membership is $80 per year.
Please visit www.pnirs.org/society/society_dues.cfm for complete details regarding membership.

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I want to pay my membership fees by check/money order - where should I post the check?

You should send checks/money orders made out to "PNIRS" to:

PNIRS
c/o Susan Keran Solomon
10724 Wilshire Blvd. #602
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Reminder: The member's name should be in the memo line of the check.

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Can I pay my dues or conference registration by wire transfer?

Yes, we accept payment by wire transfer.  When checking out you will need to enter the originating bank name.  We will send the wire instructions to the e-mail address in your PNIRS profile.  When processing a wire transfer, the net payment to the society should be the amount due (the society does not cover the transaction fee).


Conference

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How do I register for the annual conference?

Registration for the annual conference is typically open from January to May.  You can register online by visiting www.pnirs.org/meetings/index.cfm or by signing into your PNIRS account and going to the Members area. 

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How do I submit an abstract?

To submit an abstract for the annual conference you must first register as a conference attendee.  During registration you will select the option to submit an abstract.  The system will prompt you to submit your abstract once your registration to the conference is complete.

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What are the abstract submission guidelines?

Your abstract should contain plain text with no special formatting. Special characters (specifically greek letters, greater than or equal to, and less than or equal to) must be spelled out. Any special characters included in your submitted abstract will be shown as a question mark (?). Please use lower-case 'p' for probabilities, e.g., p < .05. 

When submitting your abstract you will be able to indicate what words or phrases you would like converted to special or greek characters for publication in the abstract book and in the special publiction of BBI (to be published after the conference).  

The body of the abstract is limited to 225 words. Please write the abstract as one block paragraph. All tabs, line breaks, and extra spaces will be ignored when the text is displayed on a web page.

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What if I need to cancel my conference registration?

 

PNIRS must receive written notice of cancellations by May 15, 2018, 11:59 CDT in order to receive a refund less $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received after May 15, 2018, 11:59 CDT will not be refunded.

 

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What size should my poster be for the conference?

Poster size for PNIRS 2018 will be displayed in landscape form and can be a maximum of 96 inches wide (243.8 cm) and 48 inches tall (121.9 cm).  For clarification, the size listed is the size of the display board.  Posters do not need to be 96 inches wide or 48 inches tall.  If you have questions about the size of your poster, please contact PNIRS via email at pnirs@pnirs.org.