Includes Reports For:

  • British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN)
  • Chinese Neuroendocrine Group
  • Hungarian Neuroendocrine Group
  • Hypothalamic Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology Australasia (HNNA)
  • Indian Neuroendocrine Group
  • International Regulatory Peptide Society (IRPS)
  • Japan Neuroendocrine Society
  • Korean Neuroendocrine Group
  • Pan American Neuroendocrine Society
  • Polish Society for Neuroendocrinology
  • Société de Neuroendocrinologie (SNE)

President

Zane B Andrews

[email protected]

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Department of Physiology, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia. Twitter – @hnna_hormones

www.hnna.org.au

President

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Bearsden Rd, Glasgow, G61 1QH
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 5795
Website – https://www.neuroendo.org.uk
Twitter – @bsneuroendo

This is a warm hello from us Brits, as we continue to cling on to a wet and windy rock in the North Sea, even during these most surreal times of lockdown. I think you’ll agree that now, of all times, it is more important than ever that we all stick together. For our part, the British Society for Neuroendocrinology commits to continuing our strong support for the international neuroendocrine community through this challenging period; through the Journal of Neuroendocrinology, international symposium support as well as our efforts in planning the next ICN meeting in Glasgow in 2022.

Locally, we have been speaking to our members about the difficulties they are facing at work and what support would be most helpful. We have started work on an early career researcher hub that will include a series of online seminars due to start in May 2020 as well as a mentoring scheme. We are also considering how we can best support members facing particularly difficult financial and personal issues as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Please do sign up to the BSN Newsletter to hear about the support we will be offering in the coming months.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for the upcoming Journal of Neuroendocrinology Special Issue from the 13th World Congress on Neurohypophysial Hormones in Ein Gedi, Israel in April 2019 – a meeting on the latest advances in the field of the neurohypophysial peptide hormones oxytocin and arginine-vasopressin. The Special Issue features two reviews, one on past and recent advances in the neurophysiology of magnocellular neuroendocrine cells and the other on the physiological role of oxytocin in the regulation of energy balance, and nine original research papers based on work presented at the World Congress. Full Special Issue will be published in April 2020.

Stay in touch, stay safe and we’ll see each other on the other side.

Best wishes,

Dr Giles Yeo, University of Cambridge
President
British Society for Neuroendocrinology
www.neuroendo.org.uk

Neuroendocrinology Briefings

Topical articles produced by the BSN with the aim of promoting awareness and interest in research into neuroendocrine problems from final undergraduate level upwards.
The style of the briefings will appeal to both non-specialist and specialist readers.

Chinese Neuroendocrine Group

President

Xuequn Chen

[email protected]

Division of Physiology and Neurobiology, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China.

On the eve of the 2020 Chinese Spring Festival, a ‘new coronavirus’ totally disrupted our festive atmosphere. Our familiar life was put on the ‘pause button’, the disease shrouded the sky with dark clouds … Everything related to life was, however, strongly accelerated.

Faced with the devastation suffered by the Hubei province and the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic throughout China, the Chinese nation once again demonstrates its unique unity and national cohesion. The ‘great love spirit’ of collectivism is impressive, people marvel at its strong power: well organized and concentrated on the big issues. Each individual seriously examined the need to properly handle the interests of the individual, the collective and the state.

All neuroendocrinologists in China have kept on working in hospitals to treat patients, meanwhile actively educating the general public with the knowledge of neuroendocrine diseases or of the new coronavirus. Basic researchers in the field of neuroendocrinology and postgraduate students constructively followed the requirements of the government, studied at home, meanwhile actively spreading the knowledge related to prevention and treatment of the new coronavirus via the internet.

At present, China has achieved a stable first stage success in overcoming the epidemic. This result is based upon the sacrifice of the people of Hubei China, and the dedication of the doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers in the front line. Everyone in China insisted on staying at home to reduce going out and had electronic meetings if necessary. In addition, people wear masks outside to protect oneself and others. Almost all neuroendocrinologists have now returned to work for clinical and/or scientific research, and graduate students are gradually returning to the laboratories as planned.

We see that many foreign countries are still fighting the epidemic. We are willing to offer our knowledge, help, and most sincere blessings and good wishes and provide here a Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment.

May we all be well; may the epidemic end, and all of us reunite happy and healthy.

Best Regards
Sincerely
Aimin Bao and Xuequn Chen
Zhejiang University, School of Medicine

Hungarian Neuroendocrine Section

President

Csaba, Fekete M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
[email protected]
Department of Endocrine Neurobiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szigony u. 43, 1083 Budapest, Hungary.
Tel: +36-1-2109947

Indian Group

President

Senthilkumaran Balasubramanian

[email protected]

Professor, DBT-TATA Fellow, Department of Animal Biology, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, P O Central University, Gachibowli HYDERABAD 500 046, India.

President

Limei Zhang: Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Lee E Eiden: Section on Molecular Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663, Maryland, USA. 

 http://www.regpep.org

Japan Neuroendocrine Society

President

Yoichi, Ueta
[email protected]
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1‐1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi‐ku, Kitakyushu 807‐8555, Japan.
Tel: +81 93 691 7420
Fax: +81 93 692 1711
Website – http://www.nacos.com/jns/e/index.html

Latin America Region

President

María Julia Cambiasso

[email protected]

Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Instituto de Investigación Médica M y M Ferreyra, INIMEC CONICET-UNC, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), Córdoba – Argentina.

President

Mike Lehman Kent State University, USA.
https://paneuroendo.org/

As we are in a time of unprecedented uncertainty, I do hope that you are all managing the increased levels of stress and anxiety in our daily lives. I was hoping to see many of you at some of the upcoming scientific meetings, but as we all know by now, everything has been cancelled or postponed while we deal with much more pressing issues.

Remember that this will eventually be resolved, and it is worth sitting back and considering our priorities going forward. I am pleased to be able to give you our PANS Newsletters which you may not have read yet. We have some wonderful pieces in these editions and I do hope that you will enjoy reading through the perspectives while “sheltering-in-place”.

If you want to learn more about PANS, please visit our website.

I encourage you to tell all of your colleagues about our society, as we begin our membership drive.

I am in solidarity with all of you hoping that this pandemic passes quickly and our amazing scientific colleagues come up with a vaccine to protect the worlds’ population from further detriment.

It is overwhelming at the moment, so stay safe and take comfort in the abilities of the healthcare and scientific community in all of our countries.

Regards,
Denise Belsham
PANS President

Polish Society for Neuroenodocrinology

President

Alina Gajewska

[email protected]

Department of Neuroendocrinology, Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jablonnan. Warsaw, Poland.

President

Nicolas de Roux

INSERM U1441 NEURODIDEROT, NeuroDev Team, Medical School, Université de Paris, France.

https://www.societe-neuroendocrinologie.fr

President

Ayar, Ahmet
[email protected]
Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Medicine, Head of Department of Physiology, TR-61080, Trabzon-Turkey.
Tel: +90 462 377 77 07
Mobile: 0090 533 761 9970
Website – https://www.tned.org/english