The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2013 will be held from 25th - 28th August at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The program organising committees of the SRB and ESA Annual Scientific Meetings are pleased to advise that plenary and invited speaker lists are now available on the website.
This year’s ESA conference symposia themes cover a broad breadth of endocrinology, including basic science, basic-clinical and pure clinical streams. Topics include “Hypothalamic-Adipocyte-Bone Axis”, “Hormones: New for Old, Old for New” and “Adrenal”. Professor Matthew During, who holds cross-institutional appointments at Ohio State University (USA), Oxford University and the University of Auckland, will deliver the keynote Harrison Lecture entitled “Effects of environmental enrichment on energy balance and tumour growth”. Professor Anthony Hollenberg from Harvard Medical School (USA) will present the Taft Lecture titled “New Insights into Thyroid Hormone Action”. We are thrilled to welcome Dr Mark Gurnell, from Cambridge University, who will present his work on “Human PPARγ mutations” and Professor John Mattick, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, who will deliver a plenary titled “The hidden layer of regulatory RNAs in human development, physiology and disease”.
SRB symposia themes include "Reproductive biology of marsupial & non-mammalian species", "Mitochondria: powering gametes and embryos", and "Elucidating the causes of Infertility" and a joint ESA-SRB Symposium entitled “Aging, hormones, and fertility”. Featured plenary speakers include Prof. Susan Fisher, from the University of California-San Francisco, who is the 2013 SRB President's lecturer, and Prof. Sarah Robertson, from the University of Adelaide, who will present the 2013 SRB Founder's Lecture. SRB is also hosting two clinician-scientists for the 2013 meeting, Dr. David L. Keefe, from the New York University School of Medicine, and Prof. Frank Broekmans, from the University Medical Centre-Ultrecht (Netherlands).
Speaker abstracts and more details of the program will be posted shortly.
We look forward to seeing you in Sydney!
Ann McCormack (ESA POC chair)
Rebecca Robker (SRB POC Co-chair)
Kaye Stenvers (SRB POC Co-chair)
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