Call for Suggestions for the 16th International Congress of Endocrinology & the Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting & Expo

The Deadline For Suggestions Is Wednesday, May 18, 2016; 11:59PM EST.


The Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting Steering Committee (AMSC) seeks suggestions for topics, speakers and new and innovative formats that will incorporate basic research, clinical investigation and clinical practice, with a goal of providing a venue for bridging the gaps in science and practice.

To see a full description of guidelines for the suggetions and the selection process, please read here about the Guidelines for Session and Speaker Suggestions

Annual Meeting Steering Committee for ENDO 2017
Gary Hammer, MD, PhD, Overall Chair
Carolyn Smith, PhD, Basic Science Chair
Jack Leahy, MD, Clinical Science Chair
Ann Danoff, MD, Physician-in-Practice Chair

Delbert A. Fisher Research Scholar Awardee
Additionally, the Endocrine Society is looking for the next Delbert A. Fisher Research Scholar Awardee who demonstrates exceptional work in the preservation of the history of endocrinology. The scholar delivers the Clark T. Sawin Memorial History of Endocrinology Lecture at ENDO. To learn more about the award and to submit an application, please click here.


Click on a session type to begin a suggestion:

  1. Career Development Workshop

    These workshops provide networking and professional development opportunities for all in-training ENDO registrants. Topics have included negotiations, careers in industry and writing grant applications
  2. Case Management Forum

    These sessions are 45-minute case-based discussions between two clinical endocrinologists. Speakers must be members of the Society.
  3. Endocrine "Year In"

    These 45-minute sessions provided for both clinical and basic audiences. The Year In Sessions are intended to inform a broad audience about key developments within a field.
  4. Endocrine Debates

    These sessions are 60-minute clinical sessions framed around a controversial topic in endocrine practice. These sessions consist of a moderator and two speakers, one taking the pro position and the other the con. Audience Response System technology is incorporated to determine any changes in the majority’s position on the topic.
  5. Master Clinician Sessions

    These 60-minute sessions that include a moderator, and up to six experienced physicians in practice (called “master clinicians”) who present cases for review by two experts. Suggestions for topics, moderators and experts are accepted. Master Clinicians are selected from among those who submit challenging/interesting cases for presentation in advance. All participants must be members of the Society.
  6. Meet The Professor

    These 45-minute discussions are led by distinguished clinical endocrinologists and focus on a specific clinical problem. Speakers must be members of the Society.
  7. Plenary

    These are 25-minute lectures delivered to the entire Endocrine Society Meeting.
  8. Practice Management Workshop

    These are 45-minute sessions designed to address a variety of competencies beyond medical knowledge (practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, etc.) and inform practicing physicians on the business-side of clinical practice.
  9. Suggestions for New Formats

    The Annual Meeting Steering Committee seeks innovative ideas for formats that foster discussion among basic scientists, clinical investigators and clinicians in practice. If there is an additional type of session that you would like to see at ENDO, please enter a description of the proposed format.
  10. Symposia

    These sessions consist of three 25-minute talks on a common topic. Symposia may be classified as basic, clinical, or translational, depending on the target audience. Suggestions for symposia designed as "bench-to-bedside" or "bedside-to-bench" are particularly valued. Chairs must be members of the Society.
  11. Workshop

    These sessions are 45-minutes and highlight applications of the latest techniques in endocrine research.

Steps and Instructions:

Additional information will be required as you continue the submission process, with the details depending on the type of program you picked. In most cases we will require:

  • Your email address
  • The title of your proposed session
  • The names of the speakers and/or other participants you propose
  • A description or rationale for the session
  • The session type
  • Audience profile
  • Up to three categories

You may use the list below to see full step by step requirements.

  1. Category Selection

    Choose up to three categories that most closely relate to your suggestion.
  2. Set Up Session

    Enter your title, submitter email, session type, committees, special features, audience, and a 250 word rational for this suggestion.
  3. People

    Enter suggested people for the session roles (like Chair or Moderator if required) as well as suggested speakers and talk title. You will need to provide information like name, affiliation, and contact information.
  4. Confirmation

    You will have a chance to look over the suggestion to make sure all is complete.
  5. Technical Support

    Technical Support

    For help in submitting a submission online, email Tech Support.