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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the local organizing committee, we are delighted to announce that the 19th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (ICCE19) will be held from July 8–12, 2025 in Sendai, Japan. The congress has been held every four years on alternating continents; this will be the 19th congress after 2017 in Lake Louise, Canada. Although the ICCE19 was originally planned for 2021, it was postponed to 2025 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Japan Society for Comparative Endocrinology (JSCE) will host the congress in partnership with several international societies. The international organizing committee for the ICCE19 is an activity of the International Federation of Comparative Endocrinological Societies (IFCES). The IFCES promotes and advances high-quality research in comparative endocrinology, and facilitates the exchange of ideas among scientists worldwide and aims to encourage and foster the careers of junior scientists.

ICCE19 will be held at the Sendai International Center, surrounded by beautiful green woods at the base of a hill. The Sendai City Museum and historic Aoba-yama Park, where the statue of the samurai Date Masamune stands, are also located nearby. After a hiatus of 8 years an exciting meeting program has been prepared and will start on the 8th and finish on the 12th of July 2025. There will be 7 plenary talks, which include those proffered by the Pickford medallist, the Bargmann-Scharrer lecture and the Barrington-Kobayashi Lecture. A further plenary will be given by the winner of the Young Scientist Award of the JSCE and the JSCE Senior Scientist award will be dedicated to the memory of Hideshi Kobayashi. There will be ample opportunity during the meeting for young scientists to present their work and meet and network with colleagues from around the world.

We sincerely hope that many participants attend the congress to share ideas with colleagues from all over the world and to stimulate younger scientists and students.

We invite you to beautiful Sendai and look forward to welcoming you!

With best wishes–Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu–,
Akiyoshi Takahashi
Akiyoshi Takahashi (Kitasato University)
Chairperson, ICCE19 Organizing Committee

Date & Venue



Address: Aobayama, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0856

The Sendai International Center consists of “Conference Building” and “Exhibition Building”.
* Please come to the "Conference Building" for registration.





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