BES 2021

  • 08 Oct 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • 09 Oct 2021
  • 1:30 PM
  • Dolce La Hulpe


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31th meeting of the
Belgian Endocrine Society 

Mdeon VISA (21/V2/10413/007692)

Friday 8-10-2021 

17:00-17:50 Registration

B. Velkeniers (VUB), president



Chair: G. T'Sjoen (UGent)

Turner guidelines: pediatric and adult aspects
Martine Cools & Sara Vandewalle (Turner clinic UZ Gent)            


Invited lecture
Chair: G. T'Sjoen (UGent)

Doping in endocrinology
Peter Van Eeno (UGent DoCoLab)


Walking diner
Visit of the exhibits & poster viewing

Saturday 9-10-2021

 8:00-8:30 Registration, visit of the exhibits & poster viewing

General assembly 
B. Velkeniers (VUB), President


Clinical grand round
Introduced by P. Petrossians (Uliège)

Ann Mertens & Roman Vangoitsenhoven (KUL)

Communications by young investigators
(sponsored by Pfizer) 


Part 1: Translational and clinical studies
Chair: L. Crenier (ULB)

  • Gene expression signatures of target tissues in endocrine and non-endocrine autoimmune diseases.
    Florian Szymczak (ULB)
  • Fasting plasma glucose level to determine the need for an OGTT to screen for gestational diabetes mellitus.
    Kaat Beunen (KUL)
  • A cross-sectional analysis of the association between testosterone and biopsy-proven non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in 134 obese men.
    Carlien De Herdt (UA)
  • The impact of anti-androgen therapy on bone in men treated for paraphilia: a retrospective cohort study.
    Anaïs De Landtsheer (KUL)

        Part 2: Clinical case reports

        Chair: O. Alexopoulou (UCL)

        • Unusual cause of neonatal salt wasting syndrome in a female with subsequent primary amenorrhoea
          Sébastien Verdickt (KUL)
        • Thinking beyond guidelines: an atypical case of adrenal incidentaloma
          Joke Vliebergh (KUL)
        11:00–11:45 Coffee break, visit of the exhibits & poster viewing

        Selected Belgian Publication Award
        (sponsored by Sandoz)
        Introduced by B. Velkeniers (VUB), President

        An Jacobs et al. Intensive Care Medicine 2019 (104): 2925–2930
        Dynamics and prognostic value of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to pediatric critical illness and association with corticosteroid treatment: a prospective observational study.

        Presenting author: An Jacobs (KUL)


        Belgian Endocrine Society Lecture Award (sponsored by Novo)
        Introduced by B. Velkeniers (VUB), President

        Lessons from the Belgian Diabetes in Pregnacy study
        Award winner: Katrien Benhalima (KUL) 


        Invited lecture
        Introduced by M. Bex (KUL)

        A helicopter view on pheochromocytoma
        Martin K. Walz (Department of Surgery and Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Essen)


        Award ceremony young investigators

        13:15-14:00 Lunch

        Hotel reservation for Friday night can be made by sending an email to Mr. Sébastien Prats at Dolce La Hulpe

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