The Mechanisms of Allostasis Conference: Stressed or Stressed Out

Jointly hosted by FASEB and the Endocrine Society

September 18-22, 2022 
New Orleans, LA



September 18-22, 2022

This FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) will feature presentations from expert researchers sharing the latest results on stress and reproduction; the integration of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis with metabolism and the gut microbiome; and how stress hormones work at the molecular and cellular level to alter physiologic function.

The conference's target audience includes investigators at various career stages, trainees, and junior scientists who are experts in the fields of stress biology, neuroendocrinology, and related disciplines. 

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: August 8, 2022 - Extended until August 16, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: August 18, 2022
Housing Deadline: September 4, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: August 28, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: September 14, 2022


We'll explore new research on allostasis, the molecular and cellular biology of allostatic systems, and the generation of allostatic load and impact on physiological processes.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:

  • Stress-reproductive neuroendocrine communication
  • Stress and the gut microbiome-brain axis
  • Stress and mitochondria
  • Programming of homeostatic mechanisms during brain development
  • Central circuits controlling the autonomic nervous system and homeostasis

The conference program will consist of six sessions and up to six abstract presentations, Meet-the-expert sessions integrated into conference lunches, and the Endocrine Society's online Career Development Workshop library.

View the preliminary agenda.



Kellie Church, PhD

Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

Marc Tetel, PhD

Professor, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Tracy Bale, PhD

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz campus

Registration Fees

Early registration is available until August 18, 2022
Students: $899 
Invited Speakers: $1049 

Regular registration fees start on August 19, 2022
Students: $1049 
Invited Speakers: $1049


Attendee Reimbursement:

The conference has available funds to support participation of early career scientists, women, and groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce. The application form can be downloaded here

Email the completed application to by August 29, 2022. 

Speaker Reimbursement:

Reimbursement allocations are up to the organizers of each conference and depend on external funding availability, and therefore are not guaranteed. If you would like to be considered for partial reimbursement, please complete this form. If you are selected to receive any reimbursements for your registration and/or travel, you will be contacted via email with further instructions. Please note that this process will take several weeks after the conference occurs. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

Travel and Lodging

Astor Crowne Plaza - 739 Canal St., Bourbon St. New Orleans, LA 70130

$129.82 per night (incl. taxes/fees). The discounted rate is available through September 4, 2022. The registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below: 
Online or by phone at 1-877-408-9661 (mention “2022 FASEB Conference” for the discounted rate). 

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here. The average cost of a taxi from this airport to the conference location is approximately $40.


Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.


Travel Awards

We are excited to announce opportunities to reduce the costs of attendance for early career scientists. Graduate students and postdocs who have submitted an abstract are eligible for one of up to 20 travel grants to cover up to $500. Additionally, trainee abstracts selected for a talk as part of the symposium, in honor of Dr. Robert Handa, will receive a $500 award. Early career scientists presenting posters are also eligible for one of six awards in the amount of $250. Finally, scientists with childcare responsibilities can also submit an application to receive up to $500 to support childcare (at home or onsite) during the conference. The application form can be downloaded here.

Email the completed application to by August 29, 2022.

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Research reported at this conference was supported by the National Institute Of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13MH131327. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.