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.”


Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2020.

Fellows—Are you looking for more ways to get involved with AACE? You can help advocate for the interests of endocrine fellows across the country and learn about the process of developing policies and clinical guidelines as a fellow-in-training representative on the AACE's Board of Directors during the 2020–2021 association year! This is an excellent opportunity to actively participate as a full voting member of the Board of Directors. As the FIT representative, you would:


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.


AACE needs your help identifying the most qualified candidates to serve on the editorial board for an update to ASAP, our premiere case-based learning tool for endocrinologists and endocrine trainees. 


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.


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,


October 18, 2019 | AACE joins the International Life Sciences Institute in hosting the free webinar, "Tools and Tactics for Reducing Added Sugars Intake: Guidance for Practitioners with a Focus on Low-Calorie Sweetener Safety and Appropriate Use."


As the growing international public health crisis of cardiovascular disease continues to plague the globe, it is imperative for clinicians to equip themselves with hands-on therapeutic practices & protocols that can be directly applied to patients. With recent statistics indicating that over one-third of the population has at least one cardiometabolic risk factor including dyslipidemia, CVD, hypertension, diabetes, and/or obesity the Cardiometabolic Health Congress serves as the go-to forum for health practitioners to stay educated and clinically current.


The Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC) Registry Consortium* is partnering with the American Thyroid Association® (ATA) to create a registry (list) of all new cases of MTC diagnosed in the United States over the next 10-15 years (the MTC Registry).


Pharmaceutical company Takeda has announced the recall of the its parathyroid hormone for injection, NATPRA.


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new study on prescription drug use to treat obesity.


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. 


The nomination period is NOW OPEN for the 2020 AACE/ACE Awards. AACE Members may nominate colleagues to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments and exceptional contributions of leaders in our field.


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.


Prasad, M. et al. Triglyceride and Triglyceride/HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) Ratio Predict Major Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes in Women With Non-Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019;8:e009442. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.118.009442.)


Chait, A. and Eckel, R. The Chylomicronemia Syndrome Is Most Often Multifactorial. Ann Intern Med. 2019;170:626-634. doi:10.7326/M19-0203


Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA et al. 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation 2019:Cir0000000000000678


Hawley CE, et al. Statins for Primary Prevention in Those Aged 70 Years and Older: A Critical Review of Recent Cholesterol Guidelines. Drugs Aging 2019


Kim DW, et al. Association between statin treatment and new-onset diabetes mellitus: a population based case-control study. Diabetology & metabolic syndrome 2019; 11:30


Schleyer T, Hui S, Wang J, et al. Quantifying unmet need in statin-treated hyperlipidemia patients and the potential benefit of further LDL-C reduction through an EHR-based retrospective cohort study. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2019;25(5):544-554. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Bhatt DL, Steg G, Miller M, et al. Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Icosapent Ethyl for Hypertriglyceridemia. N Engl J Med. 2019;380:11-22.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1812792


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.


Shin J, Chung JW, Jang HS et al. Achieved low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and stroke risk: A meta-analysis of 23 randomised trials. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2019:2047487319830503.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=30782002


Fogacci F, Banach M, Mikhailidis DP et al. Safety of Red Yeast Rice Supplementation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Pharmacol Res. 2019; 143:1-16.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=30844537


Ference BA, Ray KK, Catapano AL, et al. Mendelian Randomization Study of ACLY and Cardiovascular Disease.


Ray KK, Bays HE, Catapano AL, et al. Safety and Efficacy of Bempedoic Acid to Reduce LDL Cholesterol. N Engl J Med. 2019;380:1022-1032.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1803917


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


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.