On Saturday, September 14, 2019 the Pituitary Network Association joined forces with The Ohio State University Pituitary Center for the Ohio Pituitary Patient Symposium 2019 hosted at the The James Comprehensive Cancer Center in Columbus, OH. Held in conjunction with the OSU Pituitary CME Symposium, the day was filled with a series of 11 pituitary and hormonal education sessions presented by experts in pituitary medicine with the most up-to-date information on pituitary disorders and treatment. Keynote speaker Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE from OHSU in Portland, OR spoke on Hypopituitarism and Daniel Prevedello, MD the OSU Pituitary Program Co-Director gave a riveting talk on the Surgical Approach: What to Expect with video of an actual surgery. Dr. Luma Ghalib, MD, endocrinologist and esteemed member of the OSU pituitary team spoke on the Psychosocial Implications of Pituitary Disease, a subject that is of interest to many patients. The Radiation Therapy session was especially interesting, detailing how the future of this therapy will be able to be more precisely administered. All of the presentations had the audience captivated, there are not enough words to convey how amazing each and every presentation was.
This month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Kerry Harling, an Ayurveda practioner and a member of the PNA in Integrative Medicine. Ms. Harling has a B.S. in Neuroscience, a Masters in Education, and has studied at The Kripalu School For Ayurveda and the world renowned Ayurveda Institute. She is the CEO of The Holistic Highway, where she helps her clients achieve optimal health through customized health services and programs. She also has a practice at The University Of Pittsburgh’s Center For Integrative Medicine, runs the Ayurveda Sanctuary nationally, is a registered practitioner with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), member of Yoga Alliance, and the owner of the TEDx Talk, "Context Is Everything." You can learn more on her website: https://theholistichighway.com/kerry-harling-story/ She was kind enough to answer some questions from the PNA. Here are her answers:
This month the PNA Medical Corner features an article co-written by longtime PNA member Dr. Philippe Chanson of the Hospital Bicetre and University Paris XI. It found that patients with ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome were most likely to die, and infectious disease was most often the culprit when patients died soon after diagnosis. Patients who are older and male had a higher mortality.
Photo courtesy of MSKCC From left: Clinical nurse Jenna Longo, neuroendocrinologist Eliza Geer, neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar, and head and neck surgeon Marc Cohen at MSK's Multidisciplinary Pituitary and Skull Base Tumor Center.
Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.
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