The 2018 AS4SAN conference will take place in Brisbane on Wednesday the 20th and Thursday the 21st of June 2018 . Stay tuned for more information. 

The 2017 AS4SAN conference took take place on the 15th and 16th of June at the Melbourne Brain Centre in Parkville.

Keynote presenters included Prof. Shihui Han (Peking University), Prof. Skye McDonald (UNSW), Prof. Kim Felmingham (University of Melbourne), A/Prof. Peter Enticott (Deakin University), Prof. Bernard Balleine (UNSW) and Professor Eddie Harmon-Jones (UNSW).

Click here to see the final program for the 2017 conference. 

Registration and abstract submissions for the 2017  conference and registration for the 2017 workshops is now closed.

 Presentations at the conference will either be 15 minute talks, a 5 min datablitz presentation (+ poster) or a poster. Note that abstracts will only be accepted if they are relevant to the field of social or affective neuroscience. Early bird registration is $125 for students and $200 for staff and closes on the 15th of April. Late bird registration is $150 for students and $250 for staff and closes on the 15th of May. 

The AS4SAN conference dinner will be on the first evening of the conference after the cocktail reception and costs an extra $50. You can register by clicking here. Please note that the registration cost includes morning tea and lunch on both days, a cocktail reception on the first day and a one year membership of the Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (which normally costs $50).

Membership includes voting rights at the annual general society meeting (held during the conference). For more information about the society rules click here. If you want to become a member of the society but can't attend the conference you can contact Pascal Molenberghs (Pascal.Molenberghs@monash.edu).


In 2017 we will host two free half-day workshops at the Melbourne Brain Centre in Parkville. In the morning we will host an fMRI analysis workshop for beginners. During this workshop you will learn: 1. the theoretical basis behind fMRI; 2. how to set up an fMRI experiment; and 3. get hands-on experience on how to analyse and interpret fMRI data with SPM. Students have to bring their own laptop with Matlab and SPM12 installed. 

In the afternoon a workshop on neuropsychological tests related to social and affective neuroscience will take place. During this workshop you will learn which tests are best suited to test for different social and affective cognitive functioning and get hands-on experience on how to conduct these tests. Registration for both workshops is now closed.