University of Wisconsin–Madison

Save the Date! April 16-17, 2020

Please join us for the 26th Annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion, Thursday and Friday April 16 & 17, 2020.

Additionally, one of the presenters will be delivering a free public talk on Wednesday April 15th 2020 on a topic relevant to public mental health.

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is planning to present at the symposium this year.

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 breakfast, presentations, breakout discussions, Poster Session, and opportunities to engage with a variety of investigators from programs across the country. Every year we hear from participants 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.


This year the UW HealthEmotions Research Institute aims to offer 25 travel award grants to bring the best and brightest student researchers in affective neuroscience to the University of Wisconsin to participate in the symposium. Can you help us reach our goal?