Official Pre-Congress Satellite Symposia

All Pre-Congress Satellite Symposia will be held between Friday, July 13 (full day) and Saturday, July 14 (half day), 2018.  Tickets for the Symposium can be purchased through the ICN 2018 Registration System, which is opening soon.

Ghrelin Symposium


  • Dr. Zane Andrews, Monash University, Australia
  • Dr. Alfonso Abizaid, Carleton University, Canada
  • Dr. Suzanne Dickson, Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden
  • Dr. Jeffrey Zigman, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,  USA

Date:  July 13, 2018

Location:  Room TBC, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Ticket price:  $50.00 USD 

Includes:   Access to the session, morning & afternoon tea break and lunch.

Details:  This session will focus on the novel developments in the field of ghrelin research. It will encompass both the neuroendocrine and endocrine actions of ghrelin.

Sponsor:  Journal of Neuroendocrinology (Wiley Publishers)


  • Keynote by Dr. Roy Smith
  • FulL Day Symposium
  • Trainee Poster Session
  • End of Satellite Social

Parental Brain 2018: Biological and Behavioural Perspectives in Parental Health

Parental Brain 2018 Organizing Committee:

  • Frances A. Champagne, University of Texas at Austin
  • Liisa Galea, University of British Columbia
  • Joe Lonstein, Michigan State University
  • Jodi Pawluski, Université de Rennes 1

Location:  Room Pier 4 & 5, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Date:  July 13 – 14, 2018 (full days)

What:  International meeting of experts in the study of parenting, the parental brain and broad issues of parental physical and psychological health.  Symposia, keynote lectures, panel discussions and trainee poster presentations.

Registration Fees:

Regular – Early Bird (until April 15th, 2018): $250.00 USD
Regular – Late (after April 15th, 2018):        $300.00 USD
Trainee* (students or post-docs):       $200.00 USD
Invited Speaker:          $200.00 USD    

*to be eligible for trainee registration a letter from the advisor with the institution affiliation and the trainee level must be sent to for approval


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