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Use the resources from the recently published Scientific Statement on screening for endocrine hypertension to improve early detection of curable forms of hypertension. And apply the new clinical guideline on the management of primary aldosteronism, which calls primary aldosteronism a major public health challenge.

Endocrine Society Issues Scientific Statement to Improve Detection of Curable Forms of Hypertension
April 6, 2017 | A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of high blood pressure that can be cured…

Stressed Out: New Treatment Guidelines for Primary Aldosteronism
October 2016 | A new Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline calls primary aldosteronism a major public health challenge. Research shows that an excessive level of aldosterone, far from…

John W. Funder Awarded Fondation IPSEN Endocrine Regulations Prize
September 2016 | Endocrine Society member John W. Funder, MD, PhD, of Prince Henry’s Institute in Victoria, Australia, today was awarded the Fondation PSEN Endocrine Regulations Prize for…

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Primary Hyperaldosteronism
ENDO Session | No credit available
William F Young, Jr., MD, MSc
Review email consults in a computer-based CPC to learn practical approaches to diagnosing and treating hyperaldosteronism.

Clinical Management of Adrenocortical Carcinoma
ENDO Session | No credit available
Martin Fassnacht, MD
Review the options, as well as the pros and cons for each step in surgical and medical management of ACC.

Management of Primary Adrenal Insufficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline
ENDO Session | No credit available
Stefan Bornstein, MD, PhD; Wiebke Arlt, MD, DSc; Constantine A. Stratakis, MD; Deborah P. Merke, MS, MD; Eystein Sverre Husebye, MD, PhD; David J Torpy, MBBS, PhD; Andrew C. Don-Wauchope, MD; and Paul M. Stewart, MD
Hear the recommendations and controversies directly from the guideline committee with case examples and rationales for the newest guideline.

Endocrine Facts & Figures: Adrenal
Research Resource | No credit available
Advisory Panel Chair: Robert A. Vigersky, MD
Updated epidemiological data and in-depth discussion on adrenal insufficiency and Cushing syndrome with current citations and expert insights.

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Screening for Endocrine Hypertension: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement
Endocrine Reviews | April 5, 2017
William F. Young, Jr., David A. Calhoun, Jacques W.M. Lenders, Michael Stowasser, Stephen C. Textor
Hypertension affects 28.6% of adults in United States. In most, hypertension is primary (essential or idiopathic), but a subgroup of approximately 15% has secondary hypertension…

Primary Aldosteronism as a Risk Factor for Vertebral Fracture
JCEM | February 09, 2017
Masakazu Notsu, Mika Yamauchi, Masahiro Yamamoto, Kiyoko Nawata,and Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Some observational studies have revealed an association between excessive aldosterone levels and reduced bone mineral density…

A SDHC Founder Mutation Causes Paragangliomas (PGLs) in the French Canadians: New Insights on the SDHC-Related PGL
JCEM | October 4, 2016
Isabelle Bourdeau, Solange Grunenwald, Nelly Burnichon, Emmanuel Khalifa, Nadine Dumas, Marie-Claire Binet, Serge Nolet and Anne-Paule Gimenez-Roqueplo
More than 40% of patients with paragangliomas (PGLs) harbor a germline mutation of the known PGL susceptibility genes, mainly in the SDHB or SDHD genes…

A Variant in the BACH2 Gene Is Associated With Susceptibility to Autoimmune Addison's Disease in Humans
JCEM | September 28, 2016
Agnieszka Pazderska, Bergithe E. Oftedal, Catherine M. Napier, Holly F. Ainsworth, Eystein S. Husebye, Heather J. Cordell, Simon H. S. Pearce and Anna L. Mitchell
Autoimmune Addison's disease (AAD) is a rare but highly heritable condition. The BACH2 protein plays a crucial role in T lymphocyte maturation, and allelic variation…

Exploring Inpatient Hospitalizations and Morbidity in Patients With Adrenal Insufficiency
JCEM | September 13, 2016
Paul M. Stewart, Beverly M. K. Biller, Claudio Marelli, Candace Gunnarsson, Michael P. Ryan and Gudmundur Johannsson
Patients with adrenal insufficiency (AI) (primary AI [PAI], secondary AI due to a pituitary disorder [PIT] and congenital adrenal hyperplasia [CAH]) have reduced life expectancy…

A Probabilistic Model for Cushing's Syndrome Screening in At-Risk Populations: A Prospective Multicenter Study
JCEM | August 4, 2016
Antonio León-Justel, Ainara Madrazo-Atutxa, Ana I. Alvarez-Rios, Rocio Infantes-Fontán, Juan A. Garcia-Arnés, Juan A. Lillo-Muñoz, Anna Aulinas, Eulàlia Urgell-Rull, Mauro Boronat, Ana Sánchez-de-Abajo, Carmen Fajardo-Montañana, Mario Ortuño-Alonso, Isabel Salinas-Vert, Maria L. Granada, David A. Cano, and Alfonso Leal-Cerro
Cushing's syndrome (CS) is challenging to diagnose. Increased prevalence of CS in specific patient populations has been reported, but routine screening for CS remains questionable…

Corticosteroids Are Essential for Maintaining Cardiovascular Function in Male Mice
Endocrinology | July 1, 2016
Diana Cruz-Topete Page H. Myers Julie F. Foley Monte S. Willis John A. Cidlowski
Glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids are secreted by the cortex of the adrenal glands. Glucocorticoids such as corticosterone (mice) and cortisol (humans) are critical hormones for life, and their…

