18th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (ICCE18)

held jointly with the 4th biennial conference of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE) and 9th International Symposium on Amphibian and Reptilian Endocrinology and Neurobiology (ISAREN)

Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
June 4-9, 2017



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Scientific Programme

The ICCE18 scientific programme will include a number of Plenary and State-of-the-Art Lectures, Symposia Presentations, and Posters. There will be six presentations in each symposium (20 min each). Approximately half of the symposia speakers will be invited by the symposia organizers and International Program Committee (IPC). The remaining symposia presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts to provide opportunities to all participants for making oral presentations. There will be two poster sessions that would provide opportunities for active discussions and interactions.

List of Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

  • PL1- ICCE Bargmann-Scharrer Lecturer: Stacia Sower (USA)

    • PL2- ICCE Grace Pickford Medal Lecturer: Kataaki Okubo (Japan)

    • PL3- ICCE Plenary Lecturer: Marilyn Renfree (Australia)

    • PL4- NASCE Gorbman-Bern Lecturer: Bob Denver (USA)

    • PL5- NASCE Gorbman-Bern New Independent Investigator: Valérie S. Langlois (Canada)

    • PL6- ICCE Plenary Lecturer: Javier Belles (Spain)

    • PL7- ISAREN Plenary Lecturer: Taisen Iguchi (Japan)

    Scientific Sessions

    Monday AM 

    1       Signalling and Neuroendocrine Control
    2       Insulin and Insulin-like Peptide, Vertebrate and Invertebrate
    3       Neurochemical Regulation of Instinctive Behaviour
    Monday PM 

    4       Tackling Endocrine Mysteries in Domestic Animals
    5       Hormonal Control of Osmoregulation in Vertebrates
    6       Invertebrate Steroids and peptides
    Tuesday AM

    7       Fish Sexual Development
    8       Early Life Adversity and the Stress Response/Stress Coping Mechanisms
    9       Recent Progress in Cartilaginous Fish Endocrinology (NASCE President's Symposium)
    Wednesday AM     

    10     Environmental and Genetic Influences on Amphibian and Reptilian Endocrine Systems (ISAREN Symposium)
    11     Old questions, new technological approaches in thyroid hormone signaling and function
    12     Integrating Factors of Appetite, Energy Balance and Growth
    Wednesday PM      

    13     Environmental Regulation of Reproductive Processes
    14     Eco-Evo-Devo:  The Physiology of Phenotypic Variation
    15     Neuroendocrinoogy of Invertebrate Deuterostomes: A Crucial Link between Protodstomes and Vertebrates
    Thursday AM

    16     Neuroprotective Actions of Growth Hormone and Prolactin
    17     Plasticity in the Neuroendocrine System
    18     Steroid Receptor Actions and Their Signaling: Nongenomic vs. Genomic
    Friday AM    

    19     Endocrine Disruption in Aquatic Vertebrates - Lessons Learned and Future Prospects. (A Tribute to Professor Louis J. Guillette, Jr; NASCE)
    20     Biological Rhythms, Circadian Clock
    21     Kisspeptins: Mandatory or Optional for Reproduction

Programme at a glance



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