I-DSD Training Workshop

I-DSD Training Workshop Programme

Registration for this workshop is additional to the Symposium and a separate fee is required (£50). Please select the option ‘Training Workshop’ in the symposium on-line registration site.

The workshop is included as part of the PG course in DSD and is free to PG course attendees.

Wi-fi instructions at University Hospital Bern

Date & Time: Thursday 14th July 2022, 08:45am-12.30pm
Location: University Hospital Bern – Kinderklinik – Ettore Rossi
Target Audience: New investigators interested in DSD
Overall Aim of Workshop: Interactive small group sessions that are aimed at improving clinical and research skills.


Participants will move around the 3 out of 4 workstations in small groups and will have the chance to provide feedback during the debriefing session at the end.

8:45-9:00        Reception – Allocation into groups. 
9:00-9:15         Welcome and introduction to the workshop Faisal Ahmed (Auditorium)
9:15-10:00      First Session (Group Rooms by rotation)
10:00-10:45    Second Session (Group Rooms by rotation)
10:45-11:00    Coffee
11:00-11:45    Third Session (Group Rooms by rotation)
11:45-12:00    Debriefing/feedback (Auditorium)
12:00-12:45    Lunch

Objectives of Workstations

Workstation 1: Using the I-DSD/I-CAH/I-TS registries
Room:   tbc
Facilitators: Dr Salma Ali and Dr Angela Lucas-Herald, Glasgow UK

  • I-DSD/I-CAH/I-TS registries activities
  • Interactive hands on work with the I-DSD/ I-CAH/I-TS registries

Participants will have the opportunity to work online during the workshop to navigate the Registry. The research potential of the Registry will be highlighted with an overview of past and present activities..  If you have a Wi-Fi enabled laptop, please bring it

Temporary username and password will be issued on site.

Workstation 2: Bioinformatic analysis
Room:  tbc
Facilitator: Dr Amit Pandey, Bern, Switzerland

  • Discussion of bioinformatics tools in analysis of clinical and laboratory cases.
  • Details of single gene analysis using multiple bioinformatics tools.
  • Examples showing the use of bioinformatics analysis in POR, CYP19A1 and CYP17A1 deficiencies 

Workstation 3: Communication with a new parent or patient
Room: tbc
Facilitator: Dr Katie Traino, Oklahoma City

Participants will discuss their experiences of what works well, and does not work, when discussing DSD with parents of recently diagnosed children.  Cultural differences will be considered.  Particular topics of discussion will include: illness uncertainty and stigma.

Workstation 4: Interpretation of endocrine tests
Room: tbc
Facilitator: Prof Tülay Güran, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Discussion of the endocrine the tests that will be useful in the evaluation of the patients with DSD.
  • Interpretation of the results of hormonal tests in the diagnosis of DSD patients through clinical case examples.