The ARAB Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (ASPED) was established in a meeting held in Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E. on 8th of September 2012 upon the initiative of a group of doctors from Arabian Gulf States specialised in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, it is a non-profit scientific Society.




  • Promoting the scientific research and related topics, in the field of Paediatric Endocrinology and related areas. Publishing the results of such research, distributing and sharing them with related discipline
  • Performing scientific studies for the development of applied practices
  • Holding conferences, symposia, seminars and courses related to the field of Paediatric Endocrinology.
  • Issuing studies and scientific journals related to the field of Endocrinology.
  • Arranging scientific trips for its members and scientific competitions in Paediatric Endocrinology
  • Establishing suitable headquarters helps members to meet periodically.
  • Ensuring scientific meeting and continuous medical training.
  • Developing and using all other appropriate means for achieving the objectives of the society.
  • Cooperating with other societies and institutions with similar activities.
  • Initiating, promoting and supporting programs related to the specialties of the society.
  • To help establishing clinical guidelines and standards of care of the common disorders related to the specialties of the society.
  • Participation in Public Health Education in problems and disease related to the endocrine and diabetes.
  • Issuing booklets, letters, etc for public health education.


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.