Press Release

ENDO 2018 news conferences to feature breakthroughs in diabetes, obesity, diet

Washington, DC March 12, 2018

To register to view live webcasts, visit:

Researchers will explore efforts to develop a male birth control pill, the link between e-cigarettes and fat accumulation, and other emerging science during news conferences at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society’s 100th Annual Meeting & Expo. The meeting will take place March 17-20 in Chicago, Ill.

The news conferences will be webcast at

News Conference Schedule:

Saturday, March 17

Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals (10 a.m. CDT): Researchers will delve into bisphenol A’s impact on the developing brain during pregnancy, declining sperm counts linked to exposure to a plastic additive, and how essential oil use may be linked to abnormal breast growth in young boys.

Sunday, March 18

Reproductive Health (9 a.m. CDT): Studies will highlight a stem cell therapy to treat premature menopause, the link between sperm count and overall health, and efforts to create a male birth control pill.

Diet (10 a.m. CDT): Researchers will explain how eating a high-energy breakfast may promote weight loss, low-calorie sweeteners can raise the risk of developing diabetes, the Mediterranean diet benefits older women’s bone health, and e-cigarettes lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver.

Monday, March 19

Obesity (9 a.m. CDT): This session will examine why children who have obesity and struggle with impulse control may respond well to weight loss treatment and why bariatric surgery can reverse diabetes.

Diabetes (10 a.m. CDT): This press conference will explore efforts to reverse diabetes with implanted beta cells, the development of a wearable patch to detect dangerous episodes of low blood sugar called hypoglycemia, and the effectiveness of a hybrid closed-loop system for managing type 1 diabetes in children.

Reporters may register for the meeting at:

Reporters also may register to view live news conference webcasts at:

More information about media resources at ENDO 2018 is available at

Registered news media receive a badge that provides access to all meeting sessions, as well as to the newsroom and news conferences. No one will be admitted without a valid ENDO badge.

About Endocrine Society

Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers. The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.

The Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at Follow us on X (formerly Twitter) at @TheEndoSociety and @EndoMedia.

Media Contacts

Colleen Williams Senior Communications Manager, Public Relations Phone: (202)-971-3611 [email protected]

Jenni Glenn Gingery Director, Communications and Media Relations Phone: (202)-971-3655 [email protected]

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