On December 29, 2022, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 [P.L. 117-328]. Read our federal policy blog to learn about the key items in the new law.
In compliance with Chapter 6 of the AACE Bylaws*, this Memorandum serves to officially notify you in writing that the Board of Directors, upon an affirmative 2/3 vote, approved the AACE Nominating Committee slate of candidates for the special election for AACE President Elect, Treasurer and Secretary for a one-year term to begin January 1, 2023, and end on December 31, 2023.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2023 physician fee schedule final rule, hospital outpatient prospective payment system, and ambulatory surgical center payment rule. Read our November 2022 federal policy blog to learn about the updates.
October 14, 2022
Building off of last year’s successful new format, AACE is pleased to announce the newest edition of the AACE Self-Assessment Program (ASAP)!
In February, 2022, AACE supported an urgent call for action to address the serious health delivery issues that patients with diabetes were facing in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia as a result of the ongoing conflict between the Federal Government and the Tigray Regional Government. We are deeply concerned about the ongoing barriers to delivering life-saving supplies and medications to innocent people of Tigray, suffering with diabetes. Read our full statement to learn more.
On behalf of the AACE Nominating Committee, we invite your participation in the nomination process for candidates for a special election for open AACE Officer positions for 2023.
The recent bylaws amendments approved by the Board of Directors affecting elections include:
Statement: Medical Care Team – Patient Relationship
Benefits of Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- Insights into effects of food, exercise, illness and medication on real-time diabetes management
- Improved Time in Range (TIR)
- Directional arrows
- Audible ala
A bipartisan group of eight House lawmakers, spearheaded by Reps. Ami Bera (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN), are asking stakeholders how to fix the flawed Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act without dramatically increasing Medicare spending. The legislators ask for creative legislative or regulatory solutions to Medicare’s pay instability. Below you will find the link to their letter requesting information.
Submit your paper for presentation at the first annual Endocrine Practice Journal Symposium at the 2023 AACE Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.
July 20, 2022
Read the July 2022 federal policy update to learn about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) newly released proposed 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule rule
Read the July 2022 federal policy update to learn about the results of the June 28th House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation hearing on “Protecting America's Seniors: Oversight of Private Sector Medicare Advantage Plans."
The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), a coalition of 48 specialty societies (including AACE), strongly denounces any interference into the practice of medicine that undermines the integrity of the patient-physician relationship.
We're seeking chairs, authors, and a methodology fellow to develop a consensus statement on acromegaly. Learn how to apply today!
Join AACE in San Antonio, Texas at the beautiful Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk September 30 - October 2, 2022 for two engaging meetings in one destination. Learn more about our Co-Management Care in Endocrinology meeting and our AACE Cardiometabolic Conference.
We're seeking authors and a methodology fellow to update the 2017 AACE Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Learn how to apply today!
Read the June 2022 federal policy update to learn about interchangeable biological products from the FDA, the latest enrollment figures for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP released by the CMS, house republican health policy proposals, 2022 social security and Medicare trustees’ reports, and more.
Congratulations to our 2022 Awards, MACE and FACE recipients. All recipients were honored during our 2022 Annual Meeting.
In this update on federal policy in health care, read about the rules and other items that are under OIRA review, the recent pharmacy benefit managers Congressional hearing, and more.
Check out these great resources at AACE!
AACE has been named one of seven subspecialty societies to participate in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded grant project led and coordinated through the Council for Medical Specialty Societies to help increase COVID-19, influenza, and routine vaccinations in high-risk adults with chronic medical conditions.
Congratulations to the newly elected Officers and Board Members! We are confident that AACE will be well served by their contributions.
We at AACE strongly believe that decisions impacting health care of endocrine patients are best left to the health professional, the patient, and the patient’s families for all medical care. Read our position statement on transgender and gender diverse patients to learn more.
The current continuing resolution funds the Federal government until February 18, 2022. The House and Senate Appropriations Committees Chairs and Ranking Members continue their negotiations. Learn about the latest updates on the Congressional Budget Office Report, No Surprises Billing Information, President’s Stimulus Bill, and much more.
February 4, 2022
There is a severe shortage of diabetes medicines in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, jeopardizing thousands of persons with diabetes. We urge both government organizations and non-government organizations, including manufacturers to strive to improve access to life-saving treatments for diabetes in the Tigray region. Read our full statement to learn more.
