FROM THE CHAIRMichael Lehman
Dr. Michael Lehman
University of Mississippi, Medical Center, USA
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I invite you, your colleagues and trainees to join us in Orlando next year for the 3rd World Conference on Kisspeptin! Building upon previous conferences in Spain (2008) and Japan (2012), the scientific theme will not only focus on the roles of kisspeptin and related peptides in the control of GnRH, but also extend beyond to their functions in other cells, tissues, and physiological systems. The meeting’s format is non-traditional and interactive, designed to encourage the sharing of unpublished data, and informal networking among established scientists, young investigators and trainees. Facilitated discussions will consider major, unresolved questions and controversies in kisspeptin biology, as well as challenges and opportunities for future research.Another goal of this meeting is to promote the participation and careers of early stage investigators, women and underrepresented minorities. To this end, we have included mentorship opportunities and career development workshops in the conference program, and will provide awards to defray the costs of the travel and family care for these participants.

Please check back frequently at this site for updated meeting information. I look forward to seeing you in 2017!