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Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School

Santa Claus School

Oct 3—5, 2019
3 days
Midland, Michigan, USA
USD 525
USD 175 per day

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The CWH Santa Claus School captures the Spirit of Santa Claus and brings to life the legends and facts of Saint Nicholas. Our expert lecturers from all over the US and Canada teach the heart of Santa. Students attending the school will experience and learn:

  • * The History of Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus
  • * Proper dress and use of make-up
  • * Professional wig and beard applications
  • * Experience for radio and television interviews
  • * Santa Sign Language
  • * Singing, voice, and presentation skills
  • * Question & Answer forums
  • * Santa visit with children
  • * Accounting and business tips
  • * Marketing advice
  • * Live reindeer habits
  • * Meet real reindeer
  • * Mrs. Claus break out session
  • * Private tour of the Midland Santa House
  • * Practice Santa flight lessons
  • * Make toys in Santa's workshop
  • * ​ Newest toys and gadgets on wishlists
  • * Health and Exercise
  • * Greyhound Bus transportation for the Friday Afternoon Adventures
  • * A Polar Express Train Ride
  • * A trip to the Largest Christmas Store in the World
  • * Cookies and coffee
  • * 4 full meals are included
Harvard Medical School

Clinical Endocrinology

Next dates

Mar 21—25, 2020
5 days
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
USD 1485
USD 297 per day


Clinical Strategies and Comprehensive Updates for State-of-the-Art Endocrine Care

For nearly 50 years, renowned experts in endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital have delivered Clinical Endocrinology—the acclaimed annual update of current endocrine diagnostic and management strategies. If you provide care to patients with endocrine disorders, this course will be invaluable to your medical decision-making and patient care.

Education to Optimize Care of Patients with Endocrine Disorders

You can rely on this program to enhance your endocrine knowledge and optimize your care of endocrine disorders with evidence-based strategies. This course provides:

  • Improved screening for common conditions
  • The newest clinical guidelines
  • Expanded options for diagnosis
  • State-of-the-art treatment strategies
  • Guidance for challenging cases
  • Updates for management of common and rare endocrine disorders
  • New concepts in endocrinology and diabetes
  • Pediatric endocrinology for adult endocrinologists
  • Skills-advancement workshops, including thyroid ultrasound and insulin pump management
  • Dedicated time to pose your specific questions to experts
  • The ability to customize your learning experience by selecting from among 15 workshops

A Practical, Comprehensive Update for Busy Clinicians

This program program delivers comprehensive updates to improve screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of:

  • Pituitary hormone excess and deficiency states
  • Adrenal conditions
  • Male and female reproductive conditions
  • Calcium/bone disorders (including osteoporosis)
  • Thyroid nodules/cancer
  • Thyroid hormone excess and deficiency states
  • Diabetes: type 1, type 2, and in pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Lipid disorders

Our faculty, world renowned for their clinical, research and teaching achievements, cover important updates and recent advances for a broad array of endocrine conditions:

  • Acromegaly
  • Adrenal incidentalomas
  • Adult growth hormone deficiency
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Diabetes type 1
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
  • Graves’ eye disease
  • Hyper- and hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyper- and hypothyroidism
  • Hyperandrogenism/polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Insulin pumps and technology management in type 1 DM
  • Lipid disorders
  • Male and female hypogonadism
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary surgery and radiation
  • Primary aldosteronism
  • Sellar region abnormalities
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disease and pregnancy
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Transgender care

Practice-Changing Education

Participants consistently report that this program “improves the quality of care for my patients,” “provides unanticipated pearls to translate into practice,” is “the best endocrine course that I've attended,” and “increases my job satisfaction.”

In the course of five days, you get a far-reaching learning experience that is impactful and inspiring. You also have ample opportunity to pose your specific questions and to develop long-lasting professional relationships with our distinguished faculty.


