ENDOCRINOLOGY CONFERENCE

6 - 7 February 2018

11.25 CME Points

Za’abeel Hall 3, Conference Room 4

Overview

Endocrinology is central to many of the main health concerns facing society today, however, the complexity of endocrine investigations presents an ongoing challenge for all parties involved. New to MEDLAB for 2018, the endocrinology conference promises to provide interactive interpretation of complex endocrine disorders relevant for both specialists and non-specialists.

The Endocrinology Conference taking place at MEDLAB 2018 aims to promote greater collaboration and a stronger working link between the clinician, laboratory, and imaging department to improve the quality of diagnoses and efficiency of working practices.

Comprehensibly breaking down these barriers through discussion of the core endocrine topics; thyroid, adrenal and pituitary, the conference is a must attend for everyone involved in the diagnoses and development of endocrine disorders.
 

What are the main topics covered in this event?

  • Thyroid ultrasonography
  • Developments in core endocrine topics  
  • Pituitary and Parathyroid diseases
  • Fine needle aspiration
     

Benefits of Attendance

  • Discuss collaboration between endocrinologists, laboratory, and imaging specialists to improve the quality of diagnoses and enhance efficiency of working practices
  • Interpret complex endocrine disorders relevant for non-specialists to enhance collaboration & patient outcome
  • Join interactive debates and interpretations between specialists and non-specialists to improve efficiency of working practices
  • Evaluate recent developments in the core endocrine disorders to ensure provision of the most precise diagnostic advice and management recommendations
  • Assess best practices surrounding thyroid ultrasonography to improve diagnostic accuracy, cut costs and reduce false negatives
     

Activity Director: Dr Mario Skugor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Local Chair: Dr Nader Lessan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Supported by:

09:50

Opening remarks by the chairs:

Dr Nader Lessan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Mario Skugor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Abu Dhabi, UAE

SESSION 1 - INTRODUCTION

10:00

Introductory remarks

H.E. Prof Maha Taysir Barakat, Research Director, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

10:15

Investigating endocrine disease

Prof Karim Meeran, Professor of Endocrinology; Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London, London, UK

10:45

Endocrinology biochemistry interplay

Dr Shivani Misra, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London, London, UK

11.15 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 2 - THE THYROID NODULES AND BEYOND

11:45

Thyroid FNA

Dr Huda Mustafa, Consultant Endocrinologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

Thyroid cancer

Dr Fatheya Fardallah Alawadi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE 

12:45

Thyroid surgery for benign and malignant disease

Dr Johnathan Hubbard, Consultant Endocrine, Thyroid and General Surgeon, Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK 

13:30 LUNCH


SESSION 3: THE THYROID UPS & DOWNS

14:45

Hypothyroidism - not always easy?

Dr Mario Skugor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 

15:15

Hyperthyroidism – a different perspective

Dr Nader Lessan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:45 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 4 - ANDROGEN DISORDERS IN MEN AND WOMEN

16:15

Testosterone deficiency and beyond

Dr Mohamed Hassanein, Chair, Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance; Hon Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK; Consultant in Endocrinology, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAEUAE

16:45

Polycystic ovary disease – an update

Dr Mohgah Elsheikh, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

17:15

Q&A


17:45 End of Day One Endocrinology Conference

Supported by:

09:50

Opening remarks by the chairs:

Dr Nader Lessan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Mario Skugor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

SESSION 5: ADRENAL DISORDERS

10:00

Primary aldosteronism

Dr Amir Hamrahian, , Chief Endocrinology; Professor of Medicine, Medical Subspecialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:30

Phaeochromocytoma

Dr Khash Nikookam, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (BHRUT), Essex, UK 

11:00

Adrenal tumours – the surgical perspective

Dr Johnathan Hubbard, Consultant Endocrine, Thyroid and General Surgeon, Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK 

11.30 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 6: PAEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Moderator: Dr Saf Naqvi, Medical Director, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:00

Growth disorders in children - diagnosis and management of short stature

Dr Sherif El-Refee, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK; Consultant Paediatrician and Lead of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Services, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:30

Disorders of puberty

Dr Walid Kaplan, Chief of Paediatric Endocrinology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE 

13:00

Q&A

13:30 LUNCH


SESSION 7: PITUITARY DISEASE

Moderator: Dr Khash Nikookam, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (BHRUT), Essex, UK 

14:45

Hyperprolactinemia

Dr Saf Naqvi, Medical Director, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:15

Endocrinology: a fascinating journey

Dr Nader Lessan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:00 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 8: PARATHYROID DISEASE

16:30

Hypoparathyroidism

Dr Khash Nikookam, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (BHRUT), Essex, UK 

17:00

Hyperparathyroidism

Dr Mario Skugor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA  


17:00 End of conference

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ACTIVITY DIRECTORS:

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR:  

Dr Mario Skugor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA



CO-ACTIVITY DIRECTORS:

Conference Chair: Dr Nader Lessan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE



SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Amir Hamrahian, Chief Endocrinology; Professor of Medicine, Medical Subspecialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Fatheya Fardallah Alawadi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Huda Mustafa, Consultant Endocrinologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Johnathan Hubbard, Consultant Endocrine, Thyroid and General Surgeon, Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Prof Karim Meeran, Professor of Endocrinology, Imperial College London, London, UK

Dr Khash Nikookam, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (BHRUT), Essex, UK

H.E. Prof Maha Taysir Barakat, Research Director, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Mohamed Hassanein, Chair, Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance; Hon Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK; Consultant in Endocrinology, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Mohgah Elsheikh, Consultant Encodrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Saf Naqvi, Medical Director, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Sherif El-Refee, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK; Consultant Paediatrician and Lead of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Services, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Shivani Misra, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London, London, UK

Dr Walid Kaplan, Chief of Paediatric Endocrinology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE  


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