2nd Annual Inland Empire Pituitary Symposium
at Loma Linda University Health
Co-Director: Kenneth De Los Reyes, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Kevin Codorniz, MD, Department of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Chen Fong Conference Center
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California
The purpose of the course is to provide the audience with key applicable diagnostic (including radiologic and laboratory testing) and management pearls when caring for patients harboring non-functioning pituitary adenomas. This includes care in the hospital inpatient setting and the clinic setting. Ophthalmologic assessment in patients with non-functioning pituitary adenomas will be discussed, as well as the utility of ophthalmologic testing for prognosis in this thorough update. The course is geared toward both pre-operative and post-operative care for these patients that do undergo surgery, useful for the medical practitioner and allied health providers, while in the hospital and the clinic setting. Expected post-operative sinus symptoms and complications and their prevention and care after transsphenoidal endonasal resection of pituitary adenomas will be reviewed. Surgical outcomes after transsphenoidal resection of non-functioning adenomas will be reviewed. Non-operative management including radiation will be discussed for non-functioning adenomas, including the risks and benefits and a review of the Loma Linda University proton radiation experience.
1. Recognize early vision changes in patients that may be harboring a pituitary tumor.
2. Recognize common symptoms attributable to pituitary disease.
3. Define the risks and benefits of pituitary surgery, the value of surgery and when surgery is the best option.
Who Should Attend?
Neurosurgeons, neurologists, endocrinologists, primary care doctors, ophthalmologists, oncologists, ear, nose and throat (ENT surgeons), allied healthcare professionals and other medical processionals.
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Statement
The Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To Register, visit ce.llu.edu
For more CME information, call 909-558-4963.
For more CE information, call 909-558-3500.