About ASPED


The Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and diabetes is a non-profit organization. Its aim is to ensure a high standard of care and development in the field of Paediatric Endocrinology and diabetes in the Arab region extending from the Gulf through the Northern African countries. The main pillars of its mission are:

  • Care of children and adolescents with endocrine disorders and diabetes by bringing together professionals in this field from the Gulf and North Africa.

  • Be a body for governing the training of doctors in the field of Paediatric Endocrinology and diabetes through support of the existing fellowship programs and creating others. Other educational programs will be arranged to offer the most updated knowledge and experience to trainees in Paediatric Endocrinology.

  • Actively support training and education of specialist nurses, diabetes educators, dieticians and other allied healthcare professionals in the field of Endocrinology and Diabetes.

  • Promoting research and training in the field. One key issue to be encouraged is to establish collaboration with international organisation and centres of Excellence around the world. Considering the unique set up of the population and the genetic characters in this geographical area, research will help uncover specific disease mechanism relevant to this area and to come up with new innovations for treatment.

  • Advancing education in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes for patients and their parents by enhancing group education and creation of parents/children support groups.

  • Generating evidence-based guidelines that will lead to a consistent management of endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus throughout the area.

  • Unifying protocols throughout Endocrine centers to ensure updated practice and creating tools for research.