NASCE 2021 registration and abstract submission is now closed

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


Dear NASCE members:


Registration and abstract submission is now officially closed for the upcoming sixth biennial conference of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE 2021) being held virtually on May 25-27, 2021.



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


Session chairs will be reaching out to selected speakers and advising on the schedule of talks.

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. Nancy Denslow (University of Florida)

Dr. Vance Trudeau (University of Ottawa)

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 NASCE 2021 FINAL 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