February 2, 2022
Former AACE President, Daniel S. Duick, MD, FACP, MACE, ECNU, passed peacefully, surrounded by family on January 5, 2022. He was an inspiration to the endocrine community as an endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism specialist with more than 55 years of experience in the medical field.
January 25, 2022
AACE leadership spent the last year developing our 2022-2025 strategic plan, and one of our three focus areas is patient and public awareness. AACE President Dr. Felice Caldarella shares how we are further expanding and updating our patient and public resources by featuring “AACE Patient Journeys”, along with other new developments including our involvement in helping to obtain Congressional approval for the National Clinical Care Commission (NCCC) recommendations on diabetes care, and more.
December 2021 - January 2022
On December 3, 2021, President Biden signed the "Further Extending Government Funding Act". Public Law 117-70 funds the Federal government through February 18, 2022. It is likely Congress will again consolidate all the bills into one large appropriations bill. The big question is whether Congress can achieve an agreement on full year appropriations or simply pass another continuing resolution.
On November 19th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, the “Build Back Better Act”. Learn about the new federal policy updates and how it will support the major health care provisions in H.R. 5376.
On November 2, 2021, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released several final Calendar Year 2022 payment rules. Learn how these rules cover physician fee schedule, hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical centers, and more.
With our recent announcement about the new AACE Communities initiative that will offer regional events at a global scale, we are happy to share that MCI is teaming up with AACE as a regional office to bring educational opportunities and more to areas within Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
September 27, 2021
After over a year of producing virtual events during an uncertain time, we are planning for a potential return to in-person events that brings both excitement and new opportunities. As a valued member of our AACE Community, I would like to be transparent with you and share how we are planning a return to in-person conferences in 2022.
On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the proposed rule for the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B issues. Learn how the results can bring better accessibility, quality, affordability, empowerment, and innovation.
On July 1, 2021, the “No Surprises Act” Interim Final Rule, Part I, was issued. Learn how this announcement is the first in a series of regulations aimed at shielding patients from increased financial hardships stemming from surprise medical bills.
In June the U.S. Supreme Court came to the end of its term. Meanwhile, Congress has begun the budget/appropriations process. Learn about the latest federal policy updates and how it can impact the future of health care.
Monica Agarwal MD, MEHP, FACE, provides her perspectives on the recent FDA approval of Semaglutide as an addition to the therapeutic armamentarium of weight management options for people living with obesity. Learn her key takeaways and how the new injectable semaglutide can support adults living with obesity.
On May 25, the Senate confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator by a vote of 55-44. She was sworn in two days later. In her first interview, Brooks-LaSure stated that her top priorities will be to expand health insurance coverage and address health disparities.
On May 28, President Biden released his FY 2022 budget and revenue proposals. Learn about the breakdown of the health care budget proposals.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed to Federal public policymakers and the general public the need for more health care providers. More importantly, there was a greater realization of a shortage in underserved areas, particularly in certain urban, rural, and Native American settings. Learn how congress is solving the crisis in the health care workforce.
Congratulations to our 2021 Awards, MACE and FACE recipients. All recipients will be honored during our 2021 Annual Meeting.
We have been notified of several fellowship and medical board scams that are targeting physicians by offering a medical certification and/or endocrinology fellowship designation (FACE) from a medical association for a fee.
Congratulations to the newly elected Officers and Board members.
The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 [Public Law 116-123] authorized the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to waive statutory requirements with respect to telehealth services under Medicare for the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
Coming soon: a new way to connect with your peers on a micro level
Joint Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccination and Osteoporosis Management from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE), Endocrine Society, European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
The COVID-19 pandemic entered a new promising phase when the first vaccines for preventing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection became available in late 2020. We at AACE have recommendations for both endocrine patients and care providers.
February 1, 2021
In compliance with the AACE Bylaws, we’re sharing with you the following preliminary slate of candidates for election to officer positions for a one-year (1) term. For the Board of Directors, there are five (5) open positions for election to a three-year (3) term (2021-2024), one (1) open position for a two-year (2) term (2021-2023), and one (1) open position for a one-year (1) term (2021-2022).
This World Diabetes Day, we at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) extend our support to those in the endocrine care team who help diabetes patients every day. Now with a new brand and name that more clearly defines AACE as a community of individuals who work together to elevate the practice of clinical endocrinology, we are committed to expanding diabetes education with a more inclusive approach — with endocrinologists leading the way.
