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6th Workshop ENEA (5-7/12/2019, Athens) – View all the recorded sessions

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the European Neuroendocrine Association (ENEA), it is my pleasure to invite you to the 6th Workshop of the ENEA that will be held in Athens, Greece, 5-7 December 2019. Previous ENEA Workshops had allowed to update participants on specific pituitary disorders such as Cushing’s disease (2009, Naples, Italy), aggressive pituitary tumors (2009, Munich, Germany), hypopituitarism (2013, Tel Aviv, Israel), acromegaly (2015, Marseille, France) or hyperprolactinemia (2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia). The upcoming Athens 2019 Workshop will be devoted to parasellar lesions, a very challenging topic that is unfrequently covered with such completeness. Indeed, these often severe – albeit usually benign – tumors, cysts or pseudotumors encompass various lesions ranging from craniopharyngiomas to hypophysitis or many other diseases sometimes deemed too rare to be given the attention they deserve due to their invalidating consequences. 

Not only will this meeting address a large variety of lesions but these conditions will be discussed by a large panel of internationally recognized experts in a multidisciplinary approach. The most updated clinical, hormonal, histological, or radiological aspects of these heterogeneous lesions will be discussed by renowned adults’ or pediatric endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, pathologists, neuroradiologists of extensive experience. Still more importantly, pathophysiology and mechanisms will be discussed in light of the most recent advances in the field and the basic breakthroughs that will allow us to improve our understanding or the therapies of these often perplexing lesions will be covered by outstanding translational scientists in a bench-to-bedside perspective. 

The ENEA is thankful to Dr. Gregory Kaltsas for efficiently coordinating the organization of this fascinating meeting, and to the Society’s Workshop and Study Committee led by Prof. Günter Stalla to have put together in close collaboration with the Local Organizing Committee and the support of the Hellenic Endocrine Society such an exciting and comprehensive program. Through the valuable input of the EYRC (ENEA Young Researchers Committee), our younger colleagues from the Society have also played a pivotal role at all steps the preparation of this Workshop. As participants, from geographical and professional backgrounds that we hope as varied as possible, you will in fact play the most pivotal role – through the interactions you will create, the living science or clinical experience you will share, and the networking you will be able to develop – in making this meeting a success.  How could it be otherwise under the auspices of Athena, goddess of wisdom and of the Areopagus of all Olympian gods?

So please save the dates on your agenda today to make sure you will take advantage of this unique opportunity of sharing knowledge and experience with a number of colleagues and experts on these always challenging parasellar lesions. See you in Athens!

Professor Thierry Brue, Aix-Marseille University, France
President of the ENEA


Visit the official Workshop webpage here: https://www.6eneaworkshop.com/

Scientific Program of the Workshop

View all the recorded sessions of the Workshop below 

(on PPT links you can download the corresponding Powerpoint presentations in PDF format): 



Thursday 5/12/2019 (All Videos Playlist)


(Thu, 5/12/2019) – Educational Session, Part A – (Video)

Chairs: E. Kassi, M. Peppa

  • 8:15- 8:25 – Introduction: N. Karavitaki, K. Alexandraki
  • 8:25- 8:50 – Imaging of the parasellar region – S. Lahanis (PPT)
  • 8:50-9:15 – Surgical management of Craniopharyngiomas – N. Georgakoulias (PPT + Vids)
  • 9:15- 9:40 – Neoplastic and systemic lesions of the parasellar region – G. Kaltsas (PPT)
  • 9:40- 10:05 – Molecular developments – P. Xekouki (PPT)
  • 0:05-10:30 – Management of residual sellar and parasellar lesions – P. Nomikos (PPT)


(Thu, 5/12/2019) – Educational Session Part B – (Video)

Chairs: S. Tigas, A. Chrisoulidou

  • 10:45-11:10 – Systemic treatments – A. Koumarianou (PPT)
  • 11:10- 11:35 – Hormonal replacement – M. Tzanela (PPT)
  • 11:35- 12:00 – Late-effects – C. Kanaka-Gantenbein (PPT)
  • 12:00- 12:25 – Multidisciplinary-approach (case presentations) – N. Karavitaki (PPT)


(Thu, 5/12/2019): Opening Ceremony & Symposium 1 – (Video) 

  • 14:00-14:30 – ENEA Opening Ceremony – G. Kaltsas, T. Brue (PPT) / M. Zatelli

Plenary Lectures

Chairs: G. Stalla, I. Shimon


  • The landscape of parasellar lesions – A. Grossman (PPT)
  • WHO classification of parasellar tumors – O. Casar-Borota (PPT)

Symposium 1: Craniopharyngiomas and other cystic parasellar lesions

Chairs: M. Buchfelder, C. Andoniadou


  • Diagnosis and management of craniopharyngiomas in the era of genomics and targeted therapy – H. Muller (PPT)
  • Biological behavior of craniopharyngiomas: what is new? – J-P. Martinez-Barbera (PPT)
  • Natural history and management of Rathke’s cleft cyst and other cystic lesions – G. Tsermoulas (PPT+Vids)


