Webinar: Growth Hormone Replacement: Not Just for Kids?

Presented by

Susan L Samson MD PhD FRCPC FACE
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Fellowship Program Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Medical Director, Pituitary Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Baylor College of Medicine

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Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Webinar Description

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the testing approaches for confirmation of growth hormone deficiency in adult patients with pituitary disease
  2. Understand the far reaching effects of growth hormone throughout the body
  3. Describe the potential benefits and adverse effects of growth hormone replacement therapy in appropriate patients

Presenter Bio

Susan L. Samson MD PhD FRCPC FACE is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is originally from Canada and completed her medical degree at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and Internal Medicine training in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta. She moved to Baylor for Endocrinology fellowship training and then joined the faculty. She is the Medical Director of the Pituitary Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center where she is part of a multidisciplinary team – with Dr. Daniel Yoshor (Neurosurgery) and Dr. Mas Takashima (Otolaryngology)- who are committed to excellence in surgical and clinical outcomes for pituitary patients. She currently serves on the board of directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and is a member of the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Scientific committee. She also is involved in training future endocrinologists as the Endocrinology fellowship program director. Dr. Samson has a basic science lab and has also been involved as a site principal investigator for pharmaceutical clinical trials of therapies for pituitary disorders. She has been awarded the Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation as well as the Rising Star award at Baylor College of Medicine. Her major clinical interest is pituitary disorders including pituitary adenomas, hypopituitarism, Cushing’s disease and Acromegaly.