Nominate your colleagues as candidates for election to the AACE Board of Directors to fill terms expiring in 2021. The deadline to submit your recommended nominee is November 20, 2020, 5:00 pm ET.
There are five positions available on the Board for a three-year term, expiring in 2024, and one, one-year seat to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Susan Samson who became Secretary, expiring in 2022. Board members whose current terms expire in 2021 include:
October 26, 2020
Welcome to the new pro.aace.com! Things look a little different, so you might be wondering where to find all the educational opportunities we have to offer.
For a quick view of the most popular courses, you can scroll through our carousel entitled “Educational Opportunities” located just underneath the AACE mission statement on the home page of pro.aace.com. Simply click the orange arrows below the boxes to browse.
Lilly has launched “Insulin Affordability: Learn. Act. Share.” to encourage those who use Lilly insulin to:
Learn about our affordability options
Act by visiting insulinaffordability.com or calling the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center
Share this important information with others who may benefit from our solutions.
An update for current AACE members. On October 20, 2020 - we launched a transformed AACE brand and community. While there are a number of changes that were revealed on October 20, here is what you need to know about our direction.
October 8, 2020
The nomination submission period closes November 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. The 2021 AACE Awards will be presented during AACE's 30th Annual Meeting in May 2021.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists announces new Editors-in-Chief as well as a new publishing partnership with Elsevier for their distinguished journals.
Jacksonville FL, October 1, 2020
We are pleased to announce that new Editors-in-Chief have been selected for both Endocrine Practice and AACE Clinical Case Reports. In addition to this new editorial leadership, we are also announcing a partnership with Elsevier to publish both journals beginning January 1, 2021.
Anyone with commercial insurance, and those without insurance at all, can continue filling their monthly prescription of Lilly insulins for $35 through this program.
September 16, 2020
An update on outcomes of the virtual Annual Business Meeting that occurred on September 11, 2020.
Join us on October 20, 2020 as we launch a new AACE.
AACE is a dynamic organization that is leading the way in the endocrine community with clinical knowledge and experience.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two additional doses of Eli Lilly and Company's (NYSE: LLY) Trulicity® (dulaglutide). The approval expands the label of once-weekly Trulicity to include 3.0 mg and 4.5 mg doses based on data from AWARD-11. The phase 3 trial showed the additional doses led to further benefits in A1C and body weight reduction when compared to Trulicity 1.5 mg in people with type 2 diabetes.
September 8, 2020
Read more about thyroid eye disease, including recent research and case studies from Endocrine Practice and AACE Clinical Case Reports.
Drs. Leslie Eldeiry, Scott Isaacs, and Matthew Levine provide an important AACE member update on behalf of the Board of Directors on two upcoming changes regarding our brand and community. These will be further discussed at the Annual Business Meeting on September 11, 2020.
The Annual Business Meeting of the AACE membership will be held via a ZOOM Virtual Conference Call on Friday, September 11, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST. Registration is required.
AbbVie has launched a new SYNTHROID DELIVERS PROGRAM, a direct-to-patient pharmacy program that offers patients a cash-pay option to receive Synthroid consistently and conveniently.
Here is a round-up of four different online, on-demand courses you can take that will walk you through the guidelines and help you apply them to your practice.
August 18, 2020
The FACE application period is open until November 2, 2020. Applications will only be accepted online, and eligible candidates must meet the criteria set forth by the FACE Application Committee.
A new policy statement from AACE including background and recommendations for access to diabetes medication and technology
The COVID-19 public health emergency declaration has officially been extended for another 90 days by Health and Human Services. Secretary Alex Azar endorsed the renewal on July 23, just before it was set to expire July 25.
President Trump signed four executive orders aimed at lowering the prices Americans pay for prescription drugs, including insulin.
July 8, 2020
AACE is excited to announce 'The Lowdown on Low Blood Sugar' campaign.
In the era of COVID-19, many in-office visits have been able to convert to virtual appointments. Many ask, how is a telemedicine visit different, and how can I get the most from it?
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May 12, 2020
We’ve partnered with Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit organization aiming to unite the global diabetes community and provide solutions to improve lives, to develop Armed For Diabetes,* a campaign to educate veterans on how they can gain access to the latest diabetes management tools.
May 6, 2020
Dr. Sandra Weber, AACE President 2019-2020, and Dr. Howard Lando, AACE President 2020-2021, deliver addresses to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) community. Introduction by Paul Markowski, AACE CEO.
