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Speaker - Maria Fleseriu
Maria Fleseriu
(USA)
Professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery, Director of the Pituitary Center at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA

Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE is a Professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery, Director of the Pituitary Center at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA, and Past President of the Pituitary Society. 

 

Dr. Fleseriu has a long-standing clinical and research interest in the pathophysiology and treatment of pituitary and adrenal disorders. She is a frequent plenary guest speaker at national and international meetings and has been Deputy Editor for European Journal of Endocrinology, Associate Editor for Reviews of Endocrinology and Metabolism and a member in many editorial boards, including Pituitary. Dr. Fleseriu has been global principal investigator in many pituitary disorders clinical trials and has authored over 250 publications in prestigious high impact journals, including novel treatments, international guidelines, consensus papers for Cushing’s, acromegaly and hypopituitarism. She is Past President of the Pituitary Society and she is now in the Board of Directors of the Endocrine Society. She has received many national and international awards, including title of “Doctor Honors Causa” by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” and the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Award from the U.K Society of Endocrinology.

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Gudmundur Johannsson (Sweden)

Professor of Endocrinology, Deputy Dean and Honorary Consultant at the Department of Endocrinology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden


Gudmundur Johannsson is a Professor of Endocrinology and Deputy Dean at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg and an Honorary Consultant at the Department of Endocrinology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

Professor Johannsson received his medical degree from the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, and training in internal medicine and clinical endocrinology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

 

He defended his thesis, which focused on growth hormone replacement in adults with hypopituitarism, in 1997. In 2003 he became a Senior Lecturer and progressed to Professor of Endocrinology in 2010, all at the Sahlgrenska Academy. He was head of Department of Endocrinology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital between 2000 and 2011 and Co-Director, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine between 2015-2018, and Deputy Head Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg between 2018-2023. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney from 2001 to 2003.

 

Professor Johansson’s major research interests include pituitary and adrenal diseases. He is past president of the Growth Hormone Research Society, board member of the Pituitary Society, member of the steering committee of European Reference Network on Rare Endocrine Conditions, and serves on the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals. Professor Johannsson has more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals.


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