Multidisciplinary Management of Pituitary Tumors VIRTUAL Update

May 11, 2021 to May 16, 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 May 1 to May 16 via Zoom. 

You will also have access to participate in the two live Q&A/case discussion sessions with the faculty on Friday, May 7 and Friday, May 14, 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

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 9.00 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.
  • 9.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 9.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/29/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
05/11/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/16/2021 - 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 May 1 to May 16 via Zoom. 

You will also have access to participate in the two live Q&A/case discussion sessions with the faculty on Friday, May 7 and Friday, May 14, 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.

ON DEMAND LECTURES
Introduction and Overview (12 Minutes)
Paul Gardner, MD

Imaging of the Pituitary:  What Clinicians Need to Know (53 Minutes)
William Rothfus, MD, MBA

Diagnosis and Management of Acromegaly (24 Minutes)
Pouneh Fazeli, MD, MPH

Diagnosis and Management of Cushing’s Disease (40 Minutes)
Pouneh Fazeli, MD, MPH

Hyperprolactinemia: A Case-Based (44 Minutes)
Pouneh Fazeli, MD, MPH

Visual Evaluation of Pituitary Tumors (24 Minutes)
S. Tonya Stefko, MD

Perioperative Management of the Pituitary Surgery Patient (41 Minutes)
Hussain Mahmud, MD

Surgical Management of Non-Functioning Pituitary Adenomas and Parasellar Tumors (49 Minutes)
Paul Gardner, MD

Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for Functioning Pituitary Adenomas (44 Minutes)
Georgios Zenonos, MD

Radiosurgery: A Key Adjunct for Pituitary Tumors (28 Minutes)
L. Dade Lunsford, MD

Causes and the Management of Hypopituitarism (63 Minutes)
Hussain Mahmud, MD

 

** 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 April 26, 2021.

Virtual Conference

This virtual conference will provide registered attendees the opportunity to view 11 pre-recorded lectures at their convenience online from May 1 to May 16.  There will also be two live Q&A/Case Discussion Sessions with the faculty on Friday, May 7 and Friday, May 14, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST.  Once registered, registrants will receive the meeting links.

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

Faculty Disclosure

All individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on, or consumed by, patients. 

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

Pouneh Fazeli, MD

Consultant: Regeneron

Consultant: Strongbridge Biopharma
 

Paul A. Gardner, MD

Consultant: Peter Lazic US, Inc.

Consultant: SPIWay, LLC
 

Ajay Niranjan, MD

Grant/Research Support: International Radiosurgery Research Foundation

Consultant: International Radiosurgery Research Foundation
 

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation and credit designation statements:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 9.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 9.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

Other Healthcare Professionals: Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 9.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 9.00 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.
  • 9.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 9.00 Attendance

We gratefully acknowledge exhibit support from the following for this activity:

•    Recordati Rare Disease

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 April 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 April 15, 2021. Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund.