Dear SRB and ESA members,

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2015 was held from 23rd - 26th August at the newly redeveloped Adelaide Convention Centre. The following topics were covered at the conference:

ESA Symposia themes and sessions included:

  • Testosterone: the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Tumour profiling in endocrine cancer
  • Skeletal fragility beyond BMD
  • Adrenal hormones
  • Update in….Pituitary
  • Meet the professor: Adverse effects of oral steroids, Metabolomics

SRB Symposia and Forum themes included:

  • Nanotechnology and biosensing in reproductive medicine
  • Epigenetics and fetal reprogramming
  • Environmental influences on reproductive biology
  • Sex determination and gonadal development
  • ESA-SRB Joint Symposium: Developmental programming of insulin resistance and diabetes
  • SRB-ANZPRA Joint Symposium: Understanding and treating pre-eclampsia
  • A Public Forum on  ‘Making Babies in the 21st Century: Towards Equality in Health’

plus an SRB career development workshop entitled ‘Doctors without academic borders’, which included several speakers who moved from academic science to alternative career paths with great success.

There were many fantastic oral and poster presentations given at the meeting. 

Thank you for everyone who attended this conference and to those who made it achievable!

Ann McCormack (ESA POC chair)

Rebecca Robker (SRB POC Co-chair)

Kaye Stenvers (SRB POC Co-chair)

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