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 steadily 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 neuropathological biomarkers and targeted therapeutics. Accordingly, limited therapeutic alternatives together with lack of established genetic and other neuropathological protocols have undermined the precision management of patients with pituitary disease.
The 8. ENEA Workshop will inform on the state of art in the diagnosis and management of patients with pituitary tumours and insufficiency, but also on the limitations clinicians are currently facing when managing patients with pituitary disease. The mission of this ENEA workshop is primarily 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. Our overarching aim is to expand clinical and translational networks and establish new collaborations so that we can move towards the precision management of patients with pituitary disease.
A dedicated local organizing committee put together a comprehensive program that will be however incomplete without your contribution. For this reason, we have integrated slots for oral communications selected from the abstracts you submit and an interactive poster session. In addition, now more than ever it is important to listen to and actively involve younger colleagues: true to form, this Workshop program will feature a symposium planned exclusively by the ENEA Young Researchers Committee (EYRC). Furthermore, younger colleagues (i.e. ≤40 years old) will have the chance to present their work in distinct featured poster and oral communication sessions.
Finally, they say that a healthy work-life balance is paramount for success. Fortunately, we will not have to work particularly hard to provide you with opportunities of life outside the congress: Munich in December is in fact 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). We cannot guarantee a traditional white market scene, but we 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