For the first time:


ISWE Virtual Event 

16th-17th August 2021


This event, hosted on the ISWE website, will be focused on the studies of glucocorticoids in wildlife with a live keynote speaker, a panel of diverse experts discussing their experiences and answering questions, and featuring brief talks by top Indian scientists to give a taste of what is to come at the 8th ISWE Conference in November 2022 in Jim Corbett National Park, India!

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael Romero of Tufts University. Dr. Romero will be speaking on, “Glucocorticoids in Ecology and Conservation: Promises and Pitfalls.” 


The abstract submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 21. 

During this online event, and for two weeks after, you will have the opportunity to watch a full program of current work in the field in the form of five-minute, pre-recorded presentations, uploaded for international viewing convenience.  At your leisure, you will be able to hear about projects investigating animal reproduction, health, and welfare, as well as innovative techniques and long-term studies of wildlife endocrinology.   

With your registration, you will be invited to join fellow attendees in a versatile instant messaging platform, which will allow you to address the larger group, ask questions of individual presenters about their work, connect with colleagues, solicit advice from mentors, or even make new friends in the field! 

ISWE is also using this virtual platform to emphasize and support our trainees, with focused Q&A sessions and guided breakout rooms with selected mentors.

Additionally, all Student ISWE Members with an accepted abstract have the chance to win a travel grant for the 8th ISWE Conference in India in 2022.  During the Virtual Event, a group of experts will judge eligible student presentations and decide on a winner to receive free registration and additional funds to travel to India to present their work in a featured oral presentation!

Information about abstract submission and registration is available here, or see the full Guide for Authors.



For questions about the virtual event, please contact Diana Koester:

Photos are courtesy of and copyrighted by Prasenjeet Yadav.