2017 Program



Monday, 28 August 2017 

06:30 Registration opens

07:00 - 08:00

Breakfast Symposium - In Acromegaly, CONTROL IS CRITICAL
(joint session with ESA-SRB)


Professor Mark McLean and Dr Carmela Caputo
Topic 1: Uncontrolled biochemical control in Acromegaly and associated co-morbidities
Topic 2: Signifor LAR (Pasreotide) in patients with inadequately controlled Acromegaly


This session is supported and organised by 
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08:00 - 08:30    
Delegates are invited to the Dumy Bumy demonstration in Meeting Room 10.
08:30 - 09:30

Harrison lecture
(joint session with ESA-SRB)

Prof. Marta Korbonits
All you need to know about the genetics of pituitary adenomas

09:40 - 09:45 Welcome by Yuk Fun Chan, ENSA President
09:45 - 10:15

Session 1
Chair:Liza Nery
  Prof Richard Prince
Basic concepts that our older patients need to understand to manage their osteoporosis
10:15 - 10:45

Session 2
Chair:Liza Nery

Assoc Prof Aris Siafarikas 
Paediatric osteoporosis


This session is supported by 
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10:45 - 11:15

Morning Tea

11:15 - 11:45 

Session 3
Chair: Joanna Pott

Julie Hetherington
Let’s do this test just once! Adrenal Vein Sampling with synacthen stimulation -
The dynamics behind a successful test

11:45 - 12:30

Session 4
Chair: Joanna Pott
  Dr Glynis Price
Challenges in paediatric congenital adrenal hyperplasia

12:30 - 13:30 



Lunch & Poster Viewing

Josie Green          
Disclosure of disorders of sex development to children: when and how do we tell 
kids about their diagnosis?

Yuk Fun Chan      
Steroid crisis management plan--have you been missed out?


The lunch is supported by 
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13:30 - 14:30

Session 5 - Jenny Nairn Nurses in Action
Chair: Klaus Sommer

Ann Robinson    
Health care homes redesigning service delivery for chronic disease in primary care and
Aboriginal community controlled health organisations

Shannon Reakes
Preserving final height outcomes in congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Sonia Lara                                                                                                  
Effect of season on hip fracture prevalence in a South East Queensland tertiary hospital

Jessica L Harper   
Empowering families of children with adrenal insufficiency

14:30 - 15:30 AGM - members only
15:30 - 15:45  Afternoon Tea      
15:45 - 16:15

Session 6
Chair: Maree Grant

Dr Jacqueline Curran
Is it possible to STOP our children becoming obese? Do any of the treatments work? What next?

16:15 - 17:00  Session 7
Chair: Maree Grant

Dr. Amanda Cox
Faecal matters – linking the gut microbiota and immuno-endocrine system

17:00 - 17:05 Closing Session
18:00 - 21:30

Conference Dinner at Parmelia Hilton Perth
(14 Mill Street I - Perth, WA 6000)

Sponsored by
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2017 ENSA delegates are also invited to attend the PFIZER Breakfast Symposium on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 at 7am. If you wish to attend this session, simply select the add-on ticket to "Pfizer Breakfast Symposium" when registering for the 2017 ENSA Annual Symposium. Participation is free of charge; however, a pre-reservation is required

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 


07:00 - 08:00


Breakfast Symposium
Somavert®(pegvisomant) – the role of a growth hormone receptor antagonist (GHRA)
in uncontrolled acromegaly
(joint session with ESA-SRB)


Prof Ken Ho and Prof Marta Korbonits
Topic 1: Clinical need for growth hormone receptor antagonist (GHRA) in Australia
Topic 2: Treatment of uncontrolled acromegaly with Somavert® (pegvisomant)


This session is supported and organised by 
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