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2018 ESPE Science Symposium

Aimed at paediatricians and basic researchers, to promote the dissemination of new scientific knowledge within the paediatric endocrinology community, developing an interactive network and closing the gap between scientific research and patient care.

ESPE’s Gender Dysphoria Working Group together with the UK Gender Identity Development Service at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust were delighted to present the 2018 ESPE Science Symposium, on the “Science of Gender”. 

The Science of Gender: evidence for what influences gender development and gender dysphoria and what are the respective influences of nature and nurture took place at the Tavistock Centre, London, UK from the 18-19 October 2018. 

The 2018 ESPE Science Symposium was accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits. Please see below for more details.

The ESPE Science Symposium was supported by an educational grant from Pfizer. In 2018, ESPE Science Committee selected and approved an application to host a meeting submitted by the ESPE Gender Dysphoria Working Group together with the UK Gender Identity Development Service at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. This application was selected on merit and Pfizer was not involved in this process.

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Overview 

The 2-day symposium looked at: 
  • Evidence for what influences gender development and gender dysphoria and what are the respective influences of nature and nurture
  • What are the potential psychological – psychosocial impacts of endocrine treatment for gender dysphoria and the science behind this.

Programme

CME Accreditation

The 2018 ESPE Science Symposium – The Science of Gender, London, United Kingdom, 18/10/2018-19/10/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

CME report for the 2018 ESPE Science Symposium

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

 

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