EndoCares

A giving back campaign to improve the lives of patients with endocrine diseases around the world

EndoCares brings together many of the Society’s most recent strategic initiatives: addressing health disparities, serving as a global partner and champion of the field, fostering the next generation of endocrinologists, and celebrating our Centennial.

Our pilot program will focus on diabetes, a global epidemic, and one of the most prevalent endocrine diseases in the world.  During our pilot year, we have partnered with the Sociedad Peruana de Endocrinologia, Asociación de Diabetes del Peru (ADIPER), and Liga Peruana de Diabetes to co-host the first congress, free of charge, for patients with Diabetes in Peru. This year, thanks to the support from Sanofi Peru, EndoCares will target two main audiences: patients with diabetes, and local healthcare providers in charge of their treatment. 

The healthcare provider-focused session will be led by Dr. Lisa Fish, MD and Dr. Guillermo Umpierrez, MD on Saturday August 6, 2016 during the Peruvian Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, which is expected to gather over 1,000 physicians, nurse practitioners, among others.  The patient-focused session will occur on Sunday August 7, 2016, and will include two simultaneous programs: one for patients with Type 2 Diabetes, and one for children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. During a time of an increase in diabetes cases in Peru, EndoCares will play a critical role for raising awareness, and strengthening patient and provider education.  For detailed information on the programs please see below.

Through EndoCares, participants will learn skills to help them thrive, manage their diabetes, and have shared experiences with other patients. EndoCares will also enable Society members from around the world to engage in peer-to-peer learning experiences that result in enhanced understanding of treating diabetes patients, and building bridges between medical global professionals.

EndoPeru

Diabetes Tipo

Want to help? Here’s how to get involved

  • As a volunteer. Staff one of our international camp partners.
  • As an educator. Help develop a volunteer training and education program for health care professionals.
  • As a member sponsor. Support the participation of endocrine fellows as camp volunteers through a donation to the EndoCares Fund.

Please direct all inquiries to Amanda Perl at aperl@endocrine.org.

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