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Hypoparathyroidism is a rare endocrine disorder, affecting 37 out of 100,000 people in the US, with physical and cognitive manifestations that profoundly affect a patient's quality of life. Importantly, there are no formal guidelines for the management of these complicated patients. Current management of hypoparathyroidism is based on clinical judgment and experience, attempts to address mineral abnormalities, and involves the use of high doses of oral calcium and calcitriol (active vitamin D) to facilitate intestinal calcium absorption.
Hypoparathyroidism: New Insights into Epidemiology, Etiology, Presentation, and Therapeutic Options will provide clinicians who care for patients with thyroid diseases the latest information on the management of hypoparathyroidism through expert guidance and evidence-based recommendations. The activity will allow clinicians to better recognize the condition and safely and effectively manage such complex patients.
John P. Bilezikian, MD
Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology
Chief, Division of Endocrinology
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Department of Medicine
New York, NY
Michael Mannstadt, MD
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital
Dolores Shoback, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, CA
This activity is intended for endocrinologists, internists, surgeons, basic scientists, nuclear medicine scientists, pathologists, and other health care professionals with a shared special interest in the thyroid gland and its disorders.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Apply an increased understanding of the prevalence, causes, and risk factors for hypoparathyroidism to proactive screening of those at risk
- Identify the potential clinical manifestations of hypoparathyroidism, including in patients with early and long-standing hypoparathyroidism
- Recognize the limitations of current management strategies and evaluate the rationales, findings, and implications of recent studies on PTH replacement therapy in the management of hypoparathyroidism
- Welcome and Introduction
- Epidemiology, Etiologies, and Diagnosis of Hypoparathyroidism – An Update
- Clinical Manifestations of Hypoparathyroidism
- Current and Future Treatments for Hypoparathyroidism
- Q&A Session and Concluding Remarks
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