Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of ourselves and Professor Marek Ruchała, Chair of Polish Society of Endocrinology and Professor Bogdan Marek, Chair of Silesian Society of Endocrinology, we are very pleased to invite you to the Teaching Course on Pituitary Diseases, which will take place in Krakow, on December 4th-5th, 2020.

The course focused on all aspects of the diagnostic and treatment of pituitary diseases is directed towards by a multidisciplinary team involving endocrinologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, pathologists, radiation therapists, and molecular biologists. Experts of paediatric medicine will present specific aspects of pituitary tumours in children and young adults as well as peculiar aspects of treatment during adolescence. Distinguished specialists invited as speakers should answer at least a part of the questions related to those issues. We highlight the practice aspects with special regard to cases presentations.

The course is also an opportunity to interact with colleagues, to share experience, and to make new scientific and professional connections. Last but not least, it is a chance to visit Krakow, the oldest city in Poland, with the best preserved medieval structure of the old town, unique see-sights, and incomparable atmosphere.


The conference is endorsed and supported by:

Professor Tomasz Grodzicki, Vice-P of CMUJ

Professor Maciej Małecki, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, CMUJ

Polish Society of Endocrinology

Actual aspects of diagnostic and treatment of pituitary disease


The program includes sponsored lectures



8.30-10.00   Registration and  welcome coffee

prof. A. Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, prof. M. Ruchała, prof. B. Marek, prof. A. Gilis-Januszewska


Session 1
(bilingual Polish/English)

Chairs: prof. A. Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, prof. M. Ruchała, prof. J. Starzyk 

Congenital and acquired structural changes of parasellar region as a cause of combined pituitary hormone deficiency in children -  prof. J. Starzyk

Treatment of hypopituitarism in children and adolescent  - prof. M. Wójcik

Management of adult patients with an early onset of combined pituitary hormone deficiency started in adolescent - prof. A. Gilis-Januszewska

Growth hormone program in adult patients - prof. A. Lewiński



Session 2
(bilingual Polish/English)

Chairs: prof. N. Karavitaki, prof. B. Marek, prof. A. Hubalewska-Dydejczyk

Diagnosis and treatment of non-functioning pituitary adenomas  – prof. Niki Karavitaki

Flow-chart for the differential diagnosis between TSHoma and thyroid hormone resistance - prof. Leonard Wartofsky

Diagnostic of diabetes insipidus- a potential role of copeptin - prof. A. Hubalewska-Dydejczyk


13:00 - 13.30   Coffee break

Session 3
(bilingual Polish/English)

Chairs: prof. B. Kos-Kudła, prof. E.Valassi, prof. A. Gilis-Januszewska

The European Registry on Cushing's syndrome: what do we know about the time to diagnosis, treatment modalities and mortality in Cushing Disease - prof. Elena Valassi  

Diagnostic and treatment of Cushing disease with regard to new treatment options prof. A. Gilis-Januszewska

Diagnostic and treatment of ectopic hormone production of neuroendocrine tumours - prof. B. Kos-Kudła




15:10 -16:35  

Session 4
(bilingual Polish/English)

Chairs: prof. G. Zieliński, prof. W. Zgliczyński, dr hab. A. Gilis-Januszewska

Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in prolactinomas - indication for neurosurgery - prof. W. Zgliczyński

Patients eligibility criteria for neurosurgical treatment -  prof. G. Zieliński  

Neurochirurgical treatment of craniopharyngioma in children -  prof. S. Kwiatkowski  



Session  5
(bilingual Polish/English)

Chairs: prof. M. Ruchała, prof. D. Adamek, prof. D. Pach   

Diagnostic challenges in acromegaly – what to do with a patient with no visible pituitary tumour in radiology scan - prof. M. Bolanowski,  A. Jawiarczyk-Przybyłowska, Ph, MD

The incidence of neoplastic diseases in acromegaly - Current guidelines - prof. M. Ruchała

How can neuropathologist help clinicians with diagnostic and planning of treatment of patients with pituitary tumours? - prof. D. Adamek  




Session 6

Chairs: prof. D. Pach, prof. B. Marek

Acute clinical events in pituitary diseases - prof. D. Kajdaniuk

Differential diagnosis of hyponatraemia in patients with pituitary diseases - prof. D. Pach 

Radiotherapy of pituitary tumours - patients’ qualification, efficacy and complication of Cyber knife treatment - prof. Rafał Tarnawski 



Session 7

Chairs:  prof.  M. Wójcik, prof. E. Przybylik-Mazurek, prof. A. Hubalewska-Dydejczyk

Diagnostic and management of craniopharyngioma in children and adolescent - prof. M. Wójcik

Cushing disease in children and adolescent - prof. A. Wędrychowicz

Challenging cases presentation in adult patients with Cushing syndrome - dr E. Rzepka

Benefits of dose escalation of first genetarion somatostatin analogues in acromegalic patients - prof.  A. Hubalewska-Dydejczyk

Challenging patient cases in acromegaly - J. Pantofliński, PhD, MD



Coffee break


Session 8

Chairs: dr M. Kostecka - Matyja, dr  M.Trofimiuk - Muldner, dr J. Pantoflinski  

Basis of imaging techniques for the diagnosis of pituitary adenomas -  A. Grochowska, PhD, MD

Management of aggressive pituitary tumours -  M. Trofimiuk-Muldner,  PhD, MD

Visual field defects in patients with pituitary tumours D. Gniadek-Batko,  PhD, MD


12:50-13.20 Lunch 

Session  9

Chairs: prof. B. Jarząb, prof. A. Hubalewska-Dydejczyk,  prof. A. Gilis-Januszewska

Pituitary tumours in MEN and their molecular background prof. B. Jarząb

Pituitary tumours in rare genetic syndromes prof. A. Gilis-Januszewska

Genetics of pituitary adenoma- practical aspects - Anna Skalniak, PhD



Session 10

Chairs: prof. D. Pach, prof. D. Kajdaniuk, prof. A. Gilis-Januszewska

Hypophysitis – diagnostic and treatment approach - cases presentation - Ł. Kluczyński, MD

Acrogigantsim – diagnostic and management - case presentation - A. Bogusławska, MD

The role of pegvisomant in the current treatment algorithms- cases presentation –  J. Pantofliński, PhD, MD

Prolactinoma – diagnostic and management, case presentation – G. Sokołowski, PhD, MD