Save the Date! April 13-14, 2022

*** Registration opens Feb 15th and closes April 12th at 5:00pm CST ***

Join us for the 26th Annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion: Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, held virtually on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

As always, we will have an outstanding lineup of leading scientists presenting their research, along with in-depth discussions led by our students. The symposium includes five virtual presentations, breakout discussions, a virtual poster session, and opportunities to connect with a variety of participants from programs across the country. Each year we hear from attendees that this meeting, where experienced scientists make a special effort to reach out to trainees, helps forge enduring collegial relationships. We hope you can join us as we deliver lively discussions on the origins of psychiatric illnesses and provide creative insights into new potential treatments.

| April 13-14, 2022 |

27th Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion


2022 Presenters: 

Deanna Barch, PhD
Meike Bartels, PhD
Sidney Hankerson, MD
Bo Li, PhD
Melissa Rosenkranz, PhD

Founded and Co-Hosted By:

Richard J. Davidson, PhD

Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Director, Center for Healthy Minds
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ned H. Kalin, MD

Hedberg Professor
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, HealthEmotions Research Institute
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Read more about the Symposium and it’s founders, Richie Davidson & Ned Kalin:

Affective Neuroscience: 25 Years of Progress Studying Resiliency and Psychopathology

This SMPH Quarterly feature article summarizes the history of the Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion, and the story behind what brought together symposium founders Drs Ned Kalin and Richie Davidson, and their shared vision and contributions to the field of affective neuroscience.


The UW HealthEmotions Research Institute aims to offer 20 travel award grants to bring the best and brightest student researchers in affective neuroscience to the University of Wisconsin to participate in the Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion. These travel grants are funded by support from our sponsors and thanks to gifts from generous donors.

While the 2021 symposium will not be offering travel awards, contributions can be made for future awardees.