Program

Thursday June 8, 2017
09:00-09:20 Welcome, introduction of faculty and participants, Learning objectives

Nienke Biermasz and Wouter van Furth

Additional diagnostics for Cushing’s disease
09:20-09:40 PET/ MRI

Richard Mannion and Mark Gurnell

09:40-10:00 MRI technologies

TBD

10:00-10:20 Advanced endocrine testing + test performance

Alberto Pereira

Radical surgery for Cushing’s disease
10:20-10:40 Tips and tricks to maximize adenoma resection – US school

Ed Laws

10:40-11:00 Tips and tricks to maximize adenoma resection – EU school

Domenico Solari

 
11:00-11:30 Break
Cushing’s disease – what is the best treatment?
11:30-13:00 Debates with voting poll by participants
11:30-11:45 Medical treatment vs (explorative) pituitary surgery

Annamaria Coloa and Shahz Ahmed

11:45-12:00 Votes and debate faculty
12:00-12:15 Medical,treatment or adrenal gland surgery vs re-exploration of sella

Niki Karavitaki and Wouter van Furth

12:15-12:30 Votes and debate faculty

Ed Laws, Joachim Ensenat, Alberto Pereira and Niki Karavitaki

12:30-12:45 Diagnostics, medical, adrenal gland surgery, re-exploration of sella, or radiation?
12:45-13:00 Votes and debate faculty
13:00-14:00 Lunch and group picture
Treatment for Acromegaly
14:00-14:20 Controversies in medical treatment options for acromegaly

Annamaria Colao

14:20-14:40 Treatment paradigm of acromegaly favouring medical treatment + radiation

Thierry Brue

14:40-15:00 Treatment paradigm of acromegaly favouring surgical treatment

Alex Paluzzi

15:00-15:20 Scientifically based option grid for acromegaly patient counseling

Nienke Biermasz

15:20-15:40 Counseling and treatment plan 1

Wouter van Furth and Thierry Brue

15:40-16:00 Counseling and treatment plan 2

Jens Bollerslev and Alex Paluzzi

Assignment in groups to prepare during break: 2 most important lessons in pituitary care you think others would benefit from
 
16:00-16:45 Break
 
16:45-17:45 Groups present lessons (12 groups)

Nienke Biermasz and Wouter van Furth

17:45-18:15 Faculty challenged with complex cases from participants

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19:30-23:00 Course dinner

 

Friday June 9, 2017
08:30-08:40 Welcome, explanation of day, evaluation forms

Nienke Biermasz and Wouter van Furth

NFA state of the art care
08:40-09:00 When to do what, and why – endocrinologist perspective

Alberto Pereira

09:00-09:20 When to do what, and why – neurosurgeon’s perspective

Ed Laws

09:20-09:40 Recurrent NFA in elderly patient – treat or wait?

Jens Bollerslev and Joachim Ensenat

Best practice in early postop management
09:40-10:00 Endocrinologist’s view

Niki Karavitaki

10:00-10:20 Surgeon’s view

Shahz Ahmed

 
10:20-10:40 Break
 
10:40-11:30 Sharing clinical practice and local guidelines by participants on early postop care and complication risk

Moderator: Nienke Biermasz and Wouter van Furth

11:30-12:00 Measuring quality of care LUMC
12:00-12:30 Strategies to improve outcome of care LUMC
Assignment in groups to prepare during break: 2 most important knowledge deficits that we need to try to solve coming years
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Faculty challenged with complex cases from participants
14:00-15:00 Groups present knowledge deficit (12 groups)
15:00-15:15 Closure
15:30-17:30 Optional discussion on future multicenter study proposal/ prolactinoma registry