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The Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting & Expo
and the International Congress of Endocrinology
June 21-24, at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL

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To register to attend live Webcasts go to:

Washington, DC—The latest research discoveries on diabetes, weight loss, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, obesity and pregnancy hormones will be highlighted in a series of press conferences at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society.

News Conference Schedule

Saturday, June 21

Pregnancy and Hormones (10 a.m. CDT): The latest research on a new test predicting risk of miscarriage, effects of maternal anti-depressant use on offspring, and benefits of dietary and lifestyle changes made early in pregnancy.

Sunday, June 22

Diabetes (10 a.m. CDT): Promising work on the benefits of vitamin D and soy supplements for patients with diabetes, the link between taste buds and high fasting glucose levels, and a diabetes device not being used to its full potential.

Monday, June 23

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (9 a.m. CDT): New findings on the health impacts of exposure to chemicals like BPA, BPA-like chemical BPS and the hormone-disrupting effects of chemicals used in fracking.

Obesity (10:45 a.m. CDT): New insights into how microbes in the gut may signal diabetes risk, a look at a new weight loss pill, and new information about weight-loss methods that most satisfy American obese patients.

Tuesday, June 24

Weight Loss (10:00 a.m. CDT): New research on the effects of weight loss on sleep and mood, and new findings assessing weight loss surgery vs. medical weight management in obese patients.

Reporters may register for the meeting at:

Reporters also may register for live news conference webcasts 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 ICE/ENDO badge.

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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 Washington, DC. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at Follow us on Twitter at!/EndoMedia.