Scientific Programme Committee

Mirjam Christ-Crain: Chair of the Education Committee, 2020-2024 (presenter)

Mirjam Christ-Crain: Chair of the Education Committee, 2020-2024 (presenter)

Mirjam Christ-Crain is full Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland. She studied medicine in Basel and Vienna and did her MD in the year 2000 at the University of Basel and her PhD 2007 at the University of London followed by her habilitation at the University of Basel in 2007. From 2009 to 2015 she had a research professorship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her main research interest is on vasopressin-dependent disorders of fluid homeostasis, i.e. diabetes insipidus and hyponatremia. She authored and co-authored more than 200 publications including high-ranked publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet and received several honors and awards for her research, most recently the European Journal of Endocrinology Award 2019. Dr Christ-Crain has served for many years in the executive committee of the endocrine Society of Switzerland and is a member of the executive committee of the European Society of Endocrinology since May 26th 2020. Since 2013 she is Deputy Chief at the Clinic for Endocrinology, University Hospital Basel and since 2014 she is Head of the Department of Clinical Research at the University of Basel.

Natia Vashakmadze (Georgia)

Natia Vashakmadze (Georgia)

Chair Local Organising Committee

Mark Gurnell (UK)

Mark Gurnell (UK)

Mark Gurnell is Professor of Clinical Endocrinology in Cambridge, where he leads endocrine specialist services. He is also SubDean in the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, and Head of Undergraduate Assessment. His clinical and research interests are focussed on pituitary, adrenal and thyroid disorders, with particular interests in acromegaly, TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas and primary aldosteronism. As head of the Cambridge Endocrine Molecular Imaging Group (CEMIG), he has led the development of novel techniques for functional imaging and has overseen the introduction of national specialist PET services for pituitary and adrenal disorders. He is also recognised as an expert in the management of patients with unusual thyroid function tests. He currently serves on the Council of the UK Society for Endocrinology (as Treasurer-elect), the Education Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology, the Endocrine Society’s ESAP panel, and the Royal College of Physicians (UK) Specialty Certificate Examinations Board (Endocrinology & Diabetes). He holds a number of senior appointments in medical education and chairs the the Board of the UK Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance.

Misa Pfeifer (Slovenia)

Misa Pfeifer (Slovenia)