Stay informed of the latest research and clinical developments relating to Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology. Here you will find updates on the work of our clinical and basic leads, and expert panel, details of upcoming training and events, and links to recent news and publications.
Reproduction is a fundamental feature of life, essential for the perpetuation of species. Reproductive health appears to be deteriorating worldwide, as evidenced by the escalating prevalence of pubertal and fertility disorders.
The ESE Focus Area on Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology deals with male and female infertility and sits at the crossroads of many disciplines, requiring interaction between endocrinologists, gynecologists, pediatricians and andrologists. This area of endocrinology has witnessed amazing developments in recent years, mainly as the result of the coordinated efforts between clinical and basic investigators addressing the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of common pathologies of reproduction.
Additional challenges in this field exist, including the management of rare forms of genetic infertility, premature ovarian insufficiency and the management of manifestations of the menopause. With these aspects and many more under investigation, we forecast major and exciting developments in Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology in the coming years.
This Focus Area aims to monitor these developments and the progress of the field, pinpointing (and anticipating) major issues and unmet needs, and addressing them through a combination of basic and clinical research. It is clear there is an urgent need for a better understanding of the basis of reproductive function and dysfunction, with special emphasis on its endocrine and genetic regulation. Working towards addressing this will significantly benefit patients with reproductive disorders.
Clinical Lead: Bulent Yildiz, Turkey
Basic Lead: Jenny Visser, Netherlands
Expert Panel: Laura de Graaff (Netherlands), Jolanta Słowikowska-Hilczer (Poland), Paolo Giacobini (France), Dimitrios Goulis (Greece), Andrea Isidori (Italy), Anna Benrick (Sweden), Gefsi Mintziori (Greece), Misa Pfeifer (Slovenia)
To browse all upcoming dates, events and training, go to Key Dates
European Congress of Endocrinology
11 - 14 May 2024
ECE 2024Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology
European Congress of Endocrinology
10 - 13 May 2025
Connecting Endocrinology Across the Life Course. Joint Congress of ESPE and ESE 2025Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology
17 - 20 Oct 2024
EndoBridge 2024Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology
26 - 28 Jun 2024
11th I-DSD Symposium 2024Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology
Update on increased ESE membership benefits and new fees for 2024Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology
24 Apr 2024
European Hormone DayAdrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology
European Commission proposes extended transition periods of In Vitro DiagnosticsEndocrine-related Cancer
World Endocrine News
Early-term delivery is associated with higher risk of type 1 diabetes during childhoodReproductive and Developmental Endocrinology
To see all published guidelines, journals, reports and statements, view all publications
Endocrine Abstracts – European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) 2023: Vol. 90Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology
Endocrine Views – Winter 2023: Issue 52Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology
EYES News – Issue 18Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology
Endorsed Guideline: European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement on testosterone replacement therapy in older menReproductive and Developmental Endocrinology