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Chevy Chase, MD—The Endocrine Society – the world’s oldest and largest organization devoted to caring for patients with hormone conditions and researching new treatment breakthroughs – announced today that its membership has exceeded 17,000 people in more than 100 nations for the first time.

The milestone comes just a year after the Society’s membership rolls surpassed 16,000. The Society represents the full breadth of the endocrine profession, including physicians, scientists, educators, nurses and students.

“We are thrilled to have so many new members finding a professional home at The Endocrine Society,” said Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, president of the Society. “Our continued growth generates important new opportunities for endocrinologists to learn, collaborate and share ideas that can ultimately lead to scientific advances to understand how hormones control normal function and the development of treatments for patients with hormone diseases like diabetes, breast cancer and thyroid disease.”

The Society organizes a variety of scientific and educational conferences and programs, including the field’s premier international meeting. ENDO 2014, The Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting & Expo, will be held jointly with the International Congress of Endocrinology in Chicago, IL from June 21-24, 2014. Members receive access to this programming as well as the Society’s five world-renowned scientific journals, including the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Molecular Endocrinology and Endocrinology.

In addition, the Society offers resources to help endocrinologists advance in their careers and serves as their public policy advocate. The Society works with the U.S. Congress, key federal agencies and global policymakers on issues that affect the way endocrinologists treat patients and conduct research.

In February 2014, the Society will relocate its headquarters to downtown Washington, D.C. The move will accommodate staff growth and bolster the Society’s ongoing role as a thought leader in a dynamic location.

“As we approach our centennial, the Society is flourishing,” Woodruff said. “The organization’s evolution ensures we will benefit our members and the health of people around the world into our next century.”

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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. Today, The Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 17,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at Follow us on Twitter at!/EndoMedia.