(Thu, 5/12/2019) – Symposium 2 – (Video)

Symposium 2: Neoplasms of the parasellar region

Chairs: A. Grossman, P. Nomikos


  • Chordomas and chondrosarcomas – Μ. Buchfelder (PPT)
  • Parasellar meningiomas – T. Graillon (PPT)
  • Metastatic and rare neoplasms of the parasellar region – I. Shimon (PPT)

Rolf Gaillard Prize Lecture

Chair: T. Brue (PPT)


  • Patient-related outcome in neuroendocrine diseases – S. Webb (PPT)



Friday, 6/12/2019 (All Videos Playlist)


(Fri, 6/12/2019) – Plenary Lectures & Symposium 3 – (Video)

Plenary Lectures

Chairs: St. Tsagarakis, M. Zatelli


  • Familial syndromes associated with parasellar neoplasms – M. Korbonits (PPT)
  • Bridging pediatric and adult patients – G. Chrousos (PPT)

Symposium 3: Treatment challenges of parasellar lesions

Chairs: M. Pfeifer, L. Vilar


  • New developments in surgical approaches of parasellar lesions – P. Mortini
  • Current and evolving radiotherapy modalities of parasellar lesions – G. Minniti (PPT)
  • Safety of GH replacement in patients with parasellar lesions – C. Higham (PPT)


(Fri, 6/12/2019) – Symposium 4 – (Video)

Symposium 4: Late effects of treatment

Chairs: D. Carvalho, D. Goulis


  • Endocrine sequelae – V. Popovic (PPT)
  • Pursuing fertility in the presence of hormonal deficiencies – A. Isidori (PPT)
  • Hypothalamic damage – Ε. M. Erfurth (PPT)
  • No-endocrine sequelae and second brain tumors – F. Castinetti (PPT)


Chair: M. Tzanela (PPT)

14.15- 14.45

  • The expanded role of octreotide in pituitary adenomas – G. Piaditis (PPT)


(Fri, 6/12/2019) – Industry Sponsored Lecture – (Video)

Meet the expert sessions


  • Managing diabetes insipidus – M. Christ-Crain (PPT)
  • Imaging of the parasellar region – J.F. Bonneville (PPT)
  • Metabolic abnormalities – B. Gatta-Cherifi (PPT)

Symposium 5: Non-neoplastic diseases in parasellar region

Chairs: V. Popovic, P. Petrossians


  • Autoimmune and IgG4 hypophysitis – J. Honegger (PPT+Vids)
  • Drug induced hypophysitis – A. Angelousi (PPT)
  • Systemic and infective diseases – P. Makras (PPT)


(Fri, 6/12/2019) – Industry Sponsored Symposium – (Video)

Managing Debilitating Endocrine Disorders: How can we include the patient in the treatment conversation?

 Chair: G. Kaltsas


  • Chairperson’s welcome and introduction (Brief welcome, Introduction to NETs and acromegaly) – G. Kaltsas
  • Understanding the impact of endocrine tumours on patient quality of life – G. Kaltsas
  • Seeing through their eyes: The patient perspective vs the clinical perspective – Ph. Chanson
  • An individualised approach: What influences treatment decisions? – A. Grossman
  • Moving Forward Together (Q&A/Panel discussion, Summarise the take home messages from the symposium) – G. Kaltsas


(Fri, 6/12/2019) – Industry Sponsored Symposium – (Video)

Multidisciplinary approach with case discussion

Moderators: G. Stalla, N. Karavitaki
Commentators: P. Nomikos, M. Losa, J.F. Bonneville


  • Case presentation 1 – A. Markou (PPT)
  • Case presentation 2 – D. Vassiliadi (PPT)
  • Case presentation 3 – D. Macut (PPT)



Saturday, 7/12/2019 (All Videos Playlist)


(Sat, 7/12/2019) – Symposium 6 – (Video)

Symposium 6: Further advances in Parasellar Lesions

Chairs: J.F. Bonneville, R. Luque


  • Morphological imaging – S. Nagi (PPT)
  • Functional imaging – S. Chatziioannou (PPT)
  • Novel signaling mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of parasellar lesions – C. Andoniadou (PPT)


(Sat, 7/12/2019) – Meet the Expert – (Video)

Meet the expert


  • How far the pituitary surgeon should or could go into the cavernous sinus? – E. Jouanneau (PPT)
  • Pituitary stalk enlargement: diagnostic approach – P. Chanson (PPT)


Chairs: N. Karavitaki, E. Jouanneau


  • Optimal management of craniopharyngiomas: surgery alone or with adjuvant radiotherapy? – M. Losa, A. Pereira (PPT)


(Sat, 7/12/2019) – Special issues – (Video)

Special issues

Chairs: S. Nagi, A. Isidori


  • Pitfalls in histopathological diagnosis – C. Villa (PPT)
  • Pitfalls in radiological diagnosis – S. Chavda (PPT+Vids)
  • Bariatric surgery for hypothalamic obesity – A. Kokkinos (PPT)
  • Closing Ceremony – End of the meeting (PPT)