30th European Conference of European Comparative Endocrinologists
9th International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology

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Because of the corona virus outbreak, the 9th ISFE to be held in Guangzhou was cancelled. However, the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology and the International Society for Fish Endocrinology decided to join forces and to hold the CECE2020 and the 9Th ISFE together 6-10 September 2020, University of Algarve, Penha Campus, Faro, Portugal.

We would like to thank the Committees from the two societies for the decision and to express our solidarity and to our colleagues in China and thank them for their continuing cooperation.

We are preparing the necessary changes to the website and will postpone the start of registrations one week to the 22nd February to make necessary adjustments.


Dear Colleagues, 


On behalf of the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology (ESCE) and the International Society of Fish Endocrinology (ISFE)  it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 30th Conference of European Comparative Endocrinologists (CECE 2020) and the 9th International Conference of Fish Endocrinology. The joint conference will be held 6-10 September 2020 at the University of Algarve, Penha Campus, Faro, Portugal.


Organized every two years, the CECE is Europe’s foremost conference for comparative endocrinology, welcoming researchers from around the world.

ISFE meetings have been organized every 4 years since 1988, hosted by scientific societies representing comparative physiologists and biochemists worldwide. 

Students and early career researchers are specially invited to participate. Grants for PhD students are available, please check the conditions to apply.

The Organising Committee is working enthusiastically and diligently to make this conference a memorable experience for you.

Registration opens February 22, 2020

Early Bird registration closes May 31, 2020

Online Registration closes August 15, 2020

Abstract submission opens February 15, 2020


Abstract submission closes June 15, 2020

Organized by CCMAR on behalf of ESCE and ISFE.


The ESCE brings together European and international researchers in the field of comparative endocrinology. The object of the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology (ESCE) is to promote interdisciplinary knowledge in the fields of Biology and Medicine concerned with the morphological and functional aspects of Comparative Endocrinology. For this purpose Meetings are organized and publications issued.


The ISFE promotes the study of hormones and hormone actions in fishes, including hagfish, lampreys, cartilaginous fishes, lobed-finned fishes and ray-finned fishes. This includes topics in growth, adaptation, reproduction, stress, immunity, behaviour and endocrine disruption in fishes. The ISFE will foster all studies aiming at elucidating basic mechanisms of hormone action in any fish model. The ISFE will promote research in conventional models and favor the emergence of new model species for both basic and applied research, and aims at dynamizing interactions among fish endocrinologists and encouraging young scientists


The Centre of Marine Sciences – CCMAR - at University of Algarve, is one of the foremost marine science research centres in Portugal, gathering experts in the fields of marine biology, ecology, oceanography, environmental sciences, biotechnology, fisheries and aquaculture.

Located in the South of Portugal, CCMAR is an independent non-profit research organization dedicated to R&D in marine sciences, CCMAR aims to promote multidisciplinary research and education related with the marine environment, with emphasis on the processes of environmental change that affect marine ecosystems.