Clinical Practice Guidelines
To address the compelling need for state-of-the-art endocrine Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), the Society has implemented a rigorous and innovative guideline development process. The Society selects topics by examining existing available guidelines and only undertakes development of those subjects for which there are no guidelines or where existing guidelines are either out of date or do not meet the needs of our members.
Each guideline is created by task forces consisting of experts in the field. These task forces rely on evidence-based reviews of the literature to provide support for the recommendations.
The Society has contracted with the Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, which uses the GRADE system for evidence review. This system takes into account relative strengths and weaknesses of the best available evidence. The GRADE system was recognized in ACP Journal Club as a state of the art approach that is “rigorous in its methodology, yet practical to use.”
The Endocrine Society is the first North American organization to adopt the GRADE approach for its guidelines.
After being developed, the guidelines are then thoroughly vetted through a multi-step process, including a public comment period (members only) through the Society’s Web site. Once approved by Council, the CPGs are then submitted to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism for publication.
The Endocrine Society does not solicit or accept corporate support for its CPGs; the CPGs are supported entirely by the Society's funds.
If you have questions about the Society’s CPGs, please contact the Government & Public Affairs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.