Global Endocrine Leadership Coalition (GELC)

January 12, 2024

The Endocrine Society’s Global Endocrine Leadership Coalition (GELC) is a network of international membership organizations dedicated to advancing the field of endocrinology. The GELC’s goal is to create a collaborative network of membership organizations committed to learning via global exchange and to leading the advancement of endocrinology by uniting on issues impacting endocrine clinicians and scientists worldwide.  

Global Research and Exchange

Through collaborative discussions and focus groups, the GELC brings together diverse, leading perspectives in endocrinology to conduct research, publish white papers, and address problems in a holistic, globally informed way. Each year, the GELC selects a focus topic that is important to the global endocrinology landscape. In 2023, the GELC’s inaugural year, the focus topic was endocrinology workforce pipeline, an area where countries around the world face challenges and shortages.

Networking and Career Development

The GELC creates and supports training and networking opportunities for emerging endocrine leaders from GELC member countries. In the past this has been conducted through the Global Leadership Academy (GLA), an ENDO program where early to mid-career professionals are invited attend the annual meeting, network with colleagues from around the world, and participate in professional development activities.

Collaboration on Joint Initiatives

The GELC is a jumping off point for innovation and community-building within global endocrinology. GELC members partner with the Endocrine Society year-round to develop joint programs and initiatives, such as educational webinar series, joint symposia, and co-sponsored awards.   


The Endocrine Society welcomes global membership organizations focused on endocrinology and endocrine-related diseases to join the GELC. If your organization is interested in joining the GELC please reach out to [email protected] for more information. 

  • Bangladesh Endocrine Society
  • Brazilian Society for Endocrinology & Metabolism (SBEM)
  • Canadian Society for Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology Association of Nepal (DEAN)
  • Egyptian Association of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Atherosclerosis (EAEDA)
  • Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Nigeria (EMSON)
  • Emirates Diabetes & Endocrine Society (EDEC)
  • Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA)
  • Endocrine Society of India (ESI)
  • Endocrine Society of Thailand (EST)
  • European Society of Endocrinology (ESE)
  • Federación Argentina de Sociedades de Endocrinología  (FASEN)
  • French Endocrine Society
  • Georgian Society for Endocrinology and Metabolism (GEAM)
  • Italian Endocrine Society
  • Japan Endocrine Society (JES)
  • Korean Endocrine Society (KES)
  • Lebanese Society for Endocrinology Diabetes and Lipids
  • Mexican Society for Nutrition & Endocrinology (SMNE)
  • Myanmar Endocrine Society
  • Pakistan Endocrine Society
  • Peruvian Endocrine Society (PES)
  • Philippine College of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Sociedad Chilena de Endocrinologia Y Diabetes (SOCHED)
  • Sociedad Paraguaya de Endocrinologia y Mettabolismo (SPEM)
  • Society for Endocrinology (United Kingdom)
  • Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA)
  • Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey (SEMT)
  • South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies (SAFES)
  • Spanish Society for Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN)
  • Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists (SLCE)
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