BES 2020

  • 17 Oct 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual meeting


  • Free (code provided by the secretary or the treasurer)
  • Free registration for active members
    (accreditation points only if the 2020 membership fee is paid)
  • Free if membership application fee has been paid

30th meeting of the
Belgian Endocrine Society 

Saturday 17-10-2020


General assembly  
B. Velkeniers (VUB), President

  Communications by young investigators (sponsored by Pfizer) 
Chair: P. Petrossians (ULiège)

Part 1: Translational and clinical studies

  • Intestinal delivery of proinsulin and IL-10 via Lactococcus latis combined with low-dose antiCD3 induces antigen-specific FoxP3+ Tregs in autoimmune diabetic mice.
    Pieter-Jan Martens (KUL)

  • YIPF5 mutations cause diabetes and microcephaly through disrupted endoplasmic reticulum-to-Golgi trafficking.
    Maria Lytrivi (ULB)

  • Sexual symptoms predict all-cause mortality independently of sex steroids in ageing men.
    Leen Antonio (KUL)

  • Soft drink intake on time of hypoglycaemia during insulin tolerance test: effects on pituitary response and comfort for the patient.
    Coralie Thiry (ULB)

  • Chronic complications versus glycaemic variability, time in range and HbA1c in people with type 1 diabetes: sub study of the RESCUE-trial.
    Anass El Malahi (UAntwerp)

 Part 2: Clinical case reports.

  • An unusual cause of unilateral adrenal incidentaloma.
    Younes Azzagnuni (ULB)

  • A case of a heterozygous inactivating CASR variant with adult-onset symptomatic hypercalcemia requiring extensive surgery.
    Laurens Veldeman (UGhent)
11:00–11:05 Short break

Selected Belgian Publication Award (sponsored by Sandoz)

Introduced by B. Velkeniers (VUB), President

Clara Depommier et al. Nature Medicine 2019 (25): 1096–1103.
Supplementation with Akkermansia muciniphila in overweight and obese human volunteers: a proof-of-concept exploratory study.

Presenting author: Clara Depommier (UCL)


Belgian Endocrine Society Lecture Award.

Introduced by B. Velkeniers (VUB), President

Advanced therapies that improve glucose control and quality of life of people with type 1 diabetes.
Award winner: Pieter Gillard (KUL) 

11:50-12:00 Farewell

Belgian Endocrine Society

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