Update on the Treatment of Pituitary Diseases: Emerging Therapies - Patient

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Friday April 12, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
Zuckerman Research Center
417 E. 68th St. New York, NY
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

This course is suited for medical professionals, patients, and caregivers to improve patient care and outcomes through evidence-based discussion of clinical practice guidelines and emerging therapies in order to assess and update current practices to promote earlier diagnosis and treatment of pituitary diseases. The multidisciplinary nature of the course will allow the dissemination of knowledge across the variety of practitioners caring for pituitary patients, as well as for patients and caregivers.

After completion of this educational activity, participants will be up-to-date on the latest in ongoing care and clinical management of patients with pituitary conditions. The patient breakout sessions will provide pituitary patients the ability to review treatment options, learn about ongoing clinical trials, and discuss their comprehensive care with providers and other patients.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is providing this course to pituitary patients and caregivers free of charge. To register to attend, please email [email protected] . (Please note: Registration is required in order to attend.)

Medical Professionals who wish to attend must register online: mskcc.org/PituitaryCourse .

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* This course is endorsed by the Pituitary Network Association

 

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January 2019 Pituitary Research Articles

Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.

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PNA Medical Corner: Multi-hormone Pituitary Tumor May Be Linked To Stem Cells

Asa1This month the PNA Medical Corner showcases a study co-authored by Dr. Sylvia Asa, a member of the PNA Scientific Advisory Panel. The study looks at the case of a woman who had delivered 10 children, and presented with a double pituitary tumor, that secreted more than half a dozen hormones. The authors theorize that the tumor may be made of stem cells, and that her pregnancies may have set the stage.

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PNA Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Forbes

Jonathan ForbesDr. Jonathan Forbes is a respected neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati. He did his undergraduate work at Grove City College. After 9/11, began the Health Professions Scholarship Program with the United States Air Force. Later he pursued his M.D, at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University. He then spent 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, including a deployment at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. Humanitarian care he provided at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital in Bagram has been featured in numerous neurosurgical journals—including Journal of Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery and Neurosurgical Focus—and recognized on a national level by the USAF as part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. He later completed a minimally-invasive skull base fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City under Dr. Theodore Schwartz. Dr. Forbes was kind enough to answer some questions from the PNA. His answers follow.

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