Wednesday, April 03, 2019

7:15am to 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00am to 8:15am Welcome and Introduction Beverly M.K. Biller, MD


8:15am to 9:10am Hypopituitarism: A Comprehensive Update Karen K. Miller, MD

9:10am to 10:10am Cushing's Diagnosis and Treatment in 2019 Beverly M.K. Biller, MD

10:10am to 10:30am Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

10:30am to 11:30am Case-Based Approach to Hyperprolactinemia Anne Klibanski, MD

11:30am to 12:15pm What Is the Sellar Lesion? Illustrative Pituitary Cases Nicholas A. Tritos, MD, DSc

12:15pm to 1:45pm Break for lunch

1:45pm to 2:30pm Current Diagnosis and Management of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency Jose M. Garcia, MD, PhD

2:30pm to 3:25pm Clinical Management of Acromegaly Lisa Nachtigall, MD

3:25pm to 3:45pm Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

3:45pm to 4:45pm Update on Pituitary Surgery and Radiation: A Neurosurgeon's Perspective Brooke Swearingen, MD

4:45pm to 5:15pm Expert Faculty Panel for Q & A Drs. Biller, Garcia, Nachtigall and Swearingen

Thursday, April 04, 2019

7:15am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00am to 8:40am Modern-Day Therapy and Results of Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes David M. Nathan, MD

8:40am to 9:15am Smart Pumping, Smart Pumps: Technology Management in Type 1 DM Enrico Cagliero, MD

9:15am to 9:55am Diabetes Clinical Genetics Miriam S. Udler, MD, PhD

9:55am to 10:15am Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

10:15am to 10:55am Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Make New Friends, but Keep the Old David M. Nathan, MD

10:55am to 11:35am New Approaches to Type 2 Diabetes and How to Choose the Right Therapy Deborah J. Wexler, MD

11:35am to 12:00pm Pulling It All Together: Diabetes and Obesity Faculty

12:00pm to 1:00pm Break for lunch*

1:00pm to 1:40pm Obesity Management: A Practical Approach Paul Copeland, MD

1:40pm to 2:20pm State-of-the-Art Lipid Management Mason W. Freeman, MD

2:20pm to 2:40pm Diet and Dietary Counseling Drs. Copeland, Freeman, and Wexler

2:40pm to 3:00pm Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

3:00pm to 3:30pm Inpatient Diabetes Management: New Evidence and Strategies John E. Godine, MD, PhD

3:30pm to 3:55pm Gestational Diabetes: Best Practices for Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Marie-France Hivert, MD, MMSc

3:55pm to 4:15pm The Future of Type 1 Diabetes Treatment: The Artificial Pancreas Steven Russell, MD, PhD

4:15pm to 4:30pm Metabolic Mash-Up with the Afternoon's Experts Faculty

Workshops (choose one)

Choose from among the following 5 workshops.

4:30pm to 6:00pm Case-Based Workshops T1-T5

  • T1 Calcium & Bone Disorder Cases ~Primary Care Focus Marc Wein, MD, PhD
  • T2 Management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Pregnancy Camille E. Powe, MD
  • T3 Pediatric Endocrinology That an Adult Endocrinologist Should Know Takara Stanley, MD
  • T4 Topics in Male Reproduction: A Case-Based Approach Ravikumar Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD, MRCP (UK)
  • T5 Practical Update on Thyroid Ultrasound Giuseppe Barbesino, MD

Friday, April 05, 2019

7:15am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast
Reproductive and Adrenal

8:00am to 9:00am Endocrine Hypertension: Case-Based Update on Pheochromocytoma and Primary Aldosteronism William F. Young, Jr., MD

9:00am to 9:40am Adrenal Incidentaloma: Illustrative Cases of Current Diagnostic Strategies William F. Young, Jr., MD

9:40am to 9:55am Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

9:55am to 10:45am State-of-the-Art Approaches to the Menopausal Patient Kathryn A. Martin, MD

10:45am to 11:40am Current Diagnosis and Management of Amenorrhea and Hyperandrogenism Stephanie Seminara, MD

11:40am to 12:00pm Reproductive Faculty Panel for Audience Q & A Faculty

12:00pm to 1:00pm Break for lunch*

1:00pm to 1:45pm Male Hypogonadism: Insights into Pathophysiology and Evaluation Frances Hayes, MD

1:45pm to 2:30pm How to Optimize Your Treatment Strategies and Patient Outcomes for Male Hypogonadism Ravi Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD, MRCP (UK)

2:30pm to 2:50pm Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

2:50pm to 3:30pm Gender-Affirming Hormonal Treatment of Transgender Individuals: Changing Paradigms in a Changing Society Ole-Petter Hamnvik, MBBCh, BAO, MMSc

3:30pm to 4:05pm Erectile Dysfunction: A Urologist's Perspective Cigdem Tanrikut, MD

4:05pm to 4:30pm Expert Reproductive Faculty Answer Your Questions Reproductive Endocrine Staff

Workshops (choose one)

Choose from among the following 5 workshops.

