BES meeting 2024

The 2024 BES meeting  is sheduled on Friday October 11th and Saturday October 12th – in Dolce La Hulpe.

The prevous edtion of the BES meeting allowed us to gather more than 130 participants.
We invite you to experience the atmosphere through this teaser video.
The abstracts of the submissions for the Young Investigator award can be consulted online in Endocrine Abstracts; the 2023 abstract book is  also available for download here.

We are in the process of developing the scientific program and we will add the preliminary program as soon as possible.
The focus of this year’s program will be on

  • Aging males
  • Diabetes technology
  • Neuro-endocrine tumors
  • Ovarian failure
  • Thyroid disease


Appeal to collaborate in a survey

You are kindly invited to participate in a survey exploring testosterone methodology in clinical units and laboratories throughout Europe.
This survey is part of a larger project funded by research foundation Flanders (FWO): ‘Better estimates of hormonal exposure to improve diagnosis and treatment in endocrine diseases (BEED-ED), which aims to improve accuracy, accessibility and clinical applicability of (free) steroid hormone levels.

Currently, different methods are used to measure testosterone and SHBG, hampering harmonized clinical use of (free) testosterone. With this survey, we want to map current clinical practices on methods to measure testosterone and SHBG in clinical units and laboratories in Europe. The results of this survey will be used to propose harmonization efforts for testosterone and SHBG measurements.

The survey is accessible here.     For those interested: have a look at the protocol summary

Prof. Dr. Leen Antonio, MD, PhD – Endocrinology UZ Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Bruno Lapauw, MD, PhD – Endocrinology UZ Gent, Belgium
Dr. Tom Fiers, MD, PhD – Laboratory Medicine UZ Gent, Belgium
Nick Narinx, MD – Clinical Chemistry UZ Leuven, Belgium


Belgian Thyroid Club

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