MAYWOOD, Ill. (May 19, 2015) – Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE, was elected president elect of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Nashville on Saturday, May 16.
“Since its inception two decades ago, AACE has changed the practice of endocrinology. However, our work at AACE is just beginning,” said Dr. Camacho, an endocrinologist at Loyola University Health System. “We are reaching out to domestic and international endocrinologists through our educational programs and publications, and I look forward to assisting the president in running the organization and addressing the needs of the membership.”
As president elect, Dr. Camacho will support the president in all matters of the association, and will assume the duties of the AACE president in the event that the president is unable to act. She also will serve on the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
Dr. Camacho is director of the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Center and the program director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Camacho has been actively involved with AACE since her fellowship. She served as the fellow-in-training (FIT) representative to the Board of Directors from 1999 to 2000 and was then elected to the AACE Board of Directors in 2003. During her terms as a board member, she has chaired the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, Publications Committee and AACE Finance Committee, among others. Dr. Camacho also has served as a member of the Membership, International, Education Services and Legislative and Regulatory Committees. She has been a member of the AACE Annual Meeting Clinical Congress Program Committee for nine years. Dr. Camacho is currently the chair of the AACE Education Services Committee, Bone and Parathyroid Committee and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Re-Certification Committee. She also is the vice-chair of the International Endocrine Education Committee.
Dr. Camacho served as the treasurer for AACE and secretary and treasurer for the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) from 2013 to 2014. Her work for the College currently includes membership in the College Foundation Task Force, Chairing the FACE Application Committee in 2010 to 2011, and serving two terms on the ACE Board of Trustees. Dr. Camacho spearheaded the ABIM SEP session in 2009, which will be in its seventh year in 2015, and is now actively representing AACE in the National Bone Health Alliance, National Osteoporosis Foundation and ASBMR.
Dr. Camacho has published three books: Evidence-Based Endocrinology (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, PA), Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, PA), and A Color Handbook of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Manson, UK).