Postponed to September 2021


The 23rd SSBP International Research Symposium in Oslo has been postponed to September 2021.

We will publish further information as soon as this becomes available.

Please see below for a statement from the SSBP

Education Day

Date tbc (2021)

Research Symposium

Date tbc (2021)

Online Registration

Opening date TBA

Online Abstract Submission

Opening date TBA

Early Bird Registrations

Registration deadline TBA

Latest News and Information - COVID-19 Update

The SSBP Trustees and Committee have taken the sad but unavoidable decision to postpone the forthcoming SSBP conference in Oslo until September 2021. Our thoughts are very much with our SSBP family around the world in these difficult times.


We will be making specific plans over the coming months, and will publish further information about the 2021 conference as soon as this is available. 


Our website will be updated with any further announcements, so please do check back regularly.


If you are an SSBP member, we will email you with further updates and information about the 2021 conference. 


If you are not an SSBP  member, but would like to keep in touch and to receive information about plans for the 2021 conference, please contact: 

 Becky ( or Liz ( to be added to our mailing list.


Publicity materials

Publicity materials for SSBP 2020 conference are now available.

Please click below to download a copy of the SSBP 2020 poster.

Please click below to download a copy of the SSBP 2020 postcard

SSBP in Birmingham 2019

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What Happens at an SSBP Conference?

Siena Conference, Italy 2016

A message from the Chair of the SSBP

Welcome to the website of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP). The SSBP believes that progress in understanding the behavioural features associated with often complex genetic conditions is best served by providing a focus and point of contact for medical researchers and health care professionals working with those whose lives are affected by these conditions.


On our website and the linked SSBP Conference website you will find information about a wide range of syndromes and about the activities of the SSBP including our annual international research symposium, with its associated Education Days reaching out to the wider community of patients and their families.


Honey Heussler

SSBP Chair


Our Affiliated Member Societies

The SSBP is proud to be affiliated with these member societies.

Fragile X Society

Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited cause of learning disability. The Fragile X Society provides information and practical guidance to support and empower individuals and families living with Fragile X, and the professionals who support them. We also support research in order to improve support and understanding of all aspects of Fragile X.


Max Appeal

Max Appeal’s mission is to enable people with 22q11 syndromes to lead an independent and economically prosperous life as possible with Max Appeal being the voice to achieve appropriate medical care, social support, employment and empowerment for individuals and their families.