Report on activities in 2020

The nurses group (ESPEN) has focused efforts on planning for the upcoming 2021 meeting and was part of a global group of endocrine nursing societies (i.e. Endocrine Nurses Society [ENS], Endocrine Nurses’ Society of Australasia [ENSA], Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology [FINE]) who endorsed the “Endocrine Nurses Society Position Statement on Transgender and Gender Diverse Care”. A forthcoming publication is in process.


  • Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 11: The Senses. Nursing children and young people. (In press)
  • Archer, S and Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 10: The Liver. Nursing children and young people. (In press)
  • Baker, E., Crawford, D. and Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 9: An introduction to understanding the embryology, composition and function of blood. Nursing children and young people. (In press)
  • Davies, K. and Edge, D. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 8: The Gastrointestinal System. Nursing children and young people. (In press)
  • Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 7: Growth, Development and Reproduction. Nursing children and young people. (In press)
  • Crawford, D., Wilson, B. and Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 6: Development of the skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions. Nursing children and young people. 32 (5).
  • Crawford, D and Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 5: Development of the respiratory system and elements of respiratory assessment. Nursing Children and Young People. August.
  • Crawford, D, Noakes, A and Davies, K (2020). Biological basis of child health 2: introduction to fertilisation, prenatal development and birth. Nursing children and young people. 32 (3), pp. 35-43.
  • Davies, K and Meimaridou, E (2020). Biological basis of child health 1: understanding the cell and genetics. Nursing children and young people. 32 (3), pp. 25-34.
  • Davies, K (2019). The XY Female: Exploring Care for Adolescent Girls with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing.
  • Dwyer AA & Haushild M. Transitional Care in Endocrinology. Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Services for Adolescents and Young Adults with Long-term Conditions. Editors: Betz C. & Coyne I. Springer Nature, New York, NY, USA. 1st Edition (2019) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-23384-6_12
  • Maione L, Pala G, Bouvattier C, Trabado S, Papadakis G, Chanson P, Bouligand J, Dwyer AA, Maghnie M, Young J. Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism/Kallmann Syndrome is associated with statural gain in both men and women: a monocentric study. Eur J Endocrinol. 2019; 182(2): 185-194. PMID: 31770102 DOI:10.1530/EJE-19-0537
  • Messina A, Pulli K, Santini S, Acierno J, Känsäkoski J, Cassatella D, Xu C, Casoni F, Malone SA, Ternier G, Conte D, Sidis Y, Tommiska J, Vaaralahti K, Dwyer A, Gothilf Y, Merlo GR, Santoni F, Niederländer NJ, Giacobini P, Raivio T, Pitteloud N. Neuron-derived neurotrophic factor (NDNF) is mutated in individuals with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Am J Hum Genet. 2019;106:58-70. PMID: 31883645 DOI:10.1016/j.ajhg.2019.12.003
  • Delaney A, Volochayev R, Meader B, Lee J, Almpani K, Noukelak GY, Henkind J, Chalmers L, Law JR, Williamson KA, Jacobsen CM, Buitrago TP, Perez O, Cho CH, Kaindl A, Rauch A, Steindl K, Garcia JE, Russell BE, Prasad R, Mondal UK, Reigstad HM, Clements S, Kim S, Inoue K, Arora G, Salnikov KB, DiOrio NP, Prada R, Capri Y, Morioka K, Mizota M, Zechi-Ceide RM, Kokitsu-Nakata NM, Tonello C, Vendramini-Pittoli S, da Silva Dalben G, Balasubramanian R, Dwyer AA, Seminara SB, Crowley WF, Plummer L, Hall JE, Graham JM, Lin AE, Shaw ND. Insight into the Ontogeny of GnRH Neurons from Patients Born Without a Nose. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020; 105(5):1538-51. PMID: 32034419 DOI:10.1210/clinem/dgaa065
  • Zwingli G, Yerly J, Mivelaz Y, Stoppa-Vaucher A, Dwyer AA, Pitteloud N, Stuber M, Hauschild M. Non-invasive assessment of endothelial function in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus using isometric handgrip exercise - MRI: A feasibility study. PloS One. 2020; 15(2): e0228569. PMID: 32053613 DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0228569
  • Mouron-Hryciuk J, Stoppa-Vaucher S, Busiah K, Bouthors T, Antoniou MC, Jacot E, Brusgaard K, Christesen HT, Hussain K, Dwyer A, Roth-Kleiner M, Hauschild M. Congenital hyperinsulinism: Two case reports with different rare variants in ABCC8. Ann Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2020; PMID: 32871644 DOI: 10.6065/apem.2040042.021
  • Mosbah H, Bouvattier C, Maione L, Trabado S, De Filippo G, Cartes A, Donzeau A, Chanson P, Brailly S, Dwyer AA, Coutant R, Young J. GnRH stimulation testing and serum inhibin B in males: Insufficient specificity for efficiently discriminating congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism from constitutional delay of growth and puberty. Hum Reprod. 2020; 35(10):2312-2322. PMID: 32862222 DOI:10.1093/humrep/deaa185
  • Dwyer AA. Psychosexual effects resulting from delayed, incomplete or absent puberty. Curr Opin Endocr Metab Res. 2020; 14:15-21. PMID: 32524038 DOI:10.1016/j.coemr.2020.04.003.
  • Barraud S, Delemer B, Poirsier-Violle C, Bouligand J, Mérol JC, Grange F, Higel-Chaufour B, Decoudier B, Zalzali M, Dwyer AA, Acierno JS, Pitteloud N, Millar RP, Young J. Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with anosmia and Gorlin features caused by a PTCH1 mutation reveals a new candidate gene for Kallmann syndrome. Neuroendocrinology. 2020; PMID: 32074614 DOI:10.1159/000506640


  • Davies, K. (2019). Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Case Study. What happens next? 2019 IMAGE meeting. Bordeaux, France Sep 2019
  • Hughes, I. and Davies, K. (2019). Whats new in CAH? European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology. Vienna, Austria Sep 2019 European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology.
  • Defining Global Minimum Nursing Competencies in Genomics. E Tonkin, K Calzone, C Patch, L Badzek, A Dwyer, S Dewell. Annual Congress of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG). Virtual meeting – November 2020
  • Structure, process and outcomes of transitional care in endocrinology: Pilot results from the INTERSECT study (INTERnational Study of Endocrine Care during Transition to adult-oriented care). C McGauley, H Shen, L de Graaff, M Hauschild, AA Dwyer. 102nd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society. San Francisco, USA - March 2020 (Virtual meeting, COVID-19) J Endocr Soc, Vol 4, Issue Supplement 1, April-May 2020, MON-125,
  • Nursing in the genomic era. University of Calgary Department of Nursing Genomics Seminar. Calgary, Alberta, Canada – September 2020 (virtual)
  • Sexual development and fertility in men. A Dwyer. Meet the Nurse Expert Symposium. 22nd Annual European Congress of Endocrinology. Prague, Czech Republic – May 2020 (Meeting changed to virtual meeting in October due to COVID-19)
  • Realising Nightingale’s leadership principles & practices of advocacy: The Global Genomics Nursing Alliance advocating for nursing capacity and capability to deliver non-specialist genomic healthcare. K Calzone, A Dwyer, E Tonkin. Annual Congress of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG). Virtual meeting – November 2020


For further information on the activities of this Working Group please contact the Coordinator Camilla Ernstsson [email protected]  

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