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Endocrine Society Delegation Attends AMA House of Delegates Meeting; Policy on Gender Assignment Surgery Debated

In early November, the Endocrine Society attended the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates meeting to establish policy positions on topics of importance to patients and healthcare providers. Our delegation is comprised of Society members Amanda Bell, MD, Palak Choksi, MD, Shivani Agarwal, MD, Barbara Onumah, MD, Robert Vigersky, MD, and Daniel Spratt, MD....
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Society Names Co-Chairs of Congressional Diabetes Caucus Diabetes Champions

The Endocrine Society awarded co-chairs of the Congressional and Senate Diabetes Caucuses with the Diabetes Champion Award for their outstanding work in promoting research and prevention efforts for people with diabetes. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO 1st District) received the award for their work reauthorizing the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) at...
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Advocacy in Action: Appropriations, Prescription Drug Prices, and More

This week’s Washington headlines were dominated by the continuation of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  However, we also saw important congressional action supporting Endocrine Society legislative priorities: Appropriations – The House of Representatives passed the combined Labor-HHS/Defense spending package.  The same bill passed the Senate last week.  The bill, which includes...
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Advocacy in Action: Opioid Legislation, EDCs, and More

Here is a quick rundown of major issues being discussed by policymakers from an endocrine perspective and the Society’s current advocacy work.  What’s Happening in Washington:  Lots of political distractions and drama in the Capital: Funding Bill Progress – The Senate approved the FY 2019 Labor-HHS/Defense funding bill with the $2 billion increase for the...
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Endocrine Society Discusses Research Priorities with NIDDK

On September 12, Endocrine Society president-elect Dale Abel, MD, PhD, and secretary-treasurer Richard Legro, MD, met with Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP, the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), to discuss emerging research priorities in endocrine science and opportunities to improve outcomes for trainees in endocrine research programs. During...