PARAT: An ESE Educational programme on Parathyroid Disorders

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in parathyroid disorders, as our understanding of this rare disease increases, and new treatment options become available. In response, ESE published the Clinical Practice Guideline on the Treatment of Chronic Hypoparathyroidism in Adults in 2015.

In 2017, ESE conceived an ambitious four-year programme to develop further consensus recommendations and strategies that would promote best clinical practice around parathyroid disorders. A key objective was to improve access to this information through the delivery of high quality medical educational activity via events, publications, enduring materials and other learning experiences.

As the programme gathered momentum, it focused more specifically on identifying and making recommendations on how to alleviate a number of unmet educational needs in the areas of:

Through the collaboration of 100 leading parathyroid experts from over 20 countries in the past four years, the PARAT programme has completed multiple inter-connected activities that have led to the community establishing 33 expert recommendations on how to best diagnose, manage and treat parathyroid disorder patients.

The expert recommendations have been translated into a variety of accessible, resource formats which are available for free within the following areas of the PARAT web hub.

All web hub users can access the accumulated PARAT expert knowledge, insights, education and resources created to date*, as well as link through to other third party resources of parathyroid interest. Future PARAT activities and new or updated materials will also be hosted here. 

ABOUT Provides information on what parathyroid disorders are, along with the PARAT aims and scope, its governance structure, the expert faculty who make up its steering committee, working groups, PARAT community and how it is financially supported.

ACTIVITY  Provides information and the outputs from all previous and future PARAT events including workshops, webinars, educational courses, plus publications such as summary reports and peer-reviewed consensus articles. 

LEARNING ZONE Provides a suite of self-managed medical education opportunities to view, interact with or download, designed to improve your understanding of parathyroid disorder diagnosis, management and treatment recommendations.

Explore by Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism and Preconception, Pregnancy and Lactation, to access digital MCQs, slide banks, faculty videos, concise clinical summary recommendations, publications and patient materials.


*Final PARAT 2021 medical educational materials are still under development. An estimated date of availability is provided. Please re-visit at that time.

ESE is grateful to Takeda and Ascendis Pharma for their previous support of this project via restricted educational grants.