The International Society of Neurogastronomy (ISN) Symposium is an educational meeting for the interdisciplinary science of neurogastronomy. Healthcare providers, neuroscientists, culinary professionals, agriculture professionals, and food technologists exchange ideas in the context of brain, behavior, global health, and sustainability. The concept of neurogastronomy casts a wide net over all disciplines that are relevant to what we eat, why we like what we eat, how we eat, and what these variables mean for clinical health and human sustainability. The mission of the ISN is to advance neurogastronomy as a craft, science, and health profession, to enhance quality of human life, and to generate and disseminate knowledge of brain-behavior relationships in the context of food and flavor.

Friday (4 hours of CME only)
Pre-Conference Applied Neurogastronomy Workshop = $100
Saturday (6 hours of CME & CPEU's)
HealthCare Professionals Conference Registration = $299
Trainee Conference Registration = $125
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David Shields, PhD

Carolina Distinguished Professor University of South Carolina Chairman of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation Columbia, South Carolina
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Amanda Archibald, RD

Analyst & Nutritionist Field to Plate Boulder, Colorado
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Renee Brewer, CS,CSW

Owner Wine + Market and Enoteca Lexington, Kentucky
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Gordon Shepherd, MD, DPhil

Professor of Neuroscience Yale Medical School New Haven, Connecticut
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John McGann, PhD

Associate Professor Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Department of Psychology Rutgers University School of Arts and Science New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Chris Morris

Master Distiller Brown-Forman Corporation Louisville, Kentucky
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Rachel Herz, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Brown University Providence, Rhode Island
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Richard Hait

Chef de Cuisine Hilary J Boone Center University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Tim Harlan, MD, FACP

Associate Dean, Clinical Services Executive Director, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine Medical Director, Tulane Medical Group Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana
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Nisha Pradhan

Research Study Assistant Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York
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Jong Rho, MD

Professor & Chief, Pediatric Neurology Department of Pediatrics Alberta Children's Hospital Alberta, Calgary, Canada
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Dietmar Krautwurst, PhD

Chair, Chemoreception & Biosignaling Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology Technical University Munich Freising, Germany
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Taria Camerino

Award-winning Chef & Food Stylist Co-owner/Operator Sugar Coated Radical Atlanta, Georgia
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Dana Small, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry Director, Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center Yale School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut
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The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Systems-based practice


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 10 hours of participation.


 Commission on Dietetic Registration

This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 6 CPEUs.

CPE Level 2: General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered.



1. Abstract submission deadline is midnight Feb. 2, 2018.
2. A person may be the presenting author on only 1 poster.
3. Submission of an abstract is not a guarantee of a poster presentation. The number of poster presentation slots is not infinite, but ISN will work to accommodate as many as possible. Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts is scheduled for Feb. 10, 2018
4. Prepare the abstract as a 2 page Microsoft Word file using single line spacing and size 11 or 12 font. The abstract can be a maximum of 1800 characters including spaces. This number does not include title, author names, affiliations, and a footnote at the bottom of the abstract listing grant support or other funding. No images allowed in the file.
5. Submit this Word file as an attachment to: neurogastronomyabstracts@gmail.com

Page 1 must include:
• Contact information for the presenting author

Page 2 must include the Abstract, organized as follows:
• Title
• Authors (paragraph form, superscript numbers corresponding to affiliations)
• Affiliations of authors (paragraph form)
• Body of Abstract. Succinctly describe the objectives, the methods, essential results, data analysis, and conclusions.
• Footnote listing funding (paragraph form)

For the full instructions and guidelines, please click here.