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Endocrine Society Opposes Graham-Cassidy

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Endocrine Society is calling for a bipartisan effort to focus on market stabilization as opposed to the recent proposal to end the Affordable Care Act brought by Republican senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Authored...
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Two European Universities Honor Leonard Wartofsky

wartofsky In June, Endocrine Society past-president Leonard Wartofsky, MD, MACP, professor of medicine at Georgetown University and editor-in-chief of Endocrine Reviews, was awarded doctorate honoris causa from both the University of Poznan in Poland and the University of Athens in Greece. “I think it’s a tremendous honor,” Wartofsky says. “It’s not something you really expect in...
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Endocrine News Editor Talks Twitter in NYC

Endocrine News editor Mark A. Newman spoke to members of the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) in New York City on September 7. Held at the headquarters of the American Heart Association in the historic Chanin Building, Newman was asked to speak after a NYSAE member saw him as part of a similar...
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Endocrine Society Announces 2018 Laureate Award Winners

The Endocrine Society today announced it has selected 14 leaders in the endocrinology field as winners of its prestigious 2018 Laureate Awards. These professionals are responsible for research breakthroughs that lead to the cures of tomorrow and for providing the gold standard of care for patients with hundreds of conditions and diseases including diabetes, thyroid...
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Crossing Borders

Al_Nofal_Alaa_MUG_RGB While the ACA repeal effort is ongoing in Washington, D.C., other new initiatives from the Trump administration are also cause for concern. Endocrine News spoke with Syrian-born Endocrine Society member Alaa Al Nofal, MD, on what impact the travel ban could have on him, his practice, and his patients. Alaa Al Nofal, MD, is a...
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Endocrine Society Issues New Gender-Affirmation Treatment Guideline

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on the treatment for gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent persons to develop the physical characteristics of the affirmed gender. The CPG, entitled “Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was published online and will appear in the November 2017 print issue of the Journal of...
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Endocrine Society Members Participated in FDA Hypoglycemia Workshop

On Sept. 12, Endocrine Society members Rob Lash, MD, and David Aron, MD, took part in a public workshop devoted to hypoglycemia in older adults sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Aron was part of a panel that discussed current hypoglycemia medication safety efforts.  Lash, chair of the Society’s Clinical Affairs Core...
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Endocrine Society Joins Hurricane Relief Efforts

Over the past two weeks, the Endocrine Society has been working the Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition (DERC), led by the American Diabetes Association and JDRF, to ensure diabetes supplies reach those affected by Hurricane Harvey. So far, the effort has delivered over 3,700 pounds of diabetes supplies to the Houston area; additional supplies are being...