PNA Webinar Library
One of the many benefits to being a member of the Pituitary Network Association is access to our Webinar Library. Listed below is all the information on our previous webinars, the links to the webinars are only available when you are logged in.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
This webinar will describe the clinical managment of a patient with hyperprolactinemia, including the approach to diagnosis, important endocrine testing, and management options.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013
Endosopic endonasal pituitary surgery is rapidly becoming the standard. This presentation features data and statistics from one of the largest and first centers to develop this technique in the US and will provide information on the advantages and limitations of endoscopy.
Friday, 15 November 2013
Chronic illness systemically affects individuals and families, in that the illness impacts the whole system, rather than just the individual with the diagnosis. Health problems can create or exacerbate conflict within a family or support system (Ruddy, Borresen, & Gunn, 2008). This is also the case within families with a family member with an endocrine disorder. Historically, research on medical illness focused mainly on the identified medical patient, but recent literature shows an ever-growing interest in understanding the physical and mental toll those managing and caring for close relatives with a serious illness or disability (Feigin, Barnetz, & Davidson-Arad, 2008).
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Medical Therapy in Cushing's Disease: New Targets, New Hope!" will address several aspects of medical treatment of hypercortisolemia after failed transphenoidal surgery or in cases where disease will recur after surgery. Specific targets of therapy will be reviewed and will focus the discussion on the newly approved FDA medications for Cushing's disease, respectively hyperglycemia associated with Cushing's syndrome.
Friday, 13 September 2013
Nutrition and lifestyle practices (physical activity, sleep, self-care and stress response) are often overlooked in patients struggling with neuroendocrine disorders. Patients will often be given simplistic directives such as "just lose weight" or "you need to eat healthier", without the specifics on how to accomplish it.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013
Causes, diagnosis and treatment of pituitary hormone deficits in women. Including: adrenal, thyroid, ovarian and growth hormone deficiency.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
The development of endoscopy has been revolutionary in pituitary surgery. The present is a neurosurgeon specializing in endoscopic pituitary surgery will discuss the relative merits of endoscopy compared with more traditional microscopy for pituitary surgery.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Endonasal Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: A patients' guide to indications, expectations, technique & recovery
- Understand indications for endonasal endoscopic pituitary surgery and pre-operative assessment
- Learn about the operative technique and team approach of endoscopic tumor removal
- Understand the typical post-operative course, hospital stay, do's and dont's
- How to find a Pituitary Center of Excellence
Monday, 01 April 2013
Presented on April 1, 2013 by Dr. Nelson Oyesiku, "Pituitary Centers of Excellence: Insights for Patients and Families" discussed the background, rationale, structure and operation of Pituitary Centers of Excellence (COE) from the viewpoint and needs of the patient, families and caregivers.
Monday, 04 March 2013
On March 4, 2013 Dr. Andrew Little presented "What to expect before, during and after pituitary surgery".
Monday, 28 January 2013
Presented on January 28, 2013 by Dr. Lewis Blevins, this webinar goes into great detail about Cushing's Syndrome, including how to diagnose and treat.
Friday, 30 November 2012
Acromegaly is a rare disease typically caused by a benign tumor in the pituitary gland that overproduces growth hormone, which results in multiple metabolic and physical changes that may go undiagnosed for years.
Saturday, 03 November 2012
In March I presented a webcast for the Pituitary Network Association, and I'd like to say how wonderful it was to hear from so many people who took the time to write me a note. So, thank you to everyone that tuned in and to the PNA for giving me the honor of presenting a talk on a topic that I'm so passionate about.
Friday, 02 November 2012
This webinar presented on November 2, 2012 by Dr. Mitchell Geffner discusses the basic areas of focus with childhood hypopituitarism.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
"Surgery for Pituitary Tumors" presented by Dr. Manish Aghi on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.