Confirmed Exhibitors & Sponsors

ICN 2018 would like to thank the following companies for their generous support!

Confirmed Sponsors


General Support



Societies – Supporters

British Society of Neuroendocrinology – BSN
The British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) comprises academics and researchers from the UK, European and International scientific communities, encompassing all areas of neuroendocrinology. The Society owns and runs the Journal of Neuroendocrinology which publishes original research and review articles pertaining to the newest ideas in classical neuroendocrinology (vertebrate and invertebrate) and its expanding interface with the regulation of behavioural, cognitive, developmental, degenerative and metabolic processes.  The BSN runs a series of funding schemes for it’s members, with a particular emphasis on supporting early career researchers.  It also significantly contributes to ICN meetings and on years when ICN is not run, funds an Annual meeting; standalone or in collaboration with other learned societies.
Endocrine Society
The Endocrine Society is a global community 18,000 strong energized by the promise of unravelling the mysteries of hormone disorders to care for patients and cure disease. We are devoted to advancing hormone research, excellence in the clinical practice of endocrinology, broadening understanding of the critical role hormones play in health, and advocating on behalf of the global endocrinology community. We promote breakthroughs in scientific discovery and care through collaboration and bold ideas. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at
International Neuroendocrine Federation – INF
The Federation is established to promote the development of research and education in basic and clinical neuroendocrinology, to disseminate scientific information in this and related fields, to arrange for publication of information aimed at the advance of the field, to facilitate the exchange of ideas among scientists of all nations and to attract young investigators to the field.
Société de Neuroendocrinologie – SNE
The French Society of NeuroEndocrinology (SNE) is a scientific society gathering 63 teams from laboratories located in France but also other French speaking countries (Belgium, Morocco, Switzerland, Quebec), with about 150 affiliated members, of which half are young researchers. SNE objectives are to promote research and teaching on the dialogue between the nervous and endocrine systems that controls numerous biological functions (metabolism, reproduction, development, stress, immunity, etc). The aim of this research is to discover and understand whole body neuroendocrine functions to further provide therapies for neuroendocrine diseases and improve welfare in humans and animals.
Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN)
The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) is an interdisciplinary scientific organization dedicated to the study of hormonal and neuroendocrine systems that regulate behavior. SBN’s annual meetings and its journal, Hormones and Behavior, provide vital forums for the integration of ideas in behavioral neuroendocrinology. The work spans all levels of biological organization, from molecular to organismal and includes field, laboratory and clinical research. SBN members have produced much of what we now know about sexual development, mother-infant bonding, reproductive biology, endocrine influences on human cognition and aging, stress effects on immune function, etc. SBN is proud of the achievements our members.


Institutional Support

Department of Physiology, University of Toronto Physiology is the study of how the body works in health and disease at all levels including molecular, genomic, proteomic, ionic, cellular, organ and whole organism. As one of the largest and most active Physiology Departments in the world (with over 400 members), we are dedicated to understanding fundamental physiological processes and translating these to clinical care. To this end, the objectives of Physiology remain the same as 100 years ago. The scientific intuition and curiosity that led Banting and Best to their seminal studies of diabetes and the discovery of insulin are kept alive through the current members of our department. Of course, the enthusiasm of our curiosity is guided by the rigorous application of the scientific method, through the study of four key pillars encompassing neuroscience, reproduction and development, endocrine and diabetes, and cardiovascular sciences. We invite you to visit our website to determine where you might fit into our research and education programs.
The University of Guelph
Spanning three campuses in the cities of Guelph, Toronto and Ridgetown, Ontario, Guelph is a research-intensive university with nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 1,200 international students from more than 100 countries. The university’s research spans a wide range of disciplines — physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences.Neuroscience is a relatively young discipline at Guelph, expanding rapidly over the last decade, with more than 30 Neuroscience faculty now working at the main Guelph campus. An inter-disciplinary Neuroscience graduate program was established in 2008, followed by an undergraduate B.Sc. in Neuroscience in September, 2017, together representing an enrolment of almost 150 students per annum.
   Douglas Institute Research Center
The second largest mental health research centre in Canada, with 200-300 Scientific Publications per year. A research centre embedded in a hospital, member of the Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal. More than 560 persons on-site, including: 64 Principal Investigators, 266 Trainees – MSc, PhD students, and postdocs, 8 Canada Research Chairs.The Douglas Institute Research Centre has four main research programs, which span from basic research to community, and all stages of life, from neurodevelopmental aspects to aging. Our four research programs are: Ageing, Cognition and Alzheimer’s disease, Mental Health and Society, Psychosis and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Stress, mood and impulsivity disorders
The Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary
The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) at the University of Calgary is an internationally recognized centre of excellence in brain and mental health research and education. Working in close collaboration with the Neuroscience Graduate Program, the HBI membership spans all areas of neuroscience research, including population health, clinical investigation, translational science, and basic science research. Graduate students contribute to this diverse neuroscience environment through trainee-led initiatives sponsored by the HBI Trainee Organization (HBITO). With over 100 MSc/PhD graduate students at any given time, this multidisciplinary, research-intensive training program offers students a well-rounded education.

Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) at McGill University 
The Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) at McGill University is an inter-disciplinary, inter-departmental graduate program. With more than 300 graduate students and over 225 IPN professors, the IPN is Canada’s largest graduate neuroscience program. The IPN spans the full spectrum of neuroscientific fields of research, from cellular and molecular neuroscience to behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal, located in Montreal (Quebec), is a world-renowned institution, among the founding faculties of its university. Its mission encompasses teaching, research and improvement of health care and services using fundamental, clinical and population approaches. With 170 years of history, it has accompanied the development of modern Quebec. It regroups 15 departments, 3 schools and more than 700 professors (not counting clinical professors) granting access to more than 6,000 students. The department of neurosciences, created in 2013, regroups basic and clinical researchers mainly working in molecular, cellular and system neurobiology and neurological diseases.
  Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University  
At the forefront of discovery and innovation is the Centre for Neuroscience Studies (CNS) at Queen’s University. A hub of multidisciplinary research and teaching aimed at improving our understanding of the brain, how it works and how new therapies and diagnoses can play an important role in the prevention and treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Obesity, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Mood Disorders, Depression and Developmental Disabilities to name a few.
Collaborative Program In Neuroscience (CPIN), University of Toronto
The Collaborative Program In Neuroscience (CPIN) is the largest collaborative neuroscience graduate program in Canada. CPIN offers masters and doctoral degree specialization in neuroscience through the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. CPIN also invites premier neuroscience researchers to present their work at their seminar series at the University of Toronto. There are over 420 faculty members and over 350 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from sixteen academic departments across seven faculties at the University of Toronto participating in the program. The CPIN faculty members and trainees are located at the University of Toronto and its affiliated teaching hospitals/research institutes. Such a large and versatile community provides a strong basis to cultivate a successful training program supporting excellence, collaboration, innovation, and translational and trans-disciplinary research activities.
Graduate and Life Sciences Education (GLSE), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
GLSE encompasses two major education activities in the Faculty of Medicine – Graduate Education and Undergraduate Education. GLSE advocates for graduate and undergraduate students and promotes innovative education in the heart of Canada’s largest health care research hub. The innovation of linking graduate students and undergraduate students provides new transformative opportunities in education.  This provides the much needed depth of scholarship to prepare for many careers and for advanced education. The Graduate enterprise in the Faculty of Medicine encompasses fourteen graduate units, which offer doctoral graduate degree research and professional programs to over 2,400 graduate students.  The Faculty of Medicine is the Faculty Lead for 6 Collaborative Programs. Undergraduate arts and science education is carried out by the 8 Basic Science Departments in the Faculty, which also provide enriched mentored hands-on research opportunities.
Carleton University
Neuroscience is one of Carleton’s newest and most rapidly growing academic departments. Our mission is to explore the neurobiological underpinnings of mental health problems that arise from psychosocial and environmental stressors encountered throughout the lifespan, and how they are modulated by genetic, cultural and gender factors, towards the ultimately goal of improving mental health. Our faculty uses a wide array of techniques that include genetic, molecular, cellular, and behavioral as well as interdisciplinary approaches in an environment where students, faculty and staff are partners in discovery. Join our team and come to Ottawa!


