All of our most basic functions are regulated by a complex interplay of hormones. From reproduction and pregnancy to growth and metabolism, patients with hormonal disorders allow us to experience physiology in action. Many of these conditions are lifelong and the relationships that develop between patients and their doctors can be mutually rewarding as they share some of the most intimate aspects of their lives.
Many of the conditions that these patients present with may initially be seen by a generalist and it is imperative that they have knowledge of initial investigation and management. Active research programmes have led to an ever expanding body of knowledge which enhance the specialists ability to deliver care to patients.
This symposium presents a broad programme of topics suitable for both specialist and generalist who can expect to enrich their knowledge of adrenal and pituitary diseases, the challenges that diabetes places on everyday life and guidance on frequently asked questions, namely how to manage primary hyperthyroidism and how to interpret endocrine investigations.
Dr Chris Schofield
Chair, Organising Committee