Although Dr. Friedman is at the forefront of Cushing’s Disease, he was not invited to be part of the Pituitary Society Consensus Guidelines on Cushing’s Disease published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology in 2021, many of his ideas on Cushing’s Disease that he has been advocating for years were included in the recent guidelines. In this informative webinar, Dr. Friedman will discuss
The use of imaging for the diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease
The need for multiple testing to diagnose episodic Cushing’s Disease
The importance of UFC and salivary cortisol testing
The use of medication trial prior to surgery
The use of ketoconazole for the medication trial and longer-term treatment
Dr. Friedman will also discuss new Cushing’s medications.
Join our Rare Disease Day virtual panel discussion as BioNews columnists from a variety of our rare communities participate in a lively conversation with fellow patient advocate Liza Bernstein. This window into often overlooked aspects of life with a rare disease will provide a variety of patient perspectives. Topics will include awareness and advocacy, equity, mental health, empowerment, and more. We invite everyone to join us for this signature event and look forward to your participation in the Q and A!
Dr. Friedman will host Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Surgeon-in-Chief & Founder
Carling Adrenal Center
Hospital for Endocrine Surgery www.adrenal.com
Who will talk on: The 20-minute Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy (MBSA)
The Carling Adrenal Center is the world’s busiest adrenal surgery center, operating on patients from all 50 states and all over the world.
Dr. Carling is the most experienced adrenal surgeon in the United States, and by far the world’s most knowledgeable surgeon-scientist when it comes to adrenal gland function and disease, adrenal tumors and cancer, and all forms of adrenal gland surgery. Dr. Carling has more experience with advanced minimally invasive adrenal and endocrine operations than any surgeon in the United States. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Carling is a significant member of both the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) and the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES).
Dr. Carling spent 17.5 years at Yale University and the Yale University School of Medicine where he served as the Chief of Endocrine Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Program Director of the Yale Endocrine Surgery Fellowship and the Founder & Director of the Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Laboratory, a supreme scientific program focused on the molecular pathogenesis of tumors arising in the adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Dr. Carling moved his world-renowned adrenal surgery program to Tampa, Florida in early 2020 to start the Carling Adrenal Center. Here, patients needing adrenal surgery have access to the best practices and best techniques the world has to offer.
Dr. Carling works closely with Dr. Friedman and will be able to perform a Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy with a referral from Dr. Friedman. Sunday • November 7• 6 PM PST
Meeting Number (Access Code): 177 542 2496 Your phone/computer will be muted on entry.
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Ahmad Sedaghat, MD, PhD – Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Rhinology, Allergy and Anterior Skull Base Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health.
Norberto Andaluz, MD, MBA, FACS – Professor of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery – Director, Division of Skull Base Surgery University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute – UC Health
1. To understand the surgical steps of endoscopic pituitary surgery
2. To understand how the surgical steps of endoscopic pituitary surgery translate to post-operative outcomes
3. To understand surgical factors that can modify post-operative outcomes after endoscopic pituitary surgery
4. To understand post-operative care that can modify post-operative outcomes after endoscopic pituitary surgery
Georgios A. Zenonos, MDAssistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Director, Center for Skull Base Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15217
Presbyterian Hospital, Suite B400
No Registration is Required. It will be webcast by Microsoft Teams.
Jamie J. Van Gompel, M.D., B.S., Professor in Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology specializing in endoscopic/open skull base focusing on Pituitary tumors as well as Epilepsy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USAand
Garret W. Choby, M.D., a fellowship-trained rhinologist and endoscopic skull base surgeon practicing at the Mayo Clinic.
– Understand the additional considerations that are key to performing endonasal surgery during the COVID pandemic
– Identify the practice changes that are allowing pituitary surgery to proceed safely
– Characterize the nasal cavity and nasopharynx as a reservoir for the coronavirus
– Identify the risk of undergoing pituitary surgery during the Covid -19 pandemic