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The Endocrine Society

Multi-national endocrinology organizations join forces to support scientific growth in India

Endocrine Society, global partners to host inaugural international meeting in 2014

Chevy Chase, MDA new major collaborative partnership among international hormone health organizations will help promote endocrinology on the Indian sub-continent. The Endocrine Society has joined the Endocrine Society of India (ESI), the Society for Endocrinology in the United Kingdom and International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) to host the inaugural International Clinical Update program in Endocrinology (ICUE), February 1-2 in Hyderabad, India.

The ICUE initiative will bring together a wealth of world-renowned experts from across the entire endocrine spectrum, including pediatrics, internal medicine, endocrinology, gynecology, urology, andrology and orthopedics. The event will showcase the best and latest innovations and clinical research while providing delegates with a unique opportunity to network with peers from across the world.

"This meeting is part of a broader effort to bring cutting-edge programming to physicians in India, one of the fastest-growing hubs for scientific and academic research worldwide," said Teresa Woodruff, PhD, president of The Endocrine Society. "Making educational programs accessible to endocrinologists around the world is one of the Society's top initiatives, and the International Clinical Update program promises to be the largest event we've supported in India to date."

The Endocrine Society has collaborated with the Endocrine Society of India and other organizations to host medical education programs in India since 2010.

Leon Heward-Mills, chief executive of the Society for Endocrinology, commented: "We are committed to supporting endocrinologists at every stage of their careers both in the UK and overseas, and we are particularly keen to engage with medical professionals India and South East Asia. As a world leading authority on hormones, we are proud to be involved with this excellent educational event."

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For more information, please visit the official International Clinical Update program in Endocrinology website at http://icuendo.org/india/.

Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world's oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Today, The Endocrine Society's membership consists of over 16,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at http://www.endocrine.org. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/EndoMedia.



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