Mastery Pathway: Adrenal Course

Welcome to the ENDO 2020 Clinical Mastery Pathway for Adrenal Disease!

The Adrenal Disease Mastery Pathway is an innovation for ENDO 2020 that allows for participants to thoroughly explore their area of interest while developing a dedicated learning cohort with peers. The Adrenal Disease Mastery Pathway topic for ENDO 2020 is Management of the Patient with Glucocorticoid Excess or Deficiency.

The Adrenal Disease Mastery Pathway will:
  • Provide clinicians with a themed, topic-based learning opportunity within the ENDO 2020 meeting.
  • Highlight a curated selection of sessions and activities on a topic area with guidance from a leading subject-matter expert who provides specialized, dedicated teaching.
  • Provide knowledge assessment and a certificate of mastery to build participant confidence for relevant board exams or to update the participant on am area of clinical practice.
  • Create a dedicated ‘community of learning’ around a shared topic of interest within ENDO and provide opportunities for shared professional development and networking.

Target Audience

Who should sign up for a Mastery Pathway?

You should consider a Mastery Pathway if you would like to pursue a curated ‘meeting within a meeting’ with more focused and defined learning objectives compared to the entire ENDO 2020 conference. Mastery Pathways are designed for both clinical trainees or fellows attending ENDO for the first time and more experienced clinicians looking for a refresher. Mastery Pathways are also designed for those seeking to join a more intimate learning network.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Adrenal Disease Mastery Pathway, participants will be able to:

  • Identify glucocorticoid excess and deficiency syndromes.
  • Outline the nuanced issues regarding the diagnosis and management of mild autonomous cortisol excess.
  • Describe recently identified genetic causes of cortisol excess and other new developments in the field.
  • Apply confirmatory tests to diagnose Cushings syndrome and recognize the challenges in diagnosing cyclical Cushings.
  • Describe different options for adrenal glucocorticoid replacement under both typical circumstances and times of critical illness.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the new developments

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Competency Area: 
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Topic Area: 
Adrenal/HPA Axis
General Endocrinology
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 1 (Participation)
Level 2 (Satisfaction)
Level 3A (Learning: Declarative Knowledge (Knows))
Activity summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

The Adrenal Disease Pathway is led by James Findling, MD, who will serve as Master Preceptor for the 2020 Adrenal Disease Mastery Pathway. Dr. Findling is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of the Community Endocrinology Center and Clinics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his post-doctoral fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California-San Francisco. He started his endocrinology practice at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee in 1982 and started the Endocrine-Diabetes Center at St. Luke’s in 1987. Dr. Findling joined the full-time faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2008. He has over 100 publications and book chapters and is considered an international expert on clinical disorders of pituitary and adrenal function as well as having expertise in education. 


James Findling, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Maralyn Druce, MA, FRCP, PhD
Barts and the London School of Medicine, QMUL


As a provider of CME accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Endocrine Society has a policy of ensuring that the content and quality of this educational activity are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. The scientific content of this activity was developed under the supervision of the Endocrine Society’s guideline task force.


The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion. The Endocrine Society has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships:

James Findling, MD:Consulting Fee; Self; Corcept Therapeutics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Research Investigator; Self; Corcept Therapeutics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Maralyn Druce, MA, FRCP, PhD: Editor-in-Chief; Self; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports. Advisory Board Member; Self; Specific Consultations, Ipsen. Chair of Public Engagement Committee; Self; Society for Endocrinology Medical Advisory Board Member; Self; AMEND Charity. Editorial Board Member; Self; Clinical Endocrinology (Oxf), Endocrine Related Cancer.



The educational content in this activity relates to basic principles of diagnosis and therapy and does not substitute for individual patient assessment based on the health care provider’s examination of the patient and consideration of laboratory data and other factors unique to the patient. Standards in medicine change as new data become available.


When prescribing medications, the physician is advised to check the product information sheet accompanying each drug to verify conditions of use and to identify any changes in drug dosage schedule or contraindications.


The Endocrine Society has determined that disclosure of unlabeled/off-label or investigational use of commercial product(s) is informative for audiences and therefore requires this information to be disclosed to the learners at the beginning of the presentation. Uses of specific therapeutic agents, devices, and other products discussed in this educational activity may not be the same as those indicated in product labeling approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Endocrine Society requires that any discussions of such “off-label” use be based on scientific research that conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and data analysis. Before recommending or prescribing any therapeutic agent or device, learners should review the complete prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse events.


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