Executive Committee

Martin Reincke: President 2021-2023 (chair)

Martin Reincke: President 2021-2023 (chair)

He studied medicine and graduated at the University of Cologne in 1985, defended his M.D thesis in 1986 and trained there in internal medicine and endocrinology. Early 1990, he went to the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, as postdoctoral fellow and continued his basic, molecular and clinical research training, receiving significant input by the mentorship of Prof. George Chrousos. Thereafter, he returned as clinical endocrinologist to the University of Würzburg, Germany, joining Prof. Allolio, who had started to build-up a thriving and rapidly growing endocrine department. This intense research period led to a major progress in clinical and translational research in the field of the HPA axis. Soon, the team intensively networked with leading groups in Italy, France, UK, and other parts of Europe and this research has eventually funded by the EU in the framework of the European network for the Study of Endocrine Tumors (ENSAT). Creation of ENSAT provided a seminal and fruitful basis for the continuous flow of clinically relevant discoveries and high-ranking publications. Various national and European grants followed. Between 1998 and 2004, Martin became Professor and Chief of Endocrinology at the Medical Department of the University of Freiburg. In 2004, he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the prestigious Department of Internal Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Martin was a member of the Executive Committee of the German Endocrine Society, the European Society of Clinical Investigation, and President of the German Endocrine Society (2014-2017). For the European Society for Endocrinology, he has served as member of the Executive Committee Member between 2010 and 2013 and was chair of the Program Organising Committee for the joint congress of the International Society of Endocrinology and European Society of Endocrinology in Florence in 2012. Martin has organised and co-organised many European and international meetings including several European Congresses of Endocrinology and specialised symposia in Cushing’s syndrome and primary aldosteronism (PIPA, IMPROCUSH). Over the years, Martin received several prestigious awards and scholarships, among others the highest scientific award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie in 1995, the Schoeller-Junkmann Award. He has been elected as member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists, Leopoldina, in 2008 (German Academy of Sciences), received the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant in 2016 (2.5 mio €), and has been awarded as Distinctive Academic Teacher at his Munich University in 2014. He has been elected as member of the Germany Research Council DFG in 2016, the major research funding body in Germany. Martin has served on several Editorial Boards (JCEM, Hormones), is reviewer of all major journals including Nature Medicine and Genetics, NEJM, Lancet, and Lancet E&D, and is ad hoc reviewer for funding agencies in Italy (AIFA, AIRC), France (ANR, INSERM), UK (BBSRC, MRC), Switzerland (SNF), Israel (GIF), and Australia (NHMRC). He has edited several books and has published more than 400 articles in major international journals, his h-index is 70. Over the last decade his clinical and basic studies have been supported by grants amounting to more than 10 Mio € from various non-profit agencies. His research topics are pituitary and adrenal diseases with a specific focus on pituitary disease, endocrine hypertension, primary aldosteronism and Cushing’s syndrome.

Jérôme Bertherat: President-Elect 2021-2023

Jérôme Bertherat: President-Elect 2021-2023

Jérôme Bertherat is Professor of Endocrinology at Paris University, Chief of the Endocrinology Department of Cochin Hospital, head of the National Centre for Rare Adrenal Diseases and of the research team “Genomics and Signaling of Endocrine Tumours” in the Cochin Institute (INSERM), Paris, France. He serves as the coordinator of the French National Network for Rare Endocrine Disorders. He has been dedicated to the international Endocrine Community with positions including: Deputy editor of the European Journal of Endocrinology, a member of the Nominations Committee, Congress Committee, and the Executive Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology. In addition he was Chair of ESE’s Clinical Committee. He has played a founder role in various international research or health care collaborative efforts such as the European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours and the ENDO-ERN. He has served in various committees of the Endocrine Society and is an ISE Executive Committee member representing Europe. He is an international research leader on Cushing’s syndrome, the genetics of familial adrenal tumours and the molecular genetics of endocrine tumours. His laboratory has identified major genes involved in adrenocortical tumour formation. He is the author of more than 450 publications with anH-index of 77.

