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Welcome to the CSEM Website

The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) is a professional organization bringing together academic and community-based endocrinologists and researchers engaged in providing health care, education and research within the broad domain of endocrinology. The CSEM is a national advocate for excellence in endocrinology research, education, and patient care, and its mandate is to advance the discipline of endocrinology and metabolism in Canada.

The 8th Annual Canadian Endocrine Residents' Day/Review Course

The 8th Annual Canadian Endocrine Residents' Day/Review Course is scheduled to take place during the 17th Annual CSEM/CDA Professional Conference and Annual Meetings, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Wednesday, October 22nd. The day will consist of workshops and lectures on endocrinology topics led by experts in the field. In addition, the material covered will be useful for preparing for the upcoming Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification exam in endocrinology.

If you plan to attend this year's Canadian Endocrine Residents' Day/Review course, please take a moment to RSVP by clicking here before August 30, 2014.

Apply for travel assistance to attend this year's meeting!

To apply for travel assistance, eligible trainees should fill out the Trainee Travel Grant Application form.

Contact the CSEM at with any question about eligibility.

The deadline for submitting travel assistance applications is October 1, 2014 with no exceptions!

For more information: click here

Residents - Submit a Clinical Vignette or Research Project for presentation at the 17th Annual CSEM/CDA Professional Conference and Annual Meeting!

What: 7-minute presentations with 3-minute period for questions. You can submit (1) a clinical vignette (interesting case) for oral or poster presentation for clinical trainees, or (2) an overview for poster presentation of a proposed or ongoing basic science or clinical research project for research trainees (including PhD candidates).

Note: Completed research projects or clinical series should be submitted through the normal CSEM/CDA abstract submission route. 

How: Clinical Vignette/Research Proposal submission form available as a fillable PDF file here. This form must be used for all submissions. Please note that this form should be filled out on a PC or Mac using Adobe Reader, and not Preview or other PDF-reading program.

For more information: click here.

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 with no exceptions!

2014 ASPIRE Young Investigator Research Awards in Endocrinology

Deadline: July 31st, 2014 (online application open May 9)
Funding Organization: Pfizer Inc.
Amount: Up to five awards for 2014 US $50,000/award
Project timeline: One year
Focus: Funding will be provided to research proposals that seek to explore basic, translational, or clinical research in the area of endocrine disease in adults and children:
  • Clinical and Translational Research in the GH and IGF-I Axis
  • Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Acromegaly
  • Novel measures of growth hormone treatment benefits

Note: Early Career Investigator "if he/she is within 10 years of completing his/her post-doctoral degree or is within 10 years of completing medical residency (or the equivalent)."

External Review Committee: The ASPIRE applications will be reviewed by an independent, external review committee comprised of medical and scientific experts.

Pfizer Grant website: https://www.aspireresearch.org/ASPIRE-Endocrine/index.html  Click on "Apply" and follow the instructions. 

CSEM Awards & Grants

CSEM Awards

Every year, the CSEM offers a number of awards to honor its members' contributions to research, leadership, teaching and service to the Canadian endocrine community.

Nominate your deserving colleagues for this year's awards by filling out the CSEM Awards Nomination Form.

More information about the CSEM awards, eligibility, the nomination process and past winners is available here. The deadline for 2014 award nominations is June 1, 2014

CSEM Grants

The Dr. Fernand Labrie Fellowship Research Award

The Dr. Fernand Labrie Fellowship Research Award will be awarded to a 3rd or 4th year MD research fellow who is pursuing additional research training in the field of Endocrinology and Metabolism. This is a one-time scholarship award in the amount of $60,000.

More information about the Dr. Fernand Labrie Fellowship Research Award, including eligibility criteria, application information and past winners, is available here.

The deadline for 2014 grant applications is June 1, 2014. No late applications will be considered!

Join or Renew Your Membership Today

New CSEM Membership Portal!

Click here to view an invitation to join the CSEM from our President, Dr. Stephanie Kaiser.
The CSEM is proud to announce that CSEM members can now renew their membership online using the new CSEM Membership Portal! This secure, easy to use self-serve portal will enable you to:

  • renew and pay your membership yearly via a secure, payment card industry compliant system
  • manage your information with CSEM and be able to tell us how we can best communicate with you
  • access a self-serve logon and password recovery tool
  • reduce your carbon footprint
  • and much more to come…

It’s easy! To renew your membership today, or to update your personal profile, simply login at https://csem.wildapricot.org/ using your e-mail and password.

If you have not yet been assigned a password, or if you have forgotten your password, use the password recovery feature by clicking “forgot password”. An e-mail will automatically be sent to you, which will enable you to reset your password.

To apply to join the CSEM for the first time, simply go to https://csem.wildapricot.org/ and click on “Become a Member or Associate of the CSEM” and follow the instuctions.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the CSEM Membership portal, please contact the CSEM at , or by phone at 613-594-0005.

PCSK9 Education and Research Forum

Established by leading researchers as a not-for-profit organisation, the PCSK9 Education and Research Forum will provide healthcare professionals with open access to electronic and multimedia platforms providing real-time reporting of significant developments and news; authoritative analysis and commentary; and an extensive library of accredited educational materials tailored to the differing needs of a spectrum of audiences. As a result, the Forum will expand awareness and knowledge of the significant role played by PCSK9 in lipid metabolism and its value as a novel therapeutic target.

More information about the PCSK9 Education and Research Forum is available at http://www.pcsk9forum.org/.