In Memory of John C. Beck: 1924-2016

John C. Beck passed away in Perth, Australia
on September 29, 2016 at the age of 92.
Dr. John Beck was the first Secretary-General of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) and founding father of endocrinology in Canada.

Together with four other international endocrinologists (from the U.K. and Europe), he was instrumental in organising the first International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE) in Copenhagen in 1960 and subsequently elected as Secretary-General, a role he actively fulflled until 1976.

He played a vital role in fostering better communications in endocrinology across national boundaries and was responsible for the organisation of four further ICE Meetings (ICE 1964, London, ICE 1968, Mexico City, ICE 1972, Washington DC and ICE 1976, Hamburg). He also championed the development of the International Society of Neuroendocrinology (NEUROENDO NOW).

Dr. Beck was a distinguished academic who contributed enormously to the development of endocrinology internationally. We extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

A Memorial Service celebrating the Extraordinary Life of Dr. John Beck will be held Sunday, November 27, 2016 in Los Angeles. For more information and to share your memories in the Guest Book, visit www.tributetojohncbeck.org

1st JOINT GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON OBESITY - Working together to achieve #GlobalGoals

1st Joint Global Symposium on Obesity ICE/CSE 2016, Beijing

ICE/CSE 2016 hosted the first in a regular series of collaborative sessions organised by the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE), European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) and Endocrine Society (ES), featuring National, Regional and International thought leaders focusing on major global topics in endocrinology.

The ISE/ES/ESE cohort aims to promote unity on prominent global endocrine issues and encourage greater research collaboration, learning opportunities and action across disciplines, sectors and countries.

In the 1st symposium, focusing on Obesity, we heard from world experts Professor Felipe Casanueva (Spain), Professor Amy Rotherberg (USA) and Professor Yiming Mu (China) who presented their cutting edge research and discussed the question:

"You might think you know, but why do we actually have an Obesity pandemic?

The 1st Joint Global Symposium on Obesity recording will be available to download soon from the Endocrine Society centre for learning.

The 2nd Joint Global Symposium on Obesity, will take place at ECE 2017, Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday 21 May at 10:30am www.ece2017.org

CONGRATULATIONS - Our future international stars!

In support of our emerging pioneers of endocrinology we are proud to have awarded travel grants to over 100 early career researchers from 28 countries to present their research and learn from their peers at the landmark ICE/CSE 2016 in Beijing. Congratulations to our successful awardees who were presented with their grant at an informal fellows reception by Secretary Treasurer Professor Paul Stewart and incoming Chair of ISE, Professor André Lacroix View a selection of Photos from the event here



1st ICE in China - A highlight for the history books!

More than 6000 endocrinologists from 76 countries gathered for four days of outstanding endocrine education and exchange within the stunning backdrop of Beijing's impressive Olympic Park last month.

Worldwide advances and discoveries in endocrinology were showcased through a rich and diverse program which covered the breadth of endocrine science spanning basic, clinical & practice.

A truly unique and inspiring ICE meeting, the first ever to have taken place in China.

QUICK FACTS:

- 6000 delegates
- Faculty from 28 countries
- 2250 Abstracts (30% International)
- 11 plenary presentations
- 62 symposia
- 35 meet-the-experts
- ISE awarded 100 Travel Awards to 28 countries
- 164 exhibits

Secretary Treasurer of ISE, Professor Paul Stewart said: "This has been a significant and memorable congress, a culmination of efforts from a long-term partnership between the ISE and CSE and a true highlight for the ICE history books!".



An Olympic venue for a World-class Congress!

PLAN TO ATTEND the first ever International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE) in China, taking place in the heart of Beijing’s iconic Olympic Green from 31st Aug-4th Sep 2016! With an outstanding scientific program appealing to the full spectrum of endocrinologists from around the globe, ICE/CSE 2016 promises to be rich and fulfilling educational event in a diverse and colourful environment, unique only to ICE! Don’t miss out, register to attend this landmark congress today! Early bird registration closes 15th July 2016. http://www.ice-cse2016.org/en/