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WELCOME MESSAGE


On behalf of the organizing committee, I am thrilled to welcome and invite you to the 12th International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology (ISAE2022) to be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, July 24th-28th, 2022 in the World famous City of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Pollock Halls are located just south of the city centre, close to the Scottish Parliament, and within walking distance of the famous Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.  Set in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat at Holyrood Park Pollock Hall campus is conveniently located for all public transport links.  It also has the benefit of on-site complimentary car parking and it is right next door to the Commonwealth Swimming pool so remember to bring your swimming suit!

Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city and Edinburgh’s International Festival, Tattoo and Fringe transforms Scotland's capital every August where thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows of all kinds and for every taste. If you are travelling from a distance perhaps take time to explore what Scotland has to offer before or after the conference. Scotland is a friendly, passionate and innovative country. Experience its fresh delicious food, islands and coastline, lochs and mountains; visiting Scotland will make memories and adventures that will last a lifetime.

Every 4 years The International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology brings together scientists from all over the world and is dedicated to showcase up-to-date advances in the field of avian endocrinology. With a combination of plenary lectures, symposia, and poster sessions, ISAE2022 is the ideal venue to meet other scientists and exchange information regarding everything “bird hormone”! We are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of avian endocrinologists and as such we will be kicking off the conference with an afternoon especially dedicated to early career researchers.

This website will provide all the necessary information and updates on the conference venue, registration, scientific program and schedule, abstract submission, accommodation, social activities, and travel. Prospective participants also have the option to register their email to receive reminders of important dates and deadlines, updates and additional information as they become available.

We are delighted to offer all attendees of ISAE2022 free Wifi and a variety of social activities. These include all refreshments and lunch during each day, an opening reception and Gala Dinner. On the free afternoon we are offering the opportunity for you to book an excursion on a Bass Rock boat trip to see magnificent sea birds like the iconic gannet and puffin or perhaps you might prefer to book an afternoon of whisky and gin if that is more your style?! You may of course just want to use the time to explore the historic city of Edinburgh to explore Edinburgh castle or do a spot of shopping at your leisure.

The organizing committee has secured a special reduced rate at Pollock Halls for participant accommodation which includes both student and family types of accommodation. The number of rooms blocked for ISAE 2022 is limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Edinburgh in the summer is busy so we strongly encourage participants to plan their travel and accommodation in advance. Additional hotels and AirB&B located nearby also provide a range of accommodation rates.

We are really looking forward to hosting you in Edinburgh in July 2022. We welcome everyone; our meeting will be disability, family and LGBT+ friendly.   We hope you have a fantastic time catching up with old friends and making new ones whilst enjoying the most recent advances in avian endocrinology and everything Edinburgh in the summertime has to offer.

So as we say here in Scotland Ceud mìle fàilte: A hundred thousand welcomes!


Prof Simone Meddle

Chairperson of the awesome ISAE2022 Organizing Committee

Dr Tim Boswell, Prof Ian Dunn, Prof Karen Spencer and Dr Tyler Stevenson