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Medicina Webinar | Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Time of COVID-19

1 Jun 2022, 15:00 (CEST)

Metabolism, Diabetes, Lipids, Lipoproteins, Metabolic Syndrome, Prevention, Therapy, COVID19
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1st Medicina Webinar

Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has introduced rapidly evolving aspects to our understanding and management of the whole spectrum of available medical information. Among the medical subspecialties that have been affected uniquely by COVID-19 is the discipline of endocrinology. Indeed, the pandemic has affected multifaceted aspects of endocrine care and, for instance, subjects with diabetes or obesity with SARS CoV-2 infection have been shown worldwide to develop more severe forms of COVID that may require life-sustaining care and hospitalization. In addition, both lifestyle and nutrition during the pandemic were significantly affected, increasing the vulnerability of patients with endocrine disorders.

It is critically important that a timely and updated compendium be put together of the vast amounts of knowledge and data related to endocrinology that has been gained since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the urgency and complexity of this topic and its impact on both clinical practice and public health, we have organized a Webinar entitled “Endocrinology nd Metabolism in the Time of COVID-19”, with the aim of gathering together a scientific repository on the association between COVID-19 and endocrine alterations.

We are delighted to invite you to follow this Webinar.

Date: 1 June 2022

Time: 3:00 pm CEST | 9:00 am EDT | 9:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 852 0125 2284

Webinar Secretariat:


Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Palermo, Italy

- Professor of Internal Medicine in Italy - Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine in the USA for more than 10 years - Executive Committee of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, EASD - Past Executive Board Member of MGSD (Mediterranean Group for the Study of Diabetes) - Current and Former Visiting Professor in many Universities in Europe, USA and the Middle East - Chief Editor in several journals with Impact Factor - H-Index: 60 (Scopus)

Invited Speakers

Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, Carol Davila University of Medicine, “Prof.N.C.Paulescu” National Institute of Diabetes, Bucharest, Romania

Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic diseases specialist, senior specialist in health food hygiene, competence in general ultrasonography. Since 2019 she has been Associate Profesor in Diabetes, Nutrition and metabolic diseases and the Chief of the Hygiene Department. Currently, she is the President of the Romanian Committee of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases and The National Coordinator for the National Diabetes Programme, where started to implement politics in the diabetes field. She also manages the only Romanian patient platform for diabetes education, RODiabet. Furthermore, she is involved in scientific work with national and international teams and develops an international scholarship programme for PhD students. She is currently engaged in new therapy and new technology tools for screening and diabetes prevention, patient education, and technologies in diabetes. She is a m ember of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Cardiometabolic Academy, Romanian Society of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, Romanian Diabetes Federation and Association for Renal Metabolic and Nutrition studies, Central European Association of Diabetes, EASD, ADA. She authored more than 300 papers in the areas of diabetes, nutrition, lipid disorders, in national and international peer-reviewed journals, with 22 H-index and Academic Editor or Associate editor and reviewer for more than 15 national and international journals.

Medical Research Center, Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Dr. Khalid Al-Rasadi was born in Oman where he studied medicine and obtained his Medical Degree in 1998. Dr. Al-Rasadi obtained his postgraduate training in Medical Biochemistry at McGill University in Canada during 2002-2006. He spent another two years in Canada, working as scientist at the Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, under the supervision of Prof. Jacques Genest. There he performed a number of studies on the molecular genetics of familial hypercholesterolemia and hypoalphalipoproteinemia. In that period Dr. Al-Rasadi also received training at the lipid clinic of the Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University. He was also awarded a certificate in Clinical Lipidology by the National Lipid Association in the United State in 2008. Dr. Al-Rasadi is currently working as associate professor at the department of biochemistry at the College of Medicine & Health Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman (SQU), he is the director of the medical research Center at SQU. He a founder member of the Oman Society for Lipid and Atherosclerosis (OSLA) and the current president. Dr. Al-Rasadi has led several studies nationally and regionally like the Gulf Familial hypercholesterolemia Study, the Oman FH Cascade Screening Study and more. Dr. Al-Rasadi is a member of national and international medical associations and a member of the editorial board for Oman Medical Journal. He has more than 100 publications.

Diabetes Centre, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Professor Nikolaos Papanas is Professor in Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He is Head of the Diabetes Centre-Diabetic Foot Clinic of the Second Department of Internal Medicine at Democritus University of Thrace. He has published more than 420 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. Moreover, he serves in the editorial board of other international journals (more than 90). He has been Guest Editor in 9 special issues of international journals. He has also participated with numerous presentations in Greek and European medical congresses and repeatedly served as invited reviewer in medical journals. He has been invited to deliver lectures in 9 foreign countries. He has served in the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Society for Angiology. Furthermore, he is currently a member in the Executive Committee of the Study Group on Diabetes and Nervous System of the German Diabetes Association (DDG). He is also Vice President of the Greek Society for the Study of the Diabetic Foot. He has served as Secretary General and as President of the Hellenic Diabetes Association (HDA). He is now the President of the ethics committee of HDA. Additionally, he is the President of the Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG, of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and Vice-President of D-FOOT INTERNATIONAL ( He is Visiting Professor in the German Diabetes Centre, Düsseldorf. Finally, he is an honorary member of the Cypriot Diabetes Association and of the Hungarian Diabetes Association.

Webinar content

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Certificates of attendance will be delivered to those who attend the live webinar.



Time in CEST

Chair Prof. Dr. Manfredi Rizzo, Italy

Chair Introduction

3:00 - 3:10 pm

Dr. Anca Stoian, Romania

Vitamin D, metabolic syndrome and SARS-COV-2 Infection

3:10 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Khalid Al Rasadi, Oman

Lipoprotein metabolism change in relation to COVID-19 and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases

3:30 - 3:50 pm

Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Papanas, Greece

COVID and diabetic foot

3:50 - 4:10 pm


4:10 - 4:25 pm

Closing of Webinar

Chair Prof. Dr. Manfredi Rizzo

4:25 - 4:30 pm

Relevant SI

Endocrinology in the Time of COVID-19
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Manfredi Rizzo, Dr. Anca Pantea Stoian, Dr. Ali Abbas Rizvi & Dr. Nader Lessan
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2022

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