Organizations responding to "paucity of data” to provide clear guidance for healthcare professionals treating millions of osteoporosis patients.
April 29, 2020
Though we sadly cannot celebrate in person at our annual congress, we are happy to congratulate our 2020 Awards, MACE and FACE recipients here on AACE.com. All recipients will be honored during the AACE 30th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in 2021.
2020 AACE/ACE Awards
View a special section highlighting the 2020 AACE/ACE Awards winners and read their bios.
AACE Frontiers in Science
April 29, 2020
We are pleased to report to you the results of the AACE 2020 elections. Dr. Daniel L. Hurley, Chair of the Nominating Committee, thanks the members of the Nominating Committee for their time and effort evaluating a number of excellent candidates for Officer positions and the Board of Directors and for developing a strong slate of candidates for the 2020 election.
AACE members Gauri Behari, MD, Karyne Vinales, MD, and Ricardo Correa MD, Es.D, share their experience with telemedicine tools both before and after the COVID-19 health crisis.
April 20, 2020
We continue to think of you during this unprecedented season. While over the last several weeks you have received many helpful pieces of guidance, research, and news updates - today we simply wish to remind you that our priority remains to be you: our members. You are the heart of AACE, and you are our foremost thought that guides anything and everything we do.
Initial research suggests that people with cardiometabolic disease are at increased risk of experiencing complications from infection with COVID-19 and may be more susceptible to contracting the virus.
There is currently no reason to believe that most people with thyroid disease are at increased risk to contract this novel coronavirus or to experience complications. Nevertheless, if thyroid medications are not taken as prescribed, uncontrolled thyroid disease may increase a person’s risk for viral infection and complications.
April 10, 2020
It is with great sadness that I share the news of Dr. Alan Garber’s passing yesterday on April 9, 2020. Dr. Garber was a Charter Member of AACE, as well as a Past President of both AACE and ACE.
A new $35 co-pay is available through the Lilly Insulin Value Program in response to the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S.
With the novel COVID-19 virus continuing to spread, it is crucial to adhere to the advice from experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help reduce risk of infection for individuals and the population at large. This is particularly important for people with adrenal insufficiency and people with uncontrolled Cushing’s Syndrome.
At this time, the leading pharmaceutical manufacturers are reporting that COVID-19 is NOT having an impact on their manufacturing and distribution capabilities for insulin and other related supplies.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated the Nutrition Facts label.
August 18, 2020 (Latest Update)
AACE is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 and working with partner medical societies to provide information and resources to our members. Click to view COVID-19 resources, including more about navigating telehealth services.
AACE releases update on COVID-19 and the risks and recommended preparations for patients with diabetes.
In an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump Administration announced today that it is expanding Medicare telehealth coverage so that beneficiaries can receive healthcare services without having to travel to their physician's office.
AACE invites nominations and applications for two, separate positions:
1) Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Practice (EP)
2) Editor-in-Chief of AACE Clinical Case Reports (ACCR)
Endocrine Practice (EP) publishes original articles, review articles, commentaries, editorials and visual vignettes. The primary mission of Endocrine Practice is to enhance the health care of patients with endocrine diseases through continuing education of practicing endocrinologists.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in the United States, it is important for everyone to take the necessary precautions to help prevent infection and spread of the virus. While it is difficult to assess the unique implications of COVID-19 in people with diabetes (type 1, type 2, or gestational) at this time, diabetes and other chronic medical conditions can make patients more vulnerable to infections, leading to serious consequences. In addition, uncontrolled diabetes with hyperglycemia is known to impair immune function.
AACE is closely monitoring the information being shared about the virus and will take the precautions needed to promote the health and safety of our staff and members attending the EMBRAACE annual meeting.
Coinciding with World Obesity Day, AACE has joined over 100 medical and scientific organizations across the world in pledging our support for a consensus statement that recognizes unscientific public narratives of obesity as a major cause of weight stigma and calls for strong policies and legislation to prevent weight-based discrimination.
November 18, 2020 (Latest Update)
AACE is excited to share all the benefits of this improved system with you.
February 14, 2020
Due to signals in safety clinical trials showing possible increased risk of cancer, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that the manufacturer of Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) voluntarily withdraw the weight-loss drug from the U.S. market.
The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Click to read which models are affected.
February 3, 2020
The AACE diabetes algorithm is a comprehensive management algorithm that covers lifestyle, obesity, prediabetes, lipids, hypertension and glucose management strategies.
