NASCE 2021 registration and abstract submission is OPEN

Registration and abstraction submission is now open for the NASCE 2021 meeting!!!


Dear NASCE members:


We are delighted to share with you that early-bird registration and abstract submission is now officially open for the upcoming sixth biennial conference of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE 2021) being held virtually on May 25-27, 2021.


Please note that the registration deadline has been extended until April 16, 2021.


As in previous meetings, registration will provide you with a free membership in NASCE for 2021-2023. Please pay the registration fee at this link and save your receipt/confirmation number:


Once you have paid the registration fee you can confirm your attendance at the NASCE 2021 meeting and/or submit an abstract by clicking here!


The virtual organizing committee (VOC) has been actively planning the scientific program and we are very excited with the diverse range of symposia in comparative endocrinology:

  1. Neuroendocrine regulation of ionic, osmotic, and acid-base balance in vertebrates
  2. Developmental roles of corticosteroids and their receptors
  3. Avian endocrine and metabolic responses to urbanization
  4. Thyroid hormone action on organ maturation and tissue regeneration
  5. Neuropeptides involved in invertebrate nutritional regulation and reproduction
  6. New frontiers in endocrine disrupting chemicals: from novel mechanisms of action to monitoring
  7. Hormone mediated control of ion and fluid homeostasis in invertebrates
  8. Novel neuropeptides: what can the comparison of invertebrate and vertebrate systems teach us?
  9. Non-invasive methods to measure corticoids and sex steroids in domestic animals and wild fauna
  10. The relevance of neurosteroids and steroidogenic enzymes in comparative endocrinology
  11. Growth, metabolism, hormones and behavior
  12. Recent topics in comparative endocrinology


Given the virtual format of the conference this year, the standard poster session will be replaced with lightening talk sessions with short presentations (5-min) allowing discussion and feedback from the audience. Any submitted abstracts not selected for regular talks in the above symposia will be presented in this alternate presentation format.


We are happy to announce our three plenary speakers for the NASCE 2021 meeting:

Dr. Vance Trudeau (University of Ottawa)

Dr. Nancy Denslow (University of Florida)

Dr. Maurice Elphick (Queen Mary University of London)


The awards committee has also recently wrapped up deliberations of the strong nominations submitted for the two major NASCE awards. The NASCE executive is delighted to announce that Dr. Angela Lange (University of Toronto Mississauga) has been selected for the Gorbman-Bern Memorial Lectureship and Dr. Jan Mennigen (University of Ottawa) was selected for the Gorbman-Bern New Independent Investigator Award.


We will have further updates very soon including additional events and sessions planned to make this an exciting meeting for all. Please check back on updates to the tentative program schedule over the next few weeks.


We look forward to seeing you soon and welcome your enthusiastic participation.



The Virtual Organizing Committee Co-Chairs, Jean-Paul Paluzzi (Canada), Chris Martyniuk (USA) and Maricela Luna (Mexico)

North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE)
La Societé Nord-Americaine d’Endocrinologie Comparée
La Sociedad Norteamericana de Endocrinologia Comparada