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...

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...

Join Your Colleagues & Advocate for Your Endocrine Research!

As the U.S. government approaches the new fiscal year (FY), beginning October 1, ongoing congressional battles over the budget are causing a great deal of uncertainty regarding the funding outlook for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies and programs in FY 2018. In August, Congress left for their summer recess without...

Endocrine Society Joins Effort to Get September Named PCOS Month

The Endocrine Society and its patient education arm, the Hormone Health Network, have joined with other associations, members of Congress, and PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association to designate September as Polycistic Ovary Syndrome Month. PCOS Challenge worked with Congressman David Scott (D-GA-13) and 20 other leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives...

NIH Funding Outlook Uncertain Amid Big-Picture Budget Battles

The Endocrine Society has been encouraged by the significant increases in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal years (FY) 2016 and 2017.  However, further steady and sustainable increases in funding are needed to undo damage cause by years of flat funding prior to 2016.  At the time this article was written,...

New Leaders Appointed at CDC, FASEB

fitzgerald On July 7, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price announced that Brenda Fitzgerald had been selected as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fitzgerald is an obstetrician-gynecologist who served as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. In that capacity, Fitzgerald served on an advisory council on childhood...

Endocrinology Advocacy

Not all topics of relevance to endocrinologists are about specific conditions and diseases. Sometimes, doctors need information about changes in the medical field or the field of endocrinology. Changes to medical insurance legislation, drug trial regulations and even patient privacy legislation all impact a practitioner’s way of doing business and practicing medicine. Yet keeping track of these details is not always easy. That’s why Endocrine News has organized articles and news pieces on these topics into this advocacy page. Here, practitioners can find the information gathered by the Endocrine Society, a leading endocrinology advocacy organization, conveniently in one location.

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