Monday, February 23, 2009

Pituitary Patient Symposium "A Road Map to the World of Cushing's Syndrome" in Seattle, WA.

I wanted to let you know about our upcoming patient symposium which will be held in Seattle, WA on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

The second annual pituitary patient symposium title is "A Road Map to the World of Cushing's Syndrome" and will be held at Swedish Medical Center's Cherry Hill campus in Seattle, WA.

We have eight faculty from around the country (1 international) that will be presenting to patients, and will also be speaking at a CME-accredited physician symposium the same day.

Date:   Saturday, May 9, 2009

Location:  Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus

    550 17th Avenue

    Seattle, WA 98122

Time:   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Fee:   $50 per person (Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided;

    (scholarships available)

You’re invited!

Please join us for the second annual Seattle Pituitary patient symposium, “A Patient’s Road Map to the World of Cushing’s Syndrome.” Experts from around the world will lead a day-long educational seminar and discussions focusing on Cushing’s syndrome.

There will also be opportunities for you to share your thoughts and experiences with other patients.

Register Online!
http://www2.eventsvc.com/swedishhealth?cat=Neurology

Background Information on Cushing’s

Cushing’s syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure to high levels of cortisol on the body’s tissues. Also known as hypercortisolism, Cushing’s syndrome is somewhat rare and most commonly affects adults aged 20 to 50. Cushing's disease is a form of Cushing's syndrome, caused by a hormone-secreting pituitary tumor. About 10 percent of clinically significant pituitary tumors secrete this excess hormone. This elevated hormone level in turn stimulates the adrenal glands to produce excess cortisol. This disease process is called Cushing's disease, named after the famous neurosurgeon, Harvey Cushing.

Location/Parking/Directions

http://www.swedish.org/blank.cfm?id=202

For more information: 206-386-2502