Day 2 Coverage of ENDO 2015



OR22-Osteoporosis–Winner: Outstanding Abstract Award

Effects of teriparatide on bone microarchitecture in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
S Orlov, R Ridout, L Tile, M Kapral, S Cardew, MR Werb, SD Sandler, J Chang, H Hu, E Szabo, C Derzko, A Cheung

FRI 224-247-Metabolic and Genetic Bone Disorders

The effect of vitamin D supplementation on falls and physical performance in elderly women. A randomized clinical trial
S Yousefian, JC Gallagher, SH Tella

The etiology and risk factors analysis in hypercalcemic crisis
H Liao, DL Lorber, E Cohen

LBF 001-014-Late-breaking Thyroid/HPT Axis II

Diagnostic lobectomy for thyroid nodules >4 cm with benign cytology after fine-needle aspiration is associated with improved outcomes at an acceptable cost compared to observation: …
L Lee, E Theodosopoulos, EJ Mitmaker, JA Lee, J Chabot, JH Kuo

LBF 015-023-Late-breaking Reproductive Endocrinology II

Effect of testosterone treatment on cardiac biomarkers in a randomized controlled trial of men with type 2 diabetes
EJ Gianatti, R Hoermann, Q Lam, P Dupuis, JD Zajac, M Grossmann

OR17-Novel Aspects of Adrenal Tumors and the HPA Axis

Epigenetic modulation of DNA Is associated with fatigue, depression and anxiety in patients with Cushing’s syndrome in remission: A genome-wide methylation study
CAM Glad, JC Andersson-Assarsson, P Berglund, R Bergthorsdottir, O Ragnarsson, G Johannsson

Pharmacogenetic analysis of glucocorticoid gene polymorphisms and prediction of daily dexamethasone doses in adults with congenital adrenal hyperplasia
JS Frassei, LG Gomes, RP Moreira, G Madureira, BB Mendonca, TA Bachega

OR20-Pituitary Tumors-New Clinical Considerations

Reduced mortality in patients with GH replacement therapy – a Swedish study based on more than 4,000 patient-years
DS Olsson, AG Nilsson, P Trimpou, B-A Bengtsson, E Andersson, G Johannsson


Denosumab restores cortical bone loss at the 1/3 radius associated with aging and reduces wrist fracture risk: Analyses from the Freedom extension cross-over group
JP Bilezikian, CL Benhamou, CJF Lin, JP Brown, NS Daizadeh, PR Ebeling, A Fahrleitner-Pammer, E Franek, N Gilchrist, PD Miller, JA Simon1, I Valter, AF Zerbini, C Libanati

OR22-Osteoporosis–Winner Clinical Fellows Abstract Award Travel Grants in Womens Health

Estrone may be more important than testosterone and estradiol for bone health and prevention of fractures in post-menopausal women
G Toraldo, TG Travison, X Zhang, KE Broe, S Bhasin, DP Kiel, AD Coviello

Corcept Therapeutics Announces Nine Poster Presentations on Mifepristone for the Treatment of Cushing’s Syndrome at the 97th Annual Endocrine Society Meeting – MarketWatch



Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated CORT,  a pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of severe metabolic, oncologic and psychiatric disorders, today announced that a variety of posters about Korlym(R) (mifepristone) will be presented at the 97th annual Endocrine Society Meeting (ENDO 2015) being held at the San Diego Convention Center from March 5 – 7, 2015.

“We are pleased to see the breadth of new data being presented at ENDO 2015 about Korlym (mifepristone), which adds to the already substantial literature describing the use of mifepristone to treat Cushing’s Syndrome,” said Joseph K. Belanoff, M.D., Corcept’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are committed to bringing innovative therapies to patients in need, and we look forward to continuing our pivotal role in advancing the scientific understanding of Cushing’s syndrome and other rare and debilitating diseases.”

Multiple endocrinologists, researchers and centers of excellence are presenting a total of nine abstracts.

Read the entire article at Corcept Therapeutics Announces Nine Poster Presentations on Mifepristone for the Treatment of Cushing’s Syndrome at the 97th Annual Endocrine Society Meeting – MarketWatch.

Day 1 Coverage of ENDO 2015



Late-breaking Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary I

6-month interim safety and efficacy of different dose levels of TransCon HGH administered once weekly versus standard daily human growth hormone replacement therapy in pre-pubertal children with GHD
P Chatelain, O Malievsky, K Radziuk, HH Elsedfy, E Mikhailova, M Beckert

OR01-Clinical Issues in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Metformin as an adjunct therapy does not improve glycemic control among overweight adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D)
I Libman, KM Miller, LA DiMeglio, K Bethin, ML Katz, A Shah, JH Simmons, MJ Haller, S Raman, WV Tamborlane, J Coffey, AM Saenz, RW Beck

Patient-reported outcomes 1 year after randomization to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or intensive weight and diabetes management in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
DC Simonson, SA Ding, F Halperin, M Wewalka, K Foster, K Kelly, J Panosian, A Goebel-Fabbri, O Hamdy, K Clancy, D Lautz, A Vernon, AB Goldfine

Undermanagement of hyperlipidemia in young persons with type 1 diabetes (T1D)
ML Katz, GH Telo, JB Cartaya, CE Dougher, M Ding, LM Laffel

OR01-Clinical Issues in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes–Winner: Outstanding Abstract Award

