The Asia and Oceania Society for the Comparative Endocrinology (AOSCE) was founded in November, 1987, when the First Congress was held in Nagoya, Japan. The purpose of the AOSCE is to progress scientific activities in the field of Comparative Endocrinology in Asia and Oceania and to establish a deep relationship among the members. For this purpose, the society holds Congress and Inter-congress Symposiums. Currently, the AOSCE consists of more than 550 members. The AOSCE is a constitutional member of International Federation of Comparative Endocrinology Societies (IFCES). The AOSCE also jointly publishes the General and Comparative Endocrinology, an international journal.