The ‘Voice of Endocrinologists’ – And Others AACE’s Omnipresence Crosses Specialties and Languages

EMBARGOED UNTIL MAY 27, 2016 AT 12:45 PM

Monday, May 23, 2016 5:17 pm EDT

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Orlando, FL
"AACE recognizes the growing trend of physician assistants and nurse practitioners choosing the specialty of endocrinology to fill gaps in care secondary to shortage of endocrinologists"

For 25 years, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has been known as the “Voice of Clinical Endocrinology,” and has extended that voice to other endocrinology care providers, too.  

On Friday, May 27, during the AACE 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Orlando, two separate in-depth symposium sessions reflect AACE’s pledge of broadening its clinical voice and support across medical specialties and oceans.

A Practical Clinical Guide to Endocrine Diseases for Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants, co-chaired by W. Reid Litchfield, MD and Sondra M. O’Callaghan, PA, MPH, CHES, highlights the collaboration of physicians and nurse practitioners/physician assistants working together for better screening, diagnosis and treatment of endocrine-related conditions.

“AACE recognizes the growing trend of physician assistants and nurse practitioners choosing the specialty of endocrinology to fill gaps in care secondary to shortage of endocrinologists,” said O’Callaghan. “While also recognizing the broad scope of endocrinology practiced by PA/NPs, the goal is to ensure the best continuing medical education by providing evidence-based sessions.”

Presented in Spanish, a joint session of AACE/Sociedad Mexicana Nutricion y Endocrinologia (SMNE): Reflections and Future Directions in Endocrinology, co-Chaired by Myriam Allende-Vigo, MD and Miguel A. Madero, MD, showcases AACE’s commitment to endocrine care across our hemisphere.

“This is the eighth joint session of AACE/SMNE during the AACE Annual Meetings,” said Dr. Allende-Vigo. “It shows AACE’s continuous dedication in reaching its diverse membership, many of whom are native Spanish speakers from Latin American countries.”

The co-chairs of both sessions will be available to discuss their respective presentations during a press briefing on Friday, May 27, beginning at 12:45 p.m., at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Orlando, St. Johns Room 23.

For more information, contact the AACE Public and Media Relations Department at (904) 353-7878.

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About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. A majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. Visit our site at  www.aace.com.

About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)

The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by: providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information, please visit  www.aace.com/college.

Contact:

AACE
Mary Green, 904-353-7878 ext. 163
Asst. Director, Public Relations, Media and Creative
mgreen@aace.com
904-404-4223 (fax)