BES meeting 2016

Friday 14/10/2016 (evening)

17:00–17:50 Registration, coffee, visit of the exhibits, poster view.
17:50–18:00 Welcome: P.Petrossians (Ulg), President
18:00–19:30 Practical clinical sessions: Endocrine disorders during pregnancy. 
Chair: A. Van den Bruel (AZSJ)

  • Type I diabetes  (K Benhalima, KUL)
  • Thyroid disease (K. Poppe, ULB)
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (N. Driessens, ULB)
19:30–20:15 Invited lecture 1:
An overview of hormones in insects  (M. Hermans, UCL)
Chair: J. Donckier (UCL)
20:15 Walking dinner

Saturday 15/10/2016 (morning):

8:00–8:30 Registration, coffee, visit of the exhibits, poster view.
8:30–9:00 General assembly: P.Petrossians (ULg), President
9:00–9:30 Communications by young investigators. Part 1: Translational studies.
Chair: B. Corvilain (ULB)

  • Dietary composition determines the degree of metabolic improvement at similar weight loss.(R. Vangoitsenhoven, KUL)
  • Loss-of-function mutations in DNAJC3 cause young-onset diabetes due to oxidative stress and mitochondrial β-cell apoptosis. (B Abdulkarim, ULB)
9:30–10:00 Communications by young investigators. Part 2: Clinical studies.
Chair: B. Corvilain (ULB)

  • First trimester isolated maternal hypothyroxinemia: adverse maternal metabolic profile and impact on the obstetrical outcome. (R. Furnica, UCL)
  • Cortical bone size deficit in adult patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. (C. Verroken, UZG)
10:00–10:30 Communications by young investigators. Part 3: Clinical case reports.
Chair: M. Bex (KUL)

  • Etomidate as an emergency treatment for uncontrolled hypercortisolism in metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma. (I.B. Papadopoulou, ULB)
  • Catecholamine-secreting tumor during pregnancy: a rare but potentially life-threatening condition. (L. Oriolli, UCL)


10:30–11:00 Belgian Endocrine Society Lecture Award.

Chair: P. Petrossians (ULg), PresidentSaving private … ß-cells. 
(D.A. Cunha, ULB)
11:00–11:30 Coffee break, visit of the exhibits and poster view
11:30–12:00 Clinical grand-round: What you need to know about hypocalcemia. 
(B. Bravenboer, B. Velkeniers)
12:00–12:45 Invited lecture 2:

Functional imaging of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.
H. Timmers (Radboudumc, NL)
Chair: Guy T’Sjoen (UZG)

12:45–13:00 Award ceremony: Young investigators
13:00 Lunch