History

The International Society of Developmental Biologists (ISDB) was founded in 1968 from the International Institute of Embryology, now the Hubrecht Institute, in the Netherlands and is a non-profit scientific association which has as its key aim the promotion of the study of Developmental Biology through support of scientific meetings, workshops, students and publications worldwide.

Participating societies include the Developmental Biology Societies from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. The ISDB also promotes the formation of international networks of Developmental Biologists such as the Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Network, and the Latin American Society of Developmental Biologists (LASDB)

The ISDB Congress is held every four years, in cities around the world. The 19th ISDB Congress will be held in Algarve, Portugal from 17-21 October, 2021 

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Previous meetings have been held in the following locations:

Year
Location
Delegate Numbers
2017

Singapore (minutes)

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2013
Cancun, Mexico
1000
2009
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1500
2005
Sydney, Australia
1400
2001
Kyoto, Japan
1400
1997
Utah, USA
1050
1993
Vienna, Austria
600
1989
Utrecht, The Netherlands
1300
1985
Los Angeles, USA
930
1981
Basel, Switzerland
1000
1977
Tokyo, Japan
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1973
Montreal, QC, Canada
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1964
Baltimore, MD, USA
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