ICE/ECE 2012 is keen to encourage Endocrine Nurses to attend the Congress and benefit from the learning and networking opportunities that will be available. To do this, we have developed a number of initiatives that we hope will encourage Endocrine Nurses to attend the Congress.
Firstly, we have large reductions on the registration costs for nurses. If you register online before 16 April, the cost is only €150, a saving of up to €400! This rate is available to all nurses, regardless of whether you are an ESE member or not. Registration onsite is available at €200. Online registration is available until 16 April at http://www.ice-ece2012.com/registration.aspx
As well as being welcome to attend any of the sessions in the main programme, the ICE/ECE 2012 Programme Organising Committee have also developed an exciting series of tailored sessions at the Congress, which are aimed at Endocrine Nurses. These aim to provide opportunities for professional development and reviewing the latest medical findings, along with the prospect of networking with Endocrine Nursing colleagues from around the world. These sessions are generously supported by Novartis. All Endocrine Nurse sessions will be held in English but will also be simultaneously translated into Italian.
Our first session is entitled “Puberty induction and sex steroid replacement in young adults” and will take place at 09:30-11:00 on Monday 7 May. This session will examine the role of Endocrine Nurse in puberty induction treatment and in choosing and providing sex steroid replacement to young adults. We have a stellar line up of speakers for this session including Dr Caroline Brain (UK), Dr Meg Keil (USA), Dr Gerard Conway (UK) and Ms Shashana Shalet (UK).
The second session is on “Cushing’s syndrome and prolactinoma – diagnosis and management” and will examine the latest medical findings and developments in the treatment of these conditions and the role that the Endocrine Nurse can play in aiding diagnosis and management of both prolactinoma and Cushing’s syndrome. The session will take place at 09:30-11:00 on Tuesday 8 May and speakers include Dr Richard Feelders (The Netherlands), Ms Wanda Geilvoet (The Netherlands), Dr Marianne Anderson (Denmark) and Ms Anne Marland (UK).
Our final event for Endocrine Nurses focuses on professional development and entitled “Developing Endocrine Nursing across Europe and internationally”. This session will investigate nurse-led services in endocrinology and look at how nurses from around the world can work together more effectively. Speakers include Dr Cecilia Follin (Sweden), Ms Shashana Shalet (UK), Dr Meg Keil (USA) and Mr Philip Yeoh (UK). It is scheduled to take place at 18:30-20:00 on Tuesday 8 May and will be accompanied by a buffet meal. Additionally, all nursing posters will be on display the winner of the Best Nursing Poster Prize will announced during the evening.
We look forward to welcoming our Endocrine Nurse colleagues to ICE/ECE 2012. For information on all of these activities, please visit http://www.ice-ece2012.com/nurse.aspx