Hormones Australia is an initiative of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA). Its purpose is to increase awareness and provide information about hormones and how they affect the body, as well as information about common hormone-related conditions.
The Endocrine Society of Australia is the national authority for the treatment of endocrine related conditions and disease, and a specialist society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
The Society is a not for profit, professional body of endocrinologists (doctors who specialise in hormones), scientists and medical researchers, whose expert opinion is sought by Government to inform national health policy.
The purpose of the society is to educate, engage in, and promote the highest standards of clinical practice and research in endocrinology across Australia and world-wide.
The society was founded in 1958. It currently has over 1000 members, who are recognised national and international experts and have made significant scientific and clinical discoveries. Members belong to medical and academic organisations across Australia, and are leaders within the RACP, hospital clinics, universities, faculties of medicine, medical institutes and Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
Many members of ESA have been awarded the Order of Australia. This award recognises the significant service of these members to medicine and medical research to improve the lives of Australians.