Our Annual Special Recognition award recognises those persons who have provided an outstanding service to the European Society of Endocrinology or to endocrinology at large in a particular area or for a specific project. Nominations are received through and considered by the Executive Committee.
2021 - Justo Castaño, Spain
In recognition of his extremely valuable contribution and engagement in the Society’s activities.
2021 - Sofia Llahana, UK
In recognition of her dedication to ESE through the substantial development of the nurse activities in Europe through the Nurses Working Group.
2020 - Karim Meeran, UK
In recognition of his services to the Education Committee (2015-2019) and being instrumental in the development of the ESE Recommended Curriculum and the European Board Examination in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
2020 - Manuela Simoni, Italy
In recognition of her services to the Society as Secretary (2014-2018).
2019 - Marija Pfeifer, Slovenia
In recognition of her commitment to education through her hard work and dedication in the organisation of ESE’s Postgraduate courses.
2019 - Hans Romijn, The Netherlands
In recognition of his services to the European Journal of Endocrinology as Editor-in-Chief (2011-2018).
2019 - Richard Ross, UK
In recognition of his outstanding service to the European Society of Endocrinology through his strategic and exceptional contribution to the development of ESE as the leading learned society in the world.
2018 - Christian Strasburger, Germany
In recognition of his services to the European Journal of Endocrinology as Editor-in-Chief (2007-2011).
2018 - Jens Bollerslev, Norway
In recognition of his contribution to the development of the ESE Recommended Curriculum of Specialisation in Clinical Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
2018 - Wouter de Herder, Netherlands
In recognition of his dedication and contribution to the ESE newsletter, website and electronic communications.
2017 – Anna Spada, Italy
In recognition of her contribution to the Society as POC Co–Chair for ECE 2014 and Journal of Molecular Endocrinology Editor–in–Chief (2008–2012).
2017 – George Mastorakos, Greece
In recognition of his commitment to the Society and his achievements as the first representative of the ESE Council of Affiliated Societies (ECAS).
2016 – Pia Burman, Sweden
In recognition of her contribution to endocrinology and our Society through her dedication and commitment in developing the ESE Clinical Guidelines.
2016 – Josef Köhrle, Germany
In recognition of his contribution to endocrinology and our Society, as Secretary of the European Federation of Endocrine Societies (EFES) and more recently his dedication to science through the work of the ESE Science Committee.
2015 – Eberhard Nieschlag, Germany
In special recognition of his commitment to our Society and his remarkable dedication and achievements.
2015 – Fotios Pavlatos, Greece
In recognition of his contribution to Endocrinology with the publication of the Dexamethasone Test in 1965.
2014 – Jens Sandahl Christiansen, Denmark
In special recognition of his commitment to the European Society of Endocrinology and his exceptional role in the development of the society.
2014 – Andrzej Milewicz, Poland
In recognition of his commitment to the European Society of Endocrinology, his great work and enthusiasm as Chair of the ECE 2014 Local Organising Committee and his services to European endocrinology.
2014 – Peter Trainer, UK
In recognition of his commitment to the European Society of Endocrinology and the outstanding work of the Education Committee under his chairmanship.