About Us

Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology (ISPAE) aims to promote greater knowledge, research, education and clinical practice of Pediatric Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, especially as relevant to India.

The Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology Chapter of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics was formed in 1987 by the founder chairperson Dr Meena Desai, BJ Wadia Children’s Hospital, Mumbai. With Dr Prisca Colaco as honorary secretary, Dr Desai was instrumental in giving shape to this fledgling specialty, the Chapter providing the focal point for meetings and exchange of ideas and information. Dr PSN Menon, at AIIMS, Delhi, and Dr P Raghupathy, at CMC Vellore, joined hands with them to nurture the specialty and push it along during its formative years. Some adult endocrinologists developed a special interest in pediatric endocrinology, some pediatricians got endocrinology training and degrees, and some pediatric endocrinologists trained overseas returned home to India. Thus the group grew to greater strength each year. In 1996, our Newsletter CAPE NEWS was started by then Chair Dr Menon and honorary Secretary Dr Anju Virmani, and has continued uninterrupted with 3 issues a year, since then, under her able editorship. It served as the only means of communication amongst the fraternity, until the age of email and internet.


In 2001, the first pediatric endocrinology training course was started in the country, soon to be joined by 3 more programs by 2010. Young pediatric endocrinologists passing out from these programs have continued to work in the specialty, leading to our current membership of nearly 300 life and associate life members. The Society acquired separate registration under the Registrar of Societies, in 2007, and this website. In addition to our Biennial Conference and the 3 day residential training program PET (pediatric endocrinology training program) held back-to-back with the biennial conference, our members conduct many local and regional meetings. ISPAE has brought out a book of practical Guidelines for the management of childhood diabetes, and popularizes Growth Charts, Orchidometers and mini Stadiometers. It supports charitable initiatives by its members and has recently started a Travel Award for young pediatricians. A Discussion Forum, conducted by Dr K G Ravikumar, on its website now provides a source of answers for vexing questions of clinical care. ISPAE works with national and international organizations (IAP, Endocrine Society of India, APPES, EPSE, among others) to further the cause of pediatric endocrinology in the country.

ISPAE PET Workshop Photographs

PET-2013 Group Photo
Left to Right:  1st row: Ruchi Nadar, Supriya Phanse, Prathiba Pawal, Ashima Gupta Dabas, Ruchi Parikh, Dhivyalakshmi, Deepa Sri, Naina Bhat, Poonam Singh, Fousea, Runa Majumdar, Meghna Chawla, Kriti Joshi.    2nd row: Dr. Sarah Mathai, Dr. Sudha Rao, Dr. Vaman Khadilkar, Dr. Reiko Horikawa, Dr. Paul Hofman, Dr. Shaila Bhattacharyya, Dr. Olaf Hiort, Dr. Nick Bishop, Dr. P.S.N. Menon, Dr. P. Raghupathy, Dr. Preeti Dabadgao.   3rd row: Hari Mangtani, Mary Abraham, Nimasari Ginigen, Safi Kuchey, Jeya Balaji, Saurabh Uppal, Bharat Sharma, Vijay Jaiswal, Arie Purwana, Rabi Biswas, Bina Akura, Dr. Nalini Shah, Dr. Ganesh Jewalikar, Dr. Nijaguna, Pradeep Dalvadi.   



PET-2011 Group Photo
Left to Right:  1st row: PSN Menon, Jean-Claude Carel, Garry Warne, Margaret Zacharin, Meena P Desai, Reiko Horikawa, Olaf Hiort, Vijayalakshmi Bhatia, Anju Seth, Nalini Shah.    2nd row: Pradhnya Upadhye, Shaila Bhattacharya, Sarala Kannan, Varsha Karande Patil, Arudhati Dasgupta, Suprabha Patnaik, Sonia Makhija, Sneha Kothari, Bindu Kulashreshta, Veena Nair, Sangeeta Yadav, Reetha Gopinath, Anjana Hulse, Meena Mohan, Sumudu Nimali Senevirante.   3rd row: Altamash Shaikh, Khalid Farooqi, Anju Virmani, Preeti Dabadghao, Harmandeep Gill, Sachin Mittal, P Satish Kumar, Praveen R, Suchetha Rao, K Madhurima, Lakshmi S, Seany Varghese, Preeti Hemani, Sreenivas, Ganesh.   4th row: Sreedhar, Rakesh Kumar, Hemchand Prasad, Rajneesh Mittal, Yashdeep Gupta, Sanjay Kumar, SK Patnaik, Shashi Mohan Sardana, Sunil Kumar Kota, Anurag Bajpai, Ganesh Jevalikar, Sreenivas Yadla, M Vijayakumar, Rakesh Kumar, Pandey.



PET-2009 Group Photo
Left to Right:    1st row: V Bhatia, Nalini Shah, Anju Virmani, Meena Desai, PSN Menon, Maria Craig, Olle Soder, Margaret Zacharin, Aditi Baruah, Anju Seth, Aarti Sareen, Sapna Mittal.    2nd row: Pik To Cheung, Sushma R, Anju Kapoor, Ram Menon, I Riaz, P Raghupathy, Rajni Sharma, Leena Priyambada, Kanchan Kewalramani.    3rd row: Bindu Aggarwal, Deepti Chaturvedi, Varun Agarwal, Sona Abraham, Shivaprasad, Saroj Patnaik, Woraporn, Pantipa.    4th row: Praveen R, I Made Arimbawa, Aditya Suryansyah, ashu rastogi, Pankaj Jain, , M Vijayakumar, Anurag Bajpai, Saptarshi Bhattacharya, Surender Singh Bisht.    5th row: Bhanu Bhakhri, Harsh Sharma, Bijoy Patra, JC Carel, Kishore Behera,Tejal Lathia, Ameya Joshi, Vijay Sarathi, Ram Shastry, Sival Arul Selvan, Ganesh Jevalikar.