9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ISN)
The Westin Harbour Castle #TORONTO, CANADA
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As the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, it is with pleasure and excitement that I invite you to attend the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 15-18, 2018 – the optimal time to come and experience the beauty of Canada.
This meeting is being jointly sponsored by the International Neuroendocrine Federation (INF) and the Society for Behavioural Neuroendocrinology (SBN). We truly hope that all current and potential members of the INF and SBN throughout the world will make it to Canada for this exceptional meeting in 2018. Dr. Valerie Simonneaux will Chair the Program Committee and is already busy planning the unique and diverse scientific program for ICN 2018.
Exceptional Plenary Sessions, with world-famous researchers.
Five Concurrent Symposium Sessions.
Poster Sessions with networking opportunities.
Top Research in Neuroendocrinology from around the world.
Opening Reception, Congress Dinner, and Trainee Events.
Each of these areas will be represented in the scientific program:
Neuroendocrinology of metabolism/growth.
Neuroendocrinology of stress.
Neuroendocrine timing (development/aging/biological rhythms).
ICN 2018 will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle, a waterfront retreat in Toronto.
All of its guest rooms have lake views overlooking Lake Ontario.
Premier downtown attractions and restaurants are within a 15-minute walk.
Toronto is easily accessible from anywhere in the world.
We will facilitate sensational excursions in and around the City of Toronto.
Focussed satellite meetings at attractive and popular destinations in Ontario, including the Muskoka Cottage Country and Niagara Falls regions.
The first time that the International Congress will be held in Canada.
Put this meeting on your calendars early and make this a “can’t miss” experience in 2018!
Denise D. Blesham,
Local Organizing Committee
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Welcome Message from the Program Organizing Committee Chair, Dr. Valérie Simonneaux:
As the Chair of the Program Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the 9th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology. The scientific program has been put together with the help of many members from all of the regions and societies of the International Neuroendocrine Federation.
For this ICN 2018 event, in addition to the established symposia on Metabolism, Reproduction and Stress, I have added a new theme on Timing, as this is a truly transversal concept in neuroendocrinology. Further, the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology has planned another set of symposia on Behavior.
The program aims to address the diverse levels of scientific enquiry – molecular, cellular, integrated – as well as advanced technological approaches, through the inclusion of well-recognized senior and newly emerging junior researchers, with keen attention to presenting a balanced program based on gender and nationality. Today the scientific program includes 14 plenary lectures, 88 symposia presentations, and a high number oral and poster communications are expected.
I know that this will be an excellent meeting, and I thank Dr. Denise Belsham who, together with the Local Organizing Committee, has done their best planning a highly interactive meeting in order for you to enjoy this event in a wonderful world-class city. I look forward to meeting you in Toronto!
Program Organizing Committee
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Andrea Gore, USA
Jeffery Friedman, USA
Allan Herbison, New Zealand
Michael Meaney, Canada
Pamela L. Mellon, USA
Masamitsu Nakazato, Japan
Richard Palmiter, USA
Masha Prager-Khoutorsky, Canada
Vincent Prevot, France
Russel Reiter, USA
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The Congress Secretariat (International Conference Services Ltd.) is the Official Housing Bureau for the ICN 2018 Congress, and will offer assistance with the coordination of housing requirements for the Conference. Special rates and added complimentary amenities will only be available to delegates who book through the official housing bureau. We urge all sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to support the Congress and book through the official housing bureau. The success of the Congress and the supporting associations depends on you using the contracted hotels.
The Special Discounted Room Rates are also available pre and post Congress dates as well as during the Pre-Congress Satellite Symposia. Book early as these rates are limited!
Abstract submission deadline 2018-01-26
How to create my account?
If you have not yet registered or submitted an abstract with ICN 2018, click “Create an Account”. After being redirected to the account set-up page you may fill in all personal and professional information as requested. You will then be asked to choose a password. A message giving your personal code and summarizing the data entered will then be sent to you by email and will give you the instructions to follow to finalise your account set-up for abstract submission. Then you are now ready to return to the abstract submission page.
Step 1: How to submit my abstract?
Have all the information about your abstract prepared beforehand.
Corresponding author’s contact details.
Full postal address.
Author and coauthors details, full first and family name(s) and email addresses.
