Endocrine Society

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Endocrine Society
HeadquartersWashington, DC
Key people
Kate Fryer - CEO
Gary Hammer, MD - Past-President
Carol H. Wysham, MD - President
Ursula Kaiser, MD - President-Elect
Dolores Shoback, MD - Secretary-Treasurer

The Endocrine Society is a professional, international medical organization in the field of endocrinology and metabolism, founded in 1916[1] as The Association for the Study of Internal Secretions.[2] The official name of the organization was changed to the Endocrine Society on January 1, 1952. It is a leading organization in the field and publishes four leading journals. It has more than 18,000 members from over 120 countries in medicine, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, immunology, education, industry, and allied health. The Society's mission is: "to advance excellence in endocrinology and promote its essential and integrative role in scientific discovery, medical practice, and human health."

It is said to be "the world's oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology."[3]

Annual Meetings have been held since 1916 except in 1943 and 1945 during World War II when meetings were cancelled at the request of the United States government. Realizing the increasing importance of endocrinology to general medicine, the Council, in 1947, established an annual post graduate assembly now known as the Clinical Endocrinology Update.

The Society publishes Endocrinology, the first issue of which was published in January 1927 and edited by Henry Harrower. Another publication, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, was established in 1941, and the name of the journal was changed to The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism on January 1, 1952.[citation needed]

Hormone Health Network[edit]

In 1997, The Society established The Hormone Foundation, a public education affiliate; the name was changed to the Hormone Health Network in 2012.[citation needed] The mission of the Network is to serve as a resource for the public by promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions through outreach and education.[citation needed]

Sister societies[edit]

The Endocrine Society provides a forum for other related societies to discuss, interact and share views in the field of endocrinology. The list of related societies is as follows:[4]


The Endocrine Society publishes the following journals:[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Helping medical professionals and patients understand endocrine disruptors". EHN. 2020-01-28. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  2. ^ "Endocrinology History". News-Medical.net. 2016-06-28. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  3. ^ News release from Springer 27-Aug-2009
  4. ^ "Sister Societies". Endocrine Society website. Retrieved 5 February 2014.

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