4:30pm to 6:00pm Case-Based Workshops F1-F5

  • F1 Challenging Calcium and Bone Cases Melissa Putman, MD
  • F2 Hypoglycemia Deborah J. Wexler, MD
  • F3 Lessons Learned from Challenging Pituitary Cases Pouneh Fazeli, MD
  • F4 Case-Based Approach to Reproductive Endocrinology Margaret Lippincott, MD
  • F5 Illustrative Cases of Thyroid Dysfunction ~ Primary Care Focus Nikolaos Stathatos, MD

Saturday, April 06, 2019

7:15am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00am to 9:00am Subclinical Thyroid Disease: Do Endocrinologists Pay Attention to the Evidence? Douglas S. Ross, MD

9:00am to 10:00am The 2019 Approach to Hyperthyroidism Gilbert H. Daniels, MD

10:00am to 10:15am Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

10:15am to 10:45am Graves' Eye Disease Giuseppe Barbesino, MD

10:45am to 11:45am Thyroid Nodules: A Costly Problem Douglas S. Ross, MD

11:45am to 12:10pm Expert Thyroid Panel Answers Your Questions Drs. Barbesino, Daniels and Ross

12:10pm to 1:20pm Break for lunch*

1:20pm to 2:00pm Hypothyroidism: Current Diagnosis and Management Gilbert H. Daniels, MD

2:00pm to 3:00pm Thyroid Cancer: State-of-the-Art Treatment and Diagnosis R. Michael Tuttle, MD

3:00pm to 3:20pm Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

3:20pm to 4:00pm Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Update Gilbert H. Daniels, MD

4:00pm to 4:30pm Panel of Thyroid Specialists for Q & A Drs. Daniels, Ross and Tuttle

Workshops (choose one) Choose from among the following 5 workshops.

4:30pm to 6:00pm Case-Based Workshops S1-S5

  • S1 Calcium Cases Joy Tsai, MD
  • S2 Challenging Diabetes Cases ~Primary Care Focus Nancy Wei, MD S3 Pituitary Case Discussion: Perspectives from an Endocrinologist and a Neurosurgeon Alex Faje, MD and Pamela Jones, MD, MPH
  • S4 Challenging Reproductive Endocrine Cases Frances Hayes, MD
  • S5 Lessons Learned from Challenging Thyroid Cases Nikolaos Stathatos, MD

Sunday, April 07, 2019

7:15am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast
Calcium and Bone

8:00am to 8:30am Hereditary Hyperparathyroidism: Illustrative Patient Cases Henry M. Kronenberg, MD

8:30am to 9:20am Primary Hyperparathyroidism in 2019: A Comprehensive Update John P. Bilezikian, MD

9:20am to 9:35am Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

9:35am to 10:25am Hypocalcemia: Case-Based Diagnosis and Mechanisms Marie Demay, MD

10:25am to 10:40am Hypoparathyroidism: A Comprehensive Update on Current Guidelines and New Treatments Michael Mannstadt, MD

10:40am to 11:15am Optimizing Bone Health through Vitamin D, Nutrition, and Exercise Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH

11:15am to 12:10pm Roundtable Discussion: Bones, Groans, and Stones: Mineral Metabolism Clinical Cases Elaine W. Yu, MD, Joy Tsai, MD and Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH

12:10pm to 1:25pm Break for lunch*

1:25pm to 1:55pm Osteoporosis: Current Diagnostic Approaches Elaine W. Yu, MD

1:55pm to 2:40pm Osteoporosis: The Newest Treatment Strategies Joy Tsai, MD

2:40pm to 2:55pm Coffee/Tea (refreshments provided)

2:55pm to 3:40pm Osteoporosis: Controversies, Emerging Therapies, Combination Therapy Benjamin Z. Leder, MD

3:40pm to 4:00pm State-of-the-Art Management of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis Michael Mannstadt, MD

4:00pm to 4:30pm Osteoporosis Panel: Ask the Experts Drs. Leder, Tsai, and Yu

Who should attend

  • Endocrinologists
  • Internists
  • Family Physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants

...and other medical professionals interested in clinical strategies and comprehensive updates for state-of-the-art endocrine care


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