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.

Announcement of ICCE19

The 19th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (ICCE19) will take place June 21-25, 2021 at Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan. 

News on upcoming meetings and workshops

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