|Year : 2017 | Volume
| Issue : 8 | Page : 1
ESICONs and expectations by the endocrine society of India
President, Endocrine Society of India Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Date of Web Publication||6-Oct-2017|
S K Singh
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Singh S K. ESICONs and expectations by the endocrine society of India. Indian J Endocr Metab 2017;21, Suppl S2:1
The Endocrine Society of India is an association of the endocrinologists including clinicians and basic researchers. Since its inception in 1972, it has evolved and fast progressing to accomplish its mission with around 800 members. We have achieved 2 major milestones, hosting of annual meetings with highest academic standards possible in our country and publication of its official journal that has been indexed showcasing research in the field of endocrinology in this country. The members of editorial committee command applaud and appreciations. Funding for research, travel grants, young endocrinologist research award, developing Clinical Practice Guidelines to provide doctors with evidence-based approaches for diagnosing and treating endocrine conditions, publication of manual of endocrinology and news letter are some of the services, the society has been conducting successfully.
Endocrinology is ever-growing superspacilaty and to keep pace with its growth, our Society should aim at expanding it services. Much addition to the list can be made with involvement of active members. To give example I am tempted to describe few here under:
- Publishing peer-reviewed books
- Hosting professional development meetings
- Organizing continuing medical education (CME)
- Creating resources for clinicians and scientists through recognised collaborative Centre for Learning
- Offering accreditation
- Participating in scientific panels and advisory committees of the government
- Facilitating professional networking resources
- Working with industry to support development of new pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and devices.
Coming to the issue of organizing ESICONs (Endocrine Society of India conference), it is felt across all the members of the Society that knowledge achieved through practical learning, reading and research by the members should be disseminated aiming to improve opportunity of good domestic research in the field of endocrinology and better patients' care in a setting of resource constraints. Needless to overemphasize that it is necessary for the country like ours having very large population to diagnose endocrine disorders in early stage and manage with economic balance.
I see way ahead to have regional CMEs and workshops for clinicians on thyroid ultrasound, CGMS, and insulin pump therapy, use of fundus camera for diagnosis of early diabetic retinopathy, establishing dedicated clinics as diabetic foot clinic, Obesity clinic, osteoporosis clinic, Growth clinic, Reproductive endocrine clinic and pituitary clinics. The ESICONs can be chosen as platform to organize the workshop in collaboration with the centers of endocrinology in the country pioneering in the abovementioned field. The participating centers in return should get recognitions and funds for such activities. Workshop on laboratory techniques in endocrinology will be fascination of young endocrinologist.
More deliberations and inputs from the members of the society in the above context will be positive feedback for developing ESICON to the expectations of members.