ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Long recognized as the definitive source for advanced, evidence-based
clinical practice guidelines and algorithms for endocrine disease
management, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) are expanding their global
footprint with the transculturalization of key clinical care practices
for diabetes, obesity, thyroid nodules and post-menopausal osteoporosis
in Latin American countries.
Details of the initiative were highlighted today at a media briefing at
the AACE 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in
According to Dr. Jeffrey I. Mechanick, FACN, FACP, FACE, ECNU and Chair
of the AACE/ACE Transcultural Endocrinology Task Force and ACE
President-Elect, the transculturalization process entails the adaptation
of management guidelines into medical practice that is culturally
sensitive and locally relevant, factoring in diverse socio-economic,
behavioral, environmental, ethnic, even political and regulatory factors
that can impact care from region to region.
Further, there are distinct variations in clinical practice and a
notable lack of standardization within and across borders that impede
the provision of optimal patient care.
To address these challenges, Mechanick and colleagues performed thorough
analyses of transcultural factors by disease category and developed a
detailed portfolio of core recommendations organized according to
algorithm “nodes,” which address screening/aggressive case findings,
stratification, diagnostics, intervention, metrics and follow-up
intervention by country. The resulting document has been translated into
Spanish and made available to all physicians on the AACE website.
“This was a much-needed step in expanding scientifically substantiated
clinical practice into meaningful and successful implementation
strategies on a global scale,” Mechanick noted. “As our organization
examines the feasibility of creating a Center for Transcultural
Endocrinology, we’re thrilled with the prospects of expanding such
efforts to advance care for multiple endocrine disease states wherever
the need exists.”
To read additional press releases about the AACE 25th
Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress, please visit media.aace.com
or use the Twitter hashtag #25thAACE.
About the American Association of Clinical
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents
more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE
is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. A
majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and
metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine
and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disease,
osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders,
hypertension and obesity. Visit our site at www.aace.com.
About the American College of Endocrinology
The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and
scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
(AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of
endocrine and metabolic disorders by: providing professional education
and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in
education, research and service; promoting clinical research and
defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information,
please visit www.aace.com/college.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)