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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS

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27th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL CONGRESS • HYNES CONVENTION CENTER

Program Agenda

Program Agenda

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

PRE-CONGRESS SESSION I

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PRE-CONGRESS SESSION II

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CONGRESS PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

5:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Satellite Symposia (2)

THURSDAY, MAY 17

5:15 am – 7:30 am

Satellite Symposia

6:30 am – 6:00 pm Attendee Registration
7:00 am – 6:00 pm CME Station Hours
9:45 am – 2:15 pm Exhibit Hall Hours
8:00 am – 8:30 am

General Session Announcements and Awards

8:30 am – 9:15 am

TGS1: New Dimensions in Insulin Action and Why They Are Important to Know
Moderator: George Grunberger, MD
Speaker: C. Ronald Kahn, MD

9:15 am – 10:00 am

TGS2: Cushing’s Syndrome
Moderator: Jonathan Leffert, MD
Speaker: Beverly Biller, MD

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Young Investigator Poster Session in Exhibit Hall

10:15 am – 11:00 am Product Theaters in the Exhibit Hall (2)
11:15 am – 12:00 pm

TGS3: New Insights into Thyroid Hormone Action
Moderator: Jeff Garber, MD
Speaker: Anthony Hollenberg, MD

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Oral Poster Presentations in the Exhibit Hall
12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Women’s Luncheon (Non-CME)
Moderator: Christine Twining, MD
Speaker: Saralyn Mark, MD

12:45pm – 2:00 pm Product Theaters in the Exhibit Hall
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm MEET-THE-EXPERTS SESSION I
 

T11: Strategies for Transgender Hormone Care: The Endocrinologist as Expert
Moderator: Elizabeth Holt, MD
Speaker:Joshua Safer, MD

T21: Provocative Questions in Thyroid Nodule Evluation
Moderator: Hossein Gharib, MD
Speaker: Erik Alexander, MD

T31: Horse or Zebra: Unusual Lipid Disorders
Moderator: Kathleen Wyne, MD
Speaker: Linda Hemphill, MD

T41: Challenging Pituitary Cases
Moderator: Lisa Nachtigall, MD
Speaker: Larry Katznelson, MD

T51: Bone Turnover Markers: Emerging Tool in the Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Moderator: Gary Edelson, MD
Speaker: Pauline Camacho, MD

T61: Inpatient Diabetes Management
Moderator: Joseph Aloi, MD
Speaker: Guillermo Umpierrez, M

T71: Demystifying Autonomic Imbalance
Moderator: David Bell, MD
Speaker: Aaron I. Vinik, MD

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm MEET-THE-EXPERTS SESSION II
 

T12: Thyroid and Pregnancy
Moderator: Leslie Eldeiry, MD
Speaker: Elizabeth Pearce, MD

T22: Unusual Neuroendocrine Tumors
Moderator: Ved Gossain, MD
Speaker: Karel Pacak, MD

T32: Parathyroid Imaging and Representative Cases
Moderator: Johanna Pallotta, MD
Speaker: Barry Sacks, MD

T42: T11: Strategies for Transgender Hormone Care: The Endocrinologist as Expert
Moderator: Elizabeth Holt, MD
Speaker:Joshua Safer, MD

T52: Provocative Questions in Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
Moderator: Hossein Gharib, MD
Speaker: Erik Alexander, MD

T62: Horse or Zebra: Unusual Lipid Disorders
Moderator: Kathleen Wyne, MD
Speaker: Linda Hemphill, MD

T72: Challenging Pituitary Cases
Moderator: Lisa Nachtigall, MD
Speaker: Laurence Katznelson, MD

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Break
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm MEET-THE-EXPERTS SESSION III
 

T13: Bone Turnover Markers: Emerging Tool in the Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Moderator: Gary Edelson, MD
Speaker: Pauline Camacho, MD

T23: Inpatient Diabetes Management
Moderator: Joseph Aloi, MD
Speaker: Guillermo Umpierrez, MD

T33: Demystifying Autonomic Imbalance
Moderator: Victor Roberts, MD
Speaker: Aaron I. Vinik, MD

T43: Unusual Neuroendocrine Tumors
Moderator: Ved Gossain, MD
Speaker: Karel Pacak, MD

T53: Thyroid and Pregnancy
Moderator: Leslie Eldiery, MD
Speaker: Elizabeth Pearce, MD

T63: Parathyroid Imaging and Representative Cases
Moderator: Johanna Pallotta, MD
Speaker: Barry Sacks, MD

T73: Meet the Legend: Dr. John Potts on Hyperparathyroidism
Moderator: Henry Kronenberg , MD
Speaker: John Potts, MD

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Domestic & International Chapter Receptions
7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Satellite Symposia (2)

FRIDAY, MAY 18

5:15 am – 7:30 am SatelliteSymposia (2)
7:30 am - 6:30 pm Attendee Registration
7:30 am - 6:30 pm CME Station Hours
10:30 am -2:15 pm Exhibit Hall Hours
8:00 am – 8:20 am Awards Presentations
8:20 am – 9:05 am

FGS1: Beta Cell Regeneration
Moderator: Vivian Fonseca, MD
Speaker: Andrew Stewart, MD

IN-DEPTH SYMPOSIA SESSION I
9:15 am – 12:00 pm

F11: CV Disease for the Endocrinologist
Chair: Aaron Vinik, MD

  • Changing the Face of Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes
    Richard Nesto, MD
  • Emergence of the New Classes of Compounds for Managing Heart Disease in Diabetes Mellitus
    Mikhail Kosiborod, MD
  • Mechanisms of Diabetic Cardiorenal Disease
    Lance Sloan, MD

F21: The Evolution of the Management of Intensive Diabetes Management
Chair: George Grunberger, MD

  • Diabetes Technology Update for Clinicians
    George Grunberger, MD
  • Using and Interpreting Diabetes Data
    Irl Hirsch, MD
  • Emerging Automated Insulin Delivery Systems
    Richard Bergenstal, MD

F31: Pituitary Disorders through the Life Cycle
Chair: Susan Samson, MD

  • Management of Pituitary Disorders in Pregnancy
    Laurence Katznelson, MD
  • Endocrine Effects of Childhood Cancer and Transitioning to Adult Endocrine Care
    Laurie Cohen, MD
  • Update on GH Testing and Replacement
    Kevin Yuen, MD

F41: Obesity Treatment 2018: Behavioral and Nutrition Tools, Pharmacology, Endoscopic and Bariatric Procedures
Chair: Christos Mantzoros, MD

  • Behavioral and Medical Nutrition Therapy for Obesity
    Caroline Apovian, MD
  • Pharmacotherapy for Obesity
    Christos Mantzoros, MD
  • Endoscopic and Bariatric Procedures for Obesity
    Shelby Sullivan, MD

F51: Thyroid Cancer 2018: A Collaborative Program between AACE, ACE and the American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgical Section - Key Topics in Thyroid Cancer
Chair: Peter Singer, MD

  • Worldwide Epidemic: What Should The Endocrinologist and Surgeon Do?
    Martin Schlumberger, MD
  • Pitfalls and Advancements in the Management of Advanced Thyroid Cancer
    Naifa Busaidy, MD
  • Surgeon’s Approach to NIFTP and Low Risk Thyroid Cancer – When Can We Do Less?
    Greg Randolph, MD
  • Surgeon’s Approach to High(er) Risk Thyroid Cancer – How to Identify and Treat?
    Amy Chen, MD

F61: In-Depth Symposium for Endocrine Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
Chairs – Ji Hyun Chun (CJ), MPAS, PA-C, BC-ADM; W. Reid Litchfield, MD

  • The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    Adi Mehta, MD
  • Intensive Insulin Therapy
    Guillermo Umpierrez, MD
  • Core Concepts in Women's Reproductive Endocrinology
    Sarah Berga, MD
  • Successful Integration of Non-physician providers into endocrine practice
    Ji Chun, PA-C
  • Strategies to Integrate Non-Physicians into an Endocrine Practice
    W. Reid Litchfield, MD
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Oral Presentations in the Exhibit Hall
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

12:30 pm – 2:15 pm Fellows-In-Training Luncheon
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Product Theater in the Exhibit Hall
2:15 pm – 5:00 pm IN-DEPTH SYMPOSIA SESSION II
 

F12: Metabolic Bone Disease – The Common and Not So Common
Chairs: Pauline Camacho, MD

  • Hypophosphatasia (Alkaline Phosphatase Deficiency)
    Michael Whyte, MD
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Pauline Camacho, MD
  • Updates on Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    Natalie Cusano, MD

F22: Nutrition 2018 – Is it All Apples and Oranges?
Chairs: Dace Trence, MD

  • Is There a Perfect Diet for Health – and Does Change Matter?
    Frank Hu, MD
  • Plant-Based Diets - "Fad or Fabulous!"
    Chris Guerin, MD
  • Dietary Supplements and Health – Hype vs. Evidence
    JoAnn Manson, MD

F32: Love and Water: A Posterior Pituitary Update
Chair: Cheryl Rosenfeld, DO

  • Salt and Water: The Interaction of the Posterior Pituitary and the Kidney
    Mark Zeidel, MD
  • Disorders Update on the Genetics of Diabetes Insipidus and Related Disorders
    Constantine Stratakis, MD
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Hyponatrema
    Joseph Verbalis, MD

F42: Controversies to Realities in the Metabolic Syndrome (SMNE/AACE Joint Session)
Co-Chairs: Jaime Davidson, MD; Alejandro Romero-Zazueta, MD

  • Is Metabolic Syndrome a Better Predictor of Cardiovascular Risk Than Cardiovascular Risk Scoring Tools
    Roopa Mehta, MBBS, MRCP
  • Artificial Sweeteners: Their Impact on Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders
    Daniel Cuevas-Ramos, MD
  • Microvascular Complications in the Metabolic Syndrome
    Chih Chen Ku, MD, FACE
  • Metabolic Syndrome in Children andAdolescents
    Ingrid Libman, MD, PhD

F52: Thyroid Cancer 2018: A Collaborative Program between AACE, ACE and the American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgical Section - Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Panel
Chair: Jeffrey Mechanick, MD & Gregory Randolph, MD
Panelists: Peter Singer, MD; Martin Schlumberger, MD; Naifa Busaidy, MD;
David Terris, MD; Brendan Stack, MD; Catherine Sinclair, MD

  • Thyroid Cancer Tumor Board Cases -The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Thyroid Cancer Jeopardy

F62: The Basics to Survive Your Endocrine Career: For Fellows-In-Training and Young Physicians
Chairs: Kathleen Figaro, MD; Ricardo Correa, MD

  • Economics – RVUs & MACRA
    Felice Caldarella,MD
  • Getting Your First Job - Basics to Consider
    Harmeet Narula, MD
  • How to Survive the First Years of Practice
    S. Sethu K. Reddy, MD

F72: Practice Management and Member Advocacy
Chair: Richard Haas, MD

  • Online Applications for Easing the Prior Authorization Process
    Martin Grajower, MD
  • Mastering the Changes In A Changing Medicare Environment
    Arthur Lurvey, MD
  • Legislative and Regulatory Update from Washington, DC
    Jill Rathbun
  • How Physicians and Insurance Companies can Work Together to Improve Healthcare
    Sanford Cohen, MD
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Poster Viewing and Wine & Cheese Reception in Exhibit Hall
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Product Theaters in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Satellite Symposia (2)

SATURDAY, MAY 19

6:15 am – 8:00 am College Breakfast: Meet the Masters
6:45 am – 7:30 am Product Theaters in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Attendee Registration
7:30 am – 6:00 pm CME Station Hours
9:45 am – 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall Hours
8:00 am – 8:10 am Poster Award Presentations
8:15 am – 9:00 am

SGS1: Current and Evolving Approaches for Osteoporosis Treatment
Moderator: Pauline Camacho, MD
Speaker: Sundeep Khosla, MD

9:10 am – 9:15 am

Award Presentation

9:15 am – 10:00 am

SGS2: Clinical discovery through the Undiagnosed Disease Network
Moderator: Susan Samson, MD
Speaker: Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD

10:00 am – 10:15 am Award Presentations 
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall  
10:00 am – 11:00 am Late-Breaking Poster Sessions in Exhibit Hall
10:15 am – 11:00 am Product Theaters in the Exhibit Hall
11:15 am – 12:00 pm

SGS3: Thyroid Cancer Towards a Selective Use of Post-Operative Radioiodine in Thyroid Cancer Patients
Moderator: Gregory Randolph, MD
Speaker: Martin Schlumberger, MD

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm AACE Annual Business Meeting Luncheon
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm MEET-THE-EXPERTS SESSION I
 

S11: Hyperthyroidism: Guidelines and Beyond
Moderator: Howard Lando, MD
Speaker: Douglas Ross, MD

S21: Current Controversies in Osteoporosis Management
Moderator: Daniel Hurley, MD; Jad Sfeir, MD
Speaker: Sundeep Khosla, MD

S31: Type 1 Diabetes in the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient
Moderator: Jay Cohen, MD
Speaker: Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB, BCh

