Program

Thursday June 7, 2018
09:00-09:20 Welcome, introduction of faculty and participants, Learning objectives

Nienke Biermasz and Wouter van Furth

Cushing’s disease
09:20-09:40 Biochemical uncertainty in Cushing’s disease
09:40-10:00 How often can you repeat pituitary surgery as initial treatment to cure Cushing’s disease?
10:00-10:20 When do you opt for another treatment than selective adenomectomy, and what treatment is it?
10:20-10:50 The long road home – quality of life after surgery in Cushing’s patients
Break
NFA
 11:30-11:50 Remarkable treatment decisions for NFA – a surgeon’s perspective
 11:50-12:10 Remarkable treatment decisions for NFA – an endocrinologist’s perspective
 12:10-12:30 Giant NFA – treatment considerations
12:30-12:45 Clinical relevance of genetic analysis of NFA (and other pituitary tumors)
 12:45-13:00 The big pituitary quiz part I
 13:00-14:15 Lunch
 14:15-14:45 State of the art and future diagnostics  of chiasma compression syndromes
 14:45-15:00  Timing of surgery and prediction of visual outcomes
 15:00-15:30 Common and best practice in ophthalmological surveillance
 15:30-15:45 Chiasmapexy: truth or dare?
 15:45-16:15 Tea and group assignment: formulate 2 questions you like to be answered today
 16:15 – 17:00 Selection of key questions and attempts to answer them
 17:00-18:15 Complex cases
Cases by participants and faculty
 19:00 Course dinner 

 

Friday June 8, 2018
07:30-08:30 Breakfast seminar: The art of using medical treatment in pituitary adenoma

The art of using SRL and pasireotide in pituitary adenoma
The art of combining medical and surgical strategies in difficult cases
The art of drug combinations in difficult cases

 Prolactinoma
 09:00-09:30 Tips and tricks for medical intolerant patients or refractory tumors
 09:30-10:00 Surgery as primary treatment
10:00-10:30 Surgical treatment of aggressive prolactinomas
 10:30-10:50 Psychological impact of prolactinoma and its treatment
Acromegaly
 11:20-11:40 Optimizing complete adenoma resection
 11:40-12:00 Understanding unique growth characteristics of GH+ and other pituitary tumors
 12:00-12:20 Critical appraisal of medical trials in Acromegaly
12:20-13:00 The big pituitary quiz part II
13:00-14:30 Lunch and the game of Pitopia : Centers of Excellence
Centers of Excellence
14:00-14:20 Presentation of Pitopia results
 14:20-14:40 Endocrine and neurosurgical organisation of Center of Excellence
 14:40-15:00 How to maintain diagnostic and clinical expertise throughout the country?
 15:00-15:20 Conflicts of interest in pituitary care and research
 15:20-16:00 Remarks and consideration about concentration of care
Complex cases II
 16:30-17:30 Cases by participants and faculty