Multidisciplinary Management of Pituitary Tumors VIRTUAL Update

February 27, 2021 to March 14, 2021

Learn the most up-to-date evaluation and management strategies for non-functioning pituitary adenomas, hyperprolactinemia, Cushing’s Disease and acromegaly at your convenience.

This virtual conference will provide you with the ability to view pre-recorded lectures at your convenience from February 27 to March 14 via Zoom. 

You will also have access to participate in the two live Q&A/case discussion sessions with the faculty on Friday, March 5 and Friday, March 12, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST.  During these two live Tumor Board sessions, registrants will have the opportunity to connect, pose questions and discuss cases with the faculty.

Target Audience

This conference is designed for physicians, advanced practice practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals from:

•Endocrinology and Metabolism
•Family Practice
•General and Internal Medicine
•Medical Oncology
•Neurology
•Neurosurgery
•Obstetrics and Gynecology
•Ophthalmology 
•Radiation Oncology

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to understand the role of and advances in the medical and surgical management of pituitary lesions and other conditions that affect the pituitary.  This will include in depth discussions of:

•Surgery (Endoscopic Endonasal Approach)
•Medical Therapy
•Radiation Treatment (Radiosurgery)
•Perioperative/Postoperative Management 

Upon completion, participants should be able to diagnose and manage:

•Common pituitary tumors (prolactinomas and non-functioning tumors)
•Less common secretory tumors (acromegaly and Cushing’s) 
•Rare pituitary tumors and autoimmune conditions

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/29/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
02/27/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/14/2021 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

This virtual conference will provide you with the ability to view the below pre-recorded lectures at your convenience from February 27 to March 14 via Zoom. 

You will also have access to participate in the two live Q&A/case discussion sessions with the faculty on Friday, March 5 and Friday, March 12, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST.  During these two live Tumor Board sessions, registrants will have the opportunity to connect, pose questions and discuss cases with the faculty.


Introduction and Overview (15 Minutes)
Paul Gardner, MD

Imaging of the Pituitary:  What Clinicians Need to Know (30 Minutes)
William Rothfus, MD, MBA

Diagnosis and Management of Acromegaly (30 Minutes)
Pouneh Fazeli, MD, MPH

Diagnosis and Management of Cushing’s Disease (30 Minutes)
Pouneh Fazeli, MD, MPH

Hyperprolactinemia: A Case-Based (45 Minutes)
Pouneh Fazeli, MD, MPH

Visual Evaluation of Pituitary Tumors (30 Minutes)
S. Tonya Stefko, MD

Perioperative Management of the Pituitary Surgery Patient (45 Minutes)
Hussain Mahmud, MD

Surgical Management of Non-Functioning Pituitary Adenomas (45 Minutes)
and Parasellar  Tumors
Paul Gardner, MD

Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for Functioning Pituitary Adenomas (30 Minutes)
Georgios Zenonos, MD

Radiosurgery: A Key Adjunct for Pituitary Tumors (30 Minutes)
L. Dade Lunsford, MD

Causes and the Management of Hypopituitarism (45 Minutes)
Hussain Mahmud, MD

Virtual Conference

This virtual conference will provide registered attendees to view pre-recorded lectures at their convenience from February 27 to March 14 via Zoom.  There will also be two live Q&A/case discussion sessions with the faculty on Friday, March 5 and Friday, March 12, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST, also via Zoom.  Once registered, registrants will receive the Zoom meeting link.

Pouneh K. Fazeli, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, UPMC Neuroendocrinology Unit
fazelipk@upmc.edu

Paul A. Gardner, MD
Peter J. Jannetta Endowed Chair in Neurological Surgery
Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Neurosurgical Director, UPMC  Center for Cranial Base Surgery
gardpa@upmc.edu


L. Dade Lunsford, MD
Lars Leksell Professor of Neurological Surgery
Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, UPMC Center for Image Guided Neurosurgery
lunsfordld@upmc.edu


Hussain Mahmud, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, UPMC Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship
mahmudh@upmc.edu


William E. Rothfus, MD, MBA
Professor of Radiology and Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
rothfuswe@upmc.edu


S. Tonya Stefko, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, UPMC Oculoplastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Service
stefkost@upmc.edu


Georgios A. Zenonos
Assistant Professor of Neurological  Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of  Medicine
Associate  Director, UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery
Zenonosg2@upmc.edu

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. 

 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration Fees

$50.00                         Practicing Physicians                                                                                      

Complimentary           Fellows, Residents, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Other Health Care Professionals

Request for Case Submissions

We invite registrants to submit a case for discussion with the faculty.  Please send a brief summary of your case and include key lab results, being sure to remove all identifiable PHI, to our conference manager, Mary Jo Tutchko, via email tutchkomj@upmc.edu no later than February 26.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee will be refunded in its entirety if email notification is received by our conference manager (Mary Jo Tutchko, tutchkomj@upmc.edu) on/before February 15, 2021. Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund.