👥 2020 Barrow Pituitary Center Patient Education Day

The Barrow Pituitary Center is dedicated to educating patients, caregivers, and loved ones by providing information which is current and non-biased. Experts at this conference will address management of the emotional and physical elements of living with pituitary disorders. We hope attendees will leave empowered to make better informed decisions about their healthcare and achieve their goals for a long and fruitful life.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$30 per person

To register call 1 (877) 728-5414 or visit us at https://www.barrowneuro.org/outreach/pituitary-center-patient-education-day/

For additional information contact Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA at (602) 406.7585 or margaret.bobrowitz@ dignityhealth.org



7:00 am Registration & Refreshments
8:00 am Welcome Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
8:05 am 3D Anatomy of The Pituitary Gland Andrew Little, MD
8:15 am New Medicines on The Horizon Kevin Yuen, MD
9:00 am Nutrition Impact on Managing Pituitary Disorders Lee Renda, RD
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Emotional and Mental Health for Pituitary Patients and Their Families Linda Rio, MA, MFT
10:45 am Fertility in The Pituitary Patient Ketan Patel, MD
11:15 am Q & A Panel Morning Speakers
11:45 am Lunch
12:45 pm Intimacy and Other Forgotten Fun Dawn Herring, LMFT
1:30 pm Creating Your Image of Healing Debbie Harbinson, MHI, RN
2:30 pm Break
2:40 pm Breakout sessions:
LMFT Men’s Group – Telepresence Room Dawn Herring, LMFT
Women’s Group – Sonntag Pavilion Linda Rio, M.A, MFT
Caregiver’s Group – Goldman Auditorium Debbie Harbinson, MHI, RN
3:40 pm Raffle Drawing – Exhibitor Table Bingo Game Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
3:45 pm Adjourn


📞Webinar: Perioperative Care for the Pituitary Patient: Optimizing the Surgical Experience

Presented by

Varun Kshettry, MD
Director, Advanced Endoscopic & Microscopic Neurosurgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Register Now

After registering you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar.


Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Learning Objectives:

Discuss patient expectations for pituitary surgery and recovery
Discuss best practices to minimize risk of complications
What questions to ask your medical providers

Presenter Bio

Dr. Varun R. Kshettry, a neurosurgeon specializing in skull base and pituitary disorders at the Cleveland Clinic. He is also the director of the Advanced Endoscopic & Microscopic Neurosurgery Laboratory. He is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Kshettry received his BA in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University. He completed his residency training at the Cleveland Clinic, during which he performed a research fellowship in skull base & microsurgical anatomy at Ohio State University. He then performed a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive cranial base & pituitary surgery at Thomas Jefferson University under Dr. James Evans. Dr. Kshettry has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and is an editor for a book entitled Endoscopic and Keyhole Cranial Base Surgery. He serves as an editor or reviewer for multiple neurosurgical journals. He serves on the Value-Based Healthcare Committee for the North American Skull Base Society. He serves as faculty director for the Cleveland Clinic Pituitary Tumor Board and is an investigator in several multi-center pituitary clinical trials. Dr. Kshettry collaborates closely with pituitary endocrinologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, pituitary pathologists, and radiation oncologists for multi-disciplinary care for patients with pituitary diseases.