Press Releases: 2010

  • 4/26/10 8:08 am EDT
    Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACE, FACN, was elected Secretary of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its Nineteenth Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Boston, on Saturday, April 24, 2010. “I will discover new ways to bring endocrine teaching and education to practicing endocrinologists. I believe I can offer commentary and leadership in a host of other AACE issues that can arise,” Dr. Mechanickmore...
  • 4/26/10 8:08 am EDT
    Donald A. Bergman, MD, MACE, was presented the Master of the American College of Endocrinology at the College Convocation during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Nineteenth Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Boston, on Saturday, April 24, 2010. The Master of the American College of Endocrinology is awarded annually to a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) who is a Fellow ofmore...
  • 4/26/10 8:08 am EDT
    Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE, was installed as President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its Nineteenth Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Boston, on Saturday, April 24, 2010. “AACE has had inspired leaders, people of vision and courage, who gave of themselves, took risks, and advanced clinical endocrinology; that’s a tradition I hope to continue,” Dr. Einhorn said. “I’m eager to continuemore...
  • 4/26/10 8:08 am EDT
    Alan R. Nelson, MD, MACP, MACE, was presented the Master of the American College of Endocrinology at the College Convocation during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Nineteenth Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Boston, on Saturday, April 24, 2010. The Master of the American College of Endocrinology is awarded annually to a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) who is a Fellow ofmore...
  • 4/26/10 8:08 am EDT
    Complications from transgender procedures may be significantly minimized when treatment of a patient with severe gender identity disorder begins prior to puberty, according to expert opinion today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 19th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress. The reason, according to Dr. Norman Spack of Children’s Hospital Boston, is that transgender people treated at a younger age oftenmore...
  • 4/23/10 8:08 am EDT
    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today released the Protocol for Standardized Production of Clinical Practice Guidelines – 2010 Update. This protocol is designed to ensure that all subsequent clinical practice guidelines meet not only Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) standards, but also incorporate subjective factors that can improve patient outcomes. This protocol is an update of the first AACE guidelines for guidelinesmore...
  • 4/23/10 8:08 am EDT
    In the early hours of Saturday, February 27th, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit Chili, eventually leaving 1.5 million displaced from their homes. At 6 a.m. that same morning, Hawaiians awoke to the news that a tsunami was barreling towards them and evacuation was necessary. Within minutes, many had left their homes for safe ground. Disasters can strike at a moment’s notice, often with little or no warning. Diabetes patients are much moremore...
  • 4/23/10 8:08 am EDT
    New research released today indicates that endocrine intervention in surgical patients with diabetes and dysglycemia (abnormal blood sugar) accounted for shorter hospital stays and a decrease in the expense of treating these patients. This research was presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 19th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress. Over the course of one year, Arthur Chernoff, MD, FACE, Chairman ofmore...
  • 4/23/10 8:08 am EDT
    A new case study cautioned against promoting gastric bypass surgery as a “cure” for diabetes at the AACE 19th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress in Boston today. The study cited that normal hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) and fasting blood glucose (FBG) were insufficient criteria for such a determination. Gastric bypass surgery is increasingly receiving attention as a potential “cure” for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Mechanisms of action aremore...
  • 4/23/10 8:08 am EDT
    A retrospective analysis of 1,234 Americans indicated a substantial underdiagnosis of obesity when Body Mass Index (BMI) was used compared to the Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. This analysis was released today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 19th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress. To date, no large-scale comparison has been made between BMI and DEXA, a direct measure of percentage bodymore...