Finding Solutions to Major Health Concerns Across the Americas: Renowned Medical Association Assembles Endocrinology Experts for Scientific Symposium in Latin America

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(February 2, 2015) – The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) will convene the first-ever, Pan-American Scientific Symposium: Clinical Endocrinology in Latin America on February 26-28 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Endocrinologists from throughout South and Central America, the Caribbean Basin, as well as members of current AACE Chapters in the region – Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Puerto Rico, will attend the three-day conference to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel and hosted in cooperation with the Asociacion Nacional Pro Estudio de la Diabetes,  Endocrinologia y Metabolismo.

“This is AACE’s first educational conference in Latin America that will address the endocrine pandemics widely affecting emerging economies throughout the region,” said AACE President R. Mack Harrell, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU. “It’s a transcultural opportunity for us to share and adapt our AACE guidelines and educational programs with the help of our colleagues throughout Latin America.”  

With the implementation of the Pan-American Scientific Symposium: Clinical Endocrinology in Latin America, AACE continues to demonstrate a leadership role providing dynamic educational opportunities to clinical endocrinologists around the globe. This conference will focus on endocrine diseases such as diabetes, obesity, thyroid disease and thyroid cancer as they pertain to Latin America. Also, a special workshop on neck ultrasound will be offered to participants.

Interested participants can learn more and register via email: [email protected] or by calling 011-506-2487-4318.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,900 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world with 13 international chapters. The majority of AACE members are certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. For more information, visit the AACE website at, become a fan on Facebook at or follow AACE on Twitter at