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International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE)

The ISE works with its member societies to hold a two yearly ISE-affiliated meeting in rotation between its Member Societies in Asia/Oceania, Europe/Africa and The Americas. The next meeting will be held in partnership with the Chinese Endocrine Society on 31st Aug - 4th Sep 2016. Click here for more information on ICE/CSE 2016

Future ICE Meeting Structure:

ICE 2016 Beijing, China 31 August - 4th September 2016
ICE 2018 Cape Town, South Africa 1st - 4th December 2018
ICE 2020 The Americas (Invitations distributed September 2014)
ICE 2022 Asia/Oceania (Invitations distributed September 2016)
Please note: ISE deal only with its Member Societies in the bidding and organisation process of ICE meetings. Exhibiton Centres and Congress Organisers should contact their local Endocrinology Society for the latest status as bidding documents and updates are distributed to our Member Societies only. Invitations to bid for ICE meetings will be sent to Member Societies from eligible regions in September, 6 years prior to the event and Member Societies will have 6 months to submit their bid.

Supported Meetings

In addition to the main 2 yearly meeting, the ISE helps to foster the globalisation and inter-regional development of, existing National meetings, offering ISE supported Symposia, Plenary lectures and Travel fellowships in particular to member societies from emerging nations.

Current Meetings:

AFES 2015 18th ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, Kuala Lumpur, 10-13 Dec

Hosted by the Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS) and chaired by our very own Executive Committee Member, Prof Dr Nor Azmi Kamaruddin, ISE are excited to be supporting our Regional Affiliates congress, the 18th ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies Congress (AFES 2015), being held 10-13 December 2015 in Kuala Lumpur.

AFES experts and trainees alike will highlight the challenging nature of endocrine diseases in the region alongside prominent international speakers provding insight into the recent advances from around the world. ISE sponsored Symposia and Meet the Professor sessions with a Pituitary and Reproduction focus will be led by Dr. Paul Stewart and Dr. Stephen Franks from the UK, Dr. Jean-Marc Kaufman from Belgium and Dr. Rosario Pivonello from Italy.

The theme this year will be Advancing the Frontiers of Endocrinology in Southeast Asia. For more details and to register, visit:


ISE Endorsement

SfE BES 2015 Society for Endocrinology BES 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 2-4 November

ISE is pleased to endorse the annual conference of it's UK members - Society for Endocrinology BES 2015, being held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), situated in the heart of the historic capital city of Edinburgh. Established in 1946, the Society has long served as the UK voice of endocrinology by advancing scientific and clinical education and research. The meeting will bring together the best of basic endocrine science, translational research, clinical investigation and clinical endocrine practice through a lively program of plenary lectures, clinical management workshops, meet the experts, sessions for early career endocrinologists, endocrine nurses and featuring both oral communications and poster presentations. SfE BES has long been a part of the go-to endocrine calendar attracting a diverse audience of scientists, clinicians and nurses, from trainees to Nobel Prize winners. Click here to view the programme and register for the 3 day conference showcasing the years highlights in scientific and clinical breakthroughs in endocrinology.
Application for support:

ISE Support for Meetings


The ISE is pleased to give thoughtful consideration to all applications for endorsement or support of events, activities or products. As an international organization and in the interest of fairness we employ a regional rotation policy when selecting meetings to support each year. Inline with our global mission, priority will be given to activities throughout the developing world and specifically in countries and regions most in need of support. Click the thumnail to the left to download a document summarising the types of support we can offer or see below for the full policy and application form.
Policy on Endorsement and Support of Meetings and Workshops Policy on Endorsement and Support of Events, Activities and Products
Application for Endorsement or Support of Meetings and Workshops Application for Endorsement or Support of Events, Activities and Products

Past Events

The 16th International Congress of Endocrinology was held jointly with the 96th Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago,USA, 21-24 Jun 2014. More than 10,000 registrants representing 96 countries traveled to Chicago to attend ICE/ENDO 2014. The four-day program covered endocrinology from bench to bedside to wellness. Among the many notable speakers at ICE/ENDO, the plenary slate featured experts in diabetes and obesity, metabolism, bone health and thyroid cancer. More than 3,200 scientific abstracts were submitted to this record smashing ICE meeting!


