Plenary and Symposium Details

NASCE 2023

submit symposia and plenary speaker
proposals by Sept. 16, 2022!!!


The next biennial meeting of NASCE will be held in Querétaro, Mexico, from May 28 to June 1, 2023.  A pamphlet with more details on the venue for NASCE 2023 can be found here. I hereby invite members of NASCE to submit proposals for symposia. We are seeking proposals to fill up to twenty-one symposia.

For symposia proposals, please fill in this small online form ( ) indicating topic, organizers and suggested speakers. Symposia organizers are responsible for inviting and selecting the state-of-the-art and oral presentation speakers. Each symposium is composed of 3 state-of-the-art lectures (selected by the symposium Chair(s)) followed by 3 oral communications selected from the submitted abstracts. Please submit your proposals online by the final extended deadline of September 16, 2022.

The invitation to organize a symposium will come from NASCE and the LOC once the symposia have been chosen.  It is important to note that NASCE cannot commit to monetary support for symposia speakers at this point although successful symposia organizers are most welcome to seek additional independent funding where possible.

We look forward to meeting you all in Querétaro in 2023!


Plenary speakers for the NASCE 2023 meeting: TBA


Below is a list of proposed symposia for NASCE 2023 received to date:

  1. State-of-the-art in invertebrate comparative endocrinology
    Organizer/Chair(s): Jean-Paul Paluzzi (York University, Canada) and Meet Zandawala (University of Würzburg, Germany)
  2. Development of sex in animals
    Organizer/Chair(s): Chun Peng (York University, Canada) and Yong Zhu (East Carolina University, USA)
  3. Endocrinological changes induced by feeding
    Organizer/Chair(s): Ian Orchard and Angela Lange (University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada)
  4. Emerging topics in comparative endocrinology
    Organizer/Chair(s): Chris Martyniuk (University of Florida, USA)
  5. Thyroid hormone and vertebrate development
    Organizer/Chair(s): Yun-bo Shi (NICHD, NIH, USA)
  6. Comparative endocrinology of osmoregulation
    Organizer/Chair(s): Jason P. Breves (Skidmore College, USA) and Stephen D. McCormick (U.S. Geological Survey, USA)
  7. Growth hormones: from physiological roles to clinical science
    Organizer/Chair(s): Farwa Sajadi (York University, Canada) and Santiago Pech-Pool (Neurobiology Institute in Querétaro, Mexico)
  8. Epigenetics & hormonal systems
    Organizer/Chair(s): Jan. A. Mennigen (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  9. Role of the endocrine system in ecological tradeoffs
    Organizer/Chair(s): James Carr and Breanna Harris (Texas Tech University, USA)
  10. Insulin/IGF peptides: From metabolic hormones and growth factors to prey capture tools
    Organizer/Chair(s): Cunming Duan (University of Michigan, USA) and Angela Lange (University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada)
  11. Regulation of salinity tolerance in amphibians
    Organizer/Chair(s): Dan Buchholz (University of Cincinnati, USA) and Erica Crespi (Washington State University)
  12. Innovations in environmental ecotoxicology
     Caren Helbing (University of Victoria, Canada)