All didactic lectures are limited to 25 minutes. Open panel question-and-answer periods follow each group of three to four lectures.
The moderator presents a case, and then asks structured questions for comment from the debaters and attendees. Using an audience response system, the attendees vote for "treatment A" or "treatment B." Two debaters then present their arguments. After hearing the debate, the audience re-votes on the treatment options.
Unknown cases are presented to faculty members. Using a test menu system, a faculty member works through the case step by step.
"Clinical pearls" are concise practical insights relevant to the practicing endocrinologist, but not widely appreciated or representative of changes to historical practice.
This session is case based and fast paced. The faculty presents brief clinical cases illustrating important teaching points. Attendees leave each pearl session with a rich list of important clinical pearls that are directly applicable to patient care.
The moderator presents two to four cases to a subspecialist panel; cases are based on the session theme. The panel responds to questions from the moderator and audience regarding management. Within each discussion, there are many teaching points, with panelists providing clinical pearls related to the theme.