Aims of the Federation

The International Federation of Comparative Endocrinological Societies (IFCES) is an umbrella organization whose primary function is to promote and advance research in comparative endocrinology, neuroendocrinology and neurobiology, and to facilitate the collaboration and exchange of ideas among scientists worldwide.

IFCES was formed in 1989 at the XI International Symposium on Comparative-Endocrinology, Malaga, Spain by an international group of comparative endocrinologists. The founding societies of IFCES are the Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (AOSCE), the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology (ESCE), the Indian Society for Comparative Endocrinology (ISCE), the Japan Society for Comparative Endocrinology (JSCE), and the Division of Comparative Endocrinology of The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB).

IFCES fosters the organization of international symposia, such as the International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (ICCE), to occur normally on a quadrennial basis.  IFCES may undertake other activities, such as sponsorship of workshops or specialized symposia, as it deems appropriate.

Registration and Hotel Reservation Sites for ICCE18

July 13th, 2016:  Please note that the ICCE18 registration and hotel reservation sites are now open.

To start conference registration and hotel reservation, please visit the conference web site:

Announcement of Award and Plenary Lectures for ICCE18

The 18th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (ICCE18) will take place June 4-9, 2017 at Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.  For detail information on ICCE18, please see the conference website:

The Working Program Committee has now finalized the Award and Plenary Speakers for ICCE18

Bargmann-Scharrer Lecturer:  Stacia Sower (USA)

Grace Pickford Medal Lecturer:  Kataaki Okubo (Japan)

NASCE Gorbman-Bern Lecturer:  Bob Denver (USA)

NASCE Gorbman-Bern New Independent Investigator:  Valérie S. Langlois (Canada)

ISAREN Plenary Lecturer:  Taisen Iguchi (Japan)

ICCE18 Plenary Lecturer:  Sylvie Dufour (France)

ICCE18 Plenary Lecturer:  Javier Belles (Spain)

News on upcoming meetings and workshops

June 4-9, 2017
18th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (ICCE18)
4th Biennial Conference of The North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE)
10th International Symposium on Amphibian and Reptilian Endocrinology and Neurobiology (ISAREN)
Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

August 19-23, 2018
29th Conference of European Comparative Endocrinologists (CECE)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK

July 15-18, 2018
International Congress of Neuroendocrinology 2018
Toronto, Canada