Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Upcoming Event: Pituitary Day at Brigham & Women's Hospital

Saturday, November 13, 2010
A Workshop for Patients and Family Members on the East Coast!

Here is an opportunity you should not miss!

Pituitary Day
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Brain Science Foundation, in collaboration with Shields MRI and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pituitary Neuroendocrine Center, is pleased to present Pituitary Day 2010.  This event will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Bornstein Amphitheater.

Pituitary Day is designed to provide information on the manifestations of pituitary disease which may lead to improvement in diagnosis and treatment.  Emphasis will also be placed on informing patients about their disease, and providing a forum for questions of experienced and knowledgeable faculty.

Longtime BSF Principal Investigator Edward R. Laws, Jr., MD has been a driving force in the California Pituitary Conference and the Pituitary Days Lecture Series for years, and he sought to bring the program to Boston so that more patients and their families could access this information.

Pituitary Day seeks to unite patients, caregivers, family and friends with leading clinicians, researchers, nurses and other experts to discuss the latest in pituitary diagnosis and treatment. By way of a series of presentations and panel discussions, participants will discuss basic and new information related to pituitary disorders, including physical and psychological aspects, and other important patient issues.

Scheduled presenters include: Edward R. Laws, MD, Steven Haley, Siobhan Shields Quinn, Zachary Litvack, MD, Ursula Kaiser, MD, Whitney Woodmansee, MD, Sherry Iuliano, NP, Valerie Golden, PhD, and Sashank Prasad, MD.

Tentative Agenda:
• Anatomy & Physiology of the Pituitary
• Clinical Aspects of Pituitary Tumors and Medical Management of Pituitary Tumors
• Hypopituitarism and Pituitary Replacement Medications
• Headaches Associated with Pituitary Tumors
• Surgical Management of Pituitary Disorders
• Panel: Clinical Trials and New Aspects of Management of Pituitary Disease
• Psychological Aspects of Pituitary Disease
• Effects of Pituitary Tumors on Vision Assessment and Outcomes
• Breakout Sessions: Hypopituitarism, Acromegaly, Cushings Disease, Prolactinoma
• Group Discussion: Psychological Challenges of Pituitary Disorders

For more information, go to http://www.brainsciencefoundation.org

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