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European Endocrinology


Volume 8 • Issue 1 • Spring 2012


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Paolo Beck-Peccoz Professor of Endocrinology, University of Milan


José Manuel Boavida Consultant Endocrinologist, Portuguese Oncology Institute (IPO), Lisbon


Philippe Bouchard Professor and Chairman, Department of Endocrinology, Hospital Saint Antoine and University Pierre and Marie Curie


Francesco Chiarelli Professor of Paediatrics, University of Chieti


George P Chrousos Professor and Chairman, First Department of Paediatrics, University of Athens


Annamaria Colao


Professor of Endocrinology, ‘Federico II’ University of Naples


Thomas Danne


Professor of Paediatrics, Children’s Hospital ‘Auf der Bult’, Hannover


Anne-Marie Felton


President, Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND)


Baptist Gallwitz


Professor of Medicine, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen


Andrea R Genazzani Professor and Director, Department of Reproductive Medicine and Child Development, University of Pisa


Ezio Ghigo Professor, Division of


Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Turin


Andrea Giustina Professor of Medicine, University of Brescia


Editorial Board Burkhard Göke


Professor and Director, Medical Clinic II, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich


Ashley Grossman


Professor of Endocrinology, OCDEM, University of Oxford


Anthony M Heagerty Professor, University of Manchester


Jens Juul Holst


Professor of Medical Physiology, University of Copenhagen


Eugene Hughes


Chairman, Primary Care Diabetes Europe Group (PCD Europe)


Anna-Lena Hulting Professor, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetology, Karolinska University Hospital


Robert Knutzen


President and CEO, Pituitary Network Association (PNA)


Peter Laurberg


Professor of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital


Pierre Lefèbvre


Emeritus (active) Professor of Medicine, University of Liège


Andrea Lenzi


Professor of Endocrinology, ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome


Rayaz A Malik


Professor of Medicine, University of Manchester


Chantal Mathieu Professor of Medicine, Catholic University Leuven


Jean Claude Mbanya Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, University of Yaoundé


Enrico Papini


Professor of Endocrinology, ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome


Furio Pacini


Professor of Endocrinology, University of Siena


Ralf Paschke


Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, University of Leipzig


Pierre-François Plouin Professor of Medicine, Georges Pompidou European Hospital and Paris Descartes University


Vera Popovic-Brkic


Professor of Medicine, Belgrade University School of Medicine


Michael B Ranke


Professor, Paediatric Endocrinology Section, University Children’s Hospital, Eberhard Karls University


Guy Rutten


Professor of Diabetology in Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht


Martin Silink


Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, University of Sydney and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead


Johannes WA Smit Professor and Chairman, Department of Endocrinology, Leiden University Medical Centre


Solomon Tesfaye Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor of Diabetic Medicine, University of Sheffield


Peter Trainer


Professor of Endocrinology, University of Manchester


Graham R Williams Professor of Endocrinology, Imperial College London


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