Celebrating In-Person Networking and Scientific Exchange

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We will not forget ENDO 2022 any time soon. Nothing compared to the elation of seeing long-time friends face-to-face after spending nearly two years connected only through computer screens!

We will continue to focus on knowledge exchange and networking at ENDO 2023, which will take place in Chicago from June 15 to 18, 2023. Based on careful examination of this year’s hybrid meeting, including your helpful feedback, it clearly makes sense to focus on offering the most dynamic in-person event possible. The pandemic has shown us that the true value of ENDO lies in the in-person connections we build there.

Since we recognize some attendees enjoyed the virtual ENDO experience, we are finding ways to meet the demand. We will continue to record ENDO sessions and offer session recordings. Our comprehensive session library will ensure that people who cannot travel to Chicago can still access the meeting’s valued content.

I am grateful to our dedicated Annual Meeting Steering Committee (AMSC) members, who have already begun brainstorming and putting together a compelling program. I am particularly excited about the opportunity to delve into hot topics and emerging science. Our plenaries will explore important topics such as the impact of climate change on global health and handling burnout. Cutting-edge research using personalized organoids and gene editing will be the focus of another plenary session. Our hardworking volunteers have even assembled a musical playlist to encourage innovative thinking about this year’s session line-up! I can’t wait to see the completed program that the AMSC is carefully crafting.

When we connect and exchange ideas, the advances in science and treatment that result are greater than those from any one of us working individually. Our global community grows and benefits when we learn from one another’s viewpoints and experiences.

The ENDO 2023 program will feature input and ideas from many members of our community. Members and attendees submitted more than 160 suggestions for sessions. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtful suggestions. Your input will help the AMSC create an inclusive meeting that appeals to endocrine researchers and clinicians from around the world, regardless of their professional interests and specialties.

We are planning a balanced program in a variety of formats and topics. Basic science pathways will provide thematic sessions and networking opportunities for researchers. Meet the Professor sessions will offer chances to meet expert clinicians and hear their perspectives. Early career sessions will help those who are new to the field learn about key skills, including branding, getting hired, and establishing a lab. We will redouble our commitment to featuring poster presentations. Leading experts will debate different approaches to the underlying causes and treatments of endocrine conditions. Speakers will include our Laureate Award winners and other experts so that you can interact directly with our field’s leaders.

Beyond the comprehensive program, ENDO 2023 attendees will have more chances to network and build relationships. We will once again be hosting the very successful All Attendee Social and Special Interest Group (SIG) Networking Reception. The LGBTQ+ Reception and first-time attendee programs will give clinicians and researchers ways to interact and make new contacts with peers. I can’t wait to see you and catch up during these fun social events!

When we connect and exchange ideas, the advances in science and treatment that result are greater than those from any one of us working individually. Our global community grows and benefits when we learn from one another’s viewpoints and experiences. For me, this is the true measure of what makes our annual meeting such a meaningful experience. I invite you to experience ENDO for yourself when we gather next year in Chicago.

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