ESA/SRB/ANZBMS Joint meeting 2016

The Joint Annual Scientific Meetings of the Endocrine Society of Australia, the Society for Reproductive Biology and the Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society was held from 21 - 24 August at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia.

The Programme Organising Committee consisted of members from all three societies and endeavoured to present you with the latest and most exciting data from these respective fields with a range of international and national leading speakers. The benefits of the large scale collaborative meeting included: broader content areas, efficiency in meeting attendance and costs for delegates and trade partners, a more diverse variety of sessions, and increased attendees.

The scientific programme included invited plenary presentations, symposia and seminars, meet-the-professor sessions, basic and clinical abstract presentations, young investigator awards, and interactive poster sessions. The speakers were drawn from a truly international profile, with themes in contemporary endocrine, reproductive and musculoskeletal science. Each Society had organised a series of cutting edge symposia:

ESA Symposia

  • New insights into cross-talk between endocrine tissues
  • Endocrine and Bone Complications of Cancer Therapy (ESA-ANZBMS Symposium)
  • Translation of novel discoveries to the clinical management of phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas
  • Novel interactome of nuclear receptors
  • Adipocyte Regulation of Insulin Sensitivity (ESA-ADS Symposium)
  • Endocrine Implications of Cancer Treatment on Fertility (ESA-SRB Symposium)
  • Advances in the diagnosis and management of pituitary adenoma
  • Endocrine Disruptors and Environmental Toxins

SRB Symposia

  • Mechanisms of Pluripotency and Reprogramming
  • Reproduction Down Under
  • Determinants of gamete quality
  • Pathologies of pregnancy (SRB/ANZPRA Session)
  • Insights into the regulation of implantation, pregnancy and parturition
  • Environmental impacts on reproduction

ANZBMS Symposia

  • Mineral and bone disorder in chronic kidney disease
  • Models of bone disease   
  • Bone health in neonatal and early life      
  • Bone disease in the hospital    
  • Osteoporosis epidemiology and therapeutics
  • PTH and PTHrP Actions
  • Calcification outside the skeleton    
  • Diabetes and the Musculoskeletal System (ESA-ANZBMS Symposium)
  • Bone and mineral across the eons
  • Skeletal Damage and Regeneration

The meeting provided many opportunities to network and discuss science and medicine, ensure equity of opportunity, find new funding and research opportunities, and build collaborations and contacts with international colleagues. We are sure that you will find this to be a truly exciting meeting presenting both the breadth and depth of clinical and basic research.   

Trade partners had exposure to areas of specialties in Endocrinology, including these three societies and the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) meeting on the Wednesday of that week. The three societies share areas of common interest and offer expertise and diversity across the field of endocrinology.


Mark Forwood (LOC Chair)
Fran Milat
(ESA POC Co-chair)
Renea Taylor (ESA POC Co-chair)
Brett Nixon (SRB POC Co-chair)
Kirsty Walters (SRB POC Co-chair)
Mark Cooper (ANZBMS Co-Chair)
Mike Rogers (ANZBMS Co-Chair)

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