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Diabetes and Thyroid Diseases: clinical features and management

Diabetes and Thyroid Diseases: clinical features and management
  • Cardiometabolic
    Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes
    Thyroid disorder
Regional conference by Excemed
Saturday, May 14 2016
Lisbon, Portugal



Event format

Breakout session
Workshop session



Registration status

To register for this event, contact

Meridiano Congress International
Congress Manager: David H. Slangen
T +39 06 88595 250 - F +39 06 88595 234

Registration fee


Registration fee includes:

  • Scientific sessions
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of attendance

Target audiences

Endocrinologists and specialists involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with diabetes and thyroid disorders.



Diabetes and thyroid disorders are two of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases worldwide - both with a heavy impact on quality of life and life expectancy. Diabetes is one of the largest and most alarming health emergencies of the 21 st century. It is worrisome that the pandemic of diabetes is far from slowing; the most recent estimates by the International Diabetes Federation (7 th IDF Atlas, 2015) show that 415 million people are affected by diabetes and its complications which are major causes of disability and premature death. Diabetes is preventable if the earliest disorders of glucose metabolism - namely, impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance - are promptly identified and treated.

Thyroid disorders are also very common - especially in iodine deficient countries. Thyroid nodules can be detected in up to 68 per cent of randomly selected individuals, more frequently in women and the elderly, and thyroid cancer occurs in 7 to 15 per cent depending on age, sex and other risk factors. Luckily there is a large-scale effort to face the global burden of both diabetes and thyroid disorders leading to new research achievements which are to be implemented in clinical practice. This meeting has been organized by EXCEMED to review the most recent and significant research advancements in the fields of prediabetes, diabetes and thyroid diseases, with the goal of having immediate clinical impact. Roundtables, workshops and interactive clinical cases will facilitate exchange between audience and faculty members.

Learning objectives

By attending this live educational conference, participants will be able to:

• Diagnose and manage disorders of glucose metabolism

• Diagnose and manage subclinical thyroid disease

• Conscientiously apply the most recent guidelines to the management of diabetes and thyroid diseases

• Understand and use updated diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to face common cases in daily clinical practice

Accreditation details

Diabetes and Thyroid Diseases: clinical features and management (Lisbon, Portugal, 14.–14.05.2016) was granted 3 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Scientific programme

Saturday, 14 May 2016

08.25 Welcome and opening

Session I: The hidden diseases

08.30 L1:  Undiagnosed diabetes: an emergency waiting to happen, K. Cruickshank (UK)

08.55  L2:  Management of autoimmune thyroid disease, G.J. Kahalay (Germany)

09.20 Roundtable

The two faces of pre-diabetes: disease and opportunity

- Pre-diabetes as a disease or a pre-disease

- Pre-diabetes to face diabetes

09.40 Question time

Session II: The heart of diabetes and thyroid disorders

09.50 L3: Cardiovascular disease and diabetes cause or consequence, K. Cruickshank (UK)

10.15 L4: Cardiac benefits of thyroid hormone therapy, S. Razvi (UK)

10.40 Question time

10.50 Coffee break

Session III: Focus on pregnancy

11.10 L5: Diabetes in pregnancy, L. Morviducci (Italy)

11.35 L6: Subclinical hypo- and hyperthyroidism in pregnancy, B. Biondi (Italy)

12.00 Question time

12.10 Workshops

Participants will be divided in two groups

12.10 - 12.40

Group AGroup B
Managing diabetes during Ramadan, N. Lessan (UAE)Mediterranean diet for diabetes, E. Maddaloni (Italy)

12.40 - 13.10

Group AGroup B
Mediterranean diet for diabetes, E. Maddaloni (Italy)Managing diabetes during Ramadan, N. Lessan (UAE)


Back to plenary


Session IV: Evidence-based disease management

13.15 L7: Subclinical hypothyroidism: myths, presumptions and facts, P.A. Kopp (USA)

13.40  Interactive clinical case Thyroid cancer: pre and post-operative management according to the new guidelines, P.A. Kopp (USA)

14.00  Concluding remarks

End of the conference

Closing lunch

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education
Programme Manager: Giulia Anastasìa
T +39 06 420413 315 - F +39 06 420413 677
Medical Advisor: Ernesto Maddaloni


George J. Kahaly

Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology / Metabolism, Chief of the endocrine outpatient clinic
Dept of Medicine
Gutenberg University Medical Center
Mainz, Germany

Osama Hamdy

Medical Director of the Obesity Clinical Program, Director of the Inpatinet Diabetes Program and Senior endocrinologist
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, United States
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, United States

Bernadette Biondi

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Medicine
Endocrine division
University of Naples Federico II
Naples, Italy

Kennedy Cruickshank

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Diabetes
Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division
King’s College London
London, United Kingdom
Consultant physician
St Thomas’ & Guy’s Hospitals
London, United Kingdom

George J. Kahaly

Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology / Metabolism, Chief of the endocrine outpatient clinic
Dept of Medicine
Gutenberg University Medical Center
Mainz, Germany

Peter Andreas Kopp

Faculty member
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine
Northwestern University
Evanston Illinois, United States
Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine (CGM)
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Nader Lessan

Consultant Endocrinologist & Lead in Clinical Research
Diabetes Centre
Imperial College of London Diabetes Centre
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ernesto Maddaloni

Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes
University Campus Bio-Medico
Rome, Italy

Lelio Morviducci

Vice Head Physician
Department of Diabetes
Ospedale S. Camillo Forlanini
Rome, Italy

Salman Razvi

Senior Lecturer
Endocrinology department
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Consultant Endocrinologist
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
United Kingdom
Lelio Morviducci
Cardiometabolic, Endocrinology and metabolism
Cardiometabolic, Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Nader Lessan
Slide kit
Lelio Morviducci
Slide kit
Kennedy Cruickshank
Cardiometabolic, Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Kennedy Cruickshank