COVID-19 session to kick off ENDO Online 2020

Expert panel to explore pandemic’s impact on endocrine patients, care
1-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT, by Endocrine Society

Newswise — WASHINGTON—ENDO Online 2020—the Endocrine Society’s largest-ever meeting—will open with a panel discussion exploring the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the endocrinology field.

The virtual meeting will run from June 8-22 and feature both on-demand and live content. More than 19,000 attendees have registered for the event.

“COVID-19 is altering many aspects of our work as endocrine clinicians and researchers,” said session co-chair John Newell-Price, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., Chair of Endocrinology and Honorary Consultant Physician, The University of Sheffield, U.K.. “By pooling our knowledge and expertise, we can ensure our patients receive the best possible care during the pandemic.”

The live panel session, “Endocrinology in the Age of COVID-19, will feature three international speakers sharing their perspectives on how the pandemic is affecting patient care. The panel will discuss mitigating COVID-19 risks for individuals with diabetes and obesity, best practices for managing individuals with COVID-19 and diabetes, and how the disease affects individuals with adrenal insufficiency.

The speakers include: 

  • Manuel Puig-Domingo, M.D., Ph.D., Hospital Universitari Germans Trias in Pujol, Spain 
  • Endocrine Reviews Editor-in-Chief Daniel J. Drucker, M.D.of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada
  • Wiebke Arlt, M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.P., F.Med.Sci.of the University of Birmingham, U.K.  

The panel will be moderated by the session’s co-chairsNewell-Price and Andrea Giustina, M.D., Professor and Chair of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Director, Postgraduate School of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at San Raffaele Vita-Salute University in Milan, Italy. The session will be held June 8 at 10 a.m. Eastern. ENDO Online 2020 attendees will be able to ask questions live via chat.

The session was developed in collaboration with the European Society of Endocrinology.

ENDO Online 2020 will feature an entire day dedicated to basic science sessions on reproduction, diabetes and obesity, nuclear receptor biology, and pituitary and adrenal physiology, among other topics. Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D., whose nuclear receptor ligands research spurred the development of a new generation of drugs for the treatment of hormone-dependent cancers and metabolic disease, will be delivering the keynote on June 9.

The ENDO Online 2020 schedule is available at The Society is offering complimentary registration for this year’s event to support those affected by COVID-19.

# # #

Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers. The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.

The Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at Follow us on Twitter at @TheEndoSociety and @EndoMedia. 

Filters close

Showing results

110 of 3379
Released: 24-Sep-2020 5:05 AM EDT
Many Americans continue to maintain unhealthy lifestyle habits during COVID-19; overeating, alcohol drinking and marijuana use increase while exercise declines, reports USC Center for the Digital Future
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

After more than six months of living in a pandemic, large percentages of Americans continue to indulge in unhealthy lifestyle habits, including overeating and increased use of alcohol and marijuana — all while many are exercising less, according to a study of the cultural impact of COVID-19 conducted by the USC Center for the Digital Future (CDF).

Newswise: Houston Methodist COVID-19 study shows rapid spread and potential for mutant viruses
Released: 23-Sep-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Houston Methodist COVID-19 study shows rapid spread and potential for mutant viruses
Houston Methodist

Molecular analysis of COVID-19’s powerful second wave in Houston shows a mutated virus strain linked to higher transmission and infection rates than the coronavirus strains that caused Houston’s first wave. Gene sequencing results from 5,085 COVID-positive patients tested at Houston Methodist since early March show a virus capable of adapting, surviving and thriving – making it more important than ever for physician scientists to understand its evolution as they work to discover effective vaccines and therapies.

Newswise: Likely molecular mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis are revealed by network biology
Released: 23-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Likely molecular mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis are revealed by network biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers combined a lung-epithelial cell host interactome with a SARS-CoV-2 interactome. Network biology analysis of this human/SARS-CoV-2 interactome revealed potential molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Statins Reduce COVID-19 Severity, Likely by Removing Cholesterol That Virus Uses to Infect
Released: 23-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Statins Reduce COVID-19 Severity, Likely by Removing Cholesterol That Virus Uses to Infect
University of California San Diego Health

Analyzing anonymized patient medical records, UC San Diego researchers discovered that cholesterol-lowering statins reduced risk of severe COVID-19 infection, while lab experiments uncovered a cellular mechanism that helps explain why.

Newswise: Flu Season Returns As The COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
Released: 23-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Flu Season Returns As The COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
Johns Hopkins Medicine

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with no end in sight, the annual flu season emerges once again. Cases of the flu have already begun to surface around the nation, and there are some reports of co-infection with COVID-19. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to take action to fight against the flu. Doctors recommend that everyone age 6 months and older get the flu vaccine each year to prevent infection from the virus or reduce the severity of the illness.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Mathematics: Modelling the timings of a COVID-19 second wave in Europe
Scientific Reports

How a second wave of COVID-19 infections may evolve across Europe over the next few months, using data on infection rates and travel within and between European countries, is modelled in a Scientific Reports paper.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Study: Death counts fail to capture full mortality effects of COVID-19
University of South Florida

More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Q&A: What’s in store for retailers during a pandemic holiday season?
Michigan State University

The 2020 holiday season, much like the majority of the year, will be like none other before. But what does this mean for retailers? Simone Peinkofer, assistant professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, discusses what holiday consumerism may look like for consumers and retailers alike.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
UK lockdown and air pollution: Nitrogen dioxide halved but sulphur dioxide doubled
University of Liverpool

A University of Liverpool study of air pollution in the UK during the first 100 days of lockdown has revealed that whilst nitrogen oxide levels were cut by half, levels of sulphur dioxide increased by over 100%.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Experts Explore Questions, Concerns Over COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As researchers race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, a Rutgers infectious disease expert and a Rutgers bioethicist discuss how clinical trials work, the ethics of developing and distributing a vaccine, safety and efficacy in clinical trials and what a successful vaccine may mean.

Showing results

110 of 3379