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The Neurobehavioral Research Symposium brings together researchers from the fields of neural and behavioral sciences, providing a forum of collegial interaction and collaboration.

Presentations include talks from internationally recognized experts in the field, invited speakers and poster presentations from CBBRe students and faculty. Students who have recently completed the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction at USD will present their work at the poster session.

Visit our Google sites page to learn about previous symposia, including profiles of the featured speakers from the event along with a link to their websites for additional information.


TBA in 2021
Muenster University Center, University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota

Registration is TBD. Please contact for symposium information.

Invited Speakers


Poster Session

The poster session will be held on the afternoon of Aug. 13. Students, postdoctoral researchers, staff and faculty are encouraged to present their research during the session and should indicate on the registration form if they would like to be considered for a presentation prize. Posters should be no larger than 40 inches high and 60 inches wide.

Meet With Speakers

Undergraduate and graduate students and postdoc fellows who register for the symposium can choose to have lunch with one of the invited speakers on Aug. 13. Indicate your preference on the registration form. Lunch groups are limited in size so register early to secure a place.

Continuing Education Units

Indicate on the registration form if you would like to earn a continuing education unit (1 unit = 10 hrs) while attending the symposium. Further details will be sent to you upon registration.

Directions and Parking

The symposium will be held in the ballroom on the second floor of the Muenster University Center on the Vermillion campus of the University of South Dakota. Parking is available adjacent to the Muenster University Center. Parking lots 2, 3 and 4 will be available to CBBRe attendees without a permit to park on the days of the symposium, but parking meters will be enforced as normal.

Parking Map 

The research symposium is made possible through support from the University of South Dakota, the Sanford School of Medicine, Sanford Health, the Center for Brain and Behavior Research and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, grant number R25-DA033674.