Virtual NASCE 2021 Biennial conference

Update and deadline extension for major NASCE Award nominations

Dear NASCE members – we need your input!

As you know, the sixth biennial conference of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE 2021) will be a virtual meeting held on May 25-27, 2021.

The virtual organizing committee (VOC) is actively planning the scientific program and we are very excited to soon be able to share the symposia and plenary speakers that were selected from submitted proposals received from the NASCE membership over the last several weeks.  We will have updates very soon.  For now, we have posted a tentative program schedule that will be updated soon with symposia titles, invited speakers and other details.

Importantly, the NASCE Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the two prestigious award lectures, the Gorbman-Bern Memorial Lectureship and the Gorbman-Bern New Independent Investigator Award for NASCE 2021. Please visit the Awards link on the NASCE website for information:

Given these uncertain times, the deadline for nominations for these two prestigious award lectures has been extended to January 15, 2021 and the award recipients will be announced shortly thereafter.

Please email your nomination package to the President of NASCE, Dr. Aurea Orozco Rivas (

We understand the limitations of a virtual meeting with regard to networking but this meeting is very important to maintain connectivity of our members and to allow junior faculty and trainees to present their work and receive feedback.  We need to work together to ensure that NASCE remains active and strong.

Lastly, the VOC would like to point out that the virtual NASCE 2021 meeting will be very affordable since it only requires an active NASCE membership.  Anyone without an active membership wanting to attend to either present or network with other comparative endocrinologists can register at the cost of a two-year NASCE membership.

We look forward to hearing from 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