Endocrine Nurses




We are delighted to announce the Nursing Programme for the 22nd European Congress of Endocrinology in Prague. The Nursing Programme will include a Pre-Congress Session and a main Congress Sessions, which will highlight the latest developments in Endocrine diagnostics, therapeutics and research. 


The Nurse's programme will start with the with pre-congress session: The Joint meeting of ESE Nurses, Czech Republic Endocrine nurses and Patient Group Representatives. The Joint Meeting is free to ESE members of who are attending the Congress and will focus on the latest advances in Endocrine therapeutics. The Meeting will include dedicated sessions on:

  1. Diagnosing and managing growth hormone deficiency. This session will present the evidence on the efficacy and practicality of using macimorelin as an oral agent for growth hormone deficiency testing. Additionally, this session will cover recent developments on the eagerly anticipated long-acting growth hormone injection, for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency
  2. Advances in the medical management of bone and calcium disorders. This session will focus on the use of abaloparatide, romosozumab and biosimilar teriparatide for the treatment osteoporosis
  3. Advances in the treatment of rare Endocrine disorders. The scope of this session will encompass the diagnosis and management of X-linked hypophosphataemia and hypophosphatasia.

Furthermore, following the successful collaboration between the ESE Nurse Working Group and the patient organisation WAPO, at last year’s Nurse Pre-Congress Session, this partnership will continue at the 2020 ECE Congress. This course will include a dedicated session designed to help patients and patient advocates establish a patient support group. This session will be facilitated by experts in this field, including expert patients and Endocrine nurses.

Visit the Joint Meeting page for the programme and further information. 

Nurse main programme

The main ECE 2020 Nurses Session will bring the latest evidenced-based practice, in diagnosing and managing functioning pituitary tumours and gender dysphoria. The sessions on these two complex and often challenging areas of Endocrine practice, will highlight the importance of multi-disciplinary working and will include Specialist Nurses, Patient Speakers and an Endocrinologist, Radiologist and Psychologist. This multidisciplinary session will enable delegates to understand the complex nature of these Endocrine conditions, as well as the important role that each individual member of the multi-disciplinary team plays, in ensuring patients receive the best possible standard of care.

To highlight the unique role of nurses in Endocrinology, we are proud to have Professor Andrew Dwyer as our nurse expert, who will be presenting on sexual development and fertility in men.

Full details of all of these sessions will be published in the main scientific programme

Travel Grants

We are also offering funding for 25 Nurse members to attend the Nursing the programme with our ECE 2020 Nurse Grant. This grant will cover the cost of ECE 2020 Pre-Congress and Main Congress registration (€150) and help cover part of the cost of travel and accommodation (€300). Visit the Grants page for eligibility criteria and details of how to apply. These grants have been made possible by the kind support of Pfizer, Takeda and Kyowa Kirin. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Prague and joining us in our Nurses Sessions at the 22nd European Congress of Endocrinology, ECE 2020. For more information about the Nursing Programme, please contact ece2020@endocrinology.org


Sherwin Criseno

Chair, ESE Nurse Working Group 

On behalf of the ESE Nurse Working Group, ESE Executive Committee and ECE Programme Organising Committee

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