Dr. Sofia Llahana, DNSc, MSc, BSc(Hons), RN, INP, is a Senior Lecturer, Education and Research, in Advanced Clinical Practice at City, University of London. She was the first Consultant Nurse in Endocrinology in the United Kingdom and worked at University College Hospital in London where she continues to maintain an honorary position. She has a special clinical and research interest in pituitary and adrenal conditions, reproductive endocrinology, men’s health, self-management, adherence to medication and behavioural medicine. Her current research portfolio includes ongoing and new investigator-led and collaborative national and European studies in adrenal insufficiency, testosterone replacement therapy, male reproduction, pituitary conditions, growth hormone deficiency, and type 2 diabetes. She is the Chair of the Nurses Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), a Board member of the Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology (FINE), and the only nurse member in the Scientific Committee for the International Congress in Men’s Health. She also holds affiliations with several national and international Patient Advocacy Groups in Endocrinology.
Dr.Cecilia Follin graduated as a registered nurse from Institution of Health care science at the Medical faculty of Lund University in Sweden. She has over 15 years of experience from the field of Endocrinology. She holds particular interest in late complications after childhood cancer and pituitary and hypothalamic disorders. Cecilia is initiator and chair of the Nordic network of endocrine nurses.
In 2010 Dr Follin was awarded with a PhD degree in Endocrinology. The thesis was titled ”Late complications of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), with special reference to hormone secretion, cardiovascular risk and bone health”. In 2010-2012 Cecilia had a post-doc position at the institution of clinical sciences and currently she has a postition as researcher and senior teacher at Lund University. Dr Follin has published numerous of papers.
Dr. Christine G. Yedinak (DNP, FNP-BC, MN, RN) is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Doctor of Nursing Practice who has provided clinical diagnosis and management of patients with pituitary and adrenal dysfunction for the last 14 years. She completed her post graduate and Doctoral Studies at Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland Oregon. Dr. Yedinak also holds a post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education in Nursing from University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia and provides clinical mentorship for doctoral and advanced practice nursing students, endocrine and neurosurgical residents and fellows. Her Doctoral project involved the development and pilot of an instrument for the measurement of Quality of Life in patients with pituitary tumors and diseases. Her ongoing clinical research is focused on clinical outcome studies and issues in the management of patients with acute and chronic pituitary diseases. Dr. Yedinak is involved in ongoing international collaborative studies in pituitary diseases. She authored 28 peer-reviewed articles, 43 abstracts and 6 book chapters and has presented her research at numerous scientific meetings worldwide. Dr. Yedinak is the President-elect of the US Endocrine Nurses Association, is co- founder of the Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology (F.I.N.E) and a member of the European Society of Endocrinology Nurses’ Working Group.
Prof. Ashley Grossmann is Professor of Endocrinology and Consultant Physician at Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology &; Metabolism, in Green Templeton College,Oxford, UK. His original interest lay on uncovering the control and regulatory mechanisms for the hypthalamus and pituitary. He is immediate Past-President of the European Neuroendocrine Association (ENEA), Chairman of the UKI Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKINETS), Chairman of the European Neuroendocrine Society (ENETS) Advisory Board, a Member of Council of the European Society for Clinical Investigation, and President elect for the European Society of Endocrinology.