From Sea to Sea: Annual Meeting Session Discusses a Transcultural Standard of Care

NASHVILLE - (BUSINESSWIRE) – Endocrine leaders of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, riding on the heels of a successful and unprecedented conference held last February in San Juan, Costa Rica, are discussing the results of the successful and unprecedented conference and how it will change the delivery of health care for patients in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean Basin for the better.

The Transcultural Endocrinology Symposium is one of today’s mini-plenary sessions at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress taking place this week in Nashville.

As chair of the newly formed AACE Center for Transcultural Endocrinology, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACE, FACN, ECNU, Immediate Past President of AACE and one of the mini-plenary presenters, said the conference, held in February 2015?, laid the foundation for an improved level of care for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, obesity, thyroid conditions and bone disease.

“An important part of our work from the Pan-American Scientific Symposium in Costa Rica was to acknowledge that there are variances from country to country that need to be addressed in order to implement the medical guidelines and best-practice algorithms developed by AACE,” said Dr. Mechanick. “We are committed to supporting and working with doctors across the globe to ensure the guidelines are adapted to work for optimal improved patient care within different cultures.”

Dr. Mechanick stated that while the medical guidelines and algorithms are a starting point for a universal standard of care around the globe, they are applicable domestically as well.

“Because of the multicultural makeup of our own country, these guidelines and algorithms can easily be adaptable and utilized here on American soil,” explained Dr. Mechanick.

Other speakers of today’s mini-plenary include a multicultural panel of physicians representing India, Egypt, Nigeria and Costa Rica.

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Find a brief bio and photo of Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick here.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

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