A seven point agenda for growth

In an editorial published in the March April issue of the IJEM, first authored by the president a seven point agenda that will help foster the growth of the society was unveiled.


The salient features of the proposed pathway include:

1. Strengthening the Cosntitutional Process established

2. Participatory growth enabled through technology

3. Improving responsiveness and transparency

4. Being relevant to the community

5.Investing in the future of endocrinology

6. Strengthening regional presence

7. Maintaing journal integrity and independence.

The full article is here:  http://www.ijem.in/text.asp?2016/20/2/149/176365

ESI member honoured with ICMR oration

Bhadada2016Dr Sanjay Bhadada ESI member from Chandigarh was conferred with the MN Sen oration award by the ICMR for his work on hyperparathyroidism. He received the award from the union health minister. The topic for the oration was “Hyperparathyroidism in India: from bench to bedside”. Dr Bhadada has in the past been the recepient of the PN Shah oration and the Anil Seth award from the endocrine society. Hearty congratulations Dr Bhadada.

ESI to form state chapters

At the general body meeting of the ESI held at Ahmedabad on 19/12/15 the members of the ESI endorsed the formation of state chapters. This long standing wish of members was effected through a constitutional amendment. Members of each state may come together and convey their intention to form a state chapter to the secretary of the society. The state chapters will function in an interdependent manner with the central body retaining their local flavour and autonomy while maintaining the identity of the Endocrine Society of India. It was also resolved by the members that from 2017 ESICON will be awarded to bidding state chapters only

New office bearers elected

Dr Shashank Joshi

Dr Shashank Joshi was installed as the new president of the endocrine society of India on 19/12/2015. A padmashri awardee Dr Joshi is widely known for his passion for endocrinology and is currently a senior consultant in endocrinology at mumbai. Dr G Chandrasekara Reddy form Hyderabad will the vice president while Prof Krishna G Seshadri from chennai will be the new secretary of the endocrine society of India. Prof SK Singh from Varanasi is the president – elect. Other office bearers of the society are here.

ESI Novo Nordisk Trainee research grants – deadline March 15th 2016


Applications are invited for the Trainee Research Awards of the Endocrine Society of India for the year 2016. These awards are made possible by an unrestricted grant by Novo Nordisk India. There are five awards for INR 200000 created inorder to support outstanding thesis/ research work by first year DM/DNB students from India

Elgibility Criteria
All  Postgraduates in First year DM /DNB Endocrinology from any of the institutions in the country are elgibile to apply

How to apply?
Send in your projects before March 7th 2016 by email to the Secretary, Endocrine Society of India by email to krishnagseshadri@gmail.com.

Do not forget to include:

  1. A supporting letter from your guide/ head of department stating that this is a bonafide project for your thesis and also mentioning the dates of you joining the program and expected date of graduation. The guide must also state that he/she will stand guarantee for the work done
  2. Details for electronic transfer for funds. Funds will not be transferred to the trainee but only to the department or institution
  3. A detailed budget

Selection  Process
Projects that are considered eligible for funding will be reviewed by the research committee of the ESI. The grants will be announced before the 14th of April 2016

Disbursement of Grant
50% of the grant amount will be disbursed initially. Further disbursement will be done annually based on submission on progress reports on the work done and utilisation of sanctioned amount. These reports may be filed with the secretary of the endocrine society annually.

All grant awardees are expected to present their work at ESICON at times allotted for this. Failure to file progress reports annually and when requested by the society and failure to present progress at ESICON may result in the forfeiture of the grant.

All awardees are expected to follow the tenets of responsible and ethical conduct of research. Unethical or fraudulent use of ESI research funds will warrant adverse action from the society including forfeiture of grant, black listing in the society’s databases and other legal recourses that are available to the society

The society expects that the grant source be acknowledged in all publications and submissions made with regards to the research done with the grant.

All awardees are encouraged to submit their work to the society’s journal : Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (IJEM.in)

Dr. Shashank R Joshi

Dr. Shashank R Joshi

President, Mumbai

jai Dr.Shashank R. Joshi MD, DM, FACP, FRCP, FACE is an Indian endocrinologist, diabetologist and medical researcher, considered by many as one of the prominent practitioners of the trade in India.He was honoured by the Government of India, in 2014, by bestowing on him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his services to the field of medicine.