Given the 2016 WAPO Summit was such a success it was agreed that we would organize it annually.

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The new Board agreed that the WAPO Summit 2017 should take place in Amsterdam on 12-14 of May 2017.

The venue will be – again – the Amsterdam Dorint Hotel. With regards to the Agenda, WAPO attendees were asked to give their feedback on topics or areas theywould like to discuss and focus on.

These will be taken into account as the Board develops the Agenda for 2017 in consultation with members and sponsors.

AGENDA - WAPO Summit 2017

May 12, 2017

18:30 Welcome dinner incl. WAPO update and summit overview

May 13, 2017

8:30 Introduction and welcome by program director Jan Geissler

8:45-10:15 Advocacy Session: Collaboration with healthcare professionals:
learning from the experiences of pituitary and adrenal patient groups
Chairs: Muriël Marks – WAPO, Jan Geissler

8:45 AdrenalNET experience and international collaboration
Speaker: Johan G. Beun, Coordinator AdrenalNET, The Netherlands

9:15 International Endocrine Nurses Association, a new established organization
Speaker: Chris Yedinak

9:45 Panel discussion:
How to leverage the collaboration of the Pituitary community with HCPs?
Chris Yedinak, Johan G Beun, Onno Meijer
moderated by Muriël Marks and Jan Geissler

10:15-10:45 Coffee

10:45-12:45 Medical session: Scientific update on pituitary conditions
Chairs: Sheila Khawaja and Sue Kozij

10:45-11:30 Research in Acromegaly:
‘Current research in Acromegaly’
Speaker: Min He – Huashan hospital – Shanghai – Republic of China

11:30-12:10 Research in Cushing’s Disease:
‘Unknowns about hydrocortisone need: where we would like to be in
20 years?’
Speaker: Onno Meijer – Research at Leiden UMC – The Netherlands

12:10-12:45 Perspective on nurses’ role in research and side effect management
Speaker: Chris Yedinak

12:45 Lunch

14:15 Introduction: How to cope with Social Media in order to support your PO?
Focus on: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, SlideShare, AuthorSTREAM
Speaker: Alfonso Aguarón
Chairs: Andrey Andrusov and Jan Geissler

15:00-15:30 Two parallel rotating sessions on hands-on social media use

15:40-16:15 1. Facebook outreach – live demo of creating pages and groups, use of analytics. Speaker: Alfonso Aguarón
2. How to create a webinar (live demo based on a WAPO webinar)
Speakers: Jan Geissler and Andrey Andrusov

16:15-16:45 Coffee

16:45-17:30 Best practice in pituitary patient advocacy:
Advancing pituitary patient advocacy globally
Chairs: Sonja Durinck and Ernest Lundu

Information on activities CAPA
Speakers: Haining and Haiping Wei – Republic of China

Consumer campaigns on medicines subsidisation in Australia
Speaker: Susan Kozij – Australia

Influence declaration of stakeholders
Speaker: Sandra Mesri – Argentina

17:30 Close of Day 1

18:15 Leave the hotel for social event incl. dinner

May 14, 2017

08:00-9:00 Sponsors de-brief meeting
Note: only for sponsors and WAPO Board

Annual General Meeting

Chair and moderator: Andrei Andrusov and Muriel Marks

09:15 Review 2016/2017 and future vision for WAPO
Presentation action plans and World Café discussion on members’ expectations and future contributions etc.
(sponsors invited to attend as observers)

11:00 Short break

11:30 WAPO’s General Assembly meeting (WAPO members only)
Election of Board Members (Board of Directors)
WAPO activities 2016 – 2018
Any other business

12:45 Farewell Ceremony incl. Best Poster Award

13:15 Celebration lunch