S41: Current Lipid Management: The AACE Guidelines
Moderator: Sandra Weber, MD
Speaker: Paul Jellinger, MD

S51: Meet the legend: Dr. Gordon Williams on Hyperaldosteronism
Moderator: Anand Vaidya, MD
Speaker: Gordon Williams, MD

S61: Obesity Pharmacotherapy and Alice in Wonderland: Which Cake Will Make You Smaller?
Moderator: Janet McGill, MD
Speaker: Timothy Garvey, MD

S71: #Medicine and #Socialmedia: Untapped Potential
Moderator: David Lieb, MD
Speaker: Armand Krikorian, MD

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm MEET-THE-EXPERTS SESSION II
 

S12: Atypical and Ketosis-Prone Diabetes
Moderator: Daniel Einhorn, MD
Speaker: Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD

S22: The Work-up of Kidney Stone Formers for the Endocrinologist
Moderator: William Zigrang, MD
Speaker: Naim Maalouf, MD

S32: Transition Medicine for the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia patient Moderator: Rachel Pessah-Pollack, MD
Speaker:Richard Auchus, MD

S42: Current Controversies in Osteoporosis Management
Moderator: Daniel Hurley, MD; Jad Sfeir, MD
Speaker: Sundeep Khosla, MD

S52: Type 1 Diabetes in the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient
Moderator: Jay Cohen, MD
Speaker: Joseph Wolfsdorf MB, BCh

S62: Current Lipid Management: The AACE Guidelines
Moderator: Sandra Weber, MD
Speaker: Paul Jellinger, MD

S72: Updates in Primary Hyperaldosteronism
Moderator: David Bimston, MD
Speaker: Anand Vaidya, MD

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm MEET-THE-EXPERTS SESSION III
 

S13: Hyperthyroidism: Guidelines and Beyond
Moderator: Elise Brett, MD
Speaker: Douglas Ross, MD

S23: Diabetes Care Across America: Results from AACE Multi-City Transcultural
Endocrinology Summits
Moderator: R. Mack Harrell, MD
Speaker: Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

S33: Obesity Pharmacotherapy and Alice in Wonderland: Which Cake Will Make You Smaller?
Moderator: Michael Bush, MD
Speakers: W. Timothy Garvey, MD

S43: Atypical and Ketosis-Prone Diabetes
Moderator: Daniel Einhorn, MD
Speaker: Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD

S53: The Work-up of Kidney Stone Formers for the Endocrinologist
Moderator: William Zigrang, MD
Speaker: Naim Maalouf, MD

S63: Transition Medicine for the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Patient
Moderator: Dody Cobin, MD
Speaker: Richard Auchus, MD

S73: Meet the Legend: Agony and Ecstasy of Translational Medicine in Vitamin D from a Historical Perspective
Moderator: Vin Tangpricha, MD
Speakers: Michael Holick, MD

6:30 pm ACE Convocation
7:30 pm President’s Gala

SUNDAY, MAY 20

7:00 am -11:00 am Attendee Registration
7:30 am -12:00 pm CME Station Hours
8:00 am – 8:15 am General Session Announcements/Award Presentations
8:15 am – 9: 15 am

SGS4: 2018 Bariatric Surgery and its Implications: Part One
Moderator: Jeff Mechanick, MD

  • Novel Surgical Approaches Towards the Bariatric Patient
    Travis McKenzie, MD
  • Clinically Significant Endocrine and Nutritional Consequences of Bariatric Surgery
    Jeffrey Mechanick, MD
  • Bone Mineralization and the Bariatric Patient
    John Bilezikian, MD
  • Long-Term Cardiovascular Health in the Bariatric Patient
    Daniel Hurley, MD
9:15 am – 10:00 am

SGS5: 2018 Bariatric Surgery and its Implications: Part Two
Moderator: Jeff Mechanick, MD
Panel: Travis McKenzie, MD; Jeffrey Mechanick, MD; John Bilezikian, MD; Daniel Hurley, MD

10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break
President’s Remarks by Dr. Leffert
10: 00 am – 11:30 am

SGS6: Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Tumors: Diagnostic Challenges

  • Current Pituitary Adenomas
  • Pituitary Adenoma Imaging – Orthotopic and Ectopic
  • Pre-Treatment Debate: Dotatate for Therapy-Tumor Selection?

Panel: Adriana Ioachimescu, MD; Richard Auchus, MD; Ed Laws, MD

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