IMAGE: Insights into MAnaging Growth for Endocrine nurses
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Taken from the 9 hours of presentations and discussion, this report provides overview of the key teaching sessions and highlights common themes from ‘My week’.
The symposium was hosted by Springer Healthcare IME, in Nice, France 5–6 November 2015.
The aims of the symposium are to provide quality education, based on practical clinical experience, on all aspects of the nurse’s role related to the management of the child receiving GH therapy
At the end of the symposium, delegates will understand:
- How to educate patients and families in the basic diagnosis and treatment of growth disorders
- The concept of changing features and challenges throughout life in the patient with growth hormone deficiency
- The principles and nursing responsibilities related to transitional care between paediatric and adult clinical transfer
- The nurse’s role in taking responsibility for diagnostic techniques and therapy strategies
- The psychological challenges of short stature and acquire techniques for addressing these challenges by motivational interviewing and establishing trust with the patient and family
- The importance of paediatric–adult collaboration in the management of complex disorders such as pituitary tumours in order to enhance patient care
- How to monitor and manage patient progress, safety and adherence during therapy
- The roles and responsibilities of paediatric endocrinology nurses’ activities across cultures
Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
Professor Martin Savage
Programme Director and Meeting Co-Chair, Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, UK
Professor John Chaplin
Health and Occupational Psychologist, Göteborg University, Sweden
Professor Pierre Chatelain
Professor of Pediatrics, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
Professor Stefano Cianfarani
Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Tor Vergata’ University/ ‘Bambino Gesù’ Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy
Professor Stephen Shalet
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, University of Manchester, UK
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Endocrinology, Barts Health NHS Trust, UK
Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric and Teenage &
Young Adult Late Effects, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Special Nurse, Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital, Sweden
Paediatric Nurse Clinician, Victoria General Hospital, Canada
Clinical Resource Nurse, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Canada
Paediatric Nurse, Skaraborg Hospital Lidköping, Sweden
Endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialist, University College Hospital London, UK
Paediatric endocrine nurses.
This continuing medical education activity has been approved by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of 7.75 International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).
Springer Healthcare IME works in compliance with the principles of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp).
DAY 0 (4 November 2015)
Welcome buffet and drinks reception
DAY 1 (5 November 2015)
Welcome, Introduction and Objectives of the Symposium Kate Davies
SESSION ONE: GH THERAPY THROUGHOUT LIFE
Chairs: Stefano Cianfarani and Nurse Chair
Infant/preschool Stefano Cianfarani
Childhood/puberty Martin Savage
Transition into adult care – an adult endocrinologist’s perspective Stephen Shalet
Transition into adult care – a nurse case study Nurse presenter
Panel discussion Stefano Cianfarani, Martin Savage, Stephen Shalet, Nurse presenter
SESSION TWO: PARALLEL BREAKOUT GROUPS: “MY WEEK”
SESSION THREE: ADDRESSING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CHALLENGES OF SHORT STATURE
Chairs: John Chaplin, Maj-Lis Tengskog and Birgit Lidwall
The challenges faced by short stature children Maj-Lis Tengskog
Helping families and patients combat these challenges Birgit Lidwall
Understanding the stereotypes and realities of short stature John Chaplin
SESSION FOUR: WHEN TO INVESTIGATE THE SHORT CHILD
Chairs: Stephen Shalet and Nurse Chair
Clinical indications for referral Martin Savage
Laboratory indications for referral Stefano Cianfarani
Summary and key messages from the day Kate Davies
DAY 2 (6 November 2015)
SESSION FIVE: PATHOLOGY IN ORGANIC PITUITARY DISORDERS IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
Chairs: John Chaplin and Nurse Chair
A paediatric endocrinologist’s perspective Martin Savage
An adult endocrinologist’s perspective Stephen Shalet
SESSION SIX: CASE PRESENTATIONS
Craniopharyngioma Nurse presenter
Cushing’s disease Lee Martin
SESSION SEVEN: GH ADHERENCE ROADMAP
Chairs: Martin Savage
GH adherence roadmap Martin Savage
Summary of symposium and closing remarks Kate Davies
Situated in the heart of Nice, the 4-star Clarion Grand Hôtel Aston has 150 bedrooms as well as a seminar and reception area which can accommodate up to 200 people.
The hotel is situated in front of the Promenade du Paillon, near to the old town and a 2-minute walk from the numerous shops and restaurants that surround the famous Place Massena in the heart of the historic district.
The hotel also has a restaurant and lounge bar.
Hotel Aston La Scala
12 Avenue Felix Faure – 06000 NICE
Tel. : +33 (0)4 92 17 53 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 92 17 53 11
Its 350,000 inhabitants, from local families or more recent arrivals, make the former Nikaia the fifth largest city in France. A dynamic, flourishing economy contributes to Nice’s second place for tourism in France after Paris, with 4 million visitors a year.
Travel to Nice
Nice airport has regular flights from major European cities. The airport is approximately 7km from the centre of Nice.
Accessibility, whether by air, road or rail is very good. For further information, please visit http://en.nice.aeroport.fr/
Travel in Nice
Nice has a sophisticated and well-functioning public transport system, which consists of buses and a new generation tramway connecting the North and the East of the city. For further information on getting around the city, please visit http://en.nicetourisme.com/pro-public-transport
Climate in Nice in November
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 18°C to 15°C over the course of the month, exceeding 21°C or dropping below 11°C only one day in ten
The official language is French. The majority of inhabitants have a basic or possibly higher level of fluency in English. In hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, places of historical interest and many shops and services it is possible to make oneself understood in English
The currency in France is the Euro.
Credit cards are widely accepted. You may be asked to provide ID if you can’t pay by chip and PIN.
Important Telephone Numbers
International Dialling Code for France: +33
Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:
15 – medical emergency,
17 – police,
18 – fire brigade,
115 – social emergency,
114 – National centre for emergency calls for deaf and people with hearing problems.
It is not possible to call 112 from a mobile phone without a SIM card.
Electricity In Nice
The electricity supply in Nice is 230v. Electrical sockets take standard European two-pin plugs. British, North American and other non-European tourists should bring adaptors.
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– Welcome buffet and drinks upon arrival at the venue
– Refreshments and lunch during the educational sessions
– Dinner on the evening of the 5th November
– Certificate of attendance and CME accreditation
– Accommodation on 4 and 5 November
– Terms and conditions
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