ESPE Science Symposium 2020 - Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

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.

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ESPE Science Symposium 2020 - Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

We cordially invite you to the second ESPE Science Symposium that will take place 30-31 October 2020 and will be hosted at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The ESPE Science Symposium aims to promote the development of an interactive network between clinicians and researchers, helping to reduce the gap between research and patient care. It will also provide the means to disseminate new scientific knowledge in the community of paediatric endocrinology.  Its focus will be ‘Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: from molecular medical research to clinical application’ and it will be supported by the Endo-ERN and the ESPE DSD Working Group. The Symposium will consist of interactive lectures by renowned scientists in the field with the aim of covering the main topics in CAH. There will also be discussions and networking time in the group.



The symposium is limited to 100 attendees, including the faculty. Delegates may come from any professional clinical and scientific discipline which is related directly or indirectly to the topic. Registration fee for the Science Symposium is €80 per attendee, which includes dinner on the first night but does not include accommodation.  Please register here.

Young clinician application

ESPE offers 25 free registrations spaces for young clinicians and scientists in training over the 2 days (those who are less than 8 years ((full-time equivalent)) since completion of doctorate training, working within the field upon competitive application). Participants who would like to receive one of these free places are required to apply using a separate application form found in the below link.




01 Jun
Application Deadline



The ESPE Scientific Symposium 2020 will be held in the Auditorium of the Radboud University Medical centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. It is perfectly located just in the city centre. It is easily accessible by car and public transport. 

Auditorium of the Radboud University Medical centre
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
The Netherlands



The duration of the meeting will be 1.5 days.



Two hotels are available at negotiated rates for our participants. Those hotels are located within close proximity from Radboud UMC university and include breakfast. Please contact the organisers for more information.


Organising Committee

Hedi Claahsen – van der Grinten, Pediatric endocrinologist Radboudumc, The Netherlands

Kees Noordam, Director Amalia Children’s hospital Radboudumc, The Netherlands

Teun van Herwaarden, Laboratory specialist Radboudumc,The Netherlands

Henri Timmers, Endocrinologist, chair of the Radboud adrenal centre Radboudumc, The Netherlands

Nicole Reisch, Endocrinologist, chair MTG adrenals ENDO ERN, Munich, Germany

Olaf Hiort, Pediatric endocrinologist, chair MTG sex development and maturation, ENDO ERN, Lübeck, Germany

Christa Flueck, Pediatric endocrinologist, chair ESPE DSD working group Bern, Switzerland

Agustini Utari, Pediatric endocrinologist, Indonesian Society of pediatric endocrinology Semarang, Indonesia

Faisal Ahmed, Pediatric endocrinologist, coordinator I CAH registry, Chair ESPE Science Committee, Glasgow, Scotland

Martin Wabitsch, Head of the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Ulm University Medical Cente, ESPE Science Committee Science Symposium Convener, Ulm, Germany

Michel Polak, Pediatric endocrinologist, member I DSD scientific panel, Paris, France

Johan Beun, Coordinator Adrenalnet, representative ePAG ENDO ERN MTG 1, The Netherlands

Maaike Abrahamse, Co-owner Bureau-prevents, The Netherlands

Bianca Scholte, Co-owner Bureau-prevents, The Netherlands

Amanda Helm, ESPE corporate relations manager, United Kingdom


Contact information

P.O. Box 73
3480 DB Harmelen, The Netherlands

Hedi L. Claahsen - van der Grinten, MD, PhD
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Associate Professor
Head of the Department of Pediatric
Chair Radboud DSD centre
HCP representative ENDO ERN



CME Accreditation will be applied for for the ESPE Science Symposium 2020 which delegates will be able to claim back.

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

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.

ESPE Activity Disclaimer 

Updated October 2019


ESPE Science Symposium 2019

Delegates of the 2019 ESPE Science Symposium are able to access course resources and information with the login information provided as part of the registration.   



If you are a delegate and do not have the log in information please contact the ESPE Office.