International Affiliations

  Being the only organization in the Philippines that bestows certification as an Endocrinologist, a specialist in the field of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, the PCEDM has also made its active presence internationally.

The PCEDM has been a member of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies since 1981 and has been the seat of the editorial board of the official publication of the group, the Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (JAFES) for more than 10 years. Along with the other member countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Cambodia, and Vietnam, the PCEDM has promoted high standards of practice in endocrinology and diabetes in the region through collaborations in research and various educational venues. Filipino endocrinologists have been typically sought as speakers in the AFES conventions, as well as in the conventions of its other member countries.

The PCEDM is also an active member of the International Society of Endocrinology, being one of the representative countries in the Asia/Oceania region. Publications and webinars by the ISE are accessed by PCEDM members and this has paved the way to insightful and a broad opportunity for learning across continents.

PCEDM has been leading the advocacy in the country to provide affordable and quality care to people with diabetes, and identifies strongly with other organizations, both local and abroad, in this vision. In the same way, the International Diabetes Foundation, a nonprofit organization that values and promotes effective education and research in diabetes, has been a force to reckon with in the International diabetes care scene. In 2022, the partnership between the 2 organizations has been forged as PCEDM became an official member of the societies working with the IDF. Through this collaboration, the activities and projects of the PCEDM’s Diabetes and Metabolic Advocacy Council has been linked to international celebrations especially during World Diabetes Day that is being held annually on Nov. 14.

With PCEDM’s collaborative nature, its provision of healthcare and education has been kept abreast to the latest standards of care.