20 – 23 May 2017

Dear Nurse Colleagues

We are delighted to invite you to the 19th European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal and and to announce a very exciting educational programme for nurses. This year the Nurse Programme includes an additional 2 sessions and we are honoured to have a large faculty of Endocrine Nurse Speakers. Our Meet the Nurse Expert sessions will run in parallel to the ECE Meet the Expert sessions and this year we are also working closely with our diabetes colleagues with a session dedicated to diabetes and endocrinology overlap. The MDT session will bring the latest developments in bone health throughout lifespan.

The Professional Development session will focus on expanding the nursing role and expertise. There will be dedicated networking session and poster presentations so you can meet with colleagues from around Europe and exchange expertise.

Last years' Nurses ECE pre-congress Course features in the ESE Pituitary Update and sessions are available to watch here:

It is also a great pleasure to inform you that once again the congress registration fees for nurses will be substantially reduced to just €100 Euros. To join the ESE Nurses Network please email us on or become an ESE member for a reduced rate for nurses at just €35 Euros annually.

Apply for ESE membership

We hope you will join us in Lisbon to share our expertise and to celebrate the advances in Endocrine Nursing.

Sofia Llahana, Chair of the ESE Nurse Working Group
On behalf of the ESE Nurse Working Group, ESE Clinical Committee and ECE Programme Organising Committee

Sunday 21 May

Meet the Nurse Expert: 08:15 am – 09:00 am

Chair: Anne Marland (UK)

Endocrine late effects of cancer treatment in children: providing nursing care and seamless transition, Tanya Urquhart, UK


Nurses symposium: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Diabetes meets endocrinology – clinical practice overlap and seamless care

Chairs: Philip Yeoh (UK) & Elisabeth Rutten (Belgium)

10.30 – 10.50 am

Diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism in patients with diabetes mellitus, Elena Shelestova, Georgia

10.50 – 11.10 am

Links between hypogonadism, the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, Andrew Dwyer, Switzerland

11.10 – 11.30 am

Challenges in the management of patients with Cushing’s disease and diabetes, Mies Kerstens, the Netherlands

11.30 – 11.50 am

At risk of two endocrine emergencies: the patient with Type 1 diabetes and Addison’s disease, Sofia Sjöberg, Sweden

11.50 – 12.00 pm: Q&A with panel


Nurses professional development and networking session: 12.15 pm – 14.15 pm

Chairs: Meg Keil (USA) & Judith van Eck (The Netherlands)

12.15 – 12.30 pm

Presentation from ECE 2016 best nursing poster award winner, Christine Yedinak, USA  (title to be added)

12.30 – 12.45 pm

Utilising the Competence Framework to develop the role of Endocrine Nurses in Adrenal Insufficiency, Janina Kirchner, Germany            

12.45 – 13.15 pm

Introducing the E-learning module in Adrenal Insufficiency for Endocrine Nurses in the Netherlands, Johan Beun, the Netherlands

12.55 – 13.15 pm

Developing a European Position Statement for Endocrine Nurses providing care for patients with adrenal insufficiency, Sofia Llahana, UK            

13.15 – 14.15 pm

Presentation of the Best Nursing Poster award for ECE2017, poster displays and networking session with lunch and refreshments.


Monday 22 May:

Meet the Nurse Expert: 08:15 am – 09:00 am

Chair: Stephanie Baldeweg (UK)

Providing nursing care for the Adult patient with Endocrine Late Effects of cancer treatment, Cecilia Follin, Sweden                        

Multidisciplinary Nurses Symposium: 15:30 pm – 17:30 pm

Update on diet and lifestyle throughout lifespan to improve bone health

Chairs: Sherwin Criseno (UK)

15.30 – 16.00 pm

Prevalence and treatment of Vitamin D deficiency in children, Pauline Musson, UK

16.00 – 16.30 pm

Sexual hormones and bone, a close link throughout lifespan, Georgios Papadakis, Switzerland

16.30 – 17.00 pm

Prevention and management of post-menopausal osteoporosis, Marsha van Oostwaard, the Netherlands

17.00 – 17.30 pm

Nurses networking session