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Talk Titles
Bone Marrow Adiposity
  • Clinical implications of bone marrow adiposity - Cliff Rosen
  • Bone as an endocrine organ - William Cawthorn
Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Fractures and altered bone metabolism in diabetes - Bo Abrahamsen
  • Obesity and fractures - Peter Ebeling
Nutritional Aspects of Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Comparative analysis of nutritional guidelines for Vit D - Roger Bouillon
  • Global adult dietary calcium intake - International Osteoporosis Foundation - Ambrish Mithal
Parathyroid Disease
  • Hypoparathyroidism diagnosis and therapy - Dolores Shoback
  • Hyperparathyroidism: diagnosis and therapy - Jens Bollerslev
Bone Disorders During Growth and Development
  • Bone nutrients - Tom Clemens
  • X linked hypophosphatemic rickets - Tom Carpenter
  • Short stature: new insights - Ola Nillson
  • Fracture assessment worldwide - Ghada El Hajj Fuleihan
  • Longterm management of osteoporosis: combination, sequential and drug holidays - Socrates Papapoulos
  • Ethnicity and bone in women from Sub-Saharan Africa - Magda Conradie
Diabetes / Metabolism / Obesity
Talk Titles
TB and Diabetes
  • How strong are the epidemiological data? - Julia Critchley
  • Challenges in management
New technologies in diabetes
  • Continuous glucose monitoring in managing type 2 diabetes - Pratik Choudary
Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHAD)
  • Implications for DOHAD in Africa - Shane Norris
  • Early insults and diabetes - Rajan Yajnik
  • Epigenetics in Diabetes prediction and prevention - Karl Bacos
Novel Approaches to Diabetes Therapies
  • Harnessing gut-pancreas interactions - Adrian Vella
  • Polyagonists for obesity and diabetes - Matthias Tschop
  • The artificial pancreas – is the loop closed? - Revital Nimri
  • Brain and hypoglyacemia - Stephanie Amiel
  • Hypoglycaemia in type 2 diabetes - Sophia Zoungas
Body Fat – what matters?
  • Genetics of obesity - Mark Goodarzi
  • Brown fat function and therapeutic potential - Patrick Seale
  • FSH regulation of body fat - Mone Zaidi
Complications of Diabetes
  • microRNAs and vascular complications - Mark Cooper
  • Emerging diagnostic tools for peripheral neuropathy - Rayaz Malik
  • Treating diabetic osteopathy - Claudia Sedlinsky
Mapping the Diabetes Pandemic
  • Global estimates of diabetes prevalence - Jonathan Shaw
  • Physical activity as a risk factor - Felix Assah
  • Socio-economic factors - Sarah Wild
HIV, Diabetes and Inflammaging
  • Mechanisms of inflammaging in HIV - Andrea Cossarizza
  • Association between HIV and diabetes - Joel Dave
  • HIV infection and cardiovascular risk - Mosepele Mosepele
Endocrinopathies and Fasting
  • Metabolic consequencese of prolonged fasting - Nader Lessan
  • Managing diabetes during religious fasting - MAK Omar
  • Impact of fasting on management of other endocrine replacement therapies - Abbas Raza
The Growing Burden of Diabetes - an African Perspective
  • Insights from African Studies - Ayesha Motala
  • Insights from African migrant studies - Charles Agyemang
  • The interface between genes and environment - Charles Rotimi
Gestational Diabetes
  • Diagnosis – why the controversy? - David Sacks
  • Maternal hyperglycaemia and offspring metabolic dysfunction - Ronald Ma
Obesity - from Genes to Adulthood
  • Appetite regulation and treatment of Type 2 diabetes and obesity - Sadaf Farooqi
  • Healthy obesity – fact or fiction - Matthias Blueher
  • Childhood obesity - Aaron Kelly
Type 1 Diabetes
  • Can we prevent type 1 diabetes? - Bart Roep
  • C-peptide measurement: useful or not? - Angus Jones
  • Beta-cell transplants for type 1 diabetes – are we there yet? - Perola Carlsson
Therapeutic controversies in Type 2 diabetes
  • Pharmacogenetics of metformin - Jose C. Florez
  • What next after metformin? - Steven Kahn
  • Early iInsulin use in managing Type 2 DM? - John Buse
The GUT Microbiome and Metabolism
  • The microbiome-GUT-brain Axis - Nathalie Delzenne
  • GUT microbiome associations in the pathophysiology of metabolic disease - Max Nieuwdorp
  • Promoting metabolic health – Microbiome based strategies - Jody Rusch
Female Reproduction
Talk Titles
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
  • Genetic basis of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism - Lawrence Layman
