About Us

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. The Society works to foster a greater understanding of endocrinology among the general public and practitioners of complementary medical disciplines, and to promote the interests of all endocrinologists at the national scientific research and health policy levels of government.

The Hormone Health Network, the Society's public education affiliate, is a leading source of hormone-related health information for the public, physicians, allied health professionals, and the media.

Endocrine Society Membership

The Endocrine Society is an international body with more than 17,000 members from over 100 countries. The Society's diverse membership represents medicine, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, immunology, education, industry, and allied health fields.

Members of the Endocrine Society represent the full range of disciplines associated with endocrinologists: clinicians, researchers, educators, fellows and students, industry professionals, and health professionals who are involved in the field of endocrinology. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, reproduction, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.

Activities and Services

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 in the pages of this web site.