Florence, Italy
5-9 May 2012

About ESE

The European Society of Endocrinology has been created to promote for the public benefit research, education and clinical practice in endocrinology by the organisation of conferences, training courses and publications, by raising public awareness, liaison with national and international legislators, and by any other appropriate means.

Major activities include the organisation of the European Congress of Endocrinology. This has become so successful that it is now held annually and it is a great pleasure for the ESE to be hosting a joint congress with the International Society of Endocrinology in Florence during 2012.

The ESE also organises a number of postgraduate courses. Our recent first European Clinical Update meeting held in Porto, Portugal in October 2010 was a huge success with excellent feedback.  The 2011 event was held in Cyprus, the 2012 event is currently being planned and details will be available in due course.

Join the European Society of Endocrinology


The European Society of Endocrinology has four official journals; between them they cover the full spectrum of endocrinology and help to raise the profile of European endocrinology. The journals are the European Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology and Endocrine-Related Cancer.

General Council and Membership

The overall governing body of ESE is the General Council, which comprises all ordinary members, affiliated societies and corporate members. Ordinary membership is open to any individual working in the field of endocrinology and hormonal systems. Affiliated societies membership is open to national endocrine societies and pan-European sub-specialist endocrine societies in Europe. All memberships are subject to approval of the General Council. Corporate membership is open to companies working in the field of endocrinology.

Meetings and Events

For each European Congress of Endocrinology a Programme Organising Committee and Local Organising Committee are appointed. Key members of these committees for the next Congress can be found with the details of this conference.

Prizes and Awards

At each European Congress of Endocrinology two prize lectures are given: the European Journal of Endocrinology Prize and the Geoffrey Harris Prize in Neuroendocrinology. In addition, prizes are available for high-scoring abstracts. More information can be found at http://www.euro-endo.org/about/about_prizes.htm.