Serum RARRES2 Is a Prognostic Marker in Patients With Adrenocortical Carcinoma
JCEM | June 23, 2016
Yi Liu-Chittenden, Dhaval Patel, Kelli Gaskins, Thomas J. Giordano, Guillaume Assie, Jerome Bertherat, and Electron Kebebew
Incidentally detected adrenal incidentalomas have been increasing in prevalence with the advent of the computed tomography scan. These incidentalomas are common compared with adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), but many patients undergo an adrenalectomy…

Study Heterogeneity and Estimation of Prevalence of Primary Aldosteronism: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression Analysis
JCEM | May 12, 2016
Sabine C. Käyser, Tanja Dekkers, Hans J. Groenewoud, Gert Jan van der Wilt, J. Carel Bakx, Mark C. van der Wel, Ad R. Hermus, Jacques W. Lenders, and Jaap Deinum
For health care planning and allocation of resources, realistic estimation of the prevalence of primary aldosteronism is necessary. Reported prevalences of primary aldosteronism are highly…

Familial Adrenocortical Carcinoma in Association with Lynch Syndrome
JCEM | May 04, 2016
Benjamin G. Challis, Narayanan Kandasamy, Andrew S. Powlson, Olympia Koulouri, Anand Kumar Annamalai, Lisa Happerfield, Alison J. Marker, Mark J. Arends, Serena Nik-Zainal, and Mark Gurnell
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare endocrine malignancy with a poor prognosis. Although the majority of childhood ACC arises in the context of inherited cancer…

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The Management of Primary Aldosteronism: Case Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment
JCEM | March 2, 2016
John W. Funder, Robert M. Carey, Franco Mantero, M. Hassan Murad, Martin Reincke, Hirotaka Shibata, Michael Stowasser, and William F. Young Jr.
For high-risk groups of hypertensive patients and those with hypokalemia, we recommend case detection of primary aldosteronism by determining the aldosterone-renin ratio …

Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Adrenal Insufficiency
JCEM | February 01, 2016
Stefan R. Bornsteinchair, Bruno Allolio, Wiebke Arlt, Andreas Barthel, Andrew Don-Wauchope, Gary D. Hammer, Eystein S. Husebye, Deborah P. Merke, M. Hassan Murad, Constantine A. Stratakis, and David J. Torpy
We recommend diagnostic tests for the exclusion of primary adrenal insufficiency in all patients with indicative clinical symptoms or signs. In particular, we suggest a low diagnostic…

Treatment of Cushing's Syndrome
JCEM | July 29, 2015
Lynnette K. Nieman, Beverly M. K. Biller, James W. Findling, M. Hassan Murad, John Newell-Price, Martin O. Savage, and Antoine Tabarin
Treatment of Cushing's syndrome is essential to reduce mortality and associated comorbidities. Effective treatment includes the normalization of cortisol levels or action. It also includes…

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
JCEM | June 3, 2014
Jacques W. M. Lenders, Quan-Yang Duh, Graeme Eisenhofer, Anne-Paule Gimenez-Roqueplo, Stefan K. G. Grebe, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Mitsuhide Naruse, Karel Pacak, and William F. Young Jr
The Task Force recommends that initial biochemical testing for PPGLs should include measurements of plasma free or urinary fractionated metanephrines. Consideration should be given to preanalytical factors…

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Due to Steroid 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency
JCEM | April 30, 2011
Phyllis W. Speiser, Ricardo Azziz, Laurence S. Baskin, Lucia Ghizzoni, Terry W. Hensle, Deborah P. Merke, Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg, Walter L. Miller, Victor M. Montori, Sharon E. Oberfield, Martin Ritzen, and Perrin C. White
We recommend universal newborn screening for severe steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency followed by confirmatory tests. We recommend that prenatal treatment of CAH continue to be regarded as…

The Diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome
JCEM | January 14, 2009
Lynnette K. Nieman, Beverly M. K. Biller, James W. Findling, John Newell-Price, Martin O. Savage, Paul M. Stewart, and Victor M. Montori
After excluding exogenous glucocorticoid use, we recommend testing for Cushing's syndrome in patients with multiple and progressive features compatible with the syndrome, particularly those with…

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5th International Symposium on Phaeochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
Dates: August 30 – September 2, 2017
Location: Wentworth, Australia
Sponsor: ASN Events

Clinical Endocrinology Update & Endocrine Board Review
Dates: September 23–27, 2017
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sponsor: Endocrine Society
Whether you need the latest clinical information or you’re preparing to certify or recertify for the boards, Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU) and Endocrine Board Review (EBR) have you covered.

ENDO Bridge
Dates: October 19–22, 2017
Location: Antalya, Turkey
Sponsor: Endocrine Society, the European Society of Endocrinology, and The Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey
EndoBridge will provide a comprehensive update in the field of endocrinology for the clinical endocrinologist. The official language of the meeting is English, but simultaneous translation will be available in Russian, Arabic, and Turkish

ENDO 2018
Dates: March 17–20, 2018
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sponsor: Endocrine Society
ENDO is the world’s largest event for presenting and obtaining the latest in endocrine science and medicine with an extensive program covering a broad array of topics, various networking opportunities, poster sessions, updates on new products and technologies at the ENDOExpo, and more.