ENDO 2018 is Live!

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ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting and world’s largest event for presenting and obtaining the latest in endocrine science and medicine, is going on now through Tuesday, March 20th, at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Illinois.

We would like congratulate our Awards Winners and give a special thanks to all of our attendees and other contributors including our industry Partners and Exhibitors, our Officers and Council, and our Annual Meeting Steering and Special Events Committees.

Please download our mobile app to keep all of ENDO 2018 at your fingertips, or use the links below, to get the most from your meeting and be  out in front of the latest trends and advancements in hormone health.


Plenary Session

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Saturday Highlights

(PL1) Presidential Plenary: Translating Basic Discovery into Reproductive Health
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, W375A
Andre Ulmann, MD, PhD, and Diana Blithe, MD

(E22) Taking Your Science to Market
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, W194
Meet the innovative inventors! Apply the lessons learned from an esteemed panel of experts who overcame a plethora of obstacles to take their “great idea” to market.

(S09) Overcoming Obesity: Evaluating Evidence-Based Integrated Action for the Future
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, W181
Planned in collaboration with the European Society of Endocrinology and the International Society of Endocrinology Obesity is an epidemic that affects patients and providers globally. Join us for the 3rd Joint Global Symposium on Obesity where leading experts in public policy, the food industry and the research community will share their insight on how different environmental, policy and nutrition interventions are helping to combat obesity. Society Booth

(E06) Debate: The LDL Limbo: How Low Should You Go
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, W375E
With the availability of PCSK9 inhibitors, we can now go as low as we’d like with respect to LDL-C but should we? In this clinical debate, highly-respected thought leaders Drs. Steve Nissen and Henry Ginsberg, discuss the benefits, safety, and paradigm shifts in lipid management in an era of PCSK9 inhibitors and beyond.

(S16) Mission to Mars: Will our Fertility Survive Interplanetary Space Travel and Colonization
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, W176
Space exploration and travel will pose several new challenges on reproductive and endocrine health. Do we understand the long-term effects of galactic cosmic radiation exposure to Fertility? What can we do to prepare for Mars Colonization? Attend this symposium to learn the
answers to these questions and more.

Key Info

ENDO Shuttle Bus


Complimentary WiFi is provided throughout the concourses and meeting rooms at McCormick Place, West Building. To access WiFi, open the wireless network named ENDO2018. A password is not required to access WiFi.

McCormick Place Guest Services

Level 1, West Concourse - The McCormick Place West Convention Center staff assists attendees with restaurant reservations, discounted attraction tickets, airport transportation and much more.

Wheelchair and Scooter Rental

If you need to rent a wheelchair or scooter, contact Scootaround, Inc. by phone at 1-888-441-7575 or email at info@scootaround.com. For more information, please visit scootaround.com.

ENDO 2019 New Orleans & Housing Central

Level 3, Central Concourse - Stop by to ask questions and get information about New Orleans and housing options for ENDO 2019.

Abstract Embargo Policy

ENDO 2018 Abstracts are freely accessible online at endocrine.org/2018abstracts, any our Communications Centers, and the ENDO App. Abstracts will also be published online as a supplement to the April 2018 issue of Endocrine Reviews, available at academic.oup.com/edrv.

Unless otherwise noted, all abstracts presented at ENDO 2018 are embargoed until the date and time of the presentation. The Endocrine Society reserves the right to lift the embargo on specific abstracts that are selected for promotion prior to or during ENDO 2018.

Hours and Locations

Events occur in McCormick Place West unless noted otherwise.


Level 3, Central Concourse
Friday-Saturday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday-Monday 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Information Center

Level 3, Central Concourse
Friday 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday–Monday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM

ENDO Store

Level 3, Central Concourse, Hall F
Friday Noon – 4:00 PM
Saturday-Monday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Speaker Ready Room

Level 1, W183A
Friday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday–Monday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Collaboration Suites

Level 3, Central Concourse
Registration C, Hall F2A
Saturday–Monday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Reserve suites online or in person at the suite.

Communications and CME Certificates Centers

Center 1: Level 1, Outside W179C
Center 2: Level 1, Outside W183AB
Saturday– Monday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Coat and Luggage Check

Level 1, near the shuttle drop-off and pick-up area
Friday-Monday 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ENDO Office / Lost & Found

W474A or call 312-949-8800
Lost an item or need access to the Multi-Purpose room? Stop by the ENDO Office for assistance.
Friday-Monday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM

First Aid

Level 1 near Gate 44
(Shuttle area pick-up/drop-off)
Friday 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday–Monday 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Business Services

Fed-Ex Business Center | McCormick Place West, Level 2 | Sunday–Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
Services include copying, faxing, small parcel shipping, basic office supplies and international phone cards. Call 312-949-2100 or email.


Located in Hall F, Level 3
Visit exhibitors; stop by the Endocrine Society booth (#3227); listen to informal presentations at the Science Hub (#2419); review over 2,000 scientific posters; and meet with colleagues. 

  • Saturday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Monday 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Coffee breaks available Saturday: 9:30 AM & 2:00 PM; Sunday & Monday: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM

An ENDOExpo map is available in our mobile app, or as a pdf.

ENDOExpo Theater - Booths #2030, #2434, #4530

ENDOExpo Theaters are hour-long, non-CME opportunities hosted by exhibiting companies. These take place daily in the ENDOExpo Hall. Seating is limited. Food and beverages will be provided. See the Full ENDOExpo Theater Schedule


ENDO Poster Presentation

Network with colleagues and view the latest advances in endocrinology with over 2,000 posters on display including late-breaking submissions.

Posters Displayed Daily Poster Mounting: Saturday–Monday 7:00 – 9:00 AM
Posters on Display:
Saturday 9:30 AM – 3:15 PM
Sunday–Monday 10:30 AM – 3:15 PM
Presentations/Judging: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Poster Sessions
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - All poster presenters will be available at their poster boards to share their work and answer questions.

Moderated Poster Sessions 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Select poster presenters will highlight their work and answer questions in moderated sessions:

  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Trainees competing in the Presidential Poster Competition
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Authors of high scoring abstracts

See the ENDO 2018 Meeting App for locations

Poster Information Desk Level 3, Central Concourse, outside Hall F | Saturday–Monday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Need to know where to mount your poster? Are you a Presidential Poster Judge and need your assignments? Wondering where to get your Presidential Poster Competitor badge ribbon? The answers to these and many more poster questions can be answered here.

Science Hubs - Booth #2419

Science Hubs will host a wide variety of programs including clinical pearls with the experts, question and answers with the National Institutes of Health Program Directors, and poster previews by Health Services Research presenters. A full schedule is available via the ENDO 2018 Meetings App.

Career Center - Booth #2430

Join us to discover career opportunities, guide career guidance and mentoring, as well as connect with your peers.

College Basketball Tournament Lounge - Booth #3334

This Lounge is sure to be the most popular location on the exhibit floor. Attendees can stop by the lounge to watch the latest NCAA games and highlights on four large TV monitors, have a refreshment, shoot some hoops, take a souvenir photo, and compare brackets. Enter your tourney bracket for a chance to win a prize!

Endocrine Society- Booth #3227

Stop by to learn more about the value of membership, our resources, and how to engage in Society activities. While you’re there, update your member profile and visit our social media corner to share your experience and work with the #IAmEndocrinology campaign.

You’ll also be able to take a first look at new tools and patient resources from our Hormone Health Network.

Future Meetings


ENDO 2019