Stefan R. Bornstein | University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden | Germany
The Department of Medicine, headed by the speaker, Prof. Bornstein, unites in one department the divisions of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Pathobiochemistry, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Geriatrics, the Vascular Centre, Vascular Inflammation and the Intensive Care Unit. Prof. Bornstein and his group have worked in adrenal research for over 20 years and have established collaborations with adrenal research groups around the world. Based on his pioneering work on the role of cytokines in adrenal regulation he received the Marius-Tausk Award of the German Endocrine Society. He has organised an NIH-consensus conference on adrenal tumours and has participated as an endocrine expert in the international consensus conference on intensive care medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and management of adrenal insufficiency in the critically ill patients.