BES meeting 2023 (final program)

33rd Meeting of the Belgian Endocrine Society
October 20 & 21, 2023

(Mdeon visa: 23/V2/10413/008852  & 23/V2/10413/009027)

Friday symposia 20-10-2023

14:00 Registration
14:30-15:45 Symposium 1 (sponsored by Lilly)

A New Horizon in The Management of Type 2 Diabetes.

  • Welcome and introduction  (5 min)
    Prof. Dr. Christophe De Block (Chair, Belgium)
  • Lecture 1 (30 min)
    Mechanism of action of next-generation incretins: unimolecular agonism GIP/GLP-1 and what’s next?
    Dr.  Tim Heise, Germany
  • Lecture 2  (25 min)
    Striving for glycaemic control, is weight management the key to success? Surpassing standards of glucometabolic targets in T2D: achievable?
    Prof. Dr. André Scheen (Belgium)
  • Panel discussion, audience questions & closing remarks (15 min)
    Prof. Dr. Christophe De Block 
15:45-16:00 Pause
16:00-17:15 Symposium 2 (sponsored by Rhythm Pharmaceuticals )

Hyperphagia and Genetic Obesity, a growing concern in daily practice. 

  • Welcome and introduction   (5 min)
    Prof. Dr. Roman Vangoitsenhoven (Chair, Belgium)
  • Lecture 1 (35 min)
    Genetic impairments causing hyperfagia and early-onset, severe obesity – MC4R pathway diseases.
    Dr. Metin Cetiner, Germany
  • Lecture 2  (20 min)
    Genetic testing – when to prescribe?
    Dr. Julie Harvengt (Belgium)
  • Panel discussion, audience questions & closing remarks  (10 min)
    Prof. Dr. Roman Vangoitsenhoven
17:15–17:50 Coffee break & registration
17:50–18:00 Welcome
B. Velkeniers (VUB), President
18:00–19:20 Symposium in collaboration with the Belgian Atherosclerosis Society (BAS) & Belgian Lipid Club (BLC)

Moderator: Fabian Demeure (CHU UCL Namur)     

  • Topic 1: Cardiovascular risk stratification: visionless? of visionary?
    Ernst Rietzschel (UGhent)
  • Topic 2: The future in lipid management: beyond LDL-cholesterol.
    • What about lp(a)?
      Ann Verhaegen (UZA)
    • What about remnant particles?
      Ann Mertens (UZ Leuven)
19:20-20:00  Invited lecture: 
Introduced by B. Velkeniers
Life time achievements in pediatric endocrinology 
Jean Deschepper (UBrussel-UGhent)
20:00 Walking dinner

Saturday meeting 21-10-2023

8:00–8:30 Registration & welcome coffee
Visit of the exhibits and poster viewing
8:30–8:50 What does BSED mean to the members of the Belgian Endocrine Society?
Inge Van Boxelaer (BSED)
8:50-9:00 General assembly
Brigitte Velkeniers (VUB), President
Guy T’Sjoen (UGhent), Treasurer
Invited lecture :
Introduced by O. Alexopoulou (UCL)
Approach to the patient with pheochromocytoma.
Michiel N. Kerstens (University of Groningen)
9:30-11:00 Communications by young investigators
(sponsored by Pfizer)   Winners will be announced soon
9:30–10:30 Part 1: Clinical and translational studies
Chair: L. Crenier (ULB)

  • The thiazide challenge test differentiates primary hyperparathyroidism from secondary hyperparathyroidism due to idiopathic hypercalciuria.
    Ewout Verly (UGhent)
  • Development of the KASAI score as a predictive tool for the uni- of bilateral form of primary hyperaldosteronism.
    Guillaume Pierman (UCL)
  • In otherwise healthy young men, trabecular bone score (TBS) is significantly lower in case of insulin resistance: an analysis of the SIBLOS study.
    Steven Van Offel (UGhent)
  • Hydrocortisone treatment increases cholesterol availability in prolonged septic mice: effect on adrenal and muscle functioning.
    Lauren De Bruyn (KUL)
10:30–11:00 Part 2: Clinical case reports
Chair:  M. Bex (KUL)

  • A non-controlled Cushing’s disease treated with osilidrostat: a case report.
    Lore Depoorter  (UA)
  • Unilateral mydriasis as a first presentation of pituitary macroadenoma.
    Tim Ailliet (St. Jan Brugge)
11:00–11:45 Coffee break
Visit of the exhibits and poster viewing
11:45–12:00 Selected Belgian Publication Award (sponsored by Sandoz)

Introduced by G. T’Sjoen (UGhent )  

Leen Antonio et al.  Age and Ageing 2022; 51: 1-9 
Erectile dysfunction predicts mortality in middle-aged and older men independent of their sex steroid status.

Presenting author: Leen Antonio (KUL)
12:00–12:30 Belgian Endocrine Society Lecture Award (sponsored by Novo)

Introduced by B. Velkeniers (VUB), President  

The prismatic forms of diabetes in pediatrics:
natural evolution, strategies for β-cell replacement, and tolerance to physical activity.
Award winner: Philippe Lysy (UCL)
12:30–13:00 Invited lecture
Chair: P. Petrossians (ULiège)
Hypocalcemia and genetics.
Bert Bravenboer (UBrussel)
13:00–13:15 Award ceremony of the young investigators
13:15 Lunch