The Société de Neuroendocrinologie (SNE) is one of the founding societies of the International Neuroendocrine Federation. With about 300 active members, from France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada, the SNE is the third largest Neuroendocrine Society after the Japanese and the American Neuroendocrine Societies. The SNE was founded in 1971 by Jacques Benoît, a pioneer in the field, who made seminal observations regarding the neuroendocrine control of reproduction. Besides Jacques Benoît, several talented neuroendocrinologists have been President of SNE including Ivan Assenmacher, Andrée Tixier-Vidal, Jean-Didier Vincent and Claude Kordon. The SNE is the oldest Society of Neuroendocrinology: the first SNE meeting was held in 1971 in Strasbourg and, since then, 34 annual SNE meetings have been organized in different towns of France, Belgium, Canada, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Each year, the SNE bestows a Jacques Benoît Lecture given by a prominent neuroendocrinologist, and awards four SNE prizes for young, promising researchers. Actually, the SNE has a very active policy for promoting young investigators in the field of Neuroendocrinology and helping them in finding research positions. The SNE has organized the 2nd International Congress of Neuroendocrinology in Bordeaux in 1990, under the chairmanship of Jean-Didier Vincent and Dominique Poulain. Twenty years later, the SNE feels particularly honored to host the 7th International Congress of Neuroendocrinology in Rouen, Normandy, July 11-15, 2010.
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