AACE 2019 promises to be chock-full of compelling presentations and dynamic speakers, sure to inspire you!
Kevin Pho, MD
Connect and be heard: Make a difference in healthcare with social media
Kevin Pho, MD. is the founder and editor of KevinMD.com, a leading authority on using social media in the health care arena, and author of the book, "Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices."
Dr. Pho will take you through his decade-long social media journey and show how social media can make a profound difference by:
1. Facilitating the connection between health professionals and patients
2. Helping health professionals find new patients online
3. Sharing health care consumers' stories
Not only will you see how social media made a difference in Dr. Pho's life, but you will also be inspired to use social media to make a difference in your life.
AACE 2019 Plenary Speakers
Shlomo Melmed, MB (international equivalent of MD)
Dr. Melmed is the Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon Distinguished Chair in Investigative Medicine, Executive Vice President of Academic affairs, and Dean of the Medical Faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is an international authority on pituitary disorders, having pioneered the discovery and application of novel treatments for endocrine tumors, and has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed articles.
Felicia Cosman, MD
Dr. Cosman is Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons in New York. She is renowned in the bone research community, with her major focus over the last decade concentrated on the use of teriparatide – a bone-building medication in combination with antiresorptive agents, and in novel cyclic regimens, for treatment of severe osteoporosis.
Roy Taylor, MD
Dr. Taylor is Professor of Medicine and Metabolism at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. He co-authored a landmark study that showed that a radical low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes. This is the third major study of a very low-calorie diet released by Dr. Roy Taylor’s team at the University of Newcastle. The research is part of a growing body of evidence showing that people with type 2 diabetes who successfully lose weight can reverse their condition because fat is removed from their pancreas, returning insulin production to normal.
George J. Kahaly, MD, PhD
Dr. Kahaly is Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology/Metabolism and Chief of the Endocrine Outpatient Clinic at the Gutenberg University Medical Center in Mainz, Germany.
Dr. Kahaly directs the Molecular Thyroid Research Laboratory and has authored more than 200 original papers and reviews, covering both clinical and experimental aspects of endocrine autoimmunity, immunogenetics of thyroid, and polyglandular autoimmunity, as well as cardiovascular involvement of metabolic disorders.
Kevan C. Herold, MD
Dr. Herold is Professor of Immunobiology and Medicine (Endocrinology) at Yale School of Medicine. The primary focus of his research is in translational immunology, understanding the basis for autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, and developing new therapies based on the understanding of disease mechanisms. Dr. Herold will discuss the impact of checkpoint inhibitor therapies on the endocrine systems.
AACE continues our tradition of excellence with an impressive line-up of meet-the-experts and in-depth symposia. These practical working sessions are focused on prevalent issues that you face within your practice.
Two sessions of meet-the-experts are offered Thursday, April 25 and Saturday, April 27, while in-depth symposia are offered Friday, April 26.
Meet, learn, consult and Get Inspired.
Meet-the-Experts faculty include:
Lewis Blevins, MD
Dr. Blevins will speak about challenges in the management of acromegaly
Bruce W. Bode, MD, FACE
Longtime AACE member, Dr. Bode’s session is entitled Adjuvant Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes
Matthew Budoff, MD
Dr. Budoff discusses the practical use of calcium scores and CVD risk
Blake Cooper, MD
Dr. Cooper gives insight on diabetes-related retinopathy – “see” what you’re missing
Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE
AACE member Dr. Fleseriu will speak about mild Cushing’s syndrome – Does it Matter?
Juan Frias, MD
Dr. Frias discusses the diagnosis and treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and today’s options and a look at what’s coming up
Todd W. Frieze, MD, FACP, CCD, FACE, ECNU and Felice A. Caldarella, MD, FACP, CDE, FACE
These two AACE members will be discussing ways of optimizing procedural billing in 2019
Ken Fujioka, MD
Dr. Fujioka discusses the latest options in medical weight loss
Robert Gagel, MD
Dr. Gagel discusses management and surveillance of MEN1 and MEN2
Abhimanu Garg, MD
Dr. Garg will speak on lipodystrophy syndromes
Andrew G. Gianoukakis, MD
Dr. Gianoukakis will speak on managing radioactive refractory thyroid cancer
Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU
Immediate Past President of AACE, Dr. Leffert will be deciphering how to “debunk Internet myths.”
