Ninth Hammersmith Multidisciplinary Endocrine Symposium

Friday 12th December 2014       

Wolfson Education Centre, Hammersmith Hospital

         2014 Abstracts       LAPPS/AMEND parallel


8.30 Registration and Coffee

8.45  Mr. Fausto Palazzo, Prof Karim Meeran and Prof. Waljit Dhillo: Welcome and Introduction

Session 1: Hyperparathyroidism  

(Chair: Karim Meeran)

9.00am   Pitfalls in the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism

Dr Jeremy Cox (St Mary’s Hospital)

9.25am   Asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism – is surgery required? 

Mr Radu Mihai (Oxford)

9.45am An update on parathyroid imaging for primary hyperparathyroidism in first time and re-operative surgery

Dr James Jackson (Hammersmith Hospital)

10.10am  Guest Lecture:

Surgical strategies in genetic parathyroid syndromes

Prof Peter Stålberg (Uppsala, Sweden)

10.40 U023: Hypercalcaemia in pregnancy – the need for timely multidisciplinary management.

            Jennifer van Griethuysen, Danae Trokoudes

11.00am Coffee Break


Session 2:   Infertility and IVF treatment

11.30am     Induction of spermatogenesis in men with hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism – does genetics matter?

Prof Nelly Pitteloud (Lausanne, Switzerland)

12.10pm     U040 Induction of Spermatogenesis in a Man with Congenital Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism.

Dr. Alex Comninos.

12.20pm     How do the IVF specialists induce fertility in women?

Mr Geoffrey Trew (Hammersmith Hospital)

12.45pm:   U039: Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) following IVF treatment.

                Dr. Ali Abbara

12.50pm     A novel approach to Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome – a potential life threatening complication of IVF treatment

Prof Waljit Dhillo (Imperial College) 

13.15           Lunch & Poster session

Session 3:    Adrenal disease: Chairs Dr James Ahlquist and Waljit Dhillo

2.15pm       Which side to cut – interpreting venous sampling

Dr Sophie Barnes (Imperial College NHS Trust)

2.45pm: U032: Repeat adrenal vein sampling demonstrating bilateral aldosterone secretion after initial discordant results in the investigation of primary hyperaldosteronism.

Dr. Matthew Allum


3.00pm       A update on the genetics of phaeochromocytoma

Dr Natalie Canham (Kennedy Galton Centre, Northwick Park)

3.30pm       The adrenal incidentaloma & subclinical disease

Mr David Scott-Coombes (University of Wales)

4.15pm            U016. An interesting case of Cushing’s syndrome in a patient with                         phaeochromocytoma.   Mr. Paul Dent

4.30pm            U019 An adrenal crisis – is this phaeochromocytoma?

Dr. Raj Tanday

4.45 Feedback and Close