“stay small but perform with distinction”
A Comprehensive themed Course to guide how to improve the quality of your practice for you and your patients.
This is the sixth year of the new series of “COMBO – ENDOCRINOLOGY” comprehensive, annual course.
The main goal of these course series is to provide trainees, fellows and early career professionals with a complete, in-depth knowledge on specific hot topics of Endocrinology in a combined (Combo) approach with other medical/surgical specialties. COMBO ENDOCRINOLOGY meetings are monothematic courses providing knowledge on a different endocrine entity each year, through lectures, meet-the-expert sessions and case presentations, keeping participants on the cutting edge of scientific information and clinical best practice in Endocrinology and Diabetes.
This year’s theme will be “DRUG INDUCED ENDOCRINOPATHIES AND DIABETES”. This course is designed as an educational tool to understand the pathophysiology and a practical manual for the management of patients on various classic and modern medications, which interfere with endocrine gland function leading to a wide spectrum of endocrinopathies, including dysfunction of reproduction, thyroid, pituitary, adrenals glands, bone metabolism and diabetes.
Highlights of this course are the workshops where participants under the guidance of their tutor in a particularly interactive way, are encouraged to understand the approach of real clinical cases, exchange ideas with their peers, be taught by experts and present case scenarios in a virtual conference setting.
What is most important in the COMBO ENDO course idea, which is constantly supported by European Endocrine Society as well as by Ηellenic Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, Hellenic Endo Society and HYGEIA health group, is that it has been found fertilizing ground among inspired colleagues and in a growing number of young physicians of several specialties. Consequently, a debt of gratitude is owed to each one of the distinguished tutors and speakers, who are embarking on their scientific topics and are serving our ultimate targets of applied endocrinology combining education with clinical practice! Therefore, from heart thanks to their synergistic confluence that has given life to COMBO ENDO, a very demanding and highly aiming interactive course. My sincere thanks go to generous financial supporters who against all odds have helped us to make steps steadily forward and sustained the strength to pursue our dreams in sharing the knowledge of Endocrinology and Diabetes.
Thus, we have arrived at 6th COMBO ENDO with a certain degree of pride, but with a greater degree of responsibility to every participant, whose presence in this course consolidates our commitment and dedication to teach and practice evidence based medicine!
Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis MD, PhD
Endocrinologist – Diabetologist
Professor of Medical School, University of Athens
Director of Endocrinology & Diabetes Department