Mónica Marazuela: Secretary, 2018-2022

Mónica Marazuela: Secretary, 2018-2022

Mónica is Chief Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition at Hospital La Princesa, Professor of Endocrinology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Head of The Endocrinology Research Group at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Hospital La Princesa, Madrid, Spain. Mónica graduated and obtained her PHD on Medicine at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and completed her research and training in this period at the London University Hospital, Brigham Hospital and Woman-Dana Farber Cancer Institute (Harvard Medical School). She serves currently as Chief Department, Professor and Researcher of Endocrinology and Nutrition at Hospital La Princesa in Madrid. Mónica’s research has been focused over the last decades on the mechanisms related to the immune response in autoimmune thyroid diseases and clinical-molecular investigation on neuroendocrine diseases. She has published over 100 scientific articles and have been the Main Researcher over 15 National Grants and private Grants. She serves as an Editorial Board Member on Endocrine Journal. She has served as Board Member of the Endocrine Society of Madrid (SENDIMAD) and has been chair/co-chair of several Spanish and European Endocrine Meetings.

Djuro Macut: Treasurer, 2020-2024

Djuro Macut: Treasurer, 2020-2024

Djuro Macut, MD, PhD is Professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated and obtained PhD degree at the same institution. Dr Macut was on clinical attachment programs at the University Hospitals in Bologna, Uppsala and Oxford, and completed postgraduate program in Reproductive Medicine from the University of Geneva and World Health Organization. Dr Macut is Head of Department and Deputy Director, Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia. Djuro served as Organising Committee member and Scientific Committee chair of the Serbian National Congress of Endocrinology. He is member of the ESE Congress Committee, ESE Council of Affiliated Societies (ECAS) representative to the ESE Executive Committee and served as POC member for ECE 2017 (Lisbon) and ECE 2018 (Barcelona). Djuro organised International Symposiums on Advances in PCOS and Women’s Health and Belgrade Masterclass in Clinical Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. His fields of interest are reproductive endocrinology, metabolic endocrinology and neuroendocrine tumours. He is author in over 90 original articles and reviews published in peer reviewed journals, author of book chapters including co-editorship of the book on PCOS from the Karger’s series Frontiers of Hormone Research. He was invited speaker on International Congresses and Postgraduate Courses. Djuro is Associate Editor of Hormones and Editorial board member of Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Journal of the Endocrine Society (2017-2019) and Endocrine and serves as reviewer for numerous international journals.

Philippe Chanson: Chair of the Publishing and Communications Committee, 2021-2025

Philippe Chanson: Chair of the Publishing and Communications Committee, 2021-2025

Philippe Chanson is Professor of Endocrinology at University Paris-Saclay and Head of the Service of Endocrinology and Reproductive Diseases at Bicêtre’s Hospital (Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris). He coordinates one of the French National Reference Centers for Rare Pituitary Diseases. He also leads the Bicêtre HCP for Endo-ERN. His main interest is in Neuroendocrinology: pituitary adenomas including acromegaly, Cushing’s disease; and Reproduction (gonadotropic function and disorders) which are his main clinical research themes. He conducts his basic research in INSERM U1185 on effects of GH on kidney and on pituitary tumorigenesis. He is the General Secretary of the French Pituitary Club and past Treasurer of European Neuroendocrine Association (ENEA). He was recently elected at the Board of Directors of The Pituitary Society. He has served the Boards of Clin Endocrinol, J Clin Endocrinol Metab, Endocrine, J Endocr Soc and is now in the Editorial Board of Pituitary. He was awarded in 2018 for the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Prize of the European Society of Endocrinology and for the Rolf Gaillard Prize of the European Neuroendocrinology Association. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 original peer-reviewed contributions and many invited reviews or book chapters.

Mirjam Christ-Crain: Chair of the Education Committee, 2020-2024

Mirjam Christ-Crain: Chair of the Education Committee, 2020-2024

Mirjam Christ-Crain is full Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland. She studied medicine in Basel and Vienna and did her MD in the year 2000 at the University of Basel and her PhD 2007 at the University of London followed by her habilitation at the University of Basel in 2007. From 2009 to 2015 she had a research professorship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her main research interest is on vasopressin-dependent disorders of fluid homeostasis, i.e. diabetes insipidus and hyponatremia. She authored and co-authored more than 200 publications including high-ranked publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet and received several honours and awards for her research, most recently the European Journal of Endocrinology Award 2019. Since 2013 she is Deputy Chief at the Clinic for Endocrinology, University Hospital Basel and since 2014 she is Head of the Department of Clinical Research at the University of Basel.

