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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.

Functional Outcomes After Surgery for Pituitary Tumors

Monday, 21 April 2014

During the webinar: "Functional Outcomes after Surgery for Pituitary Tumors," Dr. Aghi will discuss his published papers describing the functional outcomes from the first 1000 patients treated in the first five years after forming the CCPD at UCSF. His webinar will cover the following themes:

Management of a Patient with a Prolactinoma

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.

Advances and Limitations of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

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.

Pituitary Disorders and the Family

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).

Medical Therapy in Cushing's Disease: New Targets, New Hope!

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.

The Nutrition-Endocrine Connection: Out of Chaos, Into Balance

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.

Pituitary Hormone Replacement in Women

Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Causes, diagnosis and treatment of pituitary hormone deficits in women. Including: adrenal, thyroid, ovarian and growth hormone deficiency.

Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: Does it Make a Difference

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.

Endoscopic Endonasal Pituitary Surgery

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Endonasal Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: A patients' guide to indications, expectations, technique & recovery

Learning Objectives:

  • 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


Pituitary Centers 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.

What to expect before, during and after pituitary surgery

Monday, 04 March 2013

On March 4, 2013 Dr. Andrew Little presented "What to expect before, during and after pituitary surgery".

Cushing's Syndrome

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.

Living with Pituitary Disorders

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.

Childhood Hypopituitarism, Back to Basics

Friday, 02 November 2012

This webinar presented on November 2, 2012 by Dr. Mitchell Geffner discusses the basic areas of focus with childhood hypopituitarism.

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