ICPE's principle objectives are:
- To organise International Meetings in pediatric endocrinology
- To promote training and education at an international level
- To propose topics for consensus meetings, to facilitate these meetings and to develop guideline documents
- To promote collaboration between Societies and regions of the world in:
- Clinical practice, including access to clinical services and endocrine and diabetes medicines
- To provide a united international 'Advocacy Voice' for pediatric endocrinology and diabetes
Organisation of ICPE
Its members are the global pediatric endocrine societies listed on our Member Societies page. ICPE members meet twice a year to progress the overall activities and objectives of the Consortium and ensure a collaborative and global approach to pediatric endocrinology. Meanwhile, the Intersociety Clinical Guidelines Committee (ICGC) is also a collaboration of all of ICPE’s members, focused on developing international guidelines and best practice in pediatric endocrinology.
This website provides a collation of meetings, training opportunities and clinical practice guidelines delivered both by the individual member societies of ICPE and by ICPE as a consortium. It is intended as a portal to be used by pediatric endocrinologists across the world.
ICPE is chaired by a representative of one of the member societies and supported by that society’s office. The first Chair of ICPE was Peter Clayton, ESPE Secretary General. The current Chair is Esko Wiltshire, APEG Past President.
A bit about ICPE’s background
In 1981 the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society of North America (now PES) initiated joint meetings which were held every 4 years and hosted in turn by ESPE and PES. From 1997, the meeting was held in collaboration with the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG), the Japanese Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (JSPE) and the Latin American Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (SLEP), with the Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES) joining from 1999. The international meetings were very successful collaborations of scientific exchange aimed at enhancing knowledge and dissemination amongst pediatric endocrinologists worldwide and ultimately improving the health of children globally.
The International Consortium of Pediatric Endocrinology (ICPE) was formed in 2015 in recognition from these global regional and supra-regional pediatric endocrine societies that a strategic organisation was required to manage the organisation of future joint international meetings as well as the co-ordination of other international activities, such as consensus meetings, guideline development and education and training opportunities.
The international meeting is now officially governed by ICPE, with the meeting hosted by a different member society every 4 years. In 2021, the first of these ICPE meetings will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hosted by SLEP.