Knowledgebase - FAQs

General

How do I recover my password?

From any page on the PNIRS website, click on Member Login at the top right corner.  You will have the option to "Login" or "Retrieve Username" or "Reset Password".  If the email address was valid, an email has been sent to that address with a password reset link. If you do not receive the reset email, please check your spam folder or contact the PNIRS Central Office by email.

How do I contact the PNIRS?

The best way to contact us is by email. We can also be reached by phone at +1 830-796-9393, fax +1 830-796-9394.  We respond during normal business hours which are Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm Central Time.

How do I donate to the PNIRS?

Please visit our donation page to donate to the PNIRS General fund (money will be used to support the goals of the society) or the PNIRS Excellence Fund (money will be used to support the PNIRS Annual Meeting).

How do I change my contact information?

Please login to the PNIRS website using the username and password that you originally used to sign up.  Once you are logged in you will be able to update your contact information under the Members Portal.

How can I post an announcement on the PNIRS website?

Any current PNIRS member may submit announcement materials to the webmaster at [email protected]. Announcements will be reviewed by all or part of the Communications Committee and posted on the website.   All announcements  must have a start date and end date (for posting), PNIRS member contact information, and contact information regarding the announcement.

I am looking for a PsychoNeuroImmunology doctor. Can you recommend someone?

The PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society is a large and international research society comprised of senior scientists and researchers.  We must apologize for not being able to respond to your request for a specific contact within the society.

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Membership

How do I become a member of PNIRS?

Trainee/Student Membership:  
Complete the online application.  As part of the application you will upload your curriculum vitae (CV/resume) and select a sponsor. The sponsor you select must be a current member of PNIRS.  Once your sponsor has approved the endorsement your application will be sent to the membership committee for approval.

Full Membership:  
Complete the online application.   As part of the application you will upload your curriculum vitae (CV/resume).  Your application will be sent to the membership committee for approval.

How much is membership?

Membership dues are divided into two categories, Full/Regular membership or Trainee membership. 
Regular membership is $230 per year.
Trainee membership is $80 per year.
Please visit the membership page for complete details regarding membership.

I want to pay my membership fees by check/money order - where should I post the check?

You should send checks/money orders made out to "PNIRS" to:

PNIRS
c/o Marianne Van Wagner
1123 Comanche Path
Bandera, TX 78003-4212 USA

Reminder: The member's name must be in the memo line of the check.

Can I pay my dues or conference registration by wire transfer?

Yes, we accept payment by wire transfer.  When checking out you will need to enter the originating bank name.  We will send the wire instructions to the e-mail address in your PNIRS profile.  When processing a wire transfer, the net payment to the society should be the amount due (the society does not cover the transaction fee).

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Conference

How do I register for the annual conference?

Registration for the annual conference is typically open from January to May.  Online registration links will be on our Meeting page when available.

How do I submit an abstract?

To submit an abstract for the annual conference you must first register as a conference attendee.  During registration you will select the option to submit an abstract.  The system will prompt you to submit your abstract once your registration to the conference is complete.

What are the abstract submission guidelines?

Your abstract should contain plain text with no special formatting. Special characters (specifically Greek letters, greater than or equal to, and less than or equal to) must be spelled out. Any special characters included in your submitted abstract will be shown as a question mark (?). Please use lower-case 'p' for probabilities, e.g., p < .05. 

When submitting your abstract you will be able to indicate what words or phrases you would like converted to special or Greek characters for publication in the abstract book and in the special publication of BBI (to be published after the conference).  

The body of the abstract is limited to 225 words. Please write the abstract as one block paragraph. All tabs, line breaks, and extra spaces will be ignored when the text is displayed on a web page.

What if I need to cancel my conference registration?

PNIRS must receive written notice of cancellations six weeks prior to the meeting in order to receive a refund less $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received after the six week deadline will not be refunded.

What size should my poster be for the conference?

Poster size for PNIRS varies for each meeting.  Details will be posted on the meeting page when available. If you have questions about the size of your poster, please contact PNIRS via email at [email protected].  


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