👥 Johns Hopkins Pituitary Day October 19, 2019!

The 11th annual Pituitary Day will take place on October 19, 2019  Patients living with pituitary disorders can hear lectures from our pituitary specialists, see movies of pituitary surgeries and hear from other patients about their experience living with pituitary disease and undergoing surgery.

Attendance is free, and patients can bring one guest.

Call 410-955-3921 or reserve your spot by email at pituitaryday@jmhi.edu

More information at www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/pituitary_center/index.html

📞 Webinar: Experimental Treatments for Aggressive Pituitary Tumors

Presented by

Andrew Lin, MD
Neuro-Oncologist & Neurologist
Memorial Sloak Kettering Cancer Center

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

Contact us at webinar@pituitary.org with any questions or suggestions.

Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Pacific Daylight Time, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Learning Objectives:

During the conversation I will be:
1) Defining aggressive pituitary tumors.
2) Reviewing the current treatment options for aggressive pituitary tumors.
3) Discussing experimental treatment options including a phase II trial investigating the activity of the immunotherapies nivolumab and ipilimumab.

Presenter Biography:

I am a neuro-oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and a member of the Multidisciplinary Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center. In collaboration with my colleagues in endocrine, neurosurgery, and radiation oncology, I treat patients with aggressive pituitary tumors, who are resistant to conventional treatments (i.e. surgery and radiation), with chemotherapy. With my colleagues at MSK, I have published several research articles on pituitary tumors and opened several clinical trials.

📞 Webinar: Update on the Management of Cushing’s Disease

Presented by

Nathan T Zwagerman MD
Director of Pituitary and Skull base surgery
Department of Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

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

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Webinar Description:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the signs and symptoms of Cushing’s Disease
  2. Describe the work up for patients with Cushing’s Disease
  3. Understand the goals, risks, and expected outcomes for treatment
  4. Describe alternative treatments when surgery is not curative.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Zwagerman is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He did his undergraduate work in psychology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. He did his fellowship in endoscopic and open cranial base surgery, and then his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

👥 Ohio State Pituitary Patient Symposium 2019

Ohio State Pituitary Patient Symposium 2019

 

 

**REGISTER NOW!**

Saturday, Sept 14, 2019

7:30am – 4:00pm

Please join the Pituitary Network Association and The Ohio State University for a Pituitary Patient Symposium featuring a series of pituitary and hormonal patient education sessions presented by some of the top physicians of pituitary and hormonal medicine. The symposium faculty will share the most up-to-date information and be available to answer your most pressing questions.

Keynote Speaker: Maria Fleseriu, MD FACE

**We are offering a limited number of registration only scholarships. Register today to claim your scholarship!**

Please email carol@pituitary.org to register!

*This registration is for the Patient Symposium only. The Ohio State University is offering a CME Course separate from our Symposium. For information on the CME course go to ccme.osu.edu
OSU Pituitary Symposium Agenda
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Patient and Family Track
Gabbe Conference Room – James L045

 

7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcoming Remarks and Introductions: The OSU Skull Base and Pituitary Team
8:05 AM Trans-sphenoidal Approach: What to Expect? Post-Operative Complications
Richard Carrau, MD Professor Department of Otolaryngology OSUCCC – James
8:30 AM Radiation Therapy? Difference Between Modalities and Possible Risks
Dukagjin M Blakaj, MD, PhD
OSUCCC – James
9:00 AM What Are The Challenges Our Patients Face, and How Can We Help?
Kami Perdue, PA-C
OSUCCC – James
9:30 AM Round Table Q & A
9:45 AM Mid-Morning Break and Visit Vendors
10:00 AM Acromegaly: Why it Takes That Long to Diagnose? What are the Options?
Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PhD  Professor Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
OSUCCC – James
10:30 AM Growth Hormone Deficiency: Beyond Growth
Rohan Henry, MD Pediatric Endocrinologist
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
11:00 AM Hypopituitarism: Pitfalls and Recommendations
Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE
Oregon Health and Science University – Keynote Speaker
11:30 AM Round Table Q & A
11:45 AM Lunch Break and Patient’s Journey
12:45 PM Pituitary Trivia
Luma Ghalib, MD Assistant Professor – Clinical Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
OSUCCC – James
Brian Lee, RN OSUCCC – James
1:15 PM Surgical Approach: What to Expect
Daniel Prevedello, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
OSUCCC – James
1:45 PM Visual Complications of Pituitary/Sellar Lesion? Predictors of Outcome
Abbe Craven, MD Assistant Professor – Clinical Department of Ophthalmology
OSUCCC – James
2:15 PM Round Table Q & A
2:30 PM Mid-Afternoon Break and Visit Vendors
2:45 PM Recovering from Trans-sphenoidal Surgery, Challenges for the Patient and their Families
Traci Douglass, RN
OSUCCC – James
3:15 PM Pituitary Network Association: Cushing’s Disease: Psychological Research and Clinical Implications
Jessica Diller Kovler, AM, MA, PhD
PNA Board Member
3:45 PM Closing Remarks
4: 00 PM Adjourn

