Copenhagen, Denmark
27 April – 1 May 2013

About ESE

The European Society of Endocrinology was 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.

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ESE also organises a number of postgraduate courses. ESE has five official journals; European Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology and Endocrine-Related Cancer and an interdisciplinary Open Access Journal, Endocrine Connections, launched in 2012. Between them the journals cover the full spectrum of endocrinology and help to raise the profile of European endocrinology.

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 in Europe and in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea as well as pan-European and international sub-specialist endocrine societies. Corporate membership is open to companies working in the field of endocrinology. All memberships are subject to approval by the ESE Executive Committee.

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 congress.

Prizes, Grants and Awards

At each European Congress of Endocrinology two prize lectures are given: the Geoffrey Harris Prize in Neuroendocrinology and the European Journal of Endocrinology Prize. In addition, ESE offers a range of meeting grants, travel grants and awards. More information can be found at