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 International Neuroendocrine Federation 


The International Neuroendocrine Federation (INF) was founded in 2000 following the dissolution of the International Society for Neuroendocrinology, and is currently comprised of six national societies, one transnational society and seven regional groups with a membership approaching 2000. The overall mission of the INF is to promote at all levels and in all parts of the globe the development of research and education in basic and clinical neuroendocrinology, with particular emphasis on young investigators and on underdeveloped regions of the world. Every four years, an International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN) is held under the auspices of the INF. At this time, the highest honor of the Federation-The Geoffrey Harris Memorial Lectureship-is awarded. Previous ICNs were held in Bristol, UK and Pittsburgh, USA in 2002 and 2006, respectively. In the intervening years, the INF sponsors regional meetings and summer schools. The most recent of these was held in Seillac, France in September 2007, and plans are well under way for a 2nd School of Neuroendocrinology to be held in Yufuin, Japan in August 2009. The INF is governed by a Council consisting of a representative from each of the member societies and regional groups. The Council elects an executive every 4 years at the time of the ICN. Tony Plant, USA (President), William Rostene, France (Secretary-General), Mitsuhiro Kawata, Japan (Treasurer) and Gareth Leng, UK (Chair, ICN 2010 Program Organizing Committee) form the current Executive. The INF Council and Executive is delighted that the next ICN is to be held in July 2010 in the beautiful and historic town of Rouen, France.

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