WAPO Summit 2018

The 3rd WAPO Summit 2018 was organized from 20-22 April, 2018 in Quarto d’Altino, nearby Venice, Italy.

The program is as follows:

Friday April 20, 2018
15.00 Welcome incl. WAPO update and summit overview incl. introduction all participants
15.10 Brief Twitter and Social Media Wall introduction by Fabio Neri – Mesa-Lab, Italy
15.40 Sharing of Advocacy Projects by Patient Advocates
17.30 Wrap up
18:30 Welcome dinner

Saturday April 21, 2018
8:30 Introduction and welcome by program director Kathy Redmond
8:35 Optimizing pituitary hormone replacement incl. Q&A by Prof. Richard Ross (UK)
9:30 Pituitary Centres of Reference incl Q&A by Dr. Felipe Casanueva (Spain)
10:15 Break
10:45 Importance of the multidisciplinary team (pituitary unit) incl. Q&A by Professor Federico Gatto (Italy)
11:30 Advocating for access to centers of excellence in Pituitary care (dialogue between all speakers and patient advocates)
12:15 Break
13:30 Increasing our impact in
– raising awareness about pituitary conditions (Andrei Andrusov)
– advocating for access to approved pituitary therapies (Sue Kozij)
– improving sustainability of pituitary organizations (general discussion)
15:30 Break
15:45 Introduction to Mindfulness incl. exercises by Dr. Michelle Zandvoort (UK)
17:30 Conclusion, picture and close Day 2
17:55 Dinner

Sunday April 22, 2018
Chair and moderator: Kathy Redmond
09:30 Announcement of Poster Winner
09:45 WAPO AGM 2018 (WAPO Members only)
11:00 Break
12:45 Lunch & Farewell (All)