📞 Webinar: Approaches for Pituitary Surgery

Dr. Theodore Friedman hosts Gautam Mehta, MD for a fascinating webinar on Approaches for Pituitary Surgery

Dr. Mehta is a neurosurgeon specializing in pituitary surgery at the House Clinic in Los Angeles. He was trained by Ian McCutcheon, MD and Ed Oldfield, MD

Topics to be discussed include:
• How does Dr. Friedman diagnose Cushing’s Disease
• How does Dr. Friedman determine who goes to surgery?
• What type of patients need surgery besides those with Cushing’s Disease?
• How do the neurosurgeon and the Endocrinologist work together?
• How does the neurosurgeon read pituitary MRIs?
• What types of surgical approaches are used for pituitary surgery?
• How long does surgery take and how long will a patient be in the hospital?
• What are the risks of pituitary surgery and how can they be minimized?

Sunday • August 4 • 6 PM PDT

Click here to start your meeting.

or
https://axisconciergemeetings.webex.com/axisconciergemeetings/j.php?MTID=ma1d8d5ef99605e305980e2f7cdfdb7bd
OR
Join by phone: (855) 797-9485
Meeting Number (Access Code): 807 028 597 Your phone/computer will be muted on entry.
Slides will be available on the day of the talk at slides 
There will be plenty of time for questions using the chat button. Meeting Password: hormones
For more information, email us at mail@goodhormonehealth.com

📞Theodore Friedman Webinar on Treatments for Insomnia

Dr. Theodore Friedman hosts Jay Khorsandi, DDS and Barbara Burggraaff, MD from Snore Experts for an important webinar on insomnia

Topics to be discussed include:
• What are the causes of insomnia?
• How do hormone imbalances lead to insomnia?
• What lifestyle changes can you do to help with insomnia?
• What supplements are helpful for insomnia?
• What medicines are helpful for insomnia?

Sunday • June 2nd • 6 PM PST

Click here on start your meeting.or
https://axisconciergemeetings.webex.com/axisconciergemeetings/j.php?MTID=m2f7d9547a80ec47e43869517ef006f34
OR
Join by phone: (855) 797-9485

Meeting Number (Access Code): 807 924 444
Meeting Password: hormones

Your phone/computer will be muted on entry. There will be plenty of time for questions using the chat button.

For more information, email us at mail@goodhormonehealth.com

👥 Ohio State Pituitary Patient Symposium, July 13, 2019 – Scholarships Added

Ohio State Pituitary Patient Symposium – SCHOLARSHIPS

**The PNA has secured additional funding that has allowed us to offer
a limited number of scholarships to pay for the cost of the symposium only.
ACT FAST AND REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY! **

Keynote Speaker: Maria Fleseriu, MD FACE

Registration Cost: Individual $40    Save $20 and register for 2: $60

Please email carol@pituitary.org to register!

*This registration is for the Patient Symposium only. The Ohio State University is offering a CME Course separate from our Symposium. For information on the CME course go to ccme.osu.edu

 

OSU Pituitary Symposium Agenda
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Patients and Family’s Track
Gabbe Conference Room – James L045

 

8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:20 AM Welcoming Remarks and Introductions: The OSU Skull Base and Pituitary Team
Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PhD
OSUCCC – James
8:30 AM Hypopituitarism: Pitfalls and Recommendations
Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE
Oregon Health and Science University
9:00 AM Trans-sphenoidal Approach: What to Expect? Post-Operative Complications
Richard Carrau, MD
OSUCCC – James
9:30 AM Acromegaly: Why it Takes That Long to Diagnose? What are the Options?
Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PhD
OSUCCC – James
10:00 AM Round Table Q & A
10:15 AM Mid-Morning Break
10:30 AM Growth Hormone Deficiency: Journey to Adulthood
Robert Hoffman
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
11:00 AM Radiation Therapy? Difference Between Modalities and Possible Risks
Dukagjin M Blakaj, MD, PhD
OSUCCC – James
11:30 AM Round Table Q & A
11:45 AM Lunch Break and Patient’s Journey
12:45 AM Surgical Approach: What to Expect
Daniel Prevedello, MD
Douglas Hardesty, MD
OSUCCC – James
1:15 PM Visual Complications of Pituitary/Sellar Lesion? Predictors of Outcome
Abbe Craven, MD
OSUCCC – James
1:45 PM Round Table Q & A
2:00 PM Pituitary Trivia
Luma Ghalib, MD
Brian Lee
OSUCCC – James
2:30 PM Pituitary Dysfunction: Effect on Mental Health and Family
William Malarkey, MD
OSUCCC – James
3:00 PM Recovering from Trans-sphenoidal Surgery, Challenges for the Patient and their Families
Traci Douglass, RN
OSUCCC – James
3:30 PM Pituitary Network Association: Cushing’s Disease: Psychological Research and Clinical Implications
Jessica Diller Kovler, AM, MA, PhD
PNA Board Member
4:00 PM Closing Remarks
4: 15 PM Adjourn