Baltic Congress of Endocrinology
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Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising and the Scientific Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 9th Baltic Congress of Endocrinology and ESE Clinical
Update that will take place from 4th to 6th April 2019 in Riga, Latvia.
The ESE Clinical Update is an international postgraduate event providing essential training for all trainees and an update for experienced endocrinologists.
The Baltic Congress of Endocrinology is our traditional event bringing together endocrinologists from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.
We invite you to get clinical update in endocrinology from the experts of the field and to share expierence in the latest developments and novelties in endocrinology.
We are very pleased to host the 9th Baltic Congress of Endocrinology and ESE Cinical Update in capital of Latvia, Riga, to allow you to see and feel atmosphere
of an old and beautiful city.

Una Gailisa, Latvia
Vallo Volke, Estonia
Antanas Norkus, Lithuania


Late registration

Full fee: M.D., Scientist after 3rd March 2019

Registration is closed


Late registration

Reduced fee: Resident, Fellow after 3rd March 2019

Registration is closed



The Invoice will be send to your e-mail adress. If necessary the original invoice will be send by post.


You will receive a written confirmation to your e-mail.


Any cancellation of your registration must be notifed in written and will be subjected to the following conditions:

  • Refund of the fees: a 30 % administrative charge will be applied to cancellations up to February 1, 2019.
  • After February 1, 2019 no refund will be given.
  • Name changes requested before February 20, 2019 will be charged 10 euro
  • After February 20, 2019 no name changes will be accepted

Request for reimbursements must be send to e-mail:

Scientific abstract and clinical case submission is now open and closes on March 04, 2019 at 23:59 EET (GMT+2).

All submitted clinical cases will be reviewed and then a number will be chosen to be presented in “Difficult clinical cases” sessions. The aim of presenting submitted clinical cases in specially dedicated sessions is to promote discussion amongst delegates and faculty. Other clinical cases and scientific abstracts will be considered for poster presentations.

All abstracts and clinical cases must be submitted in English. Please send them via email to with the subject heading “submit abstract” or “submit clinical case”.




Your abstract/ clinical case submission must adhere the following structure:

  • The maximum number of characters is 3,200 (excl. spaces).
  • Abstracts must include the title, names, surnames and institutions of all authors with presenting author underlined.

* The scientific abstract must be structured including following sections: background and aims, materials and methods, results and conclusions.

* The clinical case abstract should have a structured format including introduction or background, clinical case (diagnostic evaluation, treatment, follow-up) and conclusion.

* One illustration and two tables could be included. Tables and pictures must be in jpg format.

Organising Committe

Una Gailisa (Latvia)

Vallo Volke (Estonia)

Antanas Norkus (Lithuania)


Scientific Committe

Camilla Schalin-Jäntti, Chair of the ESE Education committee (Finland)

Una Gailisa (Latvia)

Valdis Pirags (Latvia)

Ilze Konrade (Latvia)

Aivars Lejnieks (Latvia)

Vallo Volke (Estonia)

Antanas Norkus (Lithuania)


Local organising committe

Una Gailisa

Kristīne Geldnere

Ilze Konrāde

Valdis Pīrāgs



Conference Secretariat

Jekaba celojumi

11.novembra krastmala 29,

Riga, LV-1050

April 4, Thursday

17.30- 18.00 Coffee

18.00-18.15 Official opening of the meeting

18.15-19.00 Opening lecture

         Non-pharmacological components in treatment of endocrine diseases.

         Valdis Pīrāgs (Latvia)


19.10-20.10 Satellite symposium I, followed by dinner




April 5, Friday

7.30-8.30 Breakfast

8.00- 9.00 Satellite symposium II


Chair: Valdis Pīrāgs (Latvia), Camilla Schalin-Jäntti (Finland)

9.10-9.45 Pituitary diseases and bone

                        Andrea Giustina (Italy)

9.45-10.20 Radiotherapy for pituitary adenomas

                        Michael Brada (UK)

ESE Guideline Session

10.20-10.55 Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

                        Felix Beuschlein (Switzerland/Germany)


10.55-11.55 Exhibition, posters, coffee


ESE Guideline Session

Chair: Birute Žilaitiene (Lithuania), Vallo Volke (Estonia)

11.55 – 12.30 Aggressive Pituitary Tumors

                        Camilla Schalin-Jäntti (Finland)

Endocrine bone diseases      

12.30-13.05 Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of osteoporosis

                        Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch (Austria)

13.05-13.40 An update on treatment of osteoporosis

                        Uģis Gruntmanis (USA/Latvia)         


13.40-14.40 Lunch

14.10-15.10 Satellite symposium III


Three key lectures from the Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

Chair: Una Gailiša (Latvia), Antanas Norkus (Lithuania)

15.20-15.55 Monitoring thyroid morbidity: strengths and limitations of health service data.

