Edition 53 - 2015, June / Editorial / Uncategorized

Editorial – Ed. 53

Endopedonline.com is uploaded for the 53rd time with the main purpose of commenting on the Endocrine Society´s 97th Annual Meeting & Expo, March 5-8, 2015, which was held in San Diego, California.

ENDO has moved to the northern-hemisphere spring for the first time in 97 years to display a program of more than 120 presentations. “For the first time the membership exceeded 18,000 members with more than 40% of those members coming from outside the United States”. During the first plenary session President Richard Santen, MD, said: “During this year´s presidential plenaries, speakers will address the interface between Precision Medicine and Individualized Medicine” in the management of patients”.

Going along with its tradition and prestige, this year Plenary Sessions of the 97th Annual Meeting included distinguished basic and clinical scientist conferences which have been summarized and commented in the Subject Review Section of Endocrinologia Pediatrica On Line. These conferences, starting from the First Plenary Session, included “Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, and Functional Genomics in Menopausal Women, Implications for Precision Medicine” by James N Ingle from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; followed by “Personalized Menopause Management: Clinical and Biomarker Data That Inform Decision Making” by JoAnn E Manson, MD, DrPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. The first conference of the Second Plenary Session was “Neurosteroid Estrogens: Implications for Epilepsy” by Catherine S Woolley, PhD, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL , followed by “Genetics and Pathophysiology of Human Obesity and Metabolism” by Stephen O’Rahilly, MD, University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The third Plenary Session started with “Nutrient Sensing Nuclear Receptors Coordinate Liver Energy Balance” by David D Moore, PhD from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, followed by “New Insights into Thyroid Hormone Signaling” by Anthony Neil Hollenberg, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. The forth Plenary started with “Cancer, Bone and Muscle: It’s all about the Microenvironment” by Theresa Ann Guise, MD Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; and was followed by “Defining the Genetic Basis of Benign and Malignant Adrenocortical Tumors” by Jerome Yves Bertherat, MD, PhD, INSERM U 1016, CNRS 8104, Institut Cochin, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France; The fifth Plenary Session started with “MicroRNAs: Key Regulators of Cancer Initiation and Progression” by Carlo M Croce, M.D Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, followed by “The Wiring Diagram for Hunger: Using Neuron-Specific Tools to Discover its Basis” by Bradford Barr Lowell, MD, PHD, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, Boston, MA; The sixth Plenary Session started with “New Players in the Regulation of Human Puberty” by Ana Claudia Latronico, MD, PhD Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, followed by “PCOS: New Insights into Molecular Mechanisms” by Jerome F Strauss III, MD, Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; The seventh Plenary session started with “Enteroendocrine Control of Metabolism-Physiological Insights and Therapeutic Implications” by Daniel J Drucker, MD Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada, followed by “Antihyperglycemic Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease: In Search of the Holy Grail” by Silvio E Inzucchi, MD Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; finally the eighth Plenary Session started with “Mechanisms of Androgen Dependence in Progressive Prostate Cancer” by Karen E Knudsen, PhD Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, followed by “Guiding Hormonal Signals through Anchored Enzyme Complexes” by John D Scott, PHD Howard Hughes Med Inst, Seattle, WA.

From the fraternal site Endocrinologie et développment de l´enfant (France), we have selected a clinical case of a young lady diagnosed as polycystic ovary syndrome associated with risk of systemic lupus erythematosus, who required contraception.

The Image Section illustrates two photographs of the facies of a 1-year-old girl who developed rapid weight increase, both before and 3 months after onset of weight gain.

In the News in Endocrinology Section we are announcing this year EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR PAEDITRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY (ESPE) Annual Meeting, in Barcelona, Spain, 1-3 October 2015; as well as the next Meeting of the Latin American Pediatric Endocrine Society, XXV CONGRESO DE LA SOCIEDAD LATINOAMERICANA DE ENDOCRINOLOGIA PEDIATRICA (SLEP) – 3-6 November 2015 – Puerto Varas, Chile.


Dra. Alicia Belgorosky                                                             Dr. Marco A. Rivarola

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