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 8:30 – 12:30       DES Exams
                            Rooms: Edessa, Naousa, Kozani, Aristotelis 1,2,3           

Pre congress courses

 9:00 – 12:00      Neuromonitoring Course in Thyroid Surgery

                            Divani Caravel Hotel

                            Lectures + Live streaming from the operating theatre

9:00 – 12:00       Neck Ultrasound course

                            Divani Caravel Hotel

                            Lecture + Hands on in 5 US-Devices with real patients  

13:00 – 16:00     Microsoft Power BI Course

                            Divani Caravel Hotel  

 14:00 – 17:00    DES Examinations Preparation

                            Divani Caravel Hotel

 14:00 – 17:00    Fluorescence course

                            Divani Caravel Hotel


12:30 – 14:00     DES-Examiners meeting

                            Divani Caravel Hotel

14:00 – 14:30     National Delegates meeting

                            Divani Caravel Hotel

 16:00 – 19:00    Executive Committee meeting

                            Divani Caravel Hotel

 20:00                 President’s dinner


8:00 – 08:15       Opening of the Congress

                           President of ESES: David Scott-Coombes

                           Congress Organizers: Nikolaos Roukounakis – Kyriakos Vamvakidis

 8:15 – 09:15        Oral Paper Session 1

                           NET Chairs: Fatih Tunca, Dimitrios Linos


35. Local treatment of neuroendocrine liver metastases: surgery or microwave ablation?
SF Perrodin, MM Renzulli, MH Maurer, A Lachenmayer, D Candinas, G Beldi, C Kim-Fuchs
98. Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms with size ≥ 4 cm: outcome and long-term results
AC Milanetto, A David, AL Gais Zürcher, C Pasquali
220. Influence of insulin intra-operative dosage on insulinoma surgical management
C Marciniak, R Caiazzo, J Kirby, K Turner, G Baud, F Torres, B Carnaille, F Pattou
227. The effect of prophylactic right hemicolectomy on survival and health-related quality of life in patients with well-differentiated appendiceal neuroendocrine neoplasms
G Kaltsas, KI Alexandraki, KA Poulia, S Grozinsky-Glasberg, M Pizanias, R Srirajaskanthan, A Kogut, B Kos-Kudla, C Ferreira, MO Weickert, K Daskalakis
277. Results of the pandora study; a prospective, multi-institutional cohort study of conservatively treated, non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
CM Heidsma, S van Dieren, AF Engelsman, CHJ van Eijck, MG Besselink, EJM Nieveen van Dijkum
312. Long term outcome of islet transplantation in type 1 diabetes
MC Vantyghem, M Chetboun, V Gmyr, A Jannin, K Le Mapihan, V Raverdy, M Hazzan, R Caiazzo, J Kerr-Conte, F Pattou


9:15 – 10:15      Oral Paper Session 2

                         Parathyroid A

                         Chairs: Jan Zedenius, Charidimos Markogiannakis


 15. Clinicopathological characteristics of incidental parathyroidectomy after total thyroidectomy: the effect on hypocalcemia. A retrospective cohort study.
I Vasileiadis, G Haritoudis, D Vasileiadis, T Karatzas
 24. The importance of the determination of ionized calcium for the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism
J Gómez-Ramírez, A Gómez Valdazo, J Nuñez, R Arranz, P Luengo, B Porrero, S Corral, J Cabañas
 44. Is there a relationship between different types of prior bariatric surgery and post- thyroidectomy hypocalcemia?
 A Hasani, B Cali, F Menegaux, N Chereau

 60. Intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring should be abandoned in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism with concordant preoperative imaging
D Berzan, M Faron, A Tendron, F Menegaux, N Chereau
68. Patterns of recurrent and persistent hyperparathyroidism according to whether initial parathyroidectomy was performed at high or low volume centers
DE Torselli-Valladares, L Lorente-Poch, A Gonzalez-Martin, JJ Sancho-Insenser, A Sitges-Serra
 115. Intra-operative PTH assay significantly improves rates of post-operative normocalcaemia in patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism
N Patel, D Zhao, C Whittet, M Stechamn, D Scott-Coombes


10:15 – 10:45     Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45     Oral Paper Session 3

                           Benign thyroid

                           Chairs: Celestino Lombardi, Isaak Kesisoglou


21. Reduction of the rate of post-operative hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy following the introduction of parathyroid fluorescence angiography and parathyroid autofluorescence
MS Demarchi, JV Fortuny, W Karenovics, F Triponez


114. “The central compartment syndrome” updates: total thyroidectomy on voice and swallowing symptoms
A D’Amore, R Marchese, F Sionne, M Boscherini, L D’Alatri, G Paludetti, CP Lombardi
144. Experimental studies on intraoperative recovery of recurrent laryngeal nerve function
EJ Setså, ØS Svendsen, PJ Husby, K Brauckhoff
167. Fluorescein dye imaging as a surrogate marker for parathyroid hormone (PTH) in predicting post total thyroidectomy (TT) hypocalcaemia - a novel method
P Ramakant, E Loreno, K Ranajan, Singh A K Mishra
233. 1000 cases of vocal cord ultrasound
J Capela-Costa, E Barbosa
310. Intraoperative neural monitoring as an adjunct to the early detection of the inferior laryngeal nerve’s anatomical variations. The non – recurrent laryngeal nerve case
C Christoforides, I Zorbas, I Papandrikos, S Gouliamas, K Zorbas, A Koureas, G Misichronis, N Roukounakis, K Vamvakidis


11:45 – 12:15      Basic Science lecture Addressing thyroid cancer progression and iodine refractoriness           

                           Prof. Chris McCabe

                           Chair: Sam Van Slycke


12:15 – 12:45      Eurocrine GA – Eurocrine Progress

                           Chair: Anders Bergenfelz


12:45 – 13:45     Lunch Break (Poster evaluation 1-135)


13:45 – 14:45     ESES General Assembly


 14:45 – 15:45    Oral Paper Session 4


                            Chairs: Francois Pattou, Jesus Villar del Moral


   51. Co-secretion of aldosteron and cortisol is present in 10% of conn’s adenomas
 MC de Jong, K Senanayake, S Khan, R Mihai
138. Adherence to oncologic principles of resection during adrenalectomy for acc is suboptimal and operative reports lack critical information regarding conduct of the operation
 BS Miller, DT Hughes, MS Cohen, PG Gauger, GD Hammer
197. Incidental adrenal lesions in one thousand oncological patients
 DK Manatakis, D Balalis, N Koufopoulos, F Antoniadou, E Gontikakis, G Plataniotis, DP Korkolis
204. Surgical treatment of large adrenal tumors using laparoscopic approach
 EK Krajewska, ST Toutounchi, WC Chudzinski, RP Pogorzelski, KC Celejewski, ML Legocka, DT Tomaszewski, ZG Galaska
235. Radiomics: A new tool to differentiate adrenal carcinoma from adenoma
 F Torresan, F Crimì, F Ceccato, C Campi, C Scaroni, E Quaia, M Iacobone
308. Current concepts on laparoscopic adrenal sparing surgery
C Aggeli, S Roditis, AA Thanasa, A Katseli, C Parianos, G Ntokos, P Tompolas, A Koutsiara, K Pateas, GN Zografos


15:45 – 16:45    Oral Paper Session 5

                          Malignant thyroid A

                          Chairs: Joaquin Gomez, Kyriakos Vamvakidis


29. Thyroglobulin antibodies as a potential predictive marker of papillary thyroid carcinoma in patients with indeterminate cytology
I Vasileiadis, G Boutzios, G Charitoudis, E Zapanti, T Karatzas
64. Complications after surgery for medullary thyroid carcinoma in a large european cohort
DJ van Beek, M Almquist, AO Bergenfelz, TJ Musholt, E Nordenström
On behalf of the EUROCRINE Council
70. Resident’s training in endocrine surgery: learning curve in total thyroidectomy
M Tarallo, A Gurrado, O Iorio, D Crocetti, M Testini, G De Toma, G Cavallaro
 81. Results of the first polish prospective, non-randomized trial in low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)
A Czarniecka, G Wozniak, M Zeman, M Oczko-Wojciechowska, D Rsinek, J Krajewska, A Pfeifer, E Chmielik, A Maciejewski, B Jarzab
147. Detecting thyroid cancer: comparative analysis of afirma genomic sequence classifier versus thyroseq V3 genomic classifier
KJ Hitscherich, M Hernandez, A Hanlon, D Sienko, G Tiesi
151. Minimally invasive follicular thyroid carcinoma: is it time for a more conservative approach?
HA Clements, DM Smith

16:45 – 17:15     Coffee Break


17:15 – 18:15      Oral Paper Session 6

                           Malignant thyroid B

                           Chairs: Lorenz Kerstin, Nikolaos Roukounakis


206. Central neck dissection in papillary thyroid cancer with lateral metastases: unilateral or bilateral?
N Aygun, O Caliskan, M Tanal, MK Demircioglu, M Uludag
232. Postoperatively determined high-risk histopathologic features in papillary thyroid carcinoma initially eligible for thyroid lobectomy: a game changer
S Bakkar, K Al-Omar, C Corsini, G Materazzi, P Miccoli
242. Frequency of thyroid cancer in a structured evaluation programme of symptomatic thyroid nodules using eu-tirads with selective cytology
J Dahlberg, J Carlqvist, G Mohammad, A Muth
261. The significance of prophylactic central neck dissection in the treatment of well differentiated thyroid cancer: a single center results of complications and micrometastasis occurrence
I Koutelidakis, N Voloudakis, L Papathanasiou, G Laggas, E Savvides, G Chatzimavroudis, D  Raptis, V Papaziogas
273. Aggressive variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma: a single institution  experience
P Princi, C De Crea, T Musarra, M Veleno, L Revelli, C Brunelli, ED Rossi, G Fadda, M Raffaelli, R Bellantone, M Gasperi
299. Prevalence and outcome of skip metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma
JB Bertin, N Chereau, L Leenhardt, F Menegaux


18:15 – 18:45     Key Note lecture: Surgical Management of Medullary Thyroid Cancer

                           Prof. Henning Dralle           

                           Chairs: Nikolaos Roukounakis, Kyriakos Vamvakidis

18:45 – 19:00     Presenting UEMS diplomas

                           Chair: Oliver Gimm


19:00 – 19:30     JFH Fellowship: Fellow’s experience presentation

                           Chair: Radu Mihai


19:45                   Welcome Reception at Divani Caravel Hotel



08:15 – 09:15     Oral Paper Session 7

                           Parathyroid B

                           Chairs: Inga- Lena Nilsson, Theodosis Papavramidis

133. Long-term hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy in young patients and adults: any difference?
MC de Jong, L Lorente-Poch, J Sancho, V Rózalen García, C Brain, TE Abdel-Aziz, RJ Hewitt, A Sitges-Serra, TR Kurzawinski
141. Impact of parathyroidectomy in tertiary hyperparathyroidism on kidney transplant function: A study on 31 patients
S Frey, T Goronflot, C Blanchard, C Kerleau, PA Gourraud, M Wargny, C Caillard, M Hourmant, L  Figueres, E Mirallié
158. 18 flour-cholin-pet-ct plus 4d-ct is the supreme tool to localize “negative” parathyroid adenomas – intraoperative correlation and 12 month postoperative results<
CS Smaxwil, PA Aschoff, GR Reischl, MB Busch, JW Wagner, JA Altmeier, OP Ploner, AP Zielke
182. Usefulness of the wisconsin index in the prediction of multiglandular disease during selective paratiroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism
M Serradilla, E Brea, M Moya, I Palomo, MC Montes, M Cantalejo, A Palomares, JI Arcelus, N Muñoz, JM Villar
228. Risk factors of reoperation after unilateral neck exploration for sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism: a comprehensive nationwide study
G Donatini, C Marciniak, X Lenne, G Clement, A Bruandet, D Theis, F Pattou, R Caiazzo
270. Cognitive deficiency in elderly with primary hyperparathyroidism; should assessment be modified to better predict the effects after parathyroidectomy?
 A Koman, R Bränström, Y Pernow, R Bränström, I-L Nilsson

09:15 – 10:45     Interactive interesting case presentations:

                           Moderator: Michael Stechman

                           Paraganglioma: GN. Zografos

                           Thyroid: J. Sancho

                           Parathyroid: F. Palazzo

                           Adrenal: R. Brandstrom


10:45 – 11:15     Coffee Break


11:15 – 12:00     Charles Proye Lecture: The impact of innovation and technology on endocrine surgery

                           Prof. William B. Inabnet III

                          Chair: David Scott-Coombes


12.00 – 13.00     Best Oral Paper Session

                           Chairs: Radu Mihai, Antonio Sitges-Serra


13.00 – 14.30     BJS Prize Session

                           Chair: Anders Bergenfelz, Marcin Barczynski


14:30 – 15:30     Lunch Break  (Poster evaluation 136-271)


15:30 – 16:00     BJS lecture


                           Chair: David Scott-Coombes


16:00 – 17:00     Video Session VP 1-5

                            Chairs: Marco Raffaelli, Ioannis Koutelidakis


VP 1: Partial Adrenalectomy due to pheochromocytoma of the right adrenal gland
Zbigniew Gałązka, Sadegh Toutounchi., Ewa Krajewska, Ryszard Pogorzelski, Krzysztof Celejewski, Małgorzata Legocka 
VP2: Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy
 Aristotelis Kechagias
VP3: Laparoscopic left adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma
A. Pecoraro, A. Lucarini, M.S. Mattei, P. Mercantini
VP4: Laparoscopic excision of paraaortic paraganglioma
Maurizio Iacobone, Francesca Torresan, Claudia Armellin, Silvia Negro, Donatella Schiavone, Eric Casal Ide, Costantino Pagetta.
VP5: Comprehensive fascial neck dissection for cN1b papillary
Marco Raffaelli, Carmela De Crea, Luca Sessa, Pietro Princi, Pierpaolo Gallucci, Rocco Bellantone

17:00– 17:30      Tea Break


17:30 – 18:00     ETA lecture: Supplementation of thyroid hormones after total thyroidectomy for Graves’s disease: what is the role of                                                      T3?

                           Prof. Simon Pearce

                           Chair: Marcin Barczynski


18:00 – 18:15     Honorary membership

                           Chair: David Scott-Coombes


18:15 – 18:30     Closing remarks

                           David Scott-Coombes, Nikolaos Roukounakis, Kyriakos Vamvakidis

20:00                  Gala Dinner 


Important Dates

Congress Dates: 27-29 May 2021

Early Bird Registration: 31 October 2020

Late Registration: 18 May 2021

Deadline for Abstracts Submission: 6 December 2019

Notification of acceptance: 7 February 2020


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