Meeting Highlights from ENDO 2019: 101st Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society

March 23-26, 2019
Ernest N Morial Convention Center New Orleans, LA

Bringing together endocrinologists and health care providers interested in advancing their knowledge of endocrine-related hormone science and practice from across the globe and throughout the United States, clinicians, researchers, and experts attended plenary sessions, symposia, meet-the-professor programs, and special guideline events. More than 200 hours of conference content was streamed to many healthcare providers who could not travel to New Orleans, expanding the reach of this invaluable and enlightening content.

The Endocrine Society held 4 themed news conferences to highlight research to be presented over the course of four days of presentations:

Advancing in the Management of Diabetes 

  • Given the shift in numbers in the United States to an older population, the Endocrine Society unveiled clinical practice guidelines for treatment of those over age 65. In effect, these recommendations draw attention to the specific needs of this diverse aging population from a rather hands-off approach that until now was to err on the side of less is more when it comes to treatment since seniors are in the twilight of their years.  However, as many more of us reach this stage of life, it's now clear that for many if not most of us, there are more good years ahead—or should be—provided chronic conditions are well managed. So the upshot of the guidelines is to actively manage the diabetes as well as the expected comorbidities but just not too aggressively. This is a necessary change of course in the management of both type 1- and type 2 diabetes. 
  • Findings that indicate an alarming trend among older adults with have type 1 diabetes who appear unaware that they are experiencing hypoglycemic episodes.

 

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