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2nd International Psycho-immunology & Psychobiology Research Symposium
An online symposium from Hornby Island, BC, Canada
April 3-4, 2021

The 2021 symposium is finished. You can view unedited videos of the talks on Facebook at
We also recommend the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society's
online conference May 20-21 2021.

This free, informal online symposium will be held April 3-4 (Saturday, Sunday) from 8am - 1pm Pacific Standard Time (17:00 - 22:00 CEST). Click here to signup for this symposium.

Symposium Information PDF

The schedule of presentations will be continuously changing. To be able to see which talks you'd like to attend, keep an eye on the schedule below - we'll be keeping it updated.

About the symposium
Unnoticed by most, a quiet revolution is happening in the emerging field of psycho-immunology. Developments in this cross-discipline field have all the earmarks of a disruptive technology - their applications promise to be fast, effective, simple, inexpensive, and without costly technology, and work on both chronic and acute illnesses in many people. These new approaches are also effective in discovering the causes of diseases of unknown etiology.

The intent of this free, informal symposium is to move the practice and science behind psycho-immunology and psychobiology forward. We invite researchers (and the public) who are passionate about this area to share data, treatment applications, techniques, models, and results; and to form new friendships and collaborations in an intimate and lively venue.

We’ll also be talking about the nature of breakthrough research, and the ways and difficulties in moving this new area of research into academia, mainstream medicine, and widespread use.

We have an information pdf for this symposium here for you and your colleagues. You can also read about our approach to psycho-immunology and psychobiology on this website, but we encourage anyone in this rapidly changing field to share their own viewpoints and experiences, whatever they may be.
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It is a free Zoom symposium
There are no fees for attending this symposium. To register, fill out this Zoom registration form before the conference starts.

Contact us to be a speaker
You can phone us in Canada at +1-250-509-0514, or email is by clicking the link below:

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This symposium is ideal for MDs, PhDs and other researchers passionate about the field of psychobiology. The specific applications might be of particular interest to therapists as well as the lay public.

Psychobiology applications and models
To help you know if this symposium is of interest to you, here are a few of the psychobiology applications and theoretical models made in the last few years.
Some current applications
  • Progress report on a Covid-19 symptom relief treatment
  • The fungal origin and treatment for schizophrenic voices
  • The psychobiology of Asperger's syndrome
  • The addictive chemical component of Lyme disease
Some theoretical models
  • The RNA origin of PTSD
  • Three different types of epigenetic damage
  • The subcellular link between the mind and body
  • Viral psycho-immunology

Previous 2020 symposium proceedings:

If you would like to see videos of the 2020 content, some of it is on our Institute
YouTube channel, on our video webpage, or Facebook page. You can also download the 2020 symposium proceedings PDF (67MB) which includes the 2020 schedule of talks.

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Venue on Hornby Island
This is a small symposium held at Dr. McFetridge's home on Hornby Island, BC, Canada. Hornby Island is one of the most beautiful of all the Gulf Islands. Due to the coronavirus, the venue on Hornby Island is not available this year.

Upcoming PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society virtual conference

PNIRS conference banner May 20, 2021

PNIRS is excited to announce our first virtual meeting! Our annual meeting brings together scientists working across the translational continuum to address critical issues in mental and physical health. We have an outstanding line-up of featured speakers and symposia examining the psychoneuroimmune processes underlying depression, anxiety, cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodevelopmental disorders, cognition, and sleep. The meeting will also feature oral and poster sessions, discussion groups, themed breaks, and Covid-19 relevant programming. Meeting registration and abstract submissions are now open and we encourage you to register and submit your new PNI-relevant work. We are offering reduced registration fees this year to support your attendance.

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Revision History
March 9, 2021: Added a May 2021 PNIRS conference announcement.
Jan 11, 2021: 2nd annual symposium information update.
March 28, 2020: Made the symposium all online.
Jan 5, 2020: New webpage.