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Evolving strategies to tackle diabetes and thyroid disorders

Evolving strategies to tackle diabetes and thyroid disorders
  • Cardiometabolic
    Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes
    Thyroid disorder
Regional workshop by Excemed
Saturday, May 20 2017
Milan, Italy



Registration status
Not applicable

To register for this event, contact

Meridiano Congress International
Senior Event Manager: Titty Alvino
T +39 06 88 595 310 -  F +39 06 88595 234

For logistical inquiries as well.

Registration fee


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

Dinners are not included.

Target audiences

This programme is intended for 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 having a heavy impact on patients’ quality of life and life expectancy. The number of people affected by diabetes mellitus is close to half a billion and the rising trend in diabetes prevalence worldwide is far from slowing, with catastrophic outcomes in terms of morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenditures. Type 2 diabetes, characterized by a systemic resistance to insulin action, is the most common form of diabetes mellitus. While efforts should be made to prevent overt diabetes, when this is not possible, a deep knowledge of the most up-to-date treatment strategies is crucial to ensuring a longer life expectancy and good quality of life for diabetic patients. Disorders in thyroid function are also very common and can lead to severe consequences if not promptly recognized and treated. Thyroid receptors have been found on several cell types, suggesting that thyroid hormones are involved in the regulation of the homeostasis of several tissues and organs. In particular, several studies have now clarified the relevant action of thyroid hormones on endothelial cells and cardiomyocytes. Indeed, even subclinical thyroid disorders are associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. In addition, thyroid nodules affect more than 50 percent of the general population, challenging the clinicians in daily clinical practice. This live educational programme has been organized by EXCEMED to review the most recent and significant research advances in the fields of pre-diabetes, diabetes and thyroid diseases, with the goal of having immediate clinical impact.

Learning objectives

By attending this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and manage insulin-resistance states in diabetic and non-diabetic subjects
  • Update their clinical practice with the newest advances in terms of diagnosis and management of diabetes and its complications
  • Manage thyroid diseases in difficult clinical settings including cardiovascular patients, pregnancy and advanced thyroid cancer


Invited faculty

Ralph A. De Fronzo (joining via Skype)
Department of Medicine - Diabetes
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Texas Diabetes Institute - University Health system
San Antonio, (TX) USA

Tim Korevaar
Erasmus MC, Academic Center for Thyroid Diseases
Rotterdam, Netherlands

David Leslie
Centre for Diabetes
Blizard Institute
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
London, UK

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

Mario Luca Morieri
Joslin Diabetes Center - Harvard Medical School
Department of Genetic & Epidemiology at Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, USA
University of Ferrara - Department of Medical Sciences
Ferrara, Italy

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

Salman Razvi
Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastel University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Scientific programme

Saturday, 20 May 2017

08.20    Welcome & opening

Session I: focused answers to key questions on insulin resistance states

08.30  L1  insulin resistance beyond glycaemia
    M.L. Morieri (USA)


09:05  L2  focus on pre-diabetes
    P. Pozzilli (Italy)


09.40  L3  cardiovascular effects of antidiabetic drugs
    D. Leslie (UK)

10.15    Roundtable: The insulin resistant pregnant woman: what consequences for the off-spring?
    P. Pozzilli (Italy), M.L. Morieri (USA), D. Leslie (UK)

    Question time

10.50    coffee break

Session II: focused answers to key questions on thyroid disorders

11.05  L4  Thyroid hormones and the cardiovascular system
    S. Razvi (UK)


11.40  L5  Thyroid and pregnancy
    T. Korevaar (The Netherlands)


Session III: Working groups

12.15    Working groups: clinical case solving

13.15    Working groups: outcome presentation in plenary

14.35     Concluding remarks

    End of the conference

    Closing lunch

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in medical education

Programme Manager: Michela Fiuzzi
T +39 06 420413 252 - F +39 06 420413 677
Medical Advisor: Ernesto Maddaloni


Paolo Pozzilli

Endocrinology and metabolic diseases Department
University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (UCBM)
Rome, Italy

Salman Razvi

Senior Lecturer
Endocrinology department
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Consultant Endocrinologist
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
United Kingdom