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Presented by

Eliza Geer, MD
Medical director, Multidisciplinary Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center
Associate Attending, Endocrine Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


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Contact us at webinar@pituitary.org with any questions or suggestions.


Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Webinar Description:

Learning Objectives:

Review Cushing’s disease treatment guidelines

Evaluate currently available medical therapies for Cushing’s disease

Discuss new therapies in clinical trials

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Geer is an endocrinologist who specializes in caring for people with pituitary and neuroendocrine diseases. She is the Medical Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Multidisciplinary Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center, located at Memorial Hospital in Manhattan. Their multidisciplinary pituitary team provides personalized surgical and medical treatment for people with pituitary and skull base tumors, including prolactinomas, growth-hormone secreting adenomas (acromegaly), and Cushing’s disease. Their overall goal is to improve and advance the care of people with these conditions.

Dr. Geer’s research interests focus on achieving a better understanding of how and why pituitary tumors develop, and characterizing long-term outcomes in patients with Cushing’s disease. She has conducted a number of studies investigating body composition, adipose tissue regulation, and appetite in patients with Cushing’s disease, and she is involved in clinical trials investigating new medical therapies for patients with Cushing’s and acromegaly.

Dr. Geer completed her internship and residency at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Medical Center. She was a fellow in endocrinology and metabolism at the Icahn School of Medicine/Mount Sinai Medical Center, after which she was a member of the faculty for ten years. She is currently an associate professor of medicine and an active member of the Endocrine Society, the Pituitary Society, the Pituitary Network Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
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Top Doctors Receiving Payments From Corcept, makers of Korlym

Totals listed account for all payments from August 2013 to December 2015.

DOCTOR


PAYMENTS






PEJMAN COHAN

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

BEVERLY HILLS, CA

$80,916





RICHARD AUCHUS

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

ANN ARBOR, MI

$43,500





AMIR HAMRAHIAN

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

CLEVELAND, OH

$36,287





ALAN COHEN

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

MEMPHIS, TN

$32,714





JAMES FINDLING

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI

$26,153





TY CARROLL

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI

$20,779





ANDREAS MORAITIS

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

MIAMI BEACH, FL

$19,605





TODD FRIEZE

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

BILOXI, MS

$18,333





KIMBERLEY BOURNE

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

ORLANDO, FL

$14,057





JAGDEESH ULLAL

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

NORFOLK, VA

$12,167







Top Teaching Hospitals Receiving Payments From Corcept, makers of Korlym

Totals listed account for all payments from August 2013 to December 2015.

HOSPITAL


PAYMENTS






HOSPITAL OF THE UNIV OF PENNA

PHILA, PA

$5,000





UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL

LOUISVILLE, KY

$5,000





UNIV OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE

COLUMBIA, MO

$3,183





NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH

DENVER, CO

$2,500





CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

LOS ANGELES, CA

$2,500





TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

PHILADELPHIA, PA

$2,000





MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL

NEW YORK, NY

$2,000





ADVOCATE LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL

PARK RIDGE, IL

$1,700





ALLEGHENY GENERAL HOSPITAL

PITTSBURGH, PA

$1,500





HENRY FORD HOSPITAL

DETROIT, MI

 

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Are Sleep Apnea and Snoring the causes of your Weight Gain and Fatigue?

Dr. Theodore Friedman hosts Jay Khorsandi, DDS from Snore Experts for a fascinating webinar on the relationship between Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Weight Gain and Daytime Fatigue.

Topics to be discussed include:
• Why does poor sleep lead to weight gain and fatigue?
• Why are home sleep monitors better than in lab monitors?
• What are the treatments for Sleep Apnea and Snoring?
• Will the treatments lead to weight loss and more energy?
• Dr. Friedman will also add some comments about the endocrine effects of poor sleep.
Sunday • June 24th • 6 PM PST

Click to start webinar at
https://axisconciergemeetings.webex.com/axisconcierg…/j.php…
OR
Join by phone: (855) 797-9485

Meeting Number (Access Code): 287 844 283 Your phone/computer will be muted on entry. There will be plenty of time for questions using the chat button.

