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First European Hormone Day underscores the importance of hormones

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European Society of Endocrinology

Hormones are crucial to prevent, treat, and manage many of the world's most common diseases. They are important to good human health and wellbeing. The role of hormonal health and disease in European Health Policies has so far been insufficiently recognized. This is why The European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), together with the European Hormone and Metabolism Foundation – Foundation of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE Foundation) and its partner societies are therefore launching the first European Hormone Day, on 23 May.

European Hormone Day aims to raise awareness and educate decision-makers about the important role of hormones in diseases such as obesity, diabetes, thyroid disorders, infertility, osteoporosis and more than 400 rare diseases. All these diseases combined make that more than three quarters of the population will need a hormone specialist – an endocrinologist - at some point in their life. The day will be an important activity in ensuring that policymakers across Europe recognize the importance of endocrine health to society and the different policy measures that are needed to achieve this.

"Hormones are essential for good human health” - says ESE President, Prof. Dr. Martin Reincke. “On a daily basis, hormones impact our development and growth, the way our metabolism processes food, our sexual function and fertility, and our cognitive processes. But good hormonal health is the result of a healthy lifestyle, preventive measures to avoid hormone deficiencies and a healthy environment free of toxic substances that can negatively impact the hormone system. This is why the European Hormone Day was established and is only the beginning of our efforts to bring hormones to the forefront of the public debate."

European Hormone Day follows the successful launch of ESE’s policy White Paper in 2021 titled “Hormones in European Health Policies: How endocrinologists can contribute towards a healthier Europe"

You can find more information and a toolkit on the webpage dedicated to the event (include URL to the event
page) and follow the online discussion using the hashtags #EuropeanHormoneDay and


About the European Society of Endocrinology and European Hormone and Metabolism Foundation European Society of Endocrinology
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President Martin Reincke Munich, Germany. President-elect Jérôme Bertherat Paris, France. Secretary Mónica Marazuela Madrid, Spain. Treasurer Djuro Macut Belgrade, Serbia. Executive Committee members:
Philippe Chanson Paris, France. Mirjam Christ-Crain Basel, Switzerland. Martin Fassnacht Würzburg, Germany. Simona Glasberg Jerusalem, Israel. Riccarda Granata Torino, Italy. Robin Peeters Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Ex-Officio members: EYES Representative Eva Coopmans, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Nurse Representative Sherwin Criseno West Bromwich, UK. ECAS Representative Anton Luger Vienna, Austria.
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The European Society of Endocrinology
The European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) provides a platform to develop and share leading research and best knowledge in endocrine science and medicine. By uniting and representing every part of the endocrine community, we areworking to improve the lives of patients. Through the 53 National Societies involved with the ESE Council of Affiliated Societies (ECAS) ESE represents a community of over 20,000 European endocrinologists. We inform policy makers on health decisions at the highest level through advocacy efforts across Europe. To find out more please visit Follow us on Twitter @ESEndocrinology, Facebook @EuropeanSocietyofEndocrinology and LinkedIn:

The European Hormone and Metabolism Foundation
The European Hormone and Metabolism Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving
human health. By focusing on people with endocrine disorders, the ESE Foundation's mission is to promote
endocrine health, address endocrine disease, and improve patient care. Our goal is to devote to hormone
and metabolic health. To ensure the best possible quality of life, our mission is to raise public and political
awareness of hormone and metabolic health and disease, as well as research, policies, and care.

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