Alberto M. Pereira (23/11/1966) is coordinator of Endo-ERN, professor of medicine, and chair of Endocrinology at Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands. In addition, he founded and chairs the Leiden Center for Endocrine Tumors, a multi-disciplinary, and patient-centered expert center for research, education and patient care with a high quality profile and a strong scientific orientation. He is president of the European NeuroEndocrine Association (2016-2018), and leads the National Pituitary Network in the Netherlands. This network, together with the pituitary patient society, developed the first shared-care document on quality of care criteria for patients with pituitary disease (2017). His research focusses on the long-term consequences of pituitary disease and it treatment, and in specific on the concept of long-lasting, or even irreversible effects of stress hormones on the central nervous system.