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International Symposium on Pheochromocytoma Recap

From October 19-22, 2022 over 150 prominent clinicians and scientists from around the world convened in Prague Czech Republic.

This event created and hosted by Pheochromocytoma and Research and Support Organization (PRESSOR) occurs every three years to present, discuss, and explore therapeutic options, novel genetic and metabolomic approaches, diagnostic imaging, translational research efforts and much more. This time, the event was held at Charles University, one of the oldest universities in the world. Located in the center of Prague, this venue offered a unique and unmatched European atmosphere and culture.

Pheo Para Alliance supported this event as an Early Career Investigator Sponsor.  We funded 7 early career investigators to attend the conference.  Jared Rosenblum won the Early Career Investigator Award – congrats Jared!  The agenda was jam-packed addressing all types of pheo para research.  You can find a link to the program here. 

A few highlights:

  • Pheo Para Alliance Chair of the Medical Advisory Board, Jacques Lenders, received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award, which was received during the opening ceremony of the conference in the Grand Hall where an organist and trumpeter played a short concert.
  • Lauren Fishbein, Member of the Medical Advisory Board and co-investigator of the SCOPPE Survey, presented on survey results and our Center of Excellence Program. She included numerous patient quotes from the SCOPPE Survey, which were quite a source of discussion after the presentation was over.
  • There was an hour-long patient session that was webcast where patients were able to ask questions of panelists.

We often feel alone in this battle, but there are many researchers and clinicians who are passionate about this illness.

Check out these pics from the event.