The 29th Conference of European Comparative Endocrinologists

19th – 22nd August 2018


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology (ESCE ) we are delighted to announce that the 29th CECE 2018 meeting will be held in Hunter Halls, University of Glasgow from 19th – 22nd August 2018.

CECE is Europe’s foremost conference for comparative endocrinology, bringing together researchers from around the world. Held every two years, this will be the 29th meeting.

Abstract submission

We have 15 great topics for our sessions, so there will be something for everyone. Please choose either a poster or a talk; if we aren’t able to select you for a talk, we will automatically offer you a poster slot.

NEW this year: even 15 sessions can’t cover all of comparative endocrinology, so we have introduced a “General and comparative endocrinology session”, to be made up entirely of contributed talks. So it you want to present, but your title doesn’t fit readily into one of the other sessions, then please choose this topic.

NEW this year: early-stage researcher poster mini-talks and prizes. If you are an early-stage researcher (Pre-faculty position), and would like the chance to present your poster in 3+2 minutes, please check the box. We will give prizes to the best speakers.


The registration rates have been held at 2016 (Leuven) levels, making this conference a real bargain. This is a conscious attempt to make it accessible to the community, including early-stage researchers and those from countries where it’s hare to get conference support. Additionally, we offer discounts for early-bird registration (to say thank you from your organisers for reducing their stress levels), and for members of ESCE who are current. So please take the opportunity to bring along your groups; and note that there is a maximum number for the meeting, so you should reserve your place early.

Travel grants

We plan to offer a limited number of travel grants for early-stage researchers and those from countries where conference support is hard to obtain. Please check the box if you would like to be considered.

Around the meeting

Glasgow is a vibrant city: Rough Guides voted it the friendliest city in the world, and Scotland has just been named the most beautiful country in the world. And we’re still in Europe! We will be partnering with a local tour agent to offer trips to local museums, whisky distilleries, lochs, mountains and castles; or you may want to stay on and tour independently. Across in Edinburgh (50 minutes away), the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe will be in full swing. And back in Glasgow, the world Bagpipe band tournament will be under way. So we can promise you a memorable stay.


With all this activity in Scotland, accommodation is selling fast! We strongly recommend that you book early. The University ‘West End’ area is linked to the city centre by our cute subway system, so accommodation in either will be fine. Budget student accommodation is also available from the University. Our website has suitable links, but we are leaving you free to select the accommodation that suits you best.

On behalf of the Council of ESCE, we look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow later this year!
With best wishes.

Julian Dow


Full Programme

You can view the full programme by clicking here.

Book of Abstracts

You can view each individual abstracts for ALL presentations by clicking here to download.


Remember to book early to avoid disappointment – click here for further details.

Countdown to CECE 2018 conference

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CECE 2018 19th – 22nd August 2018

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