On Wednesday September 16th 15:00 – 16:00 CET an Endo-ERN webinar about “Monogenic insulin resistance – diagnosis, treatment, and insights for common disease “ is organised.
The webinar will be held by Prof Robert K. Semple from University of Edinburgh.
Severe insulin resistance (IR) may lead to initial clinical presentation to a wide variety of clinical specialities, and diagnosis is commonly unnecessarily delayed. In most cases IR results from an interaction between obesity and polygenic predisposition to IR, but in a subset of patients a single underlying genetic change can be identified. The first genetic forms of severe IR were identified in 1988, with the discovery of mutations in the insulin receptor, and in the past 20 years a wide variety of other genetic forms of the disease have been uncovered. Many of the syndromes are metabolically or syndromically distinct, and efficient diagnosis is important for optimal treatment. In this talk a diagnostic approach to monogenic insulin resistance will be discussed, and approaches to tailored therapy described.
|Webinar||Monogenic insulin resistance – diagnosis, treatment, and insights for common disease|
|Date||September 16th, 2020|
|Time||15:00 – 16:00 hr|
|Speaker||Robert K. Semple|