  • Central control of male reproductive function - Ursula Kaiser
  • Hypogonadism and prolactin - Nadine Binart
Ovarian Failure
  • Animal models of premature ovarian failure - Aleksandar Rajkovic
  • Human mutations causing premature ovarian failure - Paul Laissue
  • Androgen therapy for women:Endocrine Society Guidelines - Margaret Wierman
Female Infertility update
  • AMH in prediction of ovarian failure - Scott Nelson
  • "Cryopreservation for infertility treatment" - Claus Yding Anderson
  • Ovarian preservation in chemo therapy - Richard Anderson
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Pathogenesis
  • Adipocytes in polycystic ovarian syndrome - Elisabeth Stener-Victorin
  • Phenotypes in polycystic ovarian syndrome - Bulent Yildiz
  • PCOS: The South African experience - Zephe van der Spuy
International guidelines for polycystic ovarian syndrome: Diagnosis and Medical Treatment
  • Anti-Mullerian hormone,androgens and ultrasound - Joop Laven
  • Paediatric issues in diagnosis - Selma Witchel
  • Medical treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome - Helena Teede
Disorders of sexual development
  • Disorders of sexual development - Eric Vilain
  • Pubertal development disorders - Leo Dunkel
Global family Planning
  • Why family planning is important to women’s health and socio-economic development. - Michael Mbizvo
  • Contraceptive choices for women in Africa and developing countries: gaps and challenges? - Helen Rees
  • Moving forward to achieve sustainable development goals: securing adequate research and programme investment for family planning? - Felicity Zawaira
  • Update on menopause physiology and treatment - Susan Davis
  • Keeping women's bones too strong to break - Tobie de Villiers
GH/IGF-I/Growth Factors
Talk Titles
Childhood growth disorders
  • Imprinted disorders and growth - Irene Netchine
  • Clinical utility of IGF-I measurements - Art J. van der Lely
Growth Hormones and IGF-1 Action
  • Growth hormone signalling pathways Michael Waters
  • IGF-1 and cell differentiation David Clemmons
  • Is GH replacement safe for adult patients? Ken Ho
Non-classical GH actions
  • Somatotrophic axis and aging - John Kopchick
  • Does GH cause cancer? - Peter Lobie
HPA AXIS/Adrenal
Talk Titles
Genetics of primary aldosteronism
  • Genetic causes of primary aldosteronism - Maria Christina Zennaro
  • Adrenal aging and somatic mutations and primary Aldosteronism - William E. Rainey
  • New tools: plasma steroid metabolome during adrenal vein sampling - Graeme Eisenhofer
Primary Aldosteronism
  • Diagnosis of primary aldosteronism - Anand Vaidya
  • The link between primary aldosteronism and sleep apnoea
  • Current management of primary aldosteronism - Ellis Levin
Emerging Trends In Cardiovascular Diseases
  • How to improve beneficial effects of RAS blockade: angiotensinogen siRNA or a combination with neprilysin inhibition ? - A.H. Jan Danser
  • Mas and ETB receptors: a new partnership in cardiovascular disease - Rhian Touyz
  • Unravelling the secrets of angiotensin AT2-receptor signalling - Ulrike Steckelings
Clinical Approaches Of Primary Aldosteronism
  • Current management of primary aldosteronism - Ellis Levin
  • The link between primary aldosteronism and sleep apnoea
  • Diagnosis of primary aldosteronism - Anand Vaidya
Genetics Of Adrenal Cortical Disease
  • Genetics of primary macronodular adrenal hyperplasia - Jerome Bertherat
  • Genetics of adrenocortical cancer - Tobias Else
  • Genetics of childhood Cushing's syndrome - Constantine Stratakis
Pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma Syndromes
  • Genomics of pheochromocytoma and araganglioma - Lauren Fishbein
  • Diagnosis and perioperative care - Nalini Shah
  • New imaging and therapies for pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma
Adrenal Insufficiency Getting It Right
  • Adrenal Crisis: prevention and management - Stephanie Hahner
  • Spectrum of adrenal failure in Africa - Ian Ross
  • Emerging therapies for adrenal insufficiency - Richard Ross
Adrenal Steroids: New steroids, new functions, new therapies
  • Ad4BP/SF-1 more than a regulator of adrenal steroids - Ken Morohashi
  • Novel steroid androgen/precursor steroids and implications - Amanda Swart
  • Urine steroid metabolomics for diagnosis of adrenocortical disease - Weibke Arlt
Identification Of Lateralized Aldosterone Production?
