The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
was founded in 1979 in San Francisco as an organization of surgeons
with a particular interest in endocrine surgery.
The mission of the organization is to work for endocrine surgery world
wide, and to provide a forum for exchange of views by those who are
involved in expanding the frontiers of endocrine surgery, rather than
for the surgeon who occasionally operates on the thyroid or adrenal