The Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (JSPE) established in 1967 and is aiming at further development for the next 50 years. The JSPE has over 1,300 members consisting of clinicians, researchers and medical staff with expertise in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. Its mission is to contribute to advancements in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes by enhancing the quality of education, improving medical practice and promoting research. To achieve its goals, the JSPE has established clinical practice guidelines for endocrinological disorders such as short stature associated with growth hormone deficiency, small for gestational age and Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, congenital hypothyroidism, Graves’ disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, disorders of sex development, osteogenesis imperfecta, vitamin D deficiency, congenital hyperinsulinism, and childhood cancer survivors. Moreover, the JSPE has encouraged its members to conduct basic and clinical research to elucidate the mechanisms underlying a variety of endocrinological disorders and to develop new drugs. The JSPE organizes annual meetings to exchange latest discoveries in the field among members and to provide new information from international leaders.
Dr. Tomonobu Hasegawa
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