The 11th annual meeting of the EndoBridge® initiative took place in Antalya, Turkey from 19 to 23 October 2023.
EndoBridge 2023 brought together global leaders of endocrinology and welcomed over 450 delegates from 40 countries. The meeting was held in English with simultaneous translation into Russian, Arabic, and Turkish. Accredited by the European Council, the three-day scientific programme included lectures and interactive case discussion sessions covering all aspects of endocrinology and metabolism.
“Starting from this year, the Pediatric Endocrine Society and European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) have joined us at ‘the Bridge’. We truly appreciate growing intercontinental collaboration for bridging the world of hormones.” says Bulent Yildiz, MD, a faculty member at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara and the founder and president of EndoBridge®. “I am thrilled to witness that EndoBridge annual meeting has become one of the highlights of the year and continues to be a unique and highly influential model enhancing cross-cultural dialogue, understanding and collaboration beyond the national borders.”
The 7th Early Career Clinical Endocrinologists (ECCE) Meeting took place on 19 October, during EndoBridge®, which focused on the main topic of 'Challenges for Endocrinologists in the Hormone Laboratory'.
This meeting, organised by the ESE Council of Affiliated Societies (ECAS) of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), was moderated by Anton Luger (Austria), Bulent Yildiz (Tukey), Djuro Macut (Serbia), and Dimitrios G. Goulis (Greece). During the meeting, which was attended by 30 early-career participants representing 19 countries, the keynote lecture was delivered by Sabina Baumgartner-Parzer (Austria).
Two key sessions of the 7th ECCE were the active participation of the ESE Young Endocrinologists and Scientists (EYES) committee ['Supporting early career endocrinologists at the European level' by EYES Committee Co-chair Walter Vena (Italy)] as well as of national perspectives by early career endocrinologists ['Greetings from the North: Endocrinology training in Finland' by Riikka Sane (Finland) and 'The Georgian Association of Endocrinology and Metabolism as an example of a successful initiative of early career endocrinologists in Georgia' by Nazi Tchelidze (Georgia)].
The 8th ECCE meeting will take place next October during EndoBridge® and the main topic will be 'Imaging in Endocrinology'.
The 12th annual EndoBridge® will be held in Antalya, Turkey, on 17-20 October 2024. Further information can be found at www.endobridge.org.
Photo: 7th Early Career Clinical Endocrinologists (ECCE) Meeting on 19 November 2023