  • Is AVS useful to identify lateralizing aldosterone excess?
  • New tools: plasma steroid metabolome during adrenal vein sampling - Graeme Eisenhofer
Autocrine/paracrine regulation of adrenal steroidogenesis
  • Regulation of cortisol secretion in macronodular adrenal hyperplasia - Hervé Lefebvre
  • Macronodular adrenal hyperplasia: new cellular tools - Maria Candida B. Villares Fragoso
  • Mechanisms of ectopic hormone receptors in adrenal tumors/hyperplasia - Peter Kamenicky
Adrenal Incidentaloma with Mild Cortisol Excess
  • Clinical impact of mild cortisol excess - John Newell-Price
  • Japan guidelines for subclinical Cushing's syndrome - Toshihiko Yanase
  • Therapy of mild cortisol excess - Antoine Tabarin
CAH global update
  • 3beta hydroxysteroid deficiency - Alicia Belgorosky
  • 21-hydroxylase deficiency - Deborah Merke
  • 11beta-hydroxylase deficiency - Ali Alzharani
Male Reproduction
Talk Titles
Transgender Symposium
  • Male to Female - Guy T’sjoen
  • Female to Male - Michael Irwig
  • Gender and sexual diversity (South Africa) - Michael Pepper
Androgen replacement
  • Total or free testosterone in diagnosis of male hypogonadism? - Fred Wu
  • Spermatogenesis without testosterone? - Olayiwola Oduwole
The never-ending story of male contraception
  • Animal models for male contraception - Patricia Cuasnicu
  • Male hormonal contraception; where are we now? - Cristina Meriggiola
  • Reversable inhibition of sperm under guidance - N.K. Lohiya
  • Central control of spermatogenesis - Ursula Kaiser
  • Spermatogenesis without testosterone? - Olayiwola Oduwole
  • Spermatogenic stem cells
  • Epigenetics and spermatogenesis
Anabolic steroid abuse
  • Misuse and abuse of androgens David Handelsman
  • Analytic approaches for human sport drug testing
  • Testosterone treatment of late onset hypogonadism
Talk Titles
Elusive FSH - more than a simple gonadotrophin
  • FSH polymorphisms and microheterogeneity: are they clinically important - Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre
  • Evolution of FSH action - C.H.K Cheng
  • Extra-gonadal FSH actions - Raj Kumar
Kisspeptin and Neurokinin: from bench to bedside
  • Kisspeptin regulation and neuronal activity - Allan Herbison
  • Regulation of KNDy neurons in generation of GnRH pulses - Victor Navarro
  • Neurokinin and hot flushes - Waljit Dhillo
Hypothalamic function
  • Hypothalamic neurons derived from pluripotent stem cells - Florian Merkle
  • Oxytocin the love hormone - Mike Ludwig
  • Generation of hypothalamic neurons from IPS - Ei Terasawa
Appetite and Metabolism
  • Appetite control mechanisms - Mathias Tschop
  • Novel pathways linking metabolism to reproduction - Manuel Tena-Sempere
  • Conditional knockout of prolactin receptors alters specific behaviours - Dave Grattan
  • Hyperprolactinemia and ovarian function - Susana Rulli
Endocrinology of African Wildlife
  • Reproductive competence in captive white rhino: impact of phytoestrogens - Martin van Rooyen
  • Monitoring steroid hormone secretion in elephant seal single whiskers - Nico Lubcker
  • Hormonal immunization for elephant contraception - Henk Bertschinger
  • Faecal steroid hormones in monitoring wildlife stress and reproduction - Andre Ganswindt
Talk Titles
Managing multiple endocrine tumor syndromes
  • Screening for MEN1 manifestations - Akihiro Sakurai
  • The changing clinical picture of MEN2 - Frederic Castinetti
Endocrine aspects of prostate cancer
  • Endocrine aspects of prostate cancer: pathogenesis and treatment - Riana Bornman
  • Advances in understanding prostate carcinoma - Vanessa Hayes
Endocrine cancers
  • Therapy of recurrent NETs - Aaron (Arthur) Vinik
Cushing Syndrome
  • Persistent morbidity and increased mortality despite remission of Cushing Disease - Niki Karavitaki
  • Effects of Cushing's syndrome on the central nervous system - Oskar Ragnarsson
  • New treatments for Cushing Disease - Beverly Biller
  • How do they grow so tall? Genetics of Gigantism - Albert Beckers
  • Should we measure GH and/or IGF-I for diagnosis and follow up? - Ariel Barkan
