SSBP 24th International Research Symposium

8th - 10th September 2022

Oslo, Norway

Standard Registration is now OPEN

Online Abstract Submission

1st April – 20th May 2022

Online Registration

UPDATED Earlybird Deadline

8th July 2022

Earlybird Registration is OPEN

Earlybird Registration for SSBP 2022 in Oslo is now open. Our Earlybird Registration rate offers an excellent discount, so please do take advantage of this offer by registering before the Earlybird Deadline of 8th July.

UPDATED Earlybird Deadline - Now 8th July 2022

Please note, we have  brought forward the deadline for discounted Earlybird registration to FRIDAY 8TH JULY. 


As this is our first hybrid in-person / online event, and times are still somewhat uncertain, we will need a clear indication of likely attendance numbers a little earlier in advance of the conference.


Our Earlybird Registration rate will offer an excellent discount, so please do take advantage of this offer by registering before 8th July.

Call for Abstracts - SSBP 2022 Research Symposium

Abstract Submission will be opening soon on our website on 1st April. Abstracts are welcomed for talks and for poster presentations.

Latest News

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Honorary Member Dr James (Jim) Harris, a much loved member of the SSBP family.  His funeral will be on Friday 9th April and an e-condolence book has been set up for individual messages. 

James was a much-valued and stalwart supporter of the SSBP over many years and will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts are with his wife, Cathy, and family. 

James Harris Obituary (2021) – Baltimore, MD – Scranton Times

Save the Date - SSBP Virtual Symposium

We are delighted to announce that SSBP 2021 will be going ahead as a fully online conference on 9th-10th September 2021. We hope that a virtual meeting will give as many people as possible the chance to present and participate, and will allow our global SSBP community to gather, regardless of any travel restrictions that may still be in place in September.

SSBP 2021 will be a general conference, with abstracts welcomed on any topic within the broad area of research into behavioural phenotypes. Abstract submission will open in March, with a submission deadline of the end of May (31st).

Presentations will either take the form of either a pre-recorded talk or an uploaded poster. There will be live online discussion sessions at a range of times to allow members across the globe to participate fully. All presentations will also be available on the SSBP website for the duration of the conference. We are planning an exciting programme of keynote speakers and a range of live virtual social events and discussion sessions – latest details will be announced on the website.

We are really looking forward to this exciting opportunity, and hope that you will be able to join us!

SSBP in Oslo 2022

We are delighted to announce that plans are underway to hold our long-awaited SSBP Oslo Symposium in September 2022. Further information will be announced nearer the time, but please do save the dates!

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 pleased 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.