Main Thematic Group (MTG)
According to usual classification of endocrine conditions, specific diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and composition of the required multidisciplenary teams (MTG), eight established main thematic groups were defined within Endo-ERN. These MTGs are organ and/or physiology based, cover care throughout the entire lifespan of patients and cover the total spectrum of congenital and acquired conditions. The MTGs are:
- Disorders of Calcium & Phosphate Homeostasis
- Genetic Disorders of Glucose & Insulin Homeostasis
- Genetic Endocrine Tumour Syndromes
- Growth & Genetic Obesity Syndromes
- Sexual Development & Maturation
Within MTGs, several sub-thematic groups have been defined on the basis of presence of hormonal overproduction, insufficiency, resistance and/or tumour growth.
With these sub-thematic groups, Endo-ERN envisions to be able to adress the disease specific conditions unmet needs and highly specialised interventions required for patients with related conditions.
Due to the intristic features of hormone action and the genetic basis of some conditions, the consequences of endocrine