The former American Association of Diabetes Educators is now the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). The rebranding reflects the association’s shift from referencing the specialty title as “diabetes educator” to the more comprehensive “diabetes care and education specialist.”
January 10, 2020
In compliance with the AACE Bylaws, the AACE Nominating Committee is pleased to notify the membership of the selection of the following preliminary slate of candidates for election to Officer positions for a one-year (1) term.
To coincide with Thyroid Awareness Month, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) launched the Up To Here campaign on Monday to raise awareness of thyroid diseases and to help Americans recognize symptoms, risk factors and the need to seek treatment. More than 10% of Americans will develop a thyroid disease during their lives, yet many of those affected remain unaware of their condition.
November 4, 2019
AACE has released updated guidelines for the perioperative nutrition, metabolic and nonsurgical support of patients undergoing bariatric procedures.
The Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2021 includes an an overall 16 percent increase in E/M codes for Endocrinology – the most of any specialty. A record number of AACE members responded to an AACE “Action Alert” and sent comments to CMS in September in support of the higher valuations – thank you! Unfortunately CMS did NOT place FNA codes on the “potentially mis-valued” list, closing the door to a process to increase these codes, which were substantially reduced this year.
October 15, 2019
As of January 1, 2019, Medicare will pay separately for a newly defined type of physicians' service termed as, “Brief communication technology-based service, e.g. virtual check-in…" The HCPCs code is G2012 and is defined as,
The Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC) Registry Consortium* is partnering with the American Thyroid Association® (ATA) to create a registry (list) of adult (18 years of age and older) cases of MTC diagnosed in the United States in order to characterize their medical histories and possible risk factors, including history of treatment with long-acting GLP-1 RAs from January 1, 2010 to present (the MTC Registry).
September 6, 2019
Pharmaceutical company Takeda has announced the recall of the its parathyroid hormone for injection, NATPRA.
August 12, 2019
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new study on prescription drug use to treat obesity.
August 8, 2019
The CDC recently launched in collaboration with Google Health, a prediabetes quiz that will pop up when end users search for certain medical information using their Google browser to bring more public awareness about prediabetes.
Medicare imposed substantial cuts in reimbursements for the new and revised fine needle aspiration codes for 2019. AACE, together with the Endocrine Society and American Thyroid Association, advocated for you with letters to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress opposing these cuts. We secured a win with the release of the proposed physician pay rule issued July 29.
Medscape reports the nasal powder, used in the treatment of severe hypoglycemia for patients aged 4 years or older, is the first licensed glucagon product that is not delivered by injection and that does not require a multistep mixing process.
The FACE application period is from Monday, August 12, 2019, 8:00 am ET to Friday, November 01, 2019, 5:00 pm, ET. FACE Applications for 2020 will only be accepted through an online process.
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Presenting PrescriptionHelp.aace.com – A directory of prescription affordability programs and resources for your endocrine patients to help them acquire the medications they need at reduced out-of-pocket costs.
June 28, 2019
In the systematic review and meta-analysis of more than 4,000 patients with adenomas published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (Elhassan et al), authors reported that patients with mild autonomous cortisol secretion or nonfunctioning adrenal adenomas very rarely develop overt hormonal excess (<0.1%). In addition, adenoma growth >1cm occurred only in 2.5% of patients and no patient developed an adrenal malignancy at follow up.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients and health care providers that certain Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps are being recalled due to potential cybersecurity risks.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), a professional community of physicians specializing in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolic disorders, completed its latest phase of digital transformation by launching a new association management system, and content management system that will provide improved operational efficiency for the organization and an enhanced online experience for the endocrine community.
Working with health care professionals and leaders across the country, the new position statement improves patient care.
When it comes to optimal bone health and fracture prevention, there is scant evidence for recommending supplementation with vitamins and minerals other than calcium and vitamin D, according to AACE member Daniel L. Hurley, MD, FACE, who spoke at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
This year, at the 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress, AACE made changes to the traditional lecture format and pushed for casual presentations, allowing more in-depth and interactive conversations. Read about the change from a member's perspective in this editorial by Archana Sadhu, MD, FACE, longtime Los Angeles resident.
Findings presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress showed that seeking hospital care for diabetic ketoacidosis during the weekend as opposed to during the week may increase mortality risk.
