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Diabetes and thyroid disorders in clinical practice today: progresses and challenges

Diabetes and thyroid disorders in clinical practice today: progresses and challenges
  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes
    Thyroid disorder
Symposium by Excemed
Saturday, Jun 21 2014
Rome, Italy

Accreditation

EACCME®

Event format

Lecture
Workshop session
Registration status
Closed

Target audiences

diabetologists
Endocrinologists
Healthcare professionals

Overview

Type 2 diabetes is an increasing problem in many middle-east and developing countries, mainly due to the adoption of a western lifestyle with increasing obesity, sedentary and smoking habits, and ‘fast food’ diet. Related complications and comorbidities are a growing burden for local healthcare systems and professionals, especially as a result of the lack of standardised guidelines for its care and management, and limited infrastructure and economic resources.

Thyroid disorders are also very common in many emerging nations, mostly because of iodine deficiency but also as a result of genetic factors, resulting in goiter and gland dysfunctions. Hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules and ultimately thyroid cancer are frequent challenges for the physicians in these countries and local healthcare systems, requiring tailored medical education according to international guidelines and to standards of care.

EXCEMED continues to contribute in this important area by organising dedicated meetings for healthcare professionals involved in the management of diabetes and thyroid disorders, particularly in regions at high risk for such diseases. The meeting will review the most significant research achievements in the fields, and share best practice for the clinical management of such diseases in daily practice.

Learning objectives

Participants at this meeting will receive up-to-date knowledge about the latest in research and clinical management of diabetes and thyroid disorders, and thus will be able to:

  • Recognise  the  different  treatments  for  hyperglycemia  necessary  in different conditions, including the management of pre-diabetes
  • Improve control of gestational diabetes and  cardiovascular complications in daily practice by applying new insights
  • Recognise the implications of diagnosis and treatment for different thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism and thyroid nodules
  • Apply current standards for managing special conditions such as thyroid disorders in pregnancy and differentiated thyroid cancers

Accreditation details

An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation.

EXCEMED adheres to the principles of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp).

Scientific programme

Saturday, 21 June

08.30 Opening welcome and introduction

Real time survey

Session I Facing the emergency

08:45 L1 Screening the epidemic of ‘diabesity’ 

E. Maddaloni (Italy)

09:15 L2 Iodine deficiency and its consequences, with focus on goiter eradication
Speaker to be announced

09:45 Coffee break

 

Session II Debates on hot topics

 

D1  Management of pre-diabetes: lifestyle VS drug therapy

10:15 Pros - D. Leslie (UK)

10:35 Cons -J. Levy, (UK)

10:55 Discussion and real time survey

D2  Subclinical hypothyroidism: to treat or not to treat?

11:10 Pros - B. Biondi (Italy)

11:30 Cons -S. Razvi (UK)

11:50 Discussion and real time survey

 

Session III Management according to evidence-based medicine

 

12:00 L3 International guidelines for the management of diabetes: evidenced-based medicine VS personalized medicine
P. Pozzilli (Italy)

12:30 L4 Thyroid nodules in clinical practice: from medical therapy to ultrasonically- guide intervention

L. Hegedus (Denmark)

13:00 Lunch

 

Session IV Workshops

 

14:00 WS1 Gestational diabetes: How to apply different guidelines (European VS US guidelines)
A. De Leiva (Spain)

O. Hamdy (USA)

14:00 WS2 Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in pregnancy: evidence-based therapy.
B. Vaidya (UK)

R. Negro (Italy)

 

Session IV Workshops

 

14:45 WS1 Gestational diabetes: How to apply different guidelines (European VS US guidelines)
A. De Leiva (Spain)

O. Hamdy (USA)

14:45 WS2 Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in pregnancy: evidence-based therapy.
B. Vaidya (UK)

R. Negro (Italy)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Key messages from the two workshops

 

Session V Complications and comorbidities

 

16:15 L5 Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes: more than a disease association
E. Standl (Germany)

16:45 L6 Managing differentiated thyroid cancers according to international guidelines: focus on papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas
Dott. Gregorio Reda

 

Session VI Special lecture

 

17:15 L7 Highlights from 2014 ADA conference
O. Hamdy (USA)

17:30 Closing remarks and real time survey

17:40 End of the conference

Chair(s)

Paolo Pozzilli

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

Laszlo Hegedüs

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark