Endocrinology in Autoimmunity

Prof. Dr. George J Kahaly recommends the Autoimmunity Congress to endocrinologists.

"The upcoming International Congress on Autoimmunity, April 6-10, 2016 in Leipzig, Germany happens to be most interesting for endocrinologists, both basic  scientists and clinicians, offering in terms of lectures by leading authorities in the field of endocrine autoimmunity the latest research finding and technologies. In detail, this highly recommended scientific venue promises to offer new insights in the pathogenesis of prevalent autoimmune endocrine disorders i.e. autoimmune thyroid diseases and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Challenging topics like gene mapping and novel drug targets in thyroid autoimmunity by Professor Yaron Tomer, Mount Sinai, New York City, and novel data on how some TSH receptor antibodies dictate thyroid cell death and their implications for autoimmunity will be discussed. Furthermore, surprising new findings and paradigm shifts pertaining to the pathology of human type 1 and 2 diabetes will be presented by Professor Matthias von Herrath, USA, a key opinion leader in diabetes mellitus."

Session Autoimmunity and endocrinology.pdf

Session Type 1 d​iabetes mellitus.pdf


GEORGE J. KAHALY, M.D., Ph.D. holds the rank of Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology/Metabolism and is chief physician of the endocrine outpatient clinic at the Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany. Dr. Kahaly directs the Molecular Thyroid Research Laboratory and has authored 231 original papers and reviews published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Autoimmunity, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Journal of Nuclear MedicineThyroid, Endocrine Reviews, Nature Reviews and Autoimmunity Reviews. Dr. Kahaly is Treasurer and principle Officer of the European Thyroid Association (ETA). He serves currently on the Research Committee of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). In the years 2007-2011, Dr. Kahaly has been active member of the Finance and Audit Committee of the ATA and in the years 2000-2006 member of the ATA Membership and Publication Committees. Dr. Kahaly is the Treasurer of the "European Group on Graves' Orbitopathy" (EUGOGO). In the years 2009-2012, Dr. Kahaly served as Associate Editor of the journal THYROID. In the years 2007-2010, he also served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Further, Dr. Kahaly is member of the Editorial Board of the European Thyroid Journal.

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