Dublin, Ireland
16 - 20 May 2015

DublinPre-congress courses


We are pleased to provide details fo the pre-congress course at ECE 2015.


An approach to patients with thyroid nodules


Saturday 16 May 2015

09:25 - 16:00, Wicklow Hall 2 (level 2), Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)

€275 (pre-congress course only - this does not include access to the main ECE 2015 congress)


09.00 - 09.25                Registration


Morning Session

09.25- 09.30                Welcome and opening address

9.30 -10.15                  Process of development and the format of the British Thyroid Association guidelines

                                   Rachel Crowley (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

                                   Overview of Recent BTA guidelines

10.15 - 11.00               Use of neck ultrasound to guide Fine Needle Aspiration decision making

                                   Peter Beddy (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

11.00 - 11.30               Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.15               Cytological interpretation and molecular testing of thyroid nodules

                                   Michael Jeffers (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

12.15 - 13.00               Surgical approach to management of nodules

                                   Con Timon (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

13.00 - 14.00               Lunch


Afternoon Session - Practical session

14.00 -16.00                Practical session

                                   Assessment of multiple images in small groups and a step by step practical guide through a

                                   number of histological diagnosis by our pathologist

                                   Pradeep Govender & Michael Jeffers (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

16.00                           Certificate of attendance and close



Saturday 16 MAY 2015

12: 00 - 12: 50 Registration & lunch

12:50 – 17:30 - Liffey Hall 2

Chairs: Cecilia Follin (Sweden) and Andrea Giustina (Italy)


Sofia Llahana, Chair of ESE Nurses Working Group

Session 1: Diagnosis and surgical treatment

Diagnosing acromegaly

Jens Otto Jörgensen (Denmark)

Surgical treatment

Juergen Hoenegger (Germany)

The role of the endocrine nurse in the diagnosis, pre- and post-operative

care of the patient with acromegaly

Sherwin Criseno (UK )

Question & Answer with the Panel


Session 2: Medical treatment and patient education

Medical therapy in acromegaly

Christian Strasburger (Germany)

Home care educational programmes for patients with acromegaly to improve

satisfaction with and adherence to treatment

Elisabeth Rutten (Belgium)

Question & Answer with the Panel


Session 3: Long term monitoring

Long term follow up of patients post acromegaly treatment

Susan Webb (Spain)

Case presentation of a patient with complex issues related to acromegaly:

the nursing role in providing optimal care

Maria Wärn (Sweden)

Question & Answer with the Panel


Session 4: Hypopituitarism post-surgery and quality of life

From too much to too little: hypopituitarism post-surgery for acromegaly,

Sofia Llahana (UK)

The burden of cortisol deficiency and patient education programmes

to prevent adrenal crisis

Katherine Zopf (Germany)

Towards a better quality of life (QoL) for patients with Acromegaly

Cornelie Andela (The Netherlands)

Question & Answer with the Panel

Closing remarks

Cecilia Follin (Sweden)

ECE opening ceremony and post-course buffet dinner and networking 17.30 pm onwards