The 7th International Symposium on Amphibian and Reptilian Endocrinology and Neurobiology (ISAREN) will be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor July 11-13, 2011. The ISAREN will start one day before, then run concurrently for one day with the meeting of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE; July 13-16, 2011.)


Click here for the late breaking workshop on Methods for Captive Amphibian Husbandry and Breeding to be held during ISAREN 2011.

The ISAREN Program and Abstract book is now available for download. A hardcopy will be provided onsite. Click here for program addenda.

Nightlife in Ann Arbor

Things to do in Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs July 20-23, 2011


Online registration has closed. Attendees may still register onsite.



The University of Michigan is a smoke-free campus as of July 1, 2011



The purpose of the ISAREN is to promote interactions and collaboration among scientists interested in the endocrinology and neurobiology of amphibians and reptiles.

The ISAREN is held approximately every two years and rotates among North America, Asia and Europe. The ISAREN developed from a satellite symposium of the Conference of European Comparative Endocrinology held in Germany in 1988. The first International Symposium on Amphibian Endocrinology (ISAE) was organized by Sakae Kikuyama at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan in 1992. The ISAE scientific advisory committee decided to include neurobiology and reptiles in the symposium during the second meeting of the ISAE held in Boulder, Colorado in 1994. The third meeting was held in Camerino, Italy for the first time under the name ISAREN. Other successful symposia were held at Jeju Island, South Korea (4th – 2003), the University of California, Berkeley (5th – 2007) and Berlin, Germany (6th – 2009).

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