This year the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) is hosting its annual meeting in Exeter 2023 on 4-6 September – and the abstract submission and registration is open!
The meeting will highlight the latest neuroendocrinology research with a strong focus on early-career researchers.
Set in the hills above the city centre, many of the University buildings have panoramic views of the city, including its 15th Century cathedral, and surrounding countryside include the Exe estuary. From Exeter, those wishing to explore for the day can take the train to the beach at Exmouth or go to Dartmoor via the train to Okehampton. Travel from Europe to Exeter can be easily arranged either by flying to Exeter or Bristol airports or by taking the Eurostar to London and then taking a train on to Exeter.
Register and submit your abstract
Registration deadline: 30 June 2023
Abstract deadline: 28 April 2023
Read more: www.neuroendo.org.uk/Exeter2023
Public lecture speakers, Forum Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter
Mortyn Jones Lecturer
Alison Douglas Lecturer
Beatriz Bano Otalora
The congress will last 3 full days, from the 22nd to the 24th of September 2021, and will be entirely online. The scientific program elaborated by both the SNE’s and BSN’s scientific committees includes 4 plenary lectures and 4 symposia. The objective of the meeting is to highlight recent advances in Neuroendocrinology with the best specialists in the field.
7-10 August, 2022
SEC Glasgow, Scotland
15-18 July, 2018
The Westin Harbour CastleToronto, ON, Canada
August 17-20, 2014
Hilton Hotel, Sydney, Australia
July 11-15, 2010
Law Faculty, Rouen, Normandy, France
June 19-22, 2006
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
August 31-September 4, 2002
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
July 3-8, 1994
June 24-29, 1990
July 9-11, 1986
San Francisco, California, USA
This lecture series commemorates Geoffrey Wingfield Harris, FRS (1913-1971), the ‘father’ of neuroendocrinology.
Harris showed through a series of elegant experiments that ‘the hypothalamo-hypophysial portal vasculature is necessary for the maintenance and control of normal activity of the anterior pituitary’, contrasting this mechanism with the direct neural control of the posterior pituitary. He proposed that ‘of the many possibilities’ to explain these effects ‘the most likely seems to be that nerve fibres from the hypothalamus liberate some humoral substance(s) into the capillaries of the primary plexus in the median eminence and that this substance is carried by the portal vessels to excite or inhibit the cells of the pars distalis’ (Harris GW, 1955; Neural Control of the Pituitary Gland. Monographs of the Physiological Society 3, London: Edward Arnold, 298pp).
The Geoffrey Harris Memorial Lectureship, first awarded in 1974 to Sawyer in New Delhi, was the highest honour of the International Society for Neuroendocrinology (ISN) and continues to be recognized in this manner by the International Neuroendocrine Federation (INF) which succeeded the ISN when it was dissolved in 2000. The honour recognises major contributions by the lecturer to the advancement of knowledge in neuroendocrinology.
The INF Executive Board nominates the Lecturer from up to three names suggested in consultation with the Program and Local Organising Committees of the International Congress of Neuroendocrinology. The INF provides an honorarium for the lecturer.
CH Sawyer (USA) 1974
R Guillemin (USA) 1976
BT Donovan (UK) 1977
B Flerko (Hungary) 1979
SM McCann (USA) 1980
J Meites (USA) 1981
E Knobil (USA) 1982
WW Vale (USA) 1984
KJ Catt (USA) 1985
T Hokfelt (Sweden) 1986
S Nakanishi (Japan) 1988
L Martini (Italy) 1990
B Halasz (Hungary) 1992
D deWied (Netherlands) 1994
M Palkovits (Hungary) 1998
MG Rosenfeld (USA) 2002
RP Millar (Rep S Africa) 2006
IJ Clarke (Australia) 2011
TM Plant (USA) 2014