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Member Profile : UK : Society for Endocrinology


The Society for Endocrinology was set up in 1946 to promote the advance of endocrinology; it represents scientists, clinicians and nurses who work in the specialty. Membership is open to anyone working in an endocrine-related field anywhere in the world and at any stage in their career. Our mission is:

  • To advance scientific and clinical education and research in endocrinology for the public benefit.
  • To educate and inform the public on all aspects of endocrinology.
  • To attract good young scientists, doctors and nurses into endocrinology and to retain them in the discipline, in order to improve science and medicine for the public benefit.
  • To raise the profile and be the voice of endocrinology in the UK.
  • To promote and support endocrinology worldwide and to foster a sense of community, including working in collaboration with other international organisations
No. of Members
UK member: Society for Endocrinology Annual Meeting, BES, 7-9 November 2016 Brighton   SfE BES 2016
7-9 November 2016 Brighton Conference Centre, Brighton, UK.

Education and training
The Society organises the SfE BES meeting annually; this is a major international conference delivering cutting edge science and updates in best clinical practice. In addition, there are 3 clinical training events for consultants and SpRs, an Endocrine Nurse Update and an event specifically for those with an interest in pursuing a career in scientific research in endocrinology. Full details available on the Events page at

Grants and awards
A wide range of grants and awards is available to support members in their career progression and to encourage members at the start of their careers. Full details available on the Grants page at

Awards in recognition of excellence
A number of medals are awarded annually specifically to recognise excellence in the specialty; further details available at

President Professor Steve O’Rahilly  
Secretary Professor Karen Chapman
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