Leading American and Russian endocrinologists hold joint meeting

A delegation of the nation's leading endocrinologists are in Moscow, Russia, this week for a historic joint meeting with the Russian Endocrinology Society. Representatives from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) will present new information in the field of endocrinology at the Third Congress in Endocrinology, May 25-28.

"The conference is the first joint meeting of Russian and American endocrinology organizations," states Paul S. Jellinger, MD, MACE, president of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), AACE's educational arm. "The global rise of endocrine-related disorders, such as diabetes and obesity, has made it more important than ever to share new research on an international level."

AACE experts will present new information on diabetes, hyperglycemia, islet cell transplantation, thyroid and osteoporosis. Over 650 endocrinologists are expected to attend the four-day conference.

In efforts to broaden endocrine education internationally, AACE has jointly sponsored over a dozen meetings since 2001 with international endocrine organizations in countries such as Italy, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Romania and Egypt. At present, fifteen percent of AACE's membership is made up of international endocrinologists.

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