April 25, 2019
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with increased risk for fractures in the short term but not in the long term, according to study results presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
Treatment with linagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular and/or kidney disease had no impact on risk for cardiovascular or kidney events or hospitalization for heart failure, according to results of the CARMELINA study (Cardiovascular and Renal Microvascular Outcome Study With Linagliptin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus) presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinic
Abaloparatide followed by alendronate treatment may improve bone mineral density (BMD) in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to study results presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
The use of an insulin pump to deliver continuous pulsatile cortisol may be a viable treatment option in patients with severe adrenal insufficiency who are unresponsive to oral corticosteroids, according to study results presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
Biochemical markers and clinical signs and symptoms of endogenous Cushing syndrome improved after 6 months of levoketoconazole therapy, according to phase 3 study results presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
Significantly more euthyroid patients with thyroid disease suffer from anxiety compared with depression, regardless of whether they have Hashimoto thyroiditis autoimmunity, according to research results presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
A weighted cardiometabolic disease staging risk score can be used to quantify race- and sex-specific type 2 diabetes risk in a large, diverse population, according to study results presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
Hypothyroidism is a risk factor for increased length of hospital stay and mortality in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), according to study results presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
Teprotumumab effectively reduces proptosis in patients with active thyroid eye disease, according to phase 3 confirmatory trial data presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
For indeterminate thyroid nodules following fine needle aspiration, evidence of thick post-microcystic reflection on ultrasound was found to be associated with malignant nodules, according to study results presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
Lower income and education levels may negatively affect the experience and expectations of patients who are obese who receive care for weight management, according to study results presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
The cardiovascular and renal effects of treatment with canagliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes are more prominent in patients not taking metformin compared with patients treated with canagliflozin as an add-on to metformin, according to data from the CANVAS (CANagliflozin cardioVascular Assessment Study) Program presented at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
May 10, 2019
Endocrine Today has compiled a list of the top five news stories posted from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Scientific & Clinical Congress, held April 24-28, 2019, in Los Angeles.
April 28, 2019
Distinctive serum steroid profiles might emerge in patients with adrenal tumors and Cushing's syndrome, according to research reported by Shobana Athimulam, MBBS, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues, at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
April 28, 2019
The ThyroSeq v3 Genomic Classifier was able to effectively classify thyroid nodules with samples collected through fine needle aspiration (FNA), according to research reported by Lindsey Tolino, MBA, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, and colleagues, at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
April 28, 2019
The investigational agent teprotumumab was effective for reducing proptosis associated with thyroid eye disease, according to late-breaking phase III data presented by Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD, of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and colleagues, at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
April 29, 2019
The investigational agent relacorilant significantly improved excess cortisol in patients with endogenous hypercortisolism, researchers reported at the AACE 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
Among patients on hemodialysis, trabecular bone score was helpful in predicting fracture risk, researchers reported during an oral presentation of the findings at AACE’s 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
AACE Member Roy Taylor, MD, discussed the pathogenesis of hepatic insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes in an interview at AACE’s 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
AACE Member Felicia Cosman, MD, professor of medicine at Columbia University, New York, discussed the current state of osteoporosis treatment in an interview at AACE’s 28th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress.
June 10, 2019
Lewis E. Braverman, MD, MACE, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2019. He leaves his wife Mimi Braverman; his sons, William Braverman and Daniel Braverman; and his five grandchildren.
Winners Selected Among Nearly 500 e-Posters Presented at AACE 2019
Professional Physician Organization Elects New Officers at AACE 2019
Recent research findings from Teprotumumab and CREDENCE to be presented in the US for first time
Recipients Will Be Honored at the AACE 2019 Conference
Conference will focus on best practices for enhancing endocrine patient care, feature keynote speaker and social media expert Kevin Pho, M.D.
In a recent interview with the AACE2019News.com, Yulino Castillo Núñez, MD, recipient of the 2019 AACE International Clinician Award, discussed some of the greatest influences on his career in endocrinology.
April 21, 2019
Kevin Pho, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and founder of KevinMD, social media’s leading physician voice. He has been named the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine. Dr. Pho is coming to AACE to deliver the keynote address “Social Media and the Physician” on Saturday, April 27. AACE2019News.com recently had the opportunity to ask Dr. Pho a few questions about his presentation, social media and why endocrinologists should get on the social media train.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) announced today the publication of the AACE/ACE 2019 Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (February 11, 2019) – As a trusted source of information for clinical endocrinologists and other healthcare professionals, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) announced today, the launch of the AACE Bone Resource Center – the fourth in a series of online educational resources available to AACE members and other medical professionals.
