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Volume 39: Issue 1: 2009




This  symposium  addressed  new  developments  and  controversies  in diabetes  and  endocrinology. The  practical  management  of  hyperparathyroidism, thyroid  nodules,  hyperprolactinaemia  and  diabetes  and  thyroid  disorders  in pregnancy were all discussed. In addition to these traditional areas of endocrinology, there  was  a  focus  on  the  role  of  endocrinology  in ‘non-endocrine’  specialties, namely  critical  care  and  cardiovascular  disease. We  learned  that  manipulation  of the  thyroid  axis  or  local  glucocorticoids  can  potentially  be  used  to  treat  high cholesterol, atrial fibrillation or coronary stent stenosis, and that glucose lowering with insulin reduces mortality in the critically ill.