ISE Chairperson message, January 2021
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
I would like to wish to all of you around the world a happy and healthy new year.
2020 has been a very special year full of challenges for us all, but ISE remains more than ever committed to continue to federate the endocrine community across the world as the “united nations of endocrinology”. We represent many large and smaller endocrine societies around the world with very different interests and levels of development. With their support and partnership, we carry on with implementing the initiatives we are dedicated to promote endocrine science and education internationally, to be a global advocate for endocrine prevention, diagnosis and management around the world.
2021 will continue to be a difficult time as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, ISE plans and goals for the year are not less ambitious but quite the opposite. While we miss the live connection with you we used to have during live international and regional events we believe the new online era is giving us even more opportunities to connect globally and reach further to the most underserved parts of the world. Therefore, our focus for the new 2021 will be on:
- ICE Virtual meeting – 24-28 February 2021
Our International Congress of Endocrinology will be held virtually on 24-28 February 2021. It will be an exciting meeting with a superb scientific content that you can find here. You can have a discount if your country endocrinology society is a member of ISE which you can also check on the Membership page. Do not hesitate to register! You will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers, meet industry colleagues, network with fellow international colleagues and also have access to the content 3 months after the meeting, at any time and from any place.
- Education activities
If you haven’t yet, check out the ISE Global Education Hub where you will find free educational content on different topics, developed by international experts in the fields and all available for you 24/7! We will continue our efforts to deliver to you interactive webinars, case-studies, courses and much more in the new 2021 so make sure you stay up to date with all upcoming activities!
Members of the ExCo have participated in an important advocacy effort with WHO at the end of December and are now members of a project to review endocrine testing hormone measurements and critical medications. This is an exciting effort which will be only our first step towards many advocacy projects in the future. Stay tuned for a more detailed update of our efforts and advocacy plans.
We are excited for the new 2021 and we look forward to meeting you at least virtually for now in the next months throughout our many upcoming events and activities!
With very best wishes,
Margaret E. Wierman, MD (Maggie)
ISE Chair, 2020-2022