Dietary supplements often are sold on the promise that they will strengthen bones or even prevent osteoporosis. However, according to a new position statement released today by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), the current understanding of the benefits of dietary supplements on bone health are inconclusive and require further studies.
When it comes to treating women with menopause, one size doesn’t fit all, says Dr. Rhoda H. Cobin, lead author of a new Position Statement on Menopause—2017 Update, published in the July 2017 issue of Endocrine Practice, by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE).
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis - 2016 Update and Algorithm were published in September 2016. Most recently, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published new osteoporosis guidelines, and although AACE/ACE commends the ACP effort in addressing the importance of identifying and managing osteoporosis and fracture risk in postmenopausal women and older men, important differences from the AACE/ACE guidelines need to be clarified.
As a means to revolutionize the diagnosis, treatment and management of one of the world’s most menacing chronic diseases – obesity, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) released a bold statement that redefines the medical diagnostic term of obesity – a disease with which more than one-third (36.5 percent) of U.S. adults have been diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) today announced the publication of new clinical practice guidelines and an accompanying algorithm to assist physicians and other medical professionals with the diagnosis, fracture risk assessment and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis patients.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), in conjunction with the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), today announced the publication of its 2016 update of the AACE/ACE Comprehensive Diabetes Management Algorithm and Executive Summary as a clinical guide for physicians managing the care of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
A pivotal piece of legislation intended to benefit patients with diabetes and other metabolic, autoimmune and insulin-resistant diseases is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote after its passage today by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
A consensus conference convened by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) this past weekend advocated for expanded use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in the management of diabetes.
Aiming to revolutionize the diagnosis, treatment and management of obesity, one of the world’s most insidious chronic diseases, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) today released a bold position statement that redefines the medical diagnostic term for obesity as a far-reaching, complications-centric chronic disease state whose measurement goes beyond the traditional singular focus on Body Mass Index, or BMI.
Citing glycemic measurement as an essential component of care for all patients with diabetes, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today announced the publication of its outpatient glucose monitoring consensus statement.
Citing the lack of compelling evidence connecting testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) with cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke, physicians representing the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today issued a position statement questioning claims that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease among users.
Two dedicated endocrinologists, experts in the care of patients with diabetes, have used their songwriting talents to co-write, produce, and record with a former American Idol performer and other recording artists, “Needle-Free”, an anthem of hope for patients with type1 diabetes and a message of awareness of the obstacles those patients face daily.
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 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) organized a gathering of U.S. and international diabetes physicians, scientists, and other experts to conduct a rigorous examination of potential issues surrounding SGLT2i (sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors), a class of prescription medicines used to lower blood sugar in adults with diabetes, and its possible relationship to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the leading medical organization representing more than 6,000 experts in the care and treatment of diabetes patients, today announced plans to convene a conference of U.S. and international experts to examine the issue of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) among patients treated with SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of medications approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes. AACE will conduct this meeting to provide answers to questions from its membership raised in response to recent case reports and publications on the subject.
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.
Responding to requests from its international members to adapt medical guidelines and best-practice treatment algorithms to be more applicable for use in their home countries, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) just concluded a first-of-its-kind conference where the foundation was laid to achieve culturally maximized quality of endocrine care for patients across and within all borders.
An estimated 29.1 million Americans (almost 10 percent of the total population) have diabetes, another 86 million citizens aged 20 or older suffer from prediabetes, and spending on diagnosed diabetes has increased 41 percent over five years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In conjunction with January being Thyroid Awareness Month, the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) – the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) – has kicked off a year-long campaign to help people understand the importance of their thyroid, a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located low in the front of the neck.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today announced the publication of new, expansive diabetes clinical practice guidelines and an updated diabetes algorithm to assist clinical caregivers with the medical management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today announced its Consensus Conference on Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) slated for Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) secured approval of a resolution by the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates that will that will secure the study of obesity education in medical schools and the develop recommendations to address gaps in obesity education to physicians.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has launched a new, online-only journal – AACE Clinical Case Reports (AACR) – dedicated to endocrine practice case reports, including commentary from noted endocrinology experts.
Most people wouldn’t equate a dentist office visit with being adiabetes diagnosis, but according to research presented today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress that’s one of the most logical places to be screened for the chronic disease.
