Thursday, 22nd February, 2018

14.00-19.00 Registration

19.00-21.00 Welcome reception - Hotel Thermal Visegrád


Friday, 23rd February, 2018

08:00 –                Registration

08:50 – 09­:00       Welcome. Course opening

09:00 – 10:30       Thyroid

Chairs: Laszlo Hegedüs (Denmark) and Andrey Kvacheniuk (Ukraine)

Nodular thyroid

                        Laszlo Hegedüs (Odense, Denmark)

The burden of iodine deficiency in the 21st century

                        Endre Nagy (Debrecen, Hungary)

Postoperative surveillance of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer

                        Emese Mezősi (Pécs, Hungary)


10:30 – 11:00              COFFEE BREAK


11:00 – 13:00       Diabetes, metabolic disorders (1)

Chairs: Djuro Macut (Serbia) and Péter Várnai (Hungary)

Role of novel insulins in the treatment of type 1 diabetes

                       Florian Kiefer (Vienna, Austria)

Diabetes mellitus in pregnancy

                        Beatrix Sármán (Budapest, Hungary)

Cost effective treatment of type 2 diabetes: existing and emerging therapies

                        Nóra Hosszúfalusi (Budapest, Hungary)

Diabetes and bone health

                        Alla Shepelkevich (Minsk, Belarus)


13:00 – 14:00              LUNCH


14:00 – 15:30       Hormone resistance syndromes

Chairs: Camilla Schalin-Jäntti (Finland) and Endre Nagy (Hungary)

Physiological background of hormone resistance

                        Péter Várnai (Budapest, Hungary)

The clinical  spectrum of glucocorticoid resistance syndromes

                         Erica L.T. van den Akker (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) 

Thyroid hormone resistance

                        Mark Gurnell (Cambridge, UK)


15:30 – 16:00              COFFEE BREAK


16:00 – 17:15       Selected clinical cases - parallel small group sessions

                                                                                    Group leaders

Pituitary                                                                    Márta Korbonits, Olivera Casar-Borota

Adrenal + secondary hypertension
+ reproductive endocrinology                                      Csilla Krausz, Carmen Georgescu, László Bajnok

Calcium disorders                                                       Jens Bollerslev, Judit Tőke, Tomaz Kocjan

Neuroendocrine tumours                                             Djuro Macut, Eva Tiensuu Janson, Camilla Schalin-Jäntti


17:20 – 18:50       Neuroendocrine tumours

Chairs: Mark Gurnell (United Kingdom) and Miklós Tóth (Hungary)

Drug treatment of advanced neuroendocrine tumours

                        Djuro Macut (Belgrade, Serbia)

Interventional radiology of endocrine tumours

                        Attila Doros (Budapest, Hungary)

Peptide receptor radiotherapy of endocrine related cancers

                        Eva Tiensuu Janson (Uppsala, Sweden)


19:30 –                        DINNER


Saturday, 24th February, 2018

08:30 – 10:30       Pituitary

Chairs: Márta Korbonits (United Kingdom) and Emese Mezősi (Hungary)

Epidemiology of sporadic and familial pituitary tumours

                        Marko Stojanovic (Belgrade, Serbia)

The new WHO classification of pituitary tumours

                        Olivera Casar-Borota (Uppsala, Sweden)

Management of aggressive pituitary tumours and carcinomas (ESE guideline)

                        Camilla Schalin-Jäntti (Helsinki, Finland)  

Growth hormone deficiency in adulthood

                        Marija Pfeifer (Ljubjana, Slovenia)


10:30 – 11:00              COFFEE BREAK


11:00 – 12:30       Adrenal

Chairs: Eva Tiensuu Janson (Uppsala, Sweden) and Péter Igaz (Hungary)

Clinical management of 21-hydroxylase deficiency – difficult dilemmas

                         Gerard Conway (London, UK)

Micro- and macronodular adrenal hyperplasias

                         Miklós Tóth (Budapest, Hungary)

Adrenal vein sampling in patients with primary aldosteronism

                        Tomaz Kocjan (Ljubjana, Slovenia)

Diagnosis of hereditary pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma syndromes

                        Attila Patócs (Budapest, Hungary)


13:00 – 14:00              LUNCH

14:00 – 15:30       Reproductive endocrinology

Chairs: Djuro Macut (Serbia) and Zsuzsanna Valkusz (Hungary)

Novel concepts in the treatment of male reproductive impairment 

                        Csilla Krausz (Florence, Italy)

Role of the endocrinologist in assessment of female infertility

                        Carmen Georgescu (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Clinical Practice Guideline - Turner Syndrome (new ESE Guideline)

                        Gerard Conway (London, UK)


15:30 – 16:00              COFFEE BREAK



16:00-17:15         Plenary sessions  (selected clinical cases)                     

                                                                                                Group leaders

Thyroid + diabetes                                               Emese Mezősi, Endre Nagy, Alla Shepelkevich

17:15 – 18:15       Endocrinological challenges

Chairs: Marija Pfeifer (Slovenia) and László Bajnok (Hungary)

Solid Organ Transplantation and Osteoporosis

                        Jens Bollerslev (Oslo, Norway)

Drug-induced hypophysitis

                        Márta Korbonits (London, UK)

18:15 – 19:00       Exam


19:30 –                        DINNER

Sunday, 25th February, 2018

08:30 – 10:00       Diagnostic pitfalls in endocrinology

Chairs: Laszlo Hegedus (Denmark) and Attila Patócs (Hungary)

How to resolve unusual thyroid hormone findings?

                        Mark Gurnell (Cambridge, UK)

Establishment of malignancy in adrenocortical tumours

                        Péter Igaz (Budapest, Hungary)

Macro-hormones and other issues with immunoassays: the situations when you should not fully trust in lab result

                        Barna Vásárhelyi (Budapest, Hungary)


10:00 – 10:30              COFFEE BREAK


10:30 – 12:00       Diabetes, metabolic disorders (2)

Chairs: Alla Shepelkevich (Belarus) and Nóra Hosszúfalusi (Hungary)

Treatment of lipid disorders

                        László Bajnok (Pécs, Hungary)

Nephron protection in diabetic kidney disease

                        Géza Nagy (Budapest, Hungary)

Endocrine testing during acute illness

                        Judit Dénes (Budapest, Hungary)

12:00– 12:10        Concluding remarks

                        Márta Korbonits, Miklós Tóth