As the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, it is with pleasure and excitement that I invite you to attend the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 15-18, 2018 – the optimal time to come and experience the beauty of Canada.
This meeting is sponsored by the International Neuroendocrine Federation (INF) and will be the combined annual meeting of the following societies; the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN), the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN), the French Society of NeuroEndocrinology (SNE), the Hypothalamic Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology Australasia (HNNA), and the Pan-American Neuroendocrine Society (PANS).
We truly hope that all current and potential members of the INF and SBN throughout the world will make it to Canada for this exceptional meeting in 2018. Dr. Valerie Simonneaux will Chair the Program Committee and is already busy planning the unique and diverse scientific program for ICN 2018.
Denise D. Blesham,
Local Organizing Committee
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
As the Chair of the Program Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology. The scientific program has been put together with the help of many members from all of the regions and societies of the International Neuroendocrine Federation.
For this ICN 2018 event, in addition to the established symposia on Metabolism, Reproduction and Stress, I have added a new theme on Timing, as this is a truly transversal concept in neuroendocrinology. Further, the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology has planned another set of symposia on Behavior.
The program aims to address the diverse levels of scientific enquiry – molecular, cellular, integrated – as well as advanced technological approaches, through the inclusion of well-recognized senior and newly emerging junior researchers, with keen attention to presenting a balanced program based on gender and nationality. Today the scientific program includes 14 plenary lectures, 88 symposia presentations, and a high number oral and poster communications are expected.
I know that this will be an excellent meeting, and I thank Dr. Denise Belsham who, together with the Local Organizing Committee, has done their best planning a highly interactive meeting in order for you to enjoy this event in a wonderful world-class city. I look forward to meeting you in Toronto!
Program Organizing Committee
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France