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CSEM Knowledge Transfer Activities 2019

CSEM Knowledge Transfer Activities

Specialized education for endocrinologists and residents at the Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference, October 2–5, 2019 in Winnipeg.

Sign up now for these physician-developed and physician-led learning activities featuring pertinent scientific and clinical information and focussed on problem-solving and case-based discussions. Dinner is included and registration is free for CSEM members who’ve registered for the Professional Conference.

Hot Topics in Endocrinology
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 6:30–9:00 pm | Section 3 credits

Co-chairs: Jeremy Gilbert, MD FRCPC; Céline Huot, MD FRCPC

Disorders of Growth Hormone: Challenges in Diagnosis when Too Much or Too Little GH, Pitfalls in IGF-1 Testing
Dan Holmes, MD FRCPC

Top Challenges in the Management of Acromegaly: An integrated Patient and Physician Perspective
Mr. Jim McKee, MBA, CPA, CA; Constance Chik, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Challenging Cases of Various Adrenal and Pituitary Conditions
Jeannette Goguen, MD FRCPC

To Operate or Not to Operate: Using Neck Ultrasound and Cytology to Risk Stratify Thyroid Nodules
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 6:30–9:00 pm | Section 1 credits

Co-chairs: Phillip Segal MD, FRCPC; Deric Morrison, MD MHPE FRCPC
Faculty: Ania Kielar, MD, FRCPC

Topics include:

  • strengths and limitations of using beside neck ultrasound to assess thyroid parenchyma and neoplasms
  • ultrasound features of thyroid nodules that predict malignancy and how to use these findings to determine which thyroid nodules require a biopsy, which can be followed, and which nodules require no follow up
  • evidence supporting the use of standardized thyroid ultrasound reporting systems (ACR TIRADS and the ATA Classification System), and performance of each system in predicting thyroid malignancy

Case Studies in Endocrine Cancers
Friday, October 4, 2019 | 6:30–9:00 pm

Co-chairs: Catherine Kelly, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Stan Van Uum, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Faculty: Shereen Ezzat, MD, FRCPC, FACP

Topics include:

  • metastatic pheo/paraganglioma
  • thyroid cancer, focus on iodine-resistant form