The Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Nigeria (EMSON) was founded in Lagos, Nigeria in 1978 by a group of Endocrinologists. EMSON is a professional body that comprises Endocrinologists and Physicians of all medical specialties, Surgeons, Laboratory Scientists, Anatomists, Biochemists, Physiologists, Medical microbiologists, Nurses and Medical students who are interested in Endocrinology and Metabolism as well as other related subjects.
The membership of EMSON has grown steadily over the years to about two hundred (200) members comprising both fellows, fellows in training and people in the academia and corporate organizations. The society in her efforts to meet up with her mission, has set up several study groups to cover different areas of endocrinology and diabetes mellitus. These study groups are expected to design, and execute collaborative researches and disseminate their findings during the scientific conferences of the society.
The mission of EMSON is committed to the dissemination of knowledge of endocrinology and metabolism through the organization of scientific conferences and collaborative researches. EMSON is also committed to raising the national awareness of diabetes mellitus – a significant non-communicable disease and the commonest metabolic disorder in Nigeria, not only through several activities but also in collaboration with Diabetes Association of Nigeria (D.A.N). EMSON is involved in the promotion of diabetes care and its prevention.
EMSON is a member of the International Society of Endocrinology (http://www.isendo.org/) and also participates in the activities of the International Diabetes Federation – IDF (http://www.idf.org/) through the Diabetes Association of Nigeria