Society Update

ENDO 2013 Abstract Submission is Now Open

Abstracts are now being accepted! ENDO 2013 features basic, clinical, and translational research, and clinical trials scientific abstracts. The deadline for abstract submission is January 30, 2013, 12:00 PM (noon) ET.

NEW THIS YEAR! “Featured Poster Presenters.” A small number of poster presenters with highscoring abstracts will be invited to give a brief podium presentation as a preview of their poster.

ENDO 2013 provides multiple opportunities for you to showcase your research to colleagues and leaders in the field, including an invitation for presenters with high-scoring abstracts to preview their posters by giving brief podium presentations. Top abstracts in various categories will be featured throughout the meeting sessions. Students and fellows are particularly encouraged to submit their research because numerous awards and travel grants are available.

A complete list of more than 120 abstract categories is available at the official ENDO 2013 Web site, www.

Renew Before December 31 to Win!

We have had four lucky winners so far in the “Renew Early to Win!” drawing. Have you renewed your membership for 2013 yet? Two prizes still remain to be given away—a $250 Apple gift card and a complimentary registration for ENDO 2013, the 95th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Francisco. Need another reason to renew? There is no dues increase for 2013! If you haven’t renewed yet, be sure to do it today at renew to maintain access to all of your benefits AND be entered into the drawing.

Female Sexual Dysfunction Patient Fact Sheet

An estimated 40 to 50 percent of women experience persistent, recurrent problems that cause a disturbance in, or discomfort during, the sexual act. Many women find the impact on their sex lives distressing. The Hormone Health Network’s patient fact sheet, Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), describes the physical and emotional factors that contribute to this condition. The fact sheet reassures patients that FSD is both common and treatable, and it outlines interventions available for the different causes. Visit to read and download the fact sheet.

Pediatric Endocrine Board Review

If you’re preparing to sit for your certification or recertification exam, or you are in need of a comprehensive review of your pediatric endocrinology knowledge, the Pediatric Endocrine Board Review is the meeting for you. Experience the most in-depth and intense knowledge assessment at this two-day meeting, which is slated for September 24 and 25, 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana. It provides an interactive mock exam, with case-based questions using an Audience Response System to poll responses. See PEBR2013 for more details on the meeting.

MAC Promotes Diverse Membership for the Society

The Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) continued its efforts to increase cultural diversity in the Society and in the field of endocrinology by exhibiting and networking with attendees at the 2012 SACNAS National Conference. SACNAS, the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, was held on October 11–14 in Seattle. The conference targets underrepresented students from around the country who are interested in pursuing scientific research and teaching careers. MAC representatives offered information on MAC and Society programs to undergraduate and graduate students considering careers in endocrinology, generating new in-training memberships in the Society.

The Endocrine Society has participated in the SACNAS conference since 2001, recruiting promising young endocrinologists to join the Society and to participate in research and leadership programs, such as the Minority Access Program (MAP). This program encourages participating students to share their research at scientific meetings like SACNAS. This year, 1,235 students presented their research at SACNAS. Among 117 undergraduate students, Carlos Santos, from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey and a 2012 MAP graduate, received the 2012 SACNAS Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award.

The Endocrine Legacy

The Endocrine Legacy captures nearly a century of developments and groundbreaking achievements in endocrinology and is free to all Society members. The Endocrine Legacy includes the complete archive—back to volume 1, issue 1—of four seminal Society journals: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Molecular Endocrinology, Endocrinology, and Endocrine Reviews.

For more information on this essential member benefit, visit www. or contact Society Services at societyservices@

Visit The Endocrine Society’s Online Store for Year-End Discounts

For a limited time, valuable self-assessment products, reference materials, and study guides are on sale. From now through the end of the year, members and trainees can benefit from discounts of 10 percent or more on many of our most popular products, such as ESAP and the Endocrine Board Review. This offer ends on December 31, 2012, so don’t wait. To view products and/or order, visit The Endocrine Society’s online store:

In Memoriam

Robert L. Sutherland, Ph.D., D.Sc.
(Hon), A.O., F.A.A.
Sydney, Australia

2013 Laureate Award Winners

For more than 70 years, The Endocrine Society has recognized endocrinologists worldwide through the Laureate Awards. Valued at $89,000, the 13 Laureate Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the field of endocrinology. The accomplishments of these distinguished recipients are unmatched in a broad spectrum of activities, including science, leadership, education, service, and practice. The dedication, commitment, and achievements of these winners have earned them a place beside some of the greatest endocrinologists in history.

It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2013 Laureate Award winners and congratulate each on their outstanding accomplishments (see below). The Endocrine Society’s Laureate awards are presented in recognition of extraordinary achievements in the field of endocrinology. Award recipients are the top clinical and basic scientists, innovators, leaders, educators, and practitioners whose dedication and accomplishments are unmatched

Awards will be presented at ENDO 2013 in San Francisco, June 15–18, 2013. I am delighted to announce that this year the Society established two new awards— International Excellence and Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Awards.

REMINDER: Don’t forget that in January 2013, the Laureate Awards Committee will begin accepting nominations from Society members for the 2014 Laureate Awards. We encourage your participation to expand the pool of eligible and diverse candidates for each award category.

For more information about these prestigious awards, please see index.cfm.

Margaret E. Wierman, M.D.
Laureate Awards Committee Chair

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