Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Mechanisms of Allostasis Conference

This September, the Endocrine Society and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) are teaming up to sponsor a new conference focused on the basic science of stress biology and new discoveries about the fundamental mechanisms of allostasis and the generation of allostatic load.

Check out our top five reasons to submit your abstract and attend this exciting new event taking place from September 18-22, 2022, in New Orleans, La.:

1. Sessions Featuring Cutting-Edge Discoveries

The Mechanisms of Allostasis Conference: Stressed or Stressed Out will feature presentations from 30 expert researchers sharing the latest science on stress and reproduction, the effect of stress on the HPA axis, metabolism and the gut microbiome, and how stress hormones work at the molecular and cellular level to alter physiologic function. We are excited about our lineup of exceptional speakers, and you can already check out the draft program on the dedicated conference website to see who will be talking about their research. We are particularly thrilled to welcome Liisa Galea, PhD, professor and distinguished university scholar at the University of British Columbia, to deliver the keynote lecture on Sunday night.

We are excited about our lineup of exceptional speakers, and you can already check out the draft program on the dedicated conference website to see who will be talking about their research

2. Opportunities for Trainees & Early-Career Scientists

The conference organizers have prioritized speaking opportunities for scientists at all career stages. One session in particular will feature presentations from selected abstracts from trainee and early-career researchers. The session is named in honor of Robert J. Handa, PhD, an incredible scientist who made important scientific contributions to our understanding of the role of sex differences in stress biology and was also recognized for his amazing qualities as a mentor.

3. Networking & Building Collaborations

Conferences are often the perfect venue for networking and seeking out collaborators and mentors for your research. With this in mind, we are fostering opportunities to network through poster sessions and organized lunches where attendees can meet leaders in the field. We are also opening up our Career Development Workshop library to attendees to allow structured discussions during the lunch networking sessions. You will have plenty of time to identify mentors and collaborators; but don’t worry, we’ve left your evenings free because…

4. It’s in New Orleans!

There are few better places to meet with your friends and colleagues than The Big Easy. With the exception of the Sunday dinner and keynote, attendees are free to enjoy the food, music, and nightlife of one of the premier destinations for conference travel. The conference takes place at the Crown Plaza New Orleans French Quarter; the French Quarter is literally right downstairs and out the door!

5. A Focus on Basic Science

The selection of topics and speakers was made with a strong emphasis on research that explores fundamental biological questions in this field. This intentional focus on basic science gives this conference a unique agenda and encourages attendees to explore exciting new questions and discoveries that will shape the future of endocrine research on the fundamental mechanisms that underlie the development of allostatic load.

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