24-28 August 2008, SWEDEN
Leading scientists from around the world delivered courses on the latest advances in endocrinological surgery during the 9th International Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery, that took place in the island Gotland in Sweden from August 24 to 28. Dr. Dimitrios Linos, internationally known for his contribution to endocrine surgery participated as invited lecturer from Greece.
The course faculty included renowned surgeons and physicians recognized for their contribution to the field, such as Leigh Delbridge from Australia, Quan-Yang Duh from the USA, Peter Goretzki from Germany, Barney Harrison from the U.K., Jean-Francois Henry from France, Bruno Niederle from Austria, Janice Pasienska from Canada and Jan Zedenius from Sweden. During the four-day seminar, participants had the opportunity not only to be taught about the latest scientific and surgical developments, but also to exchange ideas on new surgical techniques for treating endocrine diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer and adrenal glands cancer.
Dr. Linos’ lecture was on adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare but extremely aggressive neoplasm, whose only hope for cure is surgery to remove the adrenal tumor timely and carefully. Dr. Linos, creator of the «Linos Formula», which helps to properly manage the adrenal tumor, has significantly contributed to the advancement of endocrine surgery in Greece, as well as internationally. He is also the author of a number of Greek and international chapters and books on surgical endocrinology, and has participated in numerous symposiums and conventions.
The Course was organized by the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the Swedish Association of Endocrine Surgery. The previous course, 8th International Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery, was organized by Dimitrios Linos with great success in September 2006 on the Greek island of Crete. More information on the Course can be found on http://www.endocrinesurg2008.com/.