Ohio State University Pituitary Patient Symposium

Saturday, Sept 14, 2019

8:00am – 4:00pm

Please join the Pituitary Network Association and The Ohio State University for a Pituitary Patient Symposium featuring a series of pituitary and hormonal patient education sessions presented by some of the top physicians of pituitary and hormonal medicine. The symposium faculty will share the most up-to-date information and be available to answer your most pressing questions.

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Keynote Speaker: Maria Fleseriu, MD FACE

**We are offering a limited number of registration only scholarships. Register to claim your scholarship today!**

Please email [email protected] to register!

*This registration is for the Patient Symposium only. The Ohio State University is offering a CME Course separate from our Symposium. For information on the CME course go to ccme.osu.edu


OSU Pituitary Symposium Agenda
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Patient and Family Track
Gabbe Conference Room – James L045


8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:20 AM Welcoming Remarks and Introductions: The OSU Skull Base and Pituitary Team
  Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PhD
  OSUCCC - James
8:30 AM Hypopituitarism: Pitfalls and Recommendations
  Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE
  Oregon Health and Science University
9:00 AM Trans-sphenoidal Approach: What to Expect? Post-Operative Complications
  Richard Carrau, MD
  OSUCCC - James
9:30 AM Acromegaly: Why it Takes That Long to Diagnose? What are the Options?
  Lawrence Kirschner, MD, PhD
  OSUCCC - James
10:00 AM Round Table Q & A
10:15 AM Mid-Morning Break
10:30 AM Growth Hormone Deficiency: Journey to Adulthood
  Robert Hoffman
  Nationwide Children's Hospital
11:00 AM Radiation Therapy? Difference Between Modalities and Possible Risks
  Dukagjin M Blakaj, MD, PhD
  OSUCCC - James
11:30 AM Round Table Q & A
11:45 AM Lunch Break and Patient's Journey
12:45 AM Surgical Approach: What to Expect
  Daniel Prevedello, MD
  Douglas Hardesty, MD
  OSUCCC - James
1:15 PM Visual Complications of Pituitary/Sellar Lesion? Predictors of Outcome
  Abbe Craven, MD
  OSUCCC - James
1:45 PM Round Table Q & A
2:00 PM Pituitary Trivia
  Luma Ghalib, MD
  Brian Lee
  OSUCCC - James
2:30 PM Pituitary Dysfunction: Effect on Mental Health and Family
  William Malarkey, MD
  OSUCCC - James
3:00 PM Recovering from Trans-sphenoidal Surgery, Challenges for the Patient and their Families
  Traci Douglass, RN
  OSUCCC - James
3:30 PM Pituitary Network Association: Cushing's Disease: Psychological Research and Clinical Implications
  Jessica Diller Kovler, AM, MA, PhD 
  PNA Board Member
4:00 PM Closing Remarks
4: 15 PM  Adjourn