PhD student Sanya Aggarwal presented her research at the International Congress of Neuroendocrinology in Toronto in July 2018. This conference served as a great networking platform and provided an opportunity to hone her presentation skills and convey her scientific ambitions across to others in the field. The line-up of talks given by neuroendocrinologists from all over the world exposed her to varied research areas, techniques and publications within the field. The conference program included excursion days and dinners, and some free time to go around the beautiful city of Toronto. Overall, it was a great experience. Sanya is thankful to the University of St Andrews who provided complete financial aid allowing me to present my research at this prestigious conference.