UCSF Pituitary Disorders: Controversies in Pituitary Medicine and Surgery

Sept 13 - 14, 2024
Course# MNS25002
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, Fisher Auditorium
San Francisco, CA

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September 13 - 14, 2024
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, Fisher Auditorium • San Francisco, CA
Course# MNS25002 - Department: Medicine

 

Registration Fees

$500 Physicians

$400 Advanced Practice Professionals/Nurses

$300 Residents/Fellows

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before Sept 6, 2024 will be refunded, less an administrative fee of $100. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]

 

Overview

This course provides endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, and other providers who care for patients with pituitary disorders with a review and update of the more controversial encountered problems in the realm of pituitary medicine and surgery. Our speakers are recognized experts in the field and several have participated in the development of specialty clinical practice guidelines. Others have written about medical decision-making and the art of medicine. Join us for this informative program where we will focus on controversies and state of the art reviews and exchange information for the ultimate benefit of our patients.

Objectives

Those attending and participating in this course will be able to improve skills and strategies to:

  • Evaluate and treat patients with residual and recurrent acromegaly;
  • Recognize the caveats in the management of patients with large sellar lesions and
  • design appropriate patient-specific plans for management and follow-up;
  • Apply medical decision-making in the management of patients with
  • prolactinomas and recognize when surgery may be most appropriate first line therapy;
  • Understand and recognize the controversies regarding endonasal microscopic surgery and endoscopic pituitary surgery and be positioned to educate patients regarding the best surgical approach for their condition;
  • Recognize the caveats in the management of Growth Hormone replacement therapy and understand where replacement therapy is most appropriate;
  • Recognize and understand the controversies in the management of patients with craniopharyngiomas;
  • Interpret basic pituitary imaging studies with an emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging of the sella;
  • Recognize and treat patients with Cushing syndrome and understand the caveats of surgical management of these patients;
  • Recognize postoperative complications and develop a strategy for evaluation and management of these when they do occur.

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco 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.

 

Course Outline

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Course Chairs

Lewis S. Blevins, Jr, MD
Professor of Medicine and of Neurological Surgery Medical Director, California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF

Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurological Surgery; Director, Center for Minimally-Invasive Skull Base Surgery

Sandeep Kunwar, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery; Surgical Director, California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF

 

 

Faculty

Coming Soon!

 

 

 

Travel & Lodging

UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, Fisher Auditorium
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco CA 94143-3008
415-476-2019    

No Group Room Block- but discount code for UCSF at:
Hyatt Place SF
701 3rd Street
San Francisco, California, United States, 94107
(415-767-2000)    
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-place-san-francisco-downtown/sfozs

UCSF discount code: 98258

UCSF Mission Bay

UNITED AIRLINES
UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
Download Online Booking Instructions (.pdf)
Code ZPSR573928

 


Exhibitors

Exhibit Fee: $2,500

Pay Fee Via Credit Card

Email Contact for Exhibits  [email protected]

Exhibit Description

 

Exhibit Hours

(subject to updating)

Friday    September 13, 2024
7:00- 8:00AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
9:30- 10:00AM Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
3:00- 3:20PM Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
Saturday    September 14, 2024
7:00- 8:00AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
9:30- 10:00AM Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
3:00- 3:20PM Coffee Break in Exhibit Area