Martin Fassnacht: Chair of the Science Committee, 2021-2025

Martin Fassnacht: Chair of the Science Committee, 2021-2025

Martin Fassnacht is Professor of Internal Medicine/Endocrinology and Chair of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University Hospital in Würzburg. He studied medicine at the School of Medicine at the universities of Saarbrücken and Würzburg and completed his medical training in Würzburg. In-between he joined the Duke University in North Carolina as postdoctoral fellow for 2 years. In 2012, he was appointed as professor of endocrinology at the University of Munich and since 2014 he is the successor of Bruno Allolio in Würzburg. Martin served on several boards of national and international endocrine societies including the Clinical Committee of ESE. He has been a founding member, working group head, and chair of the European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours (ENSAT). Furthermore, he had been one of the founding members of the supporting organisation for young researchers in endocrinology (YARE), the German predecessor of EYES. His scientific interests mainly relate to endocrine tumours, adrenal and pituitary diseases, and obesity. Martin has authored more than 280 publications in high-ranking international journals and has received a number of awards, including the European Journal of Endocrinology Award 2014. He has organised numerous scientific meetings and has chaired two guideline panels of ESE.

Simona Glasberg: Chair of the Rare Disease Committee 2019-2023

Simona Glasberg: Chair of the Rare Disease Committee 2019-2023

Simona is Head of the Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Unit, Endocrinology & Metabolism Department, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. A specialist in endocrinology and internal medicine, she completed a fellowship in Neuroendocrinology & Endocrine Oncology (2007-2008) with Professor Ashley Grossman and his team at the Endocrinology Department & William Harvey Research Institute, affiliated to Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. Since her return to Israel, as a physician-researcher, Simona continued to be actively involved in the care of patients and in the research in the field. She initiated the neuroendocrine research laboratory inside Hadassah' NET Unit, recently accredited as a European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS) Center of Excellence, under her leadership. Simona is a senior lecturer at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, actively involved in student teaching (courses in endocrinology, NETs, endocrine oncology). Established as one of the foremost experts in NETs management in Israel, she is a member of the ENETS Advisory Board. She has extensively published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences on the topic of NETs. Dr. Glasberg is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 Lindner Prize of the Israel Endocrine Society, in recognition for her scientific achievements and contribution in the field.

Riccarda Granata: Chair of the Congress Committee, 2018-2022

Riccarda Granata: Chair of the Congress Committee, 2018-2022

Riccarda is Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the Department of Medical Sciences of the University of Turin, and Head of the Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology group within the Division of Endocrinology. Graduated in Biological Sciences, she obtained the Specialization in Medical Pathology and PhD in Medical Physiopathology at the University of Turin. From 2006 to 2017 she has been Assistant Professor in Endocrinology. She Chaired the Basic Endocrinology Course of the European Society for Endocrinology (ESE) in Turin (2009) and Co-Chaired the Programme Organizing Committee of the 19th European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) (2017). She served as Member of the Education Committee for ESE (2012-2015) and is member of the Directory Board of the Italian Society of Endocrinology. She authored over 80 publications and held a number of lectures and presentations at international conferences. She is Associate Editor of J. Molecular Endocrinology and J. Endocrinology (for Europe/ESE), Frontiers in Endocrinology - Neuroendocrine Science and Endocrine, and editorial board member of several international journals. Her basic and translational studies are focused on the central and peripheral role of neurohormones and gastrointestinal hormones in physiology and pathology, mainly in metabolism, cardiovascular system, neurogenesis and cancer. In 2016 she won the prize of the Research Foundation of the Italian Society of Endocrinology (FoRiSIE) as best Italian scientist in basic endocrinology.

