PES is turning 50 years old!

We are excited to celebrate our golden anniversary with all of our members. We want to share some of the exciting projects we are working on to commemorate this special milestone of our society!

Video vignettes/interviews:

At long last. we have completed a major oral history project lead by Erinn Rhodes! Many senior members were asked a series of questions about their journey into and through a career in pediatric endocrinology. It has been exciting to preview some of the statements and hear what the PES has meant to senior members and those in leadership positions. Please see below for the interviews in their entirety. Please also enjoy the 50th anniversary Highlight video with bits from all of those interviewed!

Timeline Project:

The timeline project was designed to codify the rich history of pediatric endocrinology over the past 5 decades, since the creation of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES). We have also recorded some of the seminal events in basic, clinical, and translational endocrinology from our adult colleagues that have permitted better understanding and management of endocrine disorders of childhood and adolescence. We were not surprised to note that many members of (Lawson Wilkins) Pediatric Endocrine Society contributed to our ability to diagnose and treat children with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus. Each “sub”-specialty has a defined “mini”-timeline and the major goal was to weave all into one grand display. Enjoy!

Special Anniversary edition of HRP: Coming Soon!

As an additional special anniversary project, under the co-editorship of Sharon Oberfield, Walter Miller and Alan Rogol and in conjunction with Hormone Research in Paediatrics, our official journal, a dozen or so of our senior members will spearhead a celebratory special issue of HRP, tentatively scheduled for December, 2022. The individual contributions will consist of historical reports based on major areas of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. This is a flagship, major undertaking among the authors, the Board, the co-editors, senior members of PES and is strongly endorsed by the journal and its publisher, Karger Publishers. We hope that this issue will become the “go-to” place for anyone seeking the intellectual roots, both basic and clinical, of their particular subspecialty interest in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes.

50th fundraiser

Donate to the Golden Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of our society! With a membership of over 1500, we are committed to our vision of being the professional home and voice of Pediatric Endocrinology in North America and advancing and promoting the endocrine health of children and adolescents.

To commemorate our 50th anniversary, we have begun the $50-for-50 fundraising drive. We are asking each of you to consider a tax-deductible contribution of $50 to the Pediatric Endocrine Society.  To kick off this celebratory drive, each member of the PES Board of Directors has made a donation.

We are proud to announce that revenue from the $50-for-50 program will support our strategic priorities like programs to strengthen the workforce pipeline and efforts in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Donations in multiples of 50 are very welcome and encouraged!

Your support for these PES initiatives will help us positively impact the endocrine health of children and adolescents!