Affiliation details: department, institution/hospital, city, state/province (if relevant) and country.
Your abstract must contain:
A succinct title in a single line (maximum 100 characters).
A list of authors with their affiliations. Please identify the first author, or presenting author, if different, with an asterisk*.
A relevant abstract subject to be chosen from the five ICN symposia topics:
You should prepare the entire contents of your abstract as a single text file (Word, TextEdit etc.). You can use classic fonts, because the text will automatically be formatted when submitted. Some font issues may occur due to incompatibilities between Mac and PC. We strongly recommend that you avoid Greek letters, but instead use their text counterparts: “Delta” instead of “Δ “ (alpha, beta, gamma, micro, etc.).
Word count is affected when filling the text box, therefore a maximum of 250 words is allowed.
No tables or graph/images are permitted.
Step 2: Select the abstract options (oral and/or poster) and a topic.
The topic of your abstract should be selected from the symposia list. Please select the abstract presentation option, as oral presentations will be selected through a competitive process. This information will be used to classify your abstract for reviewing purposes. Also we ask you to indicate whether you would like to be considered for a trainee travel award.
Step 3: Title
The title must be in sentence case (lowercase).
Your title must fit on a single line using 100 characters or less (including spaces).
You should avoid using abbreviations, if possible, but common acronyms are acceptable.
Step 4: Authors
Prepare the list of authors and coauthors before submitting your abstract. The first author should be the presenting author, if possible, and if not the presenting author should be indicated.
Step 5: Text
Your abstract must not exceed 250 words.
You should prepare your abstract as a text file (Word, TextEdit, etc.). Text will automatically be formatted when submitted. Some font issues may occur due to incompatibilities between Mac and PC. We strongly recommend that you avoid Greek letters, but instead use their text counterparts: “Delta” instead of “Δ “ (alpha, beta, gamma, micro, etc.).
Tables, pictures, images are not accepted.
Step 6: Validation and submission
The abstract is automatically registered as a “draft” status. As long as you do not submit the final version, you can change your abstract until the submission deadline by returning to the submit page using your account login. Once submitted no further changes are allowed.
IMPORTANT: Abstracts with a “Submitted” status will be forwarded to the Abstract Review Committee. It is your responsibility to submit your abstract by clicking on the “submit” arrow before the deadline (January 26, 2018, midnight PST).
After clicking the “Submit” link, you will receive an email confirmation of your submission.
Step 7: Evaluation
After the submission deadline, abstracts will be sent to the Abstract Review Committee according to the chosen symposia topic. The Abstract Review Committee will decide whether the abstract is acceptable for the meeting, and subsequently whether the abstract is accepted as an oral or poster presentation based upon the final rankings.
All delegates will receive the final status (accepted or rejected) by email before the early registration deadline for ICN 2018 (March 15, 2018).
The ICN 2018 Congress is an excellent opportunity to interact with a diverse group of medical, scientific, legal and policing communities to share data and information that expand education and research in the core disciplines comprising forensic sciences.
Please see below for background information on the event, exhibit pricing, and other sponsorship options
The session price includes the following:
Sponsorship of a 1 and ½ day symposia session on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
Room capacity 60 – 75 people **
Sponsor is responsible for all session content
The room will be equipped with a standard room set up and standard AV (screen, projector, laptop and podium microphone). Any changes or additions to this are at the cost of the sponsor, no technicians included
Adding the satellite session as an option to the ICN 2018 registration form
Processing individual registrations for each session delegate
Preparing badges for all attendees
Onsite registration and information desk
Promotion of meeting to community as part of regular e-blasts
** Alternative Room sizes may be available upon request The total cost of your satellite event will be highly dependant on your final requirements. Below are some considerations for the planning of the event budget. Satellite event organizers are responsible for all costs associated with hosting the event. In addition, all satellite event requests need be approved by the ICN 2018 Congress Secretariat.
Examples of Food and Beverage options and costs (per person)
Continental Breakfast: USD 32.00 + Tax and service charge
Coffee Break: USD 16.00 + Tax and service charge
Lunch: USD 56.00 + Tax and service charge
A full catering menu is available upon request
Payment processing cost registration sales (per transaction):
Per registration: USD 2.00
Credit Card fee: 4%
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