Looking for the zebra: ACROMEGALY, An uncommon cause behind common conditions!


30 min



# of Credits



MOC - Section 3

Expiry Date


This CME course is a 30-minute program that intends to increase endocrinologists’ awareness of detecting patients with acromegaly early and minimizing the diagnostic gap. The medical information of the program will be presented by following Ruth, a patient who goes on an acromegaly journey from the development of symptoms through diagnosis and finally to treatment and follow-up. This program aims to educate endocrinologists about the consequences of delayed diagnosis of acromegaly and train them about clinical settings where seemingly common symptoms should raise concerns about acromegaly. In addition, endocrinologists will learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients with acromegaly.

This program has received financial support and an unrestricted educational grant from Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Canada Inc.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated). Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning outcomes. This learning activity was co-developed and planned with CSEM, MDBriefCase and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity, and balance. Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals provided an unrestricted educational grant. Accreditation ID:00014708


  • Shereen Ezzat, MD, FRCP(C), FACP
  • Anne-Marie Carreau, MD

Upon completion of this continuing education program participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the negative consequences of delayed diagnosis of acromegaly on patients’ clinical condition, quality of life, and overall survival.
  • Identify clinical symptoms within common conditions such as diabetes/obesity/sleep apnea that should raise concerns about acromegaly.
  • Summarize the diagnostic evaluation of acromegaly according to the most recent data.
  • Review treatment and monitoring practices for patients with acromegaly according to more recent data.
  • Reflect on their current practice of identifying and managing patients with acromegaly.