Copenhagen, Denmark
27 April – 1 May 2013

Gefion Fountain


Endocrine Nurses' Session

Generously Supported by Novartis

Dear Nurse Colleagues

We are delighted to invite you to the ECE 2013 meeting in Copenhagen and to announce that the programme for this meeting includes three sessions specifically for Endocrine Nurses; two clinical sessions and one evening professional development and networking session. Please see below for Programme details.

In response to our colleagues' very positive feedback on the Nursing Programme at the ICE/ECE 2012, we are introducing a "Meet the Nurse Expert" session which promises to be very interactive and stimulating. Please submit your patient case for discussion by our Nurse Experts by email on  

The networking session will include presentations pertinent to our area of practice as well as an opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the world over a buffet meal. Nursing posters will be presented in this session and the Best Nursing Poster Award which will be announced during this evening will offer the winner the chance to present their work at the ECE 2014 meeting with all attendance expenses paid for. So please ensure you submit your abstract by 3rd February 2013.

It is also a great pleasure to inform you that once again the congress registration fees for nurses have been substantially reduced to just €100 Euros; this offer is for all nurse attendees whether or not you are a member of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE). The ESE offers €400 Euros meeting grants for ESE members; please click here:  for further details and to find out about other membership benefits. We plan to develop a Nursing Forum so please visit the ESE webpage again in the near future.

Finally, we would like to invite you to suggest topics for future ECE meeting and to express an interest in being involved as a Speaker or Chair in one of our nursing sessions. Please email us on

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

Dr Sofia Llahana, Nurse Consultant
Member, ESE Clinical Committee

Associate Professor Pia Burman
Chair, ESE Clinical Committee

Professor Justo Castaño,
Chair, Programme Organising Committee for ECE 2013

Professor Philippe Bouchard
ESE President

Programme for Endocrine Nurses' Session

Meet the Nurse Expert

Monday 29 April, 14:00 pm – 15.30 pm

Chairs: Prof Jens Christiansen, Denmark, Ms Anne Marland, UK & Ms Wanda Geilvoet, the Netherlands



14:00 pm – 14:25 pm

Pre- and post-operative care of the patient undergoing pituitary surgery


Ms Hetty L. DeVroom, USA



14:25 pm – 14:50 pm

Pituitary dynamic testing


Mr Nick van der Meij, the Netherlands



14:50 pm – 15:10 pm

Growth Hormone replacement in children


Ms Birgit Lidwall, Sweden



15:10 pm – 15:30 pm

Growth Hormone replacement in adults


Dr Sofia Llahana, UK



Nurse Symposium, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

Tuesday 30 April, 14:00 pm – 15.30 pm

Chairs: Prof Pia Burman, Sweden & Ms Jonna Gintberg, Denmark



14:00 pm – 14:30 pm

The role of the Endocrine Nurse in the care and treatment of children with CAH and in their transition to the adult service


Dr Meg Keil, USA



14:30 pm – 15:00 pm

Management of CAH in adults


Prof Richard Ross, UK



15:00 pm – 15:30 pm

A Patient’s perspective on CAH – the importance of care


Mr Rick James, UK



Nurses’ Networking Meeting

Tuesday30 April, 18:00 pm – 20:00 pm

Chairs: Dr Sofia Llahana, UK and Dr Cecilia Follin, Sweden



18:00 pm – 18:10 pm

Endocrine Nursing in Denmark


Ms Henriette Brahe Høi



18:10 pm – 18:30 pm

Incorporating research into the role of the Endocrine Nurse: an example from my practice


Dr Cecilia Follin, Sweden



18:30 pm – 18:50 pm

Competence Framework for the Endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialist – feedback from the UK Society for Endocrinology


Mr Philip Yeoh, UK & Nikki Kieffer, UK



18:50 pm – 19:00 pm

Presenting at a conference – not as difficult as it sounds!


Dr Sofia Llahana, UK



19:00 pm – 19:20 pm

Group discussion: Establishing an international communication platform for Endocrine Nurses


Group facilitators: Dr Sofia Llahana, UK & Dr Cecilia Follin, Sweden



19:20 pm – 20:00 pm

Poster presentations and awards followed by buffet meal and networking