18F-Flouride PET/CT and 18F-FDG labeled autologous leukocyte PET/CT for diagnosis of osteomyelitis in diabetic Charcot’s neuroarthropathy of foot
A Rastogi, A Bhansali

OR11-Thyroid Development, Clinical and Autoimmunity

Long-term outcomes and predictive factors of efficacy of ultrasound-guided ethanol injection for benign cystic thyroid lesions
E Papini, R Guglielmi, I Misischi, FM Graziano, A Persichetti, R Rendina, S Taccogna, G Bizzarri

OR11-Thyroid Development, Clinical and Autoimmunity–Winner: Outstanding Abstract Award

Novel insights into the effects of maternal thyroid function on child IQ reveal detrimental effects of high FT4 levels
TIM Korevaar, M Medici, H Tiemeier, E Visser, TJ Visser, RP Peeters

Oral Presentations in Reproductive Science–Winner: Oral Abstract Award in Reproductive Science

Kisspeptin signaling in the amygdala modulates reproductive hormone secretion
AN Comninos, J Anastasovska, M Sahuri-Arisoylu, X Feng Li, S Li, M Hu, CN Jayasena1, MA Ghatei, SR Bloom, P Matthews, K O’Byrne, JD Bell, WS Dhillo


Biochemical control is maintained with pasireotide LAR in patients with acromegaly: Results from the extension of a randomized phase III study (PAOLA)
MR Gadelha, MD Bronstein, T Brue, MG Coculescu, L De Marinis, M Fleseriu, M Guitelman, V Pronin, G Raverot, I Shimon, J Fleck, A Kandra, AM Pedroncelli, A Colao

THR 113-137-Testis Cells: Control, Regulation and Functions

Effects of testosterone level on lower urinary tract symptoms
ED Crawford, W Poage, A Nyhuis, DA Price, SA Dowsett, D Muram

Menopause, Obesity, and Diabetes Top ENDO 2015 Agenda



Menopause, obesity, and diabetes will top the clinical agenda at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, ENDO 2015, with a focus on personalized and precision approaches to disease management.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals will also take the stage at the meeting, which runs from Thursday, March 5, through Sunday, March 8, in San Diego, California. New research to be presented includes an examination of the economic costs of exposure to these chemicals and their potential teratogenic effects.

Other topics on the agenda are the effects of male obesity on a couple’s fertility, a nasal spray that could cut calorie consumption, and a renewed look at the long-term safety of menopausal hormone therapy.

“The Endocrine Society is really known for cutting-edge research,” society president Richard J Santen, MD, from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, told Medscape Medical News.

“For many of us in the field, it’s the premier meeting for both science and clinical reviews and new science presentations and networking,” added steering committee chair Matthew Ringel, MD, from Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University, Columbus. “We’re excited about trying to increase the clinical-science part of the meeting and what would be relevant to clinical, basic, and translational-research attendees.”

As always, the meeting will feature bench science, bedside medicine, and the translation from one to the other, including plenary talks on both precision and personalized approaches to menopause, new genetic discoveries in obesity that could point to novel treatment targets, the link between antihyperglycemic therapy and cardiovascular disease, and fresh insights into the mechanisms of polycystic ovary syndrome.

The meeting begins the morning of Thursday, March 5, with two presidential plenary talks: “Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, and Functional Genomics in Menopausal Women: Implications for Precision Medicine,” by oncologist James N Ingle, MD, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and “Personalized Menopause Management: Clinical and Biomarker Data That Inform Decision Making,” by JoAnn E Manson, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

“This issue of precision medicine has been such a hot topic, but people don’t really understand it. So the fact that we’re going to feature it in the very first talk is of interest,” Dr Santen said.

While this talk will offer a glimpse of the future, individualized approaches to menopause treatment are already here and will be featured in the session immediately following the plenary, when “Treatment of Symptoms of Menopause: An Endocrine Society Clinical-Practice Guideline” will be presented.

Wide Range of Endocrine Topics Will Be Addressed

Two other clinical-practice guidelines, on management of primary adrenal insufficiency and treatment of Cushing’s syndrome, will also be revealed during the meeting, on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

And in a special scientific session on Friday, Janet Woodcock, MD, director of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, will speak on “Safety and Efficacy of Diabetes Drugs: Steering Between Scylla and Charybdis.”

Meanwhile, clinically focused “Meet the Professor” sessions will address obesity and diabetes, along with a wide range of other endocrine topics, including flushing and sweating disorders, vitamin D, thyroid, gynecomastia, endocrine tumors, testosterone therapy, and genetic counseling for endocrine patients. .

The meeting’s move — from June in previous years to March — means that it is no longer back-to-back with the annual scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

“We’ve moved the meeting to March, which allows us some separation from the ADA to give us an opportunity to pull in some top diabetes topics and speakers. We’ve always done that over the years, but it allows a little more focus on that area,” Dr Ringel noted.

And, he hopes, more clinicians will be able to attend both meetings going forward. “Years ago, people tried to go to both, one after the other….It’s especially hard for clinicians to be away for that length of time,” he said.

There’s another new feature for ENDO 2015 that is likely to prove popular: “Endocrine Science Social” events will take place at 6:00 pm following the afternoon symposia each day, so attendees can discuss the topics over drinks.

“The philosophy is there’s synergy between scientists and clinicians,” Dr Santen explained.

“With more than 8000 attendees expected, the meeting overall is too big for networking, so we’re going to have a social gathering after the sessions each afternoon.”

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