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The Iberian Association for Comparative Endocrinology (AIEC) was funded back in 1998 in Peñíscola-Castellón (Spain). Our association is composed by Spanish and Portuguese scientists that study different aspects of the vertebrate and invertebrate endocrinology. It includes members of all ages who like to talk and share their scientific interests and make friends.
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AIEC Board

Isabel Navarro, President, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain
Jose Luis Soengas, Vice-president, Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Francisco Prat Bella, Secretary, Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía, Spain 
Juan Miguel Mancera, Treasurer, Universidad de Cadiz, Spain
Pedro Miguel Guerreiro, Centre of Marine Sciences, Portugal
Luz Pérez, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vásquez, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Jaume Pérez-Sánchez, Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal, Spain


Organizing Committee

Pedro M Guerreiro 

João C Cardoso

Adelino Canário

Deborah Power

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The AIEC Meeting returns to Faro

AIEC meetings take place every two years and are organized by AIEC affiliated groups rotating around the Iberian Peninsula. After 14 years from our first organized AIEC meeting (5th AIEC, 2005), this year it comes back to Faro and is organized by the Comparative Endocrinology and Integrative Biology Group, at the Centre for Marine Sciences. The 12th AIEC 2019 meeting will span for 3 days with plenary and regular talks and posters and follows the tradition plan of our previous meetings.

The 12th AIEC 2019 will take place at University of Algarve at Campus da Penha which offers excellent conditions for meetings and is located close to the city center. Faro is small but lively and cosmopolitan town in southern Portugal, with a rich history, easily reached by plane, train, bus or car. Faro offers accommodation options for all budgets, and many restaurants, bistros or food and wine bars can provide the best examples of Portuguese cuisine. Faro is in the center of one of the most important wetland and coastal lagoons in Iberia, Ria Formosa, a hotspot for biodiversity, offering opportunities for bird watching, nature walking, swimming, surfing, and other activities.

​We hope that the scientific program, the networking opportunities and the venue amenities are appealing. We are looking forward to see you. Come and join us in September 2019!!