ICE 2012, Italy

The 15th International Congress of Endocrinology was held jointly with the 14th European Congress of Endocrinology in Florence, Italy, 5-9 May 2012. We were delighted to welcome over 5,500 delegates to the joint meeting in the elegant and historic host city of Florence. You can now view the highlights in the Congress Blog; view abstracts, e-posters and much more here: or see our news page for more links

ICE 2010, Japan The 14th International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE 2010) was held in Kyoto, Japan on 26-30 March 2010. ICE 2010 Kyoto the first new style of ICE under the new statutes of the ISE. The host society, the Japan Endocrine Society organised an outstanding congress that brought together over 5,000 leading endocrinologists from around the world and showcased the latest in scientific findings related to the field of endocrinology across the globe. Click here to view photographs from the Congress.
SEMSDA 2014, DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA - ISE Sponsored Symposia The 42nd Congress of the Hellenic Endocrine Society with international participation took place 6 – 10 May 2015 at Makedonia Palace Hotel, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Society of Endocrinology, the European Society of Endocrinology and Endocrine Society and welcomed 800 participants, including 13 eminent speakers from both Europe and USA and more than 155 scientific abstracts were submitted, all contributing to a highly successful meeting packed full of high quality scientific exchange. The Hellenic Endocrine Society celebrated their 50th anniversary with a special ceremony to commemorate their Golden Jubilee!
SEMSDA 2014, DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA - ISE Sponsored Symposia IIn support of the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA) Annual meeting in 2014, ISE delivered an Osteoporosis/Hyperparathyroidism symposium, featuring world renowned experts; Prof. Robert Josse and Prof. Roger Bouillon. Congratulations to the following young investigators from other parts of Africa who received ISE travel awards to enable them to present their latest research at this noteworthy congress: Dr Kelvin Leshabari, Dr Boniface Mphumuhila, Dr Digna Narciss, Dr Ofem Enang and Mrs Elizabeth Kitiku.
SMNE 2013, Cancun, Mexico - ISE Sponsored Symposia To promote the cooperation and friendship between our members in the Latin American endocrine community ISE supported the Mexican Society of Nutrition and Endocrinology Meeting held in Cancun, Mexico on 12-15 November 2013.

Esteemed international figureheads provided an ISE led Symposium on Cushings Syndrome,
ISE CEO at AFES 2013 Business Meeting, Jakarta ISE were delighted to endorse and attend it's second regional meeting of its very active members in the ASEAN region. The 17th ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES 2013) congress was hosted by the Indonesian Society of Endocrinology in the impressive surroundings of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta on 13-16 November 2013.

ISE Post Congress Report
AFES 2013 Photos (coming soon)
ISE Faculty at FASEN 2012 ISE recently supported the 9th Congress of FASEN (Federacion Argentina de Sociedades de Endocrinologia) in Salta, Argentina, 3-6 October 2012. Click the links below for more information:

ISE Post Congress Report
FASEN 2012 Photos

ISE Supported AFES 2011 The 16th AFES Congress hosted by The Vietnam Endocrine Society - November 2011

ISE were proud to support it's regional partner, the ASEAN Federation of Societies at AFES 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ISE brought together a team of highly esteemed experts to present important innovations and cutting-edge research from around the globe. Click the links below for more information:

- ISE Post Congress Report
- AFES 2011 Photos
- AFES 2011 Video

ISE in Ghana
The 1st Annual Meeting of Endocrinology Endocrine and Metabolism Metabolic Society of Ghana (EMSG) - December 2009

A trip to Ghana by two of our Executive Committee Members, Paul Stewart (Secretary Treasurer) and Xavier Bertagna, saw the launch of EMSG. The meeting took place at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons - an impressively large and modern building within the city of Accra. The meeting was a huge success in raising the profile of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism across Ghana and establishing new initiatives. ISE is delighted to welcome EMSG as its latest fully fledged member of ISE. Click the link below for more.

- ISE Post Meeting Report


Other Events

For other Endocrine related meetings happening around the world, see:

The European Society of Endocrinology's World Calendar of Events
The Endocrine Society's Worldwide Endocrine Events Calendar

Non ISE events:

IDF 2015


The IDF World Diabetes Congress 2015, Vancouver, 30 Nov-4 Dec 2015

The world’s largest global diabetes meeting bringing together over 12,000 delegates, more than 300 high-level speakers, and representatives from over 230 national diabetes associations from 170 countries and territories.

The Congress unites the global diabetes community, providing an essential forum for the dissemination and promotion of leading scientific advances and knowledge on practical aspects related to diabetes care, education and advocacy.
  International Conference on Obesity - ICO 2016, Vancouver, 1-4 May 2016

The XIII International Conference on Obesity will take place in partnership with the Canadian Obesity Network. The congress provides the opportunity to gain insight from the world's leading obesity specialists and explore the latest research, new innovative treatment strategies and global alliances to reduce the prevalence o obesity and its associated burden of disease.

22nd IFFS World Congress on Fertility - IFFS 2016, New Delhi, 24-28 Sep 2016

The 22nd World Congress of International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS-2016) will be jointly hosted by the Indian Society for Assited Reproduction and the Indian Fertility Society at the INDIA EXPO CENTRE, Greater Noida, New Dehli, India from 24th to 28th September 2016. For more information and to register, visit:


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