The Endocrine Society is the largest global membership organization representing professionals from the intriguing field of endocrinology. The Endocrine Society publishes four world-renowned journals and a monthly news magazine, holds scientific conferences, provides educational programs for physicians, issues clinical practice guidelines, promotes careers in endocrinology, and advocates for appropriate funding of scientific research in endocrinology and public policies that support the practice of clinical endocrinology. Additional information about the Society and its programs may be found on our website.
Medical doctors, scientists, researchers, and educators comprise the majority of the Society’s membership.
Endocrinologists conduct research on – and treat patients with – a host of conditions and diseases related to the human body’s complex system of glands and hormones. Hormonal disruptions cause conditions that affect millions of people, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, infertility, growth disorders, sleep disorders, and endocrine cancers.
Endocrine Society members come from 122 countries, with 40 percent of them located outside the United States.
Our headquarters are in downtown Washington, D.C., close to Capitol Hill, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other important organizations that impact science and health policy.
During its distinguished history, 10 Endocrine Society members were awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology, Medicine or Chemistry, with four going to Society presidents: Edward Kendall, Edward Doisy, Rosalyn Yalow, and Roger Guillemin.