Members provide direction to the Society through service on a number of committees, advisory panels, and task forces. If you are a member and interested in serving on a committee, visit the Get Involved page to learn more. Please visit the About Us section for more information on the Endocrine Society Council.
The charge of the Clinical Endocrine Education Committee is to:
Conduct an annual evaluation of the Society’s continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) programs to ensure compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essentials, Standards and Guidelines
Review the planning of all Society CME activities for ACCME Compliance
Develop and periodically review the CME policies and procedures
Participate in the Society’s re-accreditation by the ACCME
Manage the Society’s educational initiatives in support of clinical and basic science endocrinology training in undergraduate medical education, residency, fellowship and other graduate training programs
Be attentive to the regulatory environment as it pertains to endocrine practice, such as maintenance of licensure (MOL)
Collaborate, when appropriate, on educational initiatives with other committees, professional organizations and societies
The Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU) Steering Committee will oversee the development of the annual Clinical Endocrinology Update activity. The goals and objectives of the CEU Steering Committee are to:
Provide a comprehensive continuing medical education meeting covering common and evolving issues in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
Enhance the education of endocrinologists and other health professionals who treat patients with endocrine disorders
Ensure that the CEU meeting remains current and relevant to the needs of endocrinologists in a practice setting
The charge of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to develop a strategic plan to:
Increase diverse representation in governance and leadership roles by promoting visibility and participation
Increase awareness of, and advance research to address, health disparities in endocrine disorders.
Understand and meet the varied professional needs of the diverse membership with respect to existing and new programs and services.
Leverage D&I to address recruitment, engagement, and retention of a diverse Society membership
Advocate for the needs of a diverse Society membership to Council, the governance and other Society programs, and build partnerships with key organizations to support activities that enhance D&I efforts.
The charge of the Committee on Governance Affairs is to:
Conduct periodic evaluations of the revised governance structure (including role of Council liaisons)
Evaluate effectiveness of committee structure including representation of all constituencies, adequate attention to cross-cutting areas such as diversity and ensuring a strong pipeline of diverse leaders
Evaluate committees every 2 years (scheduled in a staggered fashion, by groups, such that only one-half will be evaluated each year) for effective performance, currency, minimal overlap and accurate reflection of Strategic Plan, making recommendations as needed
Assist the President-Elect in making effective, strategic, diverse and representative committee appointments
Evaluate committee chairs and members for their effective participation and their potential for other Society leadership roles
The charge of the Hormone Health Network Committee is to:
Identify priority areas for patient/public education about hormones and health as well as endocrine-related diseases and conditions
Identify and cultivate national and international partners who are stakeholders in the Foundation’s patient education mission
Lead, with APOCC and other Society committees, efforts to identify and develop topics for national public awareness campaigns that will advance the Society and the public’s understanding of endocrinology
Supervise the development of the clinical component of the Foundation’s patient education materials and its public awareness efforts
The charge of the Laureate Awards Committee is to:
Select the most appropriate recipients for the Society’s top awards, the Laureate awards
Ensure that the Laureate awards reflect the Society’s diverse constituencies
Periodically review the scope of the Society’s awards to assure that the number and distribution of awards advance and contribute to the Society’s goals, identify new areas needing recognition, and recommend changes as needed
The charge of the Quality Improvement Subcommittee is to:
Oversee the Society’s quality improvement initiatives, including those related to the performance measures development process, health information technology adoption/education, and miscellaneous practice management programs as identified by the Clinical Affairs and Scientific and Education Core Committees.
Identifying clinical guidelines from which to develop performance measures, performance improvement modules, and decision support tools.
Monitoring of quality improvement programs proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The charge of the Research Affairs Core Committee is to:
Promote excellence in all research in endocrinology and related fields
Ensure that the needs and interests of researchers are well served by the Society
Ensure that the expertise and perspective of Endocrine Society members are represented at research funding agencies and reflected in policies and national issues that impact researchers
Promote, support and participate in the Society’s research advocacy efforts
Promote the perspective of endocrine researchers in coalitions (e.g., FASEB, Research!America)
Identify new Society resources, programs and services that will serve the Society’s research constituencies and work with other committees and other Societies (including domestic and international scientific societies) as appropriate to drive the development of new initiatives
Represent and promote the views of the research communities within Society activities and in collaboration with other Society committees (e.g., Publications Core Committee, Trainee and Career Development Core Committee, and Annual Meeting Steering Committee)
Recommend strategic partnerships that will increase the Society’s profile among the broader scientific community