Mark Lupo, MD
Dr. Lupo offers insight on molecular testing and ultrasound in real-life office practice
Naim Maalouf, MD
Dr. Maalouf will be speaking on secondary hyperparathyroidism: Endocrine Issues and Practical Solutions
Jeffrey Mechanick, MD
Dr. Mechanick offers the latest insight in post-operative management of the bariatric surgery patient
Lisa Nachtigall, MD
Dr. Nachtigall discusses some of the pituitary causes of infertility
Steve Petak, MD
Dr. Petak discusses the hottest bone topics
Jeremy Pettus, MD
Dr. Pettus offers the latest on CGM Interpretation
Carole Spencer, PhD
Dr. Spencer will discuss laboratory pitfalls with endocrine testing
Suvtha Subramaniam, MD
Dr. Subramaniam gives insight on the use of PSK9 inhibitors
Margaret Wierman, MD
Dr. Wierman gives us practical points about PCOS and hyperandrogenism
Michael W. Yeh, MD, FACE and Moderator Brendan C. Stack, Jr., MD, FACS, FACE
AACE member and surgeon Dr. Yeh will discuss calcium conundrums #1, moderated by his fellow surgeon Dr. Stack
Kevin Yuen, MD
Dr. Yuen offers a webinar on the newest testing and replacement growth hormone
In-depth Symposia Speakers include:
Chair: Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, FACE, is the current President of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and is an authority on transgender medicine. Dr. Tangpricha will be chairing a discussion on latest in the growing area of endocrinology with an impressive panel of speakers:
Chair: Irina Bancos, MD, oversees a panel who will discuss the latest in adrenal disorders. Panelists include:
The Jovanovic Memorial Symposium: Endocrinology and Pregnancy
Chair: Greg Brent, MD, created in memory of the late, longtime AACE member Dr. Lois Jovanovic, an endocrine pioneer who made a significant impact on women in endocrinology.
Cardiovascular Outcome Trials in Diabetes
Chair: Janet B. McGill, MD, FACE, understanding the latest science in CVD and diabetes
Evolving Concepts in the Management of Chronic Hyperthyroidism
Chair: R. Mack Harrell, MD, will try to understand if our treatment paradigms are shifting with regards to hyperthyroidism
Chair: Richard Auchus, DO, who will lead a panel on the newest imaging technologies and therapies for NETs
The Great Debate: Whose Guidelines are Best
Chair: Irl B. Hirsch, MD – guaranteed to be entertaining and informative
FIT and Young Physician Symposium – Part 1
Chair: Jad Sfeir, MD
Discussions will focus on the economics of endocrine practice and finding the best practice fit for you
Diabetes and Obesity Conundrums
Chair: Dace Trence, MD, will lead a discussion on the efficacy of different approaches to treating obesity
Chair: Michael Irwig, MD, will lead discussions on the varied causes of hypogonadism and the risks and benefits of androgen therapy
Challenges in the Management of Pituitary Disorders
Chair: Susan Samson, MD, will lead a panel about the updates on the challenges in the management of pituitary dysfunction
Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
Chair: Mark Lupo, MD, leads a session of renowned experts in the field of endocrinology
Endocrinology in Older Patients: Matching Targets to Outcomes
Chair: Art Vinik, MD, will lead a discussion about a our goals for better health in older patients
Chair: Robert Wermers, MD, leads discussion on how to use available bone therapies during fracture healing and in patients with cancer
FIT and Young Physician Symposium – Part 2
Chair: Jad Sfeir, MD
Education for Educators
Co-Chairs: Vin Tangpricha, MD and Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD