Dear colleagues and friends,
It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 8. ENEA Workshop on Precision Pituitary Medicine that will take place in Munich in 7-9 December 2023.
Precision medicine is gaining an important role in the everyday clinical practice. Advances in technology have revolutionized the way we understand, diagnose and manage human disease. Molecular tumour boards bring together oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, molecular biologists and surgeons to discuss and decide on the best therapeutic options for cancer patients. In pituitary disease, the rarity of pituitary conditions has hampered our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms and the subsequent development of biomarkers and targeted therapeutics. Accordingly, limited therapeutic alternatives together with the lack of established genetic and other neuropathological protocols have undermined the precision management of patients with pituitary disease.
This ENEA Workshop will showcase the state of art in the diagnosis and management of patients with pituitary tumours and insufficiency, but also highlight the limitations clinicians are currently facing when managing patients with pituitary disease. Its mission is to identify potential problems that hamper precision pituitary medicine and to ignite fruitful discussions on how to improve the interconnectivity between the different disciplines as well as study design and data interpretation. The overarching aim is to expand clinical and translational networks and establish new collaborations so that we gain the necessary knowledge that will enable us to move towards to the precision management of patients with pituitary disease.
A dedicated local organizing committee has put together a comprehensive program, which will be however incomplete without your contribution. To this end, the program will feature a session for oral communications selected from the submitted abstracts and an interactive poster session will give to all the opportunity to present and discuss recent findings in clinical and translational pituitary research. Importantly, it will feature a symposium planned exclusively by the ENEA Young Researchers Committee (EYRC) and younger colleagues (i.e. ≤40 years old) will have the chance to present their work in featured poster and oral communication sessions.
Finally, it is said that a healthy work-life balance is of paramount importance for success. Fortunately, we will not have to work particularly hard to provide you with opportunities of life outside the congress, because Munich in December is the place to be! Winter markets (Christkindlmarkt) -some of which in walking distance from the Workshop centre- will be already set and running to welcome us with their warm lights and beautiful decoration and lure us with the inviting aromas of traditional sweets, Bratwurst and hot mulled wine (Glühwein). Although we cannot guarantee a traditional white market scene, we can ensure continued brainstorming discussions over the flames of a nice hot Feuerzangenbowle!
Looking forward to welcoming you in Munich!
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and the ENEA Workshop & Study committee