The Society goes global

The Endocrine Society continues its strategic commitment to global collaboration toward the goal of improved endocrine health worldwide by organizing and participating in numerous international meetings around the world from neighboring Mexico to distant Indonesia.

Highlights of ENDO 2013 and 2014

One of our newest programs is theHighlights of ENDO, which provides endocrine content from our annual meeting in conjunction with the annual meetings of sister endocrine societies. In May 2013, Endocrine Society members and staff traveled to Moscow to participate in the Russian Institute of Endocrinology annual meeting. Over 200 endocrinologists attended the Highlights of ENDO session with hundreds more tuning in to a live webcast of the session. In August, the Society headed to Xi’an, China, with the Chinese Society of Endocrinology where 300 people attended our highlights session. Finally, last November, we traveled to Cancun, Mexico, and participated in the 53rd Congress of the Sociedad Mexicana de Nutrición y Endocrinología. Each of the 2013 meetings were met with great enthusiasm by our faculty, staff , and the local society members.

The 2014Highlights ofENDO program will begin on May 17 in Seoul, South Korea. This event will be held in conjunction with the Korean Endocrine Society’s International Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Highlights of ENDO will continue on Sept. 5, in Curitiba, Brazil, with the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the 31st Congress meeting of that society. Finally, we conclude on Oct. 9, in Cordoba, Argentina, at the annual congress of the Federación Argentina de Sociedades de Endocrinología. If you are interested in hosting a Highlights of ENDO program in your country, please email ekan@endocrine.org and check out our website for more information on the 2013 and 2014 programs at https://www.endocrine.org/meetings/international/highlights-of-endo.

Around the World in 2014

Additionally, the Endocrine Society has agreed to sponsor many international meetings in 2014. These include the International Clinical Update in Endocrinology that was held in Hyderabad, India, in February. This was a collaboration between the Endocrine Society (U.S.), the Endocrine Society of India, the International Society of Endocrinology, and the Society for Endocrinology (UK). The Society’s international programming continued in late February with the 4th Emirates Diabetes & Endocrine Congress. Following this event, the Society leadership will attend the European Congress of Endocrinology in Wroclaw, Poland. Discussions have also begun to return to Turkey in October and work with the Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey on the 2nd EndoBridge. In late fall, the Society will hold the 5th annual Endocrine Summit in Mumbai, India.

For each of the international meetings the Endocrine Society staff host an exhibit booth to provide information on the Endocrine Society, engage new members, and provide information on the Society’s publications. The Endocrine Society now has over 17,000 members from 119 different countries.

The Society will continue its highly successful Ambassador Exchange Program this year as well.More information on the program can be found on our website at https://www.endocrine.org/advocacy-and-outreach/ambassador-exchange-program. An article on the program will appear in the May issue of Endocrine News.

In addition to all of the international activities the Society has planned in countries around the world, the Society will host the International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE)/ENDO 2014 meeting in Chicago in June in collaboration with the International Society of Endocrinology. This will be the world’s largest endocrinology meeting featuring a cutting-edge program, presented by leaders in the field. The Plenary and symposium speakers are outstanding and represent thought leaders from around the globe talking about topics of universal importance to our endocrine community. This exciting program together with the oral presentations selected from a record-breaking number of abstracts promises to make this an exciting year to come to the meeting! Information about the program and exhibits can be found at: https://www.endocrine.org/endo-2014.

The Endocrine Society leadership is committed to continuing these international outreach activities and fostering productive and successful collaborations worldwide. Please send your comments or suggestions to president@endocrine.org.

Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD
President,
Endocrine Society

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