Meeting Password: dreams
For more information, email Dr. Friedman at mail@goodhormonehealth.com
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Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018

10th Annual Johns Hopkins Pituitary Patient Day
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:
Johns Hopkins Mt. Washington Conference Center
5801 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
map and directions

Attendance and parking are free, but seating is limited. Reserve your space now: Please R.S.V.P. by email (preferred) to PituitaryDay@jhmi.edu  or by calling 410-670-7259.

Agenda

9:00 - 9:25 a.m.: Registration

9:25 - 9:30 a.m.: Welcome and acknowledgments (Roberto Salvatori, M.D.)

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.: Symptoms of Pituitary Tumors: Acromegaly, Cushing, and Non-Functioning Masses (Roberto Salvatori, M.D.)

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Effects of Pituitary Tumors on Vision (Amanda Henderson, M.D.)

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.: A Patient's Story (to be announced) 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.: The Nose: the Door to Access the Pituitary Gland (Murray Ramanathan, M.D.)

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Surgery for Pituitary Tumors: Images from the Operating Room (Gary Gallia, M.D., Ph.D.)

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.: Radiation Therapy for Cushing, Acromegaly and Non-Functioning Tumors: When Needed, A Good Option (Kristin Redmond, M.D.)

12:30 - 1:25 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Round Table Discussions:

Acromegaly


Cushing Disease


Non-Functioning Adenomas


Craniopharyngiomas and Rathke's Cysts



 

 
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im new to this and really am scared so i thought i would reach out
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Presented By

Daniel Prevedello, MD

Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery Program
Co-Director, Comprehensive Skull Base Center at The James
Director, Pituitary Surgery Program
The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University


After registering you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar.

Contact us at webinar@pituitary.org with any questions or suggestions.

Date: May 8, 2018

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 6:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Webinar Information:

Learning Objectives:

Understand the importance of gland function preservation during pituitary surgery.


Understand the importance of preserving nose function related to the approach.


Understand the importance of team work in pituitary surgery



Presenter Bio

Dr. Prevedello is a professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and the director for the Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery Program. He is one of only a few neurosurgeons in the world who have performed more than 1,000 Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA) cases. EEA is a minimally invasive surgery technique that gives surgeons access to the base of the skull, intracranial cavity and top of the spine by operating through the nose and paranasal sinuses. Dr. Prevedello was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2016 and 2017.

Dr. Prevedello’s current research focus is on developing minimally invasive approaches to the brain and skull base that will result in the best surgical tumor resection possible with the least amount of disruption to normal tissue. Finding a patient treatment option that reduces the amount of long-term consequences for patients and their families is always his top priority.

Dr. Prevedello's medical journey began in Brazil, where he attended medical school and finished his residency in 2005. He completed fellowships in neuroendocrine and pituitary surgery at the University of Virginia, and another in skull base and cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
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The EPIC Foundation would like to recognize Mary Kelly O’Connor as a pioneer in the Cushing’s community as an advocate and life changer!Mary Kelly O’Connor is definitely someone you should know!
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In Memory: Kathryn McBride ‘Bridie’ Miller

Murdered May 1, 2007

'My name is Caroline and I dont post often but have met a few of you guys and read the board regularly, it has definitely been a godsend to cushies everywhere. The reason I am writing tonight is I have just received devastating information about a dear friend of mine, and a woman some of you may have met during testing. Her name is Kathryn Miller and she is a patient of Dr. Ludlam, that is how she and I met. She was diagnosed with cushings late last fall and had surgery in December and was doing pretty well afterwards...'

Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2015/05/01/in-memory-kathryn-mcbride-bridie-miller/
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Hello!

I was diagnosed with Cushing's disease almost two years ago--it was the slow-developing variety and had been impacting me for years without my knowledge.  Luckily, as soon as we suspected, all of my tests showed exactly what they were supposed to, and I got my diagnosis quickly.  My tumor was removed in June 2016, but my recovery has been painfully slow.  My cortisol and ACTH levels continue to be low, and my endocrinologist has not even started backing me off of my Prednisone.  I had to quite my job and move back in with my parents for support.  After the last test, she said that maybe it would never come back.  I am wondering if anyone else has experienced that--a complete surgical CURE, but then no RECOVERY.  I am a teacher and just tried to returned to the classroom this semester, but I feel so fatigued I worry I may have to permanently change careers.

Sarah
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