UdeM, McGill to co-host interdisciplinary conference next May

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Some 300 participants are expected for the Life History Research Society event at Campus MIL, discussing developmental and longitudinal research in psychology, criminology, education and more.

Next spring, 300 global scholars in psychology and others engaged in longitudinal research on a number of aspects of human development will come together in Montreal for the 26th biennial conference of the Life History Research Society (LHRS).

Co-hosted by Université de Montréal and McGill University, the event will be held on UdeM's Campus MIL from May 28 to 31 and will focus on lessons learned and future directions of developmental and longitudinal research in a variety of disciplines.

These include psychology, criminology, sociology, neuroscience, education, epidemiology and public health, genetics, developmental psychopathology, and prevention science.

First held in 1970, the LHRS conferences most recently took place at Oxford (2022), Paris (2018), Amsterdam (2016), Pittsburgh (2014) and London (2012).

"These events allow world-renowned experts to interact with students and share and deliberate on their latest research findings – they come together in a vibrant, inviting space where fresh collaborations can flourish," said the 2024 event's chairperson, Natalie Castellanos Ryan, an assistant professor at UdeM's School of Psychoeducation and researcher at the UdeM-affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine de Montréal.

Eminent speakers to attend

Speakers invited to next year's event include eminent UdeM psychologist Richard Tremblay, Canadian youth experts Anne Gadermann (University of British Columbia),and Michael Ungar, British developmental psychologist Louise Arseneault (King’s College London), and American psychologists Robert F. Krueger (University of Minnesota) and Benjamin Lahey (University of Chicago).

The conference is open to developmental and longitudinal researchers, postdocs and students in any field. Abstracts must be submitted by Dec. 15 and early registration can be done online until March 22 (full conference fees range from $350 to $600).

The 2024 conference is being co-organised by researchers from UdeM (led by Castellanos-Ryan and her School of Criminology colleague Isabelle Ouellet-Morin) and from McGill University (Marie-Claude Geoffroy, Department of Psychiatry and Caroline Temcheff, Department of Education and Counseling Psychology). They are all members of the Groupe de recherche sur l’inadaptation psychosociale chez l’enfant (GRIP), funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Société et culture.

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