Confirmed Exhibitors

  Bioscientifica | Booth 7
Bioscientifica publishes leading titles on behalf of learned societies, with many of them featuring high-quality research and reviews in the neuroendocrine field. Come to the Bioscientifica stand for free neuroendocrinology content from journals such as Journal of Endocrinology, Endocrine Connections and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports.
CEDARLANE is a manufacturer and distributor providing a myriad of laboratory reagents from  over 1000 suppliers.  Our manufactured products include Neuronal Cell Lines, Antibodies, Lympholyte® Cell Separation Media, and other reagents. We also offer a Custom Antibody Service.
Endocrine Society | Booth 9
Endocrine Society is a global community 18,000 strong energized by the promise of unravelling the mysteries of hormone disorders to care for patients and cure disease. We are devoted to advancing hormone research and broadening understanding of the critical role hormones play in health.
Learn more at
  Kager Publishers | Booth 2
Karger Publishers is a leading biomedical publisher of international specialty journals and books covering basic and clinical research subjects across the medical spectrum and related scientific areas. Combining customized services for its authors, editors and readers with highly sophisticated production technology, Karger Publishers offers and develops practical solutions to meet the scientific community’s changing information needs.
Lille Convention and Visitors Bureau | Booth 3                
Lille Convention Bureau, the convention department of the Lille Tourist Office informs you on what the destination Lille, has to offer in terms of venues and touristic attractions. It serves as your privileged liaison to facilitate and guarantee the success of your event in Lille and supports the bid to host a congress. –
Mayo Medical Laboratories | Booth 1
Mayo Medical Laboratories is a global reference laboratory bringing Mayo Clinic diagnostic excellence to physicians and patients around the world and providing excellent reference laboratory services with over 23 million tests performed from around the world
Sable Systems International | Booth 10
Sable Systems International is the worlds most trusted provider of equipment for research in metabolic and behavior monitoring. The Promethion System measures food and water intake, food access control, body weight, total activity, running wheel, sound, light, and temperature every second. The metabolic data is synchronized with all behavior data.
Stoelting | Booth 4
Stoelting has been an innovator in producing neuroscience and behavior research equipment since 1886. We proudly offer a complete line of behavioral testing equipment, anchored by ANY-maze™ Behavioral Tracking Software; moreover, our world-renowned line of stereotaxic instruments can be found in laboratories all over the world.
Tecniplast | Booth 6
Tecniplast manufactures and installs integrated systems and equipment for biomedical research facilities. Our portfolio includes:
• Digital & standard housing systems for rodents & aquatics
• Cabinets with laminar flow technology
• Bedding handling systems
• Green & highly efficient washing equipment
• Automation for clean & dirty sides
• Cage census & asset tracking systems

Canadian Neuroscience Programs | Booth 8
We invite the delegates to visit our exhibit of Neuroscience Programs in Canada to learn about the potential to train in neuroscience in Canada. These institutes house some of the highest ranked graduate programs in the world, and are welcoming international students. The faculty, resources, and research are exceptional. Our display includes an informative video and pamphlets to guide you through the process of applying for the programs. Three from the University of Toronto – Physiology, the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, and Graduate and Life Sciences Education, as well as the University of Guelph, three from Montreal, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine of Université de Montréal and the Douglas Institute Research Centre, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, Queen’s University, and Carleton University, all welcome you to consider your options to “Come Study Neuroscience in Canada!”


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