       Results of the EUthyroid project

                   Ieva Strēle (Latvia)

15.55-16.30 Simple method of endogenous TSH stimulation in the management of differentiated

                   thyroid carcinoma

                   Vallo Volke (Estonia)

16.30-17.05 Evaluation of infertile couple-endocrinologist’s approach.

                   Birutė Žilaitienė (Lithuania)


17.30- 19.30 Latvian State Art Museum

20.00- 22.00 Gala dinner in Lielā Ģilde, Amatu Street 6




 April 6, Saturday

8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast

8.30 - 9.30 Satellite symposium IV


Pediatric endocrinology

Chair: Paul Saenger (USA), Iveta Dzīvīte-Krišāne (Latvia)

9.40-10.15 Updated 2017 Turner Guidelines

     Paul Saenger (USA)

10.15.-11.00 Difficult clinical cases/oral abstract presentations I

11.00-12.00 Exhibition, posters, coffee




Chair: Ilze Konrāde (Latvia), Aivars Lejnieks (Latvia)

12.00-12.35 Intensive insulin therapy - what is new (insulins; devices) and how useful is it?

                        Apostolos Tsapas (Greece)    

12.35-13.10 Diabetic nephropathy – what is new?

                        Per-Henrik Groop (Finland)


13.10-14.10 Lunch

13.40-14.40 Satellite symposium V


Difficult clinical cases/oral abstract presentations II

Chair: Uģis Gruntmanis (USA/Latvia), Ilze Konrāde (Latvia)


Closing 15.50-16.00



Satellite symposium I, April 4, 19.10 Boehringer Ingelheim

Cardiovascular-Diabetes Know How Symposium
One Clinical Case. Different Clinical Scenarios

You are cordially invited to participate in endocrinologist-cardiologist discussion and find more about...

- How to assess the cardiovascular risk?
- How to manage lipids?
- How to deal with decreased GFR?
- How to avoid drug side effects and complications?
- How to detect subclinical heart failure?
and more...

Asoc. prof. Kārlis Trušinskis, Cardiologist, P. Stradins University Hospital, Riga, Latvia

Prof. Ilze Konrāde, Endocrinologist, Riga East University Hospital, Riga, Latvia
Dr. Anu Ambos, Senior Endocrinologist, North Estonia Medical Center, Tallinn, Estonia
Dr. Agnė Abraitienė, Endocrinologist, Vilnius University hospital Santaros klinikos, Vilnius, Lithuania


Satellite symposium II, April 5, 8.00 MSD.
The Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes.
Prof. Dr. Med. Kåre Inge Birkeland.
Department of Transplantation Medicine, Division of Surgery, Inflammatory Medicine and Transplantation,
Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo.

Satellite symposium III, April 5, 14.10 AstraZeneca

Let’s rise up above the horizons of antidiabetic treatment
Prof. Ilze Konrade, Endocrinologist, Riga East Clinical University Hospital, Latvia
Assoc. Prof. Zydrune Visockiene, Endocrinologist, Vilnius University Hospital, Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania
Prof. Jelena Celutkiene, Cardiologist, Vilnius University Hospital, Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania


Satellite symposium IV, April 6, 8.30 Sanofi

Looking for efficacy and simplicity with iGlarLixi in advancing therapies in T2DM
Speaker: Prof. Francisco Javier Ampudia Blasco (Spain)
Moderator: Dr. Med. Kristīne Geldnere (Latvia)


Satellite symposium V, April 6, 14.00 NovoNordisk
Antidiabetic therapy from cardiology perspective
Prof. Gustavs Latkovskis
Cardiologist, Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital,
Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia
Leading investigator at the Latvian Institute  of Cardiology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Latvia

Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija

The 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija is located in the heart of Riga, 400 metres from the beautiful Old Town. It offers stylish interiors, many dining venues, spa facilities and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. Hotel featuring 571 guest rooms and is famous for its lively atmosphere and wealth of entertainment options including restaurants, bars, casino, nightclub, the trendy and stylish Skyline bar with its fabulous city view from 26th floor and the brand new and conceptually unique ESPA Riga spa facilities.

The Conference & Events Centre

is located at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija 2nd floor, the one of Riga’s landmarks and an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike.
The Conference & Events Centre is one of the largest in the Baltic States, featuring 16 multi-functional meeting rooms in Riga that together can host up to 2,500 people. Most of the meeting rooms have a natural daylight, while the Sky Point room on hotel’s 27th floor offers breathtaking panoramic views over the historical part of the city providing the memorable moments for the guests.


 Radisson BLUE Hotel


Venue:Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija Conference & Events Centre, Elizabetes 55, Rīga

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SIA Jēkaba Aģentūra
Reg. Nr. 40003620095
Address: 11. novembra krastmala 29,
Rīga, Latvia, LV-1050

+371 26415446