18th ESE Postgraduate Training Course on Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

25 - 28 February 2016
Opatija, Croatia

The course consists of up-to-date and state-of-the-art presentations on the most relevant aspects of clinical endocrinology.

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Thursday, 25 February 2016

15:00 - 19:00

Attendee Registration

19:00 - 21:00

Welcome Reception

Friday, 26 February 2016

8:30 - 9:30


9:15 - 9:30

Course Opening

9:30 - 11:00

Session 1: Pituitary

Management of pituitary incidentaloma

Tina Dušek (HR)

Aggressive pituitary tumours

Frederic Castinetti (F)

Management of hyponatremia

Sandra Pekić (SRB)

11:00 - 11:20

Coffee break

11:20 - 12:50

Session 2: Diabetes 1

What is proper diabetes control: myths and reality

Cecilie Wium (N)

Blood pressure management in type 2 diabetes

Maja Baretić (HR)

The impact of antidiabetic drugs on cardiovascular risk

Andrej Zavratnik (SLO)

12:50 - 13:30

DEBATE 1: Thyroid disorders and pregnancy - dilemmas about the treatment

Robin Peeters (NL) vs Wilmar Wiersinga (NL)

13:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:30

Session 3: Thyroid

Non-thyroidal illness

Robin Peeters (NL)

Challenging thyroid function tests

Wilmar Wiersinga (NL)

15:30 - 16:30

Clinical cases

16:30 - 16:50

Coffee break

16:50 - 18:00

Session 4: Miscellaneous

Management of GH deficiency in transition period

Miša Pfeifer (SLO)

Genetics in endocrinology

Marta Korbonits (UK)

Differential diagnosis and management of hyperprolactinemia

Marek Bolanowski (PL)

Saturday, 27 February 2016

8:30 - 10:00

Session 5: Adrenal & NET

Management of adrenal incidentaloma

Darko Kaštelan (HR)

Management of pheochromocytoma

Henri Timmers (NL)

Management of neuroendocrine tumours

Tatjana Isailović (SRB)

10:00 - 10:50

Clinical cases

10:50 - 11:10

Coffe break

11:10 - 12:40

Session 6: Cushing's syndrome

Cushing's syndrome - challenging cases

Peter Trainer (UK)

Bone metabolism in patients with Cushing's syndrome

Miklos Toth (H)

Subclinical Cushing's syndrome – should we treat or not?

Stylianos Tsagarakis (GR)

12:40 - 13:20

DEBATE 2: Bilateral adrenalectomy versus medical therapy for treatment of Cushing’s disease after unsuccessful pituitary surgery(ies)

Stylianos Tsagarakis (GR) vs Peter Trainer (UK)

13:20 - 14:20


14:20 - 15:20

Session 7: Diabetes 2

Treatment targets 2016

Lea Smirčić Duvnjak (HR)

Hypoglycaemia in T1DM and T2DM

Simon Heller (UK)

15:20 - 16:20

Clinical cases

16:20 - 16:40

Coffe break

16:40 - 18:10

Session 8: Bone

Osteoporosis in acromegaly

Jens Bollerslev (N)

Emerging causes of osteoporosis (aromatase inhibitors, androgen deprivation therapy)

Miša Pfeifer (SLO)

Renal bone disease

Drasko Pavlović (HR)

Sunday, 28 February 2016

8:30 - 10:00

Session 9: Pregnancy

Metabolic adaptations in pregnancy

Sergej Pirkmajer (SLO)

Thyroid disease in pregnancy

Simona Gaberšček (SLO)

Gestational diabetes – dispute about guidelines

Ivana Pavlić Renar (HR)

10:00 - 10:20

Coffe break

10:20 - 11:50

Session 10: Diabetes, Metabolism and Obesity

The endocrinologist’s role in bariatric surgery

Snežana Polovina (SRB)

Treatment of PCOS – gynaecological perspective

Dinka Pavičić (HR)

Metabolic consequences of PCOS – how to tackle them

Carmen Georgescu (RO)

11:50 - 12:00

Concluding remarks

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Miša Pfeifer

Miša Pfeifer

Miša Pfeifer is a professor of internal medicine and endocrinology at the Medical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia working at the Department of Endocrinology at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana.

Peter J. Trainer

Peter J. Trainer

Peter J. Trainer is a professor of endocrinology and a consultant endocrinologist at the Christie Hospital (Manchester). He is an active leader in the international endocrine community. His prime areas of research are diseases of the pituitary and adrenal glands.

Jens Bollerslev

Jens Bollerslev

Jens Bollerslev, Chair of the ESE Education Committee, is the Head of the section of specialised endocrinology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet and Professor of Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.

Opatija is a remarkable resort on the Adriatic coast with a rich cultural heritage.

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Deadline for Abstract/Case report submission is 7 February, 2015.

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Registration fee is €150 for ESE members and includes accommodation and access to all course sessions.