While agreeing with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) assessment that more studies are needed to determine the effectiveness of screening for thyroid disease, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the nation’s largest collection of clinical endocrinologists, contends that aggressive case finding is an appropriate alternative in patient groups where thyroid risk factors are present.
The blood glucose monitoring initiative will be uniquely structured to gather input from all major stakeholders involved in the diabetes arena and will examine critical factors such as regulatory challenges, post-FDA-approval monitoring of safety and accuracy of glucose strips, glucose sensors and devices, patient access and economic/reimbursement issues.
The commentary, entitled “Molecular Diagnostic Testing of Thyroid Nodules with Indeterminate Cytopathology,” examines two so-called “molecular marker” tests utilized as an adjunct to fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies in assessing the malignancy risk of thyroid nodules that have been classified as “indeterminate” via FNA, with the goal of providing physicians with a practical assessment of the tests’ value as a diagnostic tool.
The National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (H.R. 1074/S. 539) calls for the creation of a public/private commission of diabetes stakeholders whose purpose is to ensure the coordination of diabetes care activities that are currently managed by three dozen federal departments and agencies and to recommend new approaches to improve diabetes care.
Anthony Keith Cryar, M.D., F.A.C.E., E.C.N.U has completed all requirements for the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) Program administered by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).
ENDO360 meets the need of organizations that wish to conduct studies solely on endocrine- related diseases including thyroid, diabetes, osteoporosis, hormone deficiencies, obesity and more.
The AACE/ACE Consensus Conference on Obesity: Building an Evidence Base for Comprehensive Action will convene March 23-24, 2014 in Washington, D.C. This conference is uniquely structured to consider research, information and opinions from all major stakeholders involved in the obesity arena.
A thyroid cancer survivor who was diagnosed and treated for the condition at age 27, Sackhoff will be joining nationally recognized thyroid expert and AACE member Dr. Jeffrey Garber for television appearances to advance knowledge about thyroid disease.
The position statement is the outgrowth of AACE/ACE’s March 2014 AACE/ACE Consensus Conference on Obesity: Building an Evidence Base for Comprehensive Action, which convened in Washington, D.C. to identify the myriad of issues surrounding the obesity epidemic and generate a meaningful, medically actionable and economically viable model for diagnosis and treatment of obesity as a disease state.
In 2011, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors declared obesity a disease state. And in 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) agreed, approving an AACE-sponsored resolution on the floor of its House of Delegates. While many understood this to be a pivotal moment in the battle to curtail and reduce historic obesity rates, the question then heard most often was, “What happens next?”
In recent years, medical journals and consumer publications alike have been hashing out the controversy about salt consumption and its effects on an array of medical conditions, primarily high blood pressure and heart disease, but also osteoporosis, kidney stones and kidney disease, and obesity.
We are very pleased that the expanded USPSTF guidelines are now more aligned with our organization’s clinical guidelines
A thyroid cancer survivor who was diagnosed and treated for the condition at age 27, Sackhoff will be joining nationally recognized thyroid expert Dr. Jeffrey Garber for a satellite media tour
A local non-profit association of physicians who specialize in diabetes research, treatment and care is urging news anchors in Jacksonville to participate in World Diabetes Day
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (February 12, 2014) – If you’re looking to show the man or lady of your dreams some loving with a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day, you’re not alone: the National Confectioners Association reports that 69 percent of Americans prefer gifts of confections over flowers on Valentine’s Day, with an estimated $1.6 billion spent on candy for the occasion.
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Treatment of hypercholesterolemia with statins results in significant reductions in cardiovascular risk; however, individuals with well-controlled low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, but persistent high triglycerides (TG), remain at increased risk.
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An estimated 30.3 million Americans have type 2 diabetes (T2D), a complex, progressive disease that requires intensified treatment over time.1-3 The complexity of T2D management, coupled with the need to tailor treatment recommendations to individual patients, presents an ongoing clinical challenge. The number and variety of treatment options available for T2D has increased dramatically in the last 15 years, with several new drug classes emerging as safe and effective.2,4,5
Jan 8, 2019
A preliminary slate of candidates for the election of Officer positions for a one-year (1) term, five (5) open positions on the Board of Directors for election to a three-year (3) term (2019-2022) and one (1) open position on the Board of Directors for a one-year (1) term (2019-2020) to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Sethu Reddy, who was elected Secretary in 2018, was sent to the membership via email/fax on December 28.