Ashland Endocrine Conference

Event cancelled

As part of OHSU efforts to fight COVID-19, the 2020 Ashland Endocrine Conference has been cancelled. Those currently registered will be contacted by email with details about when to expect a refund of their course fees.

Cancelled: June 25-27, 2020

Course Description

The topics selected for this course are common clinical problems that have resisted clear resolution. Leading experts have been gathered to discuss these issues in a casual atmosphere in order to promote open debate and clarification of the issues. All participants, including faculty and trainees, should benefit. 

At the conclusion of the program, participants should have enhanced knowledge of current clinical problems in metabolic and endocrine disorders.

Target audience: practicing endocrinologists and primary care providers.

Course schedule

Thursday, June 25

7:15 Registration
7:30 Breakfast
7:55 Welcome and Introduction to the Course — Leah Wilson
8:00 Thyroid Nodules and Goiter: From Hashimoto to Thyroid Cancer — Trevor Angell
9:00 Updates and Controversies in the Management of Hyperthyroidism — Angela Leung
10:00 Break
10:20 Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism — Robert Klein
11:20 Panel Discussion Drs. Angell, Klein and Leung
12:30 Adjourn
5–7:00 Hors d’Oeuvres Reception

Friday, June 26

7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Lifestyle Approaches to Reduce Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Lessons from the DPP and Look AHEAD — Blandine Laferrere
9:00 Detection of Subclinical Atherosclerosis: Coronary Artery Calcium in the Era of Shared Decision Making — Maros Ferencik
10:00 Break
10:20 Breaking Down Silos: Moving Beyond Statins for Comprehensive CVD Management — Sergio Fazio
11:20 Panel Discussion Drs. Fazio, Ferencik and Laferrere
12:30 Adjourn

Saturday, June 27

7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease/NASH — Dekey Lhewa
9:00 Diabetic Kidney Disease: Circa 2020 — Katherine Tuttle
10:00 Break
10:20 Hypoglycemia in Diabetes: Risks and Practical Prevention Strategies — Elizabeth Seaquist
11:20 Panel Discussion Drs. Lhewa, Seaquist and Tuttle
12:30 Adjourn

Course fees

Before May 1st
Physician: $500
Allied Health Professionals: $300
Physician-in-training: $300

On or after May 1st
Physician: $550
Allied Health Professionals: $350
Physician-in-training: $350

Fee includes all course materials and the Thursday reception. To attend only a portion of the conference, a daily pass is available for $200. Enrollment will be limited. A $35
service charge will be assessed on all refund requests received by May 15, 2020; no refunds can be issued after that date. The sponsors reserve the right to cancel this program with a full tuition refund.

CME Credit


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This Live activity, Ashland Endocrine Conference, with a beginning date of 06/25/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.75 Medical Education MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Booking your room

The program will be held at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites (2525 Ashland Street, Ashland, (855) 482-8310). Rooms have been reserved there and at Windsor Inn (2520 Ashland Street, Ashland, (541) 488-2330). Be sure to mention your attendance at the OHSU Endocrine Conference and ask for a room from the block. You may also reserve rooms at Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites through their website: visit, select book online and enter the date of your stay, number of nights, and enter GROUP ID #338341 in the Group ID field. Room blocks will be released on May 15th. All are subject to sell-out prior to these dates.


If you have questions regarding your registration please email or call 503-494-8700. For all other questions please email Breanna Patton at or call (503) 494-5766.