News Releases 2007
The Endocrine Society Recommends Major Changes to Enhance Minority Involvement in Clinical Research December 19, 2007
Toronto, Canada--The Endocrine Society recommends that Congress, federal agencies, and academia undertake major new initiatives to ensure effective, broad-based minority participation in clinical research. These efforts are essential to ensure that data from clinical trials represents and serves the broadest possible patient base.
News Briefs: December 2007 December 11, 2007
1. Researchers Discover Method to Predict Preterm Birth
2. Diabetes Risk is More Nurture than Nature
3. Testosterone Therapy Can Improve Skeletal Muscle Mass and Decrease Abdominal Fat
4. Human Growth Hormone Boosts Energy Production in Muscle Cells
Vital Legislation Restores Quality Patient Care for Osteoporosis November 26, 2007
Vital Legislation Restores Quality Patient Care for Osteoporosis
Binge Drinking by Adolescents and Young Adults has Long-term Health Consequences November 20, 2007
New research into lifelong alcohol consumption reveals that heavy binge drinking by adolescents and young adults is associated with increased long-term risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic disorders. The risk is lower in people who start drinking alcohol later in life and maintain more moderate drinking patterns.
Endocrine Society Executive Director Scott Hunt Honored by American Medical Association November 12, 2007
HONOLULU -- The American Medical Association (AMA) honored Scott Hunt, executive director and Chief Executive Officer of The Endocrine Society, with the 2007 Medical Executive Meritorious Achievement Award. The award is given to a medical association executive who has demonstrated exceptional service and contributions to the goals and ideals of the medical profession....
News Briefs: November 2007 November 7, 2007
1. Family Ties Raise Risk of Diabetes Complications: Risk Greater for Women
2. Just Being Naturally Thin May Raise Risk of Osteoporosis in Women
3. Hormones & Health Science Writers Conference Presented by The Endocrine Society
Endocrine Society Stresses to Congress Need for Prevention and Treatment to Combat Obesity Epidemic October 29, 2007
The Endocrine Society stressed the critical need for effective prevention and treatments for obesity during a Capitol Hill briefing organized by the Biotechnology Industry Association. The event, “The Importance of Biotechnology in Addressing the Obesity Epidemic,” highlighted for Congressional leaders the needs of both patients and physicians to better combat this growing epidemic.
News Briefs: October 2007 October 15, 2007
1. Testosterone Deficiency May Increase Risk of Death in Older Men
2.Postmenopausal Sex Hormone Levels May Impact Blood Vessel Function
3. New Patient Guide on the Management of Maternal Thyroid Nodules and Cancer Before, During and After Pregnancy Now Available from The Hormone Foundation
Stress in Seniors Linked to Low Birth Weight September 27, 2007
Low birth weight children may be at a greater risk of stress-related health problems as adults, according to a new study accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
News Briefs: September 2007 September 6, 2007
News Briefs: September 2007
Endocrine Society Releases New Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Treatment of Thyroid Disease during Pregnancy August 29, 2007
Endocrine Society Releases New Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Treatment of Thyroid Disease during Pregnancy
News Briefs: August 2007 August 24, 2007
News Briefs: August 2007
Endocrine Society Supports FDA Committee Recommendations on Avandia July 31, 2007
The Endocrine Society supports the nearly unanimous decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory committee to keep the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) on the market and available to patients while including a warning on the drug's label regarding its possible link to heart disease.
The Endocrine Society and CDC Collaborate to Standardize Testosterone Assays for Clinical Practice June 5, 2007
Toronto, Canada—A workshop at ENDO 07, The Endocrine Society’s 89th Annual Meeting, marks the beginning of a new collaboration between the Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish standards and standardized methods to validate the performance of laboratory assays of serum testosterone (T) levels.
The Endocrine Society Awards $250,000 to Promising Research Programs May 30, 2007
Chevy Chase, Maryland—The Endocrine Society, through its pilot Bridge Grant Program, has awarded five, $50,000 research grants to support established researchers encountering difficulty in obtaining continued funding for vital and productive projects.
Endocrine Society Urges Physicians to Take Measured Approach in Response to Potential Avandia Risks May 24, 2007
Chevy Chase, MD—The Endocrine Society urges physicians to respond in a measured way to a recent study suggesting the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) increases the risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
The Endocrine Society Urges Lawmakers to Provide Much Needed Oversight of Bioidentical Hormones April 20, 2007
Washington, DC--Testifying before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, Dr. Leonard Wartofsky, president of The Endocrine Society strongly urged lawmakers to increase regulatory oversight of so-called "bioidentical hormones," which have been inaccurately promoted as a safer and more effective alternative to traditional hormone therapies for women.
The Endocrine Society Expands Its Senior Staff through Three New Hires March 22, 2007
Chevy Chase, MD—The Endocrine Society announces the appointment and promotion of three leading association professionals to the position of Senior Director.
Endocrine Society Applauds Access to Medicare Imaging Act of 2007 February 28, 2007
Chevy Chase, MD—The Endocrine Society strongly endorses new legislation introduced today by Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) that would delay deep cuts in medical imaging services to Medicare patients, which went into effect on January 1, 2007.
Endocrine Society Position Statement Calls for Standardized Testosterone Assays February 8, 2007
Chevy Chase, MD - Widely used assay methods to measure serum testosterone (T) suffer from a lack of accuracy and sensitivity, making it difficult for physicians to appropriately diagnose and treat androgen-related disorders in women, children, and men.
Fewer Calories or More Exercise: the Effect on Body Composition is Identical January 31, 2007
Chevy Chase, MD—When it comes to body composition and fat distribution, a calorie is a calorie, regardless of whether it’s controlled by diet alone or a combination of diet and exercise.
Obesity Public Opinion Poll Results ( - 66 KB) January 23, 2007
Obesity Public Opinion Poll Results
Members Take Action ( - 129 KB) January 23, 2007
Members Take Action