Robin Peeters: Chair of the Clinical Committee 2019-2023

Robin Peeters: Chair of the Clinical Committee 2019-2023

He is internist-endocrinologist and head of the Erasmus MC Academic Center for Thyroid Disease in The Netherlands. He obtained his medical degree at Erasmus University Medical School in 2000 (Cum Laude). Subsequently, he combined his clinical training as internist with a PhD project that was completed in 2005 (Cum Laude). In 2009, he performed a research-fellowship with Douglas Forrest at the National Institutes of Health, USA. His principle research interests are: regulation of thyroid hormone bioactivity, thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy and aging, and genetic variation in thyroid hormone pathway genes. He is a former member of the European Thyroid Association ExCom, of the POC of ECE 2016, ECE 2017 and ECE 2019, the ETA Guideline Committee on Subclinical Hypothyroidism, and the ATA Guideline Committees on Hypothyroidism and Thyroid and Pregnancy. He was awarded the ETA Harrington-de Visscher Prize in 2013, the ATA Van Meter Award in 2016, and the British Thyroid Association Pitt Rivers Award Lecture in 2018. Finally, he is a member of the steering committee of EUthyroid, a pan-European initiative that aims to eliminate iodine deficiency in Europe. He has published more than 220 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and is a member of the editorial boards of several endocrine journals.

Eva Coopmans: Ex-Officio member as the Co-Chair of the EYES Committee 2020-2022

Eva Coopmans: Ex-Officio member as the Co-Chair of the EYES Committee 2020-2022

Eva C. Coopmans received her medical degree in January of 2017 from the Medical Center of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During her medical training, she studied Philosophy of Medicine, of which she obtained a master of arts degree cum laude in April 2016 from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her interest in Endocrinology, particularly in pituitary diseases, lead her to start a PhD project within the group of Prof van der Lely. Eva is now working as a fourth-year PhD student at the department Endocrinology of the Medical Center of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her thesis explores the therapeutic efficacy of octreotide and pasireotide in acromegaly patients via analysis of large datasets from international multicentre cohorts and a large-scale phase IV study. She considers the conception of a proof-of-concept study applying a ketogenic diet in acromegaly patients, a potential new treatment option, as her most outstanding personal achievements.

Sherwin Criseno: Ex-Officio member as the Chair of the ESE Nurse Committee, 2019-2023

Sherwin Criseno: Ex-Officio member as the Chair of the ESE Nurse Committee, 2019-2023

Sherwin is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Endocrinology in one of the leading Tertiary Endocrine Centres in the UK . He leads the largest team of Specialist Nurses in Endocrinology in the UK. He is an active member of the Society for Endocrinology Peer Review Working Group, the UK Pituitary Foundation Medical Committee, the European Society for Endocrinology Clinical Committee and the incoming Chair of the European Society for Endocrinology Nurses Working Group. He has special interest in pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, growth hormone, metabolic bone disorders, long-term effects of cancer treatment and male fertility. Sherwin has published on peer-review journals and presented nationally and internationally at various scientific and educational meetings. His current research focus is on primary hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis and vitamin D. Contact: Sherwin.criseno@uhb.nhs.uk, Endocrinology Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2GW.

Anton Luger: Ex-Officio member responsible for ECAS, 2020-2024

Anton Luger: Ex-Officio member responsible for ECAS, 2020-2024

Anton Luger was born in Vienna and went there to school at the Lycee francais and Theresianische Akademie. After an intermezzo studying Law and Interpreter for French he turned to Medicine and graduated in 1978. Before starting his training in internal medicine, Anton joined the Institute of Pharmacology of the University of Vienna for two years where he was involved in studies on colonic ion transport in rabbits serving as model for the distal nephron of the kidney. From 1985-1986 Professor Luger was a Max Kade fellow at the Developmental Endocrinology Branch at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, USA, working with George Chrousos and Lynn Loriaux studying exercise physiology and the interplay between the endocrine and immune systems. Thereafter Anton returned to the Medical University of Vienna, where he served as Deputy Head, Acting Head and Head of the Clinical Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism from 1995 through 2018. Besides his strong devotion to patient care and teaching, his main scientific interests are Neuroendocrinology and Diabetes mellitus. Anton have published 258 original papers among others in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Diabetes and Diabetes Care as first or last author.

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