AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY – PHILIPPINE CHAPTER (AACE)
The AACE was founded in 1991 to serve as the active voice for clinical endocrinologists. At that time, clinical endocrinology had no input to the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), nor were clinical endocrinologists represented in the health policy-making bodies of most influential physician societies. To address this need, a steering committee of 26 clinical endocrinologists from across the United States of America accepted responsibility and dedicated a great deal of time and effort to creating AACE. Its name reflects the organization’s emphasis on providing practicing clinical endocrinologists an avenue for the study of the scientific, social, political, and economic aspects of endocrinology consistent with maintaining the highest levels of patient care and standards of medical practice.
As the AACE membership grew and a lot of international members have been invited, different chapters internationally were put up. On the night of the First Augusto D. Litonjua Professional Lecture in Endocrinology on March 11, 2005, Dr. Pauline Camacho, a Board of Director of AACE, who happened to be a recipient of the award, and Dr. Augusto Litonjua agreed to put up a Philippine Chapter.