ADA/AACE/EASD/TES Statement in Response to a Recently Published Letter to the Editor in The Lancet and an Editorial Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian Fighting in Gaza

Alexandria, Virginia
November 3, 2014

We, as representatives of scientific organizations devoted to improving health care and advancing research, reaffirm that it is the mission of our respective medical journals to report and disseminate data from scientific investigation, evolving medical care, and innovative treatments. We believe these reports serve to unite basic scientists, clinical investigators, and medical professionals regardless of their country of origin, ethnic group, or political leaning. We believe that these efforts achieve the common goal of advancing scientific discoveries that lead to improved health of people worldwide. On the basis of our goals and principles, our respective journals will refrain from publishing articles addressing political issues that are outside of either research funding or health care delivery.

  • William T. Cefalu, MD, Editor in Chief, Diabetes Care
  • K. Sreekumaran Nair, MD, PhD, Editor in Chief, Diabetes
  • Elizabeth R. Seaquist, MD, President, Medicine and Science, American Diabetes Association
  • Juleen Zierath, PhD, Editor in Chief, Diabetologia
  • Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, President, European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, Editor in Chief, Endocrine Practice
  • R. Mack Harrell, MD, President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • George Grunberger, MD, President Elect, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Leonard Wartofsky, MD, Editor in Chief, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Andrea C. Gore, PhD, Editor in Chief, Endocrinology
  • Margaret Wierman, MD, Acting Editor in Chief, Endocrine Reviews
  • Stephen R. Hammes, MD, PhD, Editor in Chief, Molecular Endocrinology
  • Carol A. Lange, PhD, Editor in Chief, Hormones and Cancer
  • Richard J. Santen, MD, President, Endocrine Society

About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The 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 disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. Visit our website at

About the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) was founded in Montecatini, Italy in 1965. The aims of the Association are to encourage and support research in the field of diabetes, the rapid diffusion of acquired knowledge and to facilitate its application. The mission of EASD is to promote excellence in diabetes care through research and education.

For further information on EASD, please visit

About The Endocrine Society
Founded in 1916, the Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology.  Today, the Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 17,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at Follow us on Twitter at!/EndoMedia.