  • Bone, lung and heart: targets for excess GH morbidity - Andrea Giustina
  • Prolactinomas in children and adolescents - Philippe Chanson
  • Management of prolactinomas in pregnancy - Marcello Bronstein
  • Multimodal therapies for giant prolactinomas - Ilan Shimon
Endocrine management for pituitary surgery
  • Anesthestic challenges for pituitary surgery - Luis Syro
  • Pre- and post-operative endocrine evaluation - Monica Gadelha
  • Quality of life after pituitary surgery - Nienke Biermasz
Pituitary Genetics
  • Genetics of pituitary development: animal and human models - Sally Camper
  • Pituitary gene expression - Eduardo Arzt
  • Pathogenesis of craniopharyngioma - Cynthia Andoniadou
Pituitary Function
  • Receptor-targeted therapy - Steven Lamberts
  • How to replace pituitary hormones - Maria Fleseriu
  • Peri-operative pituitary functional imaging - Mark Gurnell
Pituitary Mass
  • Pituitary cell cycle control - Jacques Drouin
  • Differential diagnosis of the pituitary mass - Anne Klibanski
  • Medical management of non-secreting pituitary adenomas - Yona Greenman
Signalling And Receptors
Talk Titles
Signaling from internalized GPCRs
  • Tracking intracellular GPCR signaling
  • Holding hands – GPCRs, beta-arrestin and G proteins - Arun Shukla
  • Endosomal signalling from the Ca2+-sensing receptor: clinical implications - Raj Thakker
Rescuing function of human GPCR mutations
  • Pharmacological chaperones for melanocortin MC4R-linked early onset severe obesity - Michel Bouvier
  • Rescuing function of inactivating mutations in human luteinizing hormone receptors - Claire Newton
  • NK3R mutations and infertility - Robert Millar
New arena of metabolism - GPCRs in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Taste receptors in the gastrointestinal tract
  • The bile acid receptor TGR5 at the interface of metabolism and inflammation - Kristina Schoonjans
AMPK: conductor of the metabolic orchestra
  • Biology of AMP kinases
  • AMPK: guardian of metabolism and mitochondrial homeostasis - Sébastien Herzig
Personalized medicine – pharmacogenetics
  • Personalized pharmacogenomics profiling - incorporation into clinical practice? - George P Patrinos
Physiology of tissue-specific Nuclear RECEPTOR signalling
  • Nuclear receptors determine hormone insensitivity - Ken Korach
  • Membrane-mediated nuclear receptor signalling - Iman van den Bout
Talk Titles
Subclinical thyroid disorders
  • Subclinical hyperthyroidism: impact on health - Anne Cappola
  • Subclinical hypothyroidism: impact on health - John Walsh
  • Subclinical thyroid disease and pregnancy outcomes - Robin Peeters
Thyroid nodules
  • When to biopsy a thyroid nodule: comparison of guidelines - Laurence Leenhardt
  • Beyond cytology: role of molecular testing - Bryan Haugen
  • Follow up of thyroid nodules: how much and how long - Andrea Frasoldati
Grave’s disease
  • New therapies for Grave's orbitopathy - George Kahaly
  • Long-term anti-thyroid drug therapy - David Cooper
  • Graves' Disease in pregnancy: optimizing outcomes - Haixa Guan
Paediatric thyroid disorders
  • Pediatric Graves' disease: how to treat - Juliane Leger
  • Congenital central hypothyroidism: causes and long-term Outcome - Eric Fliers
  • Pediatric nodular thyroid disease - Marek Niedziela
Thyroid function
  • Genetics of thyroid function Marco Medici
  • Individualizing therapy for hypothyroidism: is there a role for T4/T3 therapy? Doug Ross
  • Screening for thyroid disease during pregnancy: worldwide perspectives Elizabeth Pearce
Iodine and thyroid health
  • "Challenges of iodine supplementation: a public health perspective" - Michael Zimmerman
  • Iodinization in Tanzania
  • Iodine thyroid blocking after nuclear accidents: lessons learned - Shunichi Yamashita
Thyroid cancer
  • The epidemic of thyroid cancer: overdiagnosis? - Hyeong Sik Ahn
  • Molecular markers in thyroid cancer pathogenesis - Matt Ringel
  • Management of low risk thyroid cancer - R. Michael Tuttle
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