I-DSD Symposium 2013

I-DSD Symposium 2013

The 4th International DSD Symposium took place at the University of Glasgow on 7th-9th June 2013

The 4th International-DSD Symposium was held on 7th-9th June 2013 at the University of Glasgow. Almost 200 people participated in the Symposium and enjoyed talks and posters presented by experts in the field of DSD from all corners of the globe. The DSD Investigators workshop held prior to the start of the symposium was also well attended. Feedback received so far has been very positive and encouraging.

Parents and patients were encouraged to participate in the full programme of the meeting and they also held a parallel workshop supported by the Yokhill Children’s Charity. This workshop allowed the development of a list of priorities for the future which will be taken forward by this group. The Glasgow Working Group is open to contribution from all professionals, parents and affected people.  For more information, please contact Ellie.Magritte@gmail.com

Best Presentation Certificates

The following papers delivered by young investigators were awarded certificates.

  • Rod Mitchell - Modelling testicular dysgenesis and endocrine disruption in the human foetal testis
  • Annastasia Ediati - Gender outcome and sexual functioning in Indonesian patients with a disorder of sex development
  • Miriam Muscarella - Words that matter: improving medical conversations and resources around dsd for patients and families through individual experiences
  • Nadine Hornig  - Transcription analysis of APOD and PPAP2B in genital skin fibroblasts derived from male controls and AIS patients


CPD (Accreditation)

'The 4th International Symposium on Disorders of Sex Development' was been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 18 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).  Certificates of Attendance were provided at the Symposium.


What is the aim of the Symposium?

  • Encourage the development of an international research and clinical network in DSD 
  • Increase the use of the I-DSD Registry

The Symposium should be of interest to:-

  • Health care staff
  • Clinical and basic scientists
  • Parent & patient support groups

Plenary Sessions

  • Priorities for the Future
  • Drug-based Therapeutic Interventions
  • Care & Communication
  • Navigating the Information Highway
  • Management of the Retained Gonad

Other Activities

  • Workshop for new investigators
  • Support group session
  • Opportunity to present original research
  • Poster and oral communication prizes
  • Evening lecture on History of Child Health
  • Symposium buffet dinner and Scottish ceilidh
  • Excursion to Loch Lomond 

Discounted Registration

  • I-DSD Registry users
  • Early bird registrants