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Course Information

Overview

Innovations and advances in the field of pituitary disease — including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention — continue to occur at a rapid pace, challenging both specialists and generalists to stay abreast of the data and their implications for clinical practice. This one-day program will include didactic and case-based talks and panel discussions by some of the finest experts in this field.

Who Should Attend?

Endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, family medicine, internal medicine physicians and other allied health professionals who treat and manage patients with pituitary disease.

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Compare the efficacy and side effect profiles of surgery and radiation therapy for craniopharyngioma and discuss their best use in specific patient populations.
  • Identify the various sodium metabolism disorders and management strategies, especially for diabetes insipidus.
  • Summarize the endocrine affects associated with surgical removal of a craniopharyngioma.
  • Describe the indications, risks, and benefits of hormone replacement therapies for hypopituitarism.
  • Identify the MRI technologies, appropriate protocols for a pituitary MRI, and systematic approaches to identifying abnormal structures on the MRI.