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Stumped by MOC?

For board-certified endocrinologists, theMaintenance of Certification (MOC) process can feel overwhelming. ENDO 2013 would like to make it a little easier. Check out the MOC Made Easy session, June 17, 2-3pm, where you can learn more about the process for initial certification or recertification.

The session will share the latest news from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics MOC programs, as well as highlight lessons learned by members recently engaged in the recertification and initial certification processes.

UNDERGRADUATE ENDOCRINOLOGY Course Directors Gather for Inaugural Meeting at ENDO 2013

For those who teach undergraduate medical students, The Endocrine Society will convene the first-ever Endocrine Educators Forum duringENDO 2013. The event, planned for June 16, 2:15-3:15pm, will feature group discussions of shared resources for disseminating curricula and teaching tools to support the undergraduate learner.

Graham McMahon, MD, program director at Harvard Medical School, describes the meeting as “an excellent opportunity to lay the groundwork for a new support network for clinical and basic science undergraduate course directors to share teaching resources and best practices.”

NEW FACT SHEET ON TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

The Hormone Health Network’s latest patient education fact sheet, Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects on the Endocrine System, is now available for download at www.hormone.org.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in young adults living in industrialized countries, affecting 1.7 million Americans annually. Endocrine complications, such as hypopituitarism, can significantly impact the progress and outcomes of rehabilitation for survivors.

The new fact sheet defines TBI and explains how hormone function may be disrupted in a person with TBI, depending on the injury.

INAUGURAL FLARE PROGRAM A SUCCESS

The inaugural FLARE Program is off to a brilliant start, according to FLARE awardees. At the FLARE Workshop in San Diego January 25-26, students and fellows networked with faculty and received hands-on instruction and thoughtful advice in areas ranging from job hunting to confl ict resolution. Now, winners of the FLARE Mentoring Network Travel Award are gearing up to visit their mentors in-person. The award covers the costs of travel so that students and fellows can stretch their professional horizons beyond their home institutions. Finally, the program is preparing to place FLARE interns into Society governance committees for the 2013-2014 service year. To learn more about this exciting program and how you can take part next year, visit www.endo-society.org/FLARE.

Journal FOCUS: Direct access to endocrine disorder content

Launching this month is the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) Diabetes Focus, the first of several microsites collating journal content on various endocrine disorders. The JCEM Diabetes Focus maximizes discoverability of patient care articles and clinical reviews.

“Readers look to JCEM for the latest advances in diabetes management,” says Dr. Leonard Wartofsky, JCEM editor-in-chief, “and visitors to the diabetes microsite will enjoy up-to-date and important information relevant to their interest in diabetes.”

Not only does the JCEM Diabetes Focus provide links to articles published in JCEM, it also includes links to relevant content published in the Society’s other journals. All articles listed on the Focus are freely accessible. Additionally, the Focus automatically updates as new articles in the subject area are published in the journal.

Although April is the launch for the JCEM Diabetes Focus, microsites are in development for Endocrinology, Endocrine Reviews, and Molecular Endocrinology. Reproduction, neuroendocrinology, and physiology are some of the Focus topics.

Accessing the JCEM Diabetes Focus is easy. Simply visit jcem.endojournals.org and click on the button next to the journal cover to connect to the Diabetes Focus.

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