Florence, Italy
5-9 May 2012

About ISE

The International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) was established in 1960 to advance the profession and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of endocrinology information exchange at international level. Its worldwide membership comprises national endocrine societies from over 70 countries. The ISE aims to become the premier international organization for endocrinologists and associated scientific professionals in all settings including universities, industry, government agencies, health care facilities, and not-for-profit organizations.

The ISE head offices are based at the University of Birmingham, one of the UK's leading centres for Endocrinology research.



The ISE structure comprises of two committees:
The Executive Committee is made up of representatives from The Endocrine Society, The European Society of Endocrinology, Central and South America, Japan and 3 representatives at large representing the rest of the world.

The Central Committee is made up from one representative from each of the national member societies.

The current ISE Executive Committee (2010 - 2014):

Felipe Casanueva

Paul M. Stewart
Secretary Treasurer

Lynnette Nieman
The Endocrine Society

Margaret Shupnik
The Endocrine Society

Andrea Giustina
The European Society of Endocrinology

Aart J. Van der Lelij
The European Society of Endocrinology

Oscar Bruno
Central & South America

Masatomo Mori

Leon Bach

Andre Lacroix

Guang Ning




Mission Statement

The mission of the ISE is to disseminate knowledge of endocrinology through - coordinating and organizing international congresses and conferences on endocrinology, by facilitating collaboration among national endocrine and other learned societies and qualified persons interested in endocrinology and by publication of books, reports, and other papers related thereto.


International Congresses of Endocrinology

The ISE works with its member societies to hold a two yearly ISE-affiliated meeting in rotation between Oceania, Asia and Australasia, Europe and Africa and The Americas.

The next meeting in 2012 will be held in partnership with the European Society of Endocrinology in Italy:

15th International Congress of Endocrinology is being held jointly with the 14th European Congress of Endocrinology in Florence, Italy, 5-9 May 2012.

The unconventional venue of the Fortezza da Basso (one of Florence’s most important monuments from the Medici era) will make for a fascinating congress!