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12th European Congress of Endocrinology


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Endocrinology of the aging male: the European Male Ageing Study (EMAS)

Wu F

The relationships between alterations in hormones with the clinical features of senescence remain unclear in ageing men. We have investigated the natural history of and risk factors for potential adverse consequences associated with low testosterone in the European Male Ageing Study (EMAS), a population-based prospective cohort study of 3369 men (aged 40–79 years) from the general population of 8 European countries. A wide variety of clinical variables pertinent to genera...

ea0022s1.2 | European networks | ECE2010

NECTAR: network for environmental chemical toxicants affecting reproduction

Toppari Jorma

NECTAR ( is a cluster of EU-funded projects set up to investigate the potential impact of chemicals and pollutants on male and female reproductive health. NECTAR is coordinated by Andreas Kortenkamp. It was launched on May 1st 2008 and joins together the REEF (Reproductive Effects of Environmental chemicals in Female, coordinated by Paul Fowler), DEER (Developmental Effects of Environment...

ea0022s1.3 | European networks | ECE2010


Wiersinga Wilmar

The European Group on Graves’ Orbitopathy was established in 1999 in the conviction that a multidisciplinary approach is required in order to make progress in the management of Graves’ Orbitopathy (GO). Consequently, one criterion for EUGOGO membership is the presence of combined thyroid-eye clinics, staffed by endocrinologists and ophthalmologists. EUGOGO nowadays consists of 13 centers in 9 European countries. The group objectives are to contribute towards understa...

ea0022s1.4 | European networks | ECE2010

The EuroDSD project and consortium

Hiort Olaf

EuroDSD is an acronym for a collaborative project of clinical and basic scientists working in the field of disorders of sex development (DSD). Research in DSD is desperately needed to provide a basis for diagnostic pathways, medical decision making, and distinct treatment advice. EuroDSD is currently supported by the European Commission under the 7th European Framework Programme (FP7) and receives funding from May 2008 until April 2011 within the topic of the natural course an...

ea0022s1.5 | European networks | ECE2010


Husebye Eystein

Autoimmune Addison’s disease (AAD) is an endocrine disease resulting from the immune system’s destruction of hormone producing cells in the adrenal cortex. Diagnosis is frequently first established after a life-threatening adrenal crisis, often resulting in untimely fatalities. The disease is rare, more common in women than in men, and also affects children. AAD very frequently occurs with other autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes mellitus, autoimmune thyroi...

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The European Registry on Cushing's syndrome (ERCUSYN) database: first year experience

Webb Susan , Santos Alicia , Trainer Peter , Strasburger Christian , Lamberts Steven , Wass John , Feelders Richard , Franz Holger

The ERCUSYN (European Registry on Cushing’s syndrome (CS)) study is a project funded by the European Commission Public Health Program (PHP 800200), of which the ESE is one of the 41 Partners from 25 countries. The aims include obtaining prospective and follow-up data at EU level on epidemiology, mortality, outcome of therapies, co-morbidities, assessment of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, quality of life evaluation using a disease-generated questionnaire (CushingQo...