UCSF CME Pituitary Disorders: Advances in Diagnosis and Management 2017


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Department: Neurosurgery
Course Number: MNS18002
Activity Start Date: October 21, 2017
Activity End Date: October 21, 2017
Location: Marriott Union Square
San Francisco CA
Fees: Early Bird Ends - Sep 15, 2017
Physicians $325
Nurses, Allied Health Professionals $225
Residents/Fellows $225

Regular Fee Beginw - Sep 16, 2017
Physicians $375
Nurses, Allied Health Professionals $275
Residents/Fellows $275

On Site Fee
Physicians $400
Nurses, Allied Health Professionals $300
Residents/Fellows $300


The California Center for Pituitary Disorders at the University of California, San Francisco, invites you to attend its annual course on Pituitary Disorders: Advances in Diagnosis and Management. The program endeavors to provide the latest updates and recent advances regarding pituitary tumors and related disorders. Endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, primary care providers, trainees in these fields, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals can benefit from this program in the diagnosis and management of pituitary tumors and disorders of pituitary function.

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An attendee completing this course will be able to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

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Course Outline:


7:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 Introduction (Pre-test) 
Dr. Manish K. Aghi

8:15 Working Up a Pituitary Patient Before Surgery
Dr. Sandeep Kunwar

8:45 Endocrine Outcomes After Pituitary Surgery 
Dr. Manish K. Aghi

9:15 Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism and Testosterone Replacement in Men
Dr. Lisa Nachtigall

9:45 The Pathology of Pituitary Tumors 
Dr. Arie Perry

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 Diabetes Insipidus: Diagnosis and Management
Dr. Lewis S. Blevins, Jr

11:00 Role for Surgery in Patients Presenting with Diabetes Insipidus
Dr. Sandeep Kunwar

11:30 Advances in the Treatment of Acromegaly
Dr. Lisa Nachtigall

12:00 pm Lunch (included in attendee tuition fee)

1:00 pm Pituitary Imaging: You Make the Call! (with audience participation)
Dr. David Wilson

1:45 Types of surgical approaches for Pituitary Patients
Panel Discussion

2:45 Update on Prolactinomas
Dr. Blake Tyrell

3:15 Coffee Break

3:30 Update on Cushing’s Disease 
Dr. Blake Tyrell

4:00 From Rathke’s Cleft Cysts to Craniopharyngiomas: Pathologic Spectrum and Management Strategies
Dr. Manish K. Aghi

4:30 Social Media Opportunities for Pituitary Patients and Providers
Jorge Faccinetti

4:45 Panel Discussion (Post-test) 
Drs. Kunwar/Aghi/Blevins

5:00 pm Adjourn

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Manish Aghi, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery

Sandeep Kunwar, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

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Lisa B. Nachtigall, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

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

Ivan El-Sayed, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
Director of the Otolaryngology Minimally Invasive Skill Base Surgery

José Gurrola II, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

J. Blake Tyrrell, MD
Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism

David Wilson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Travel & Lodging:

Marriott Union Square
480 Sutter Street
San Francisco CA 94108
Hotel Phone: 415-398-8900
Reservations: 866-912-0973
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sfous-san-francisco-marriott-union-square/

Cutoff Date: September 20, 2017 or once room block is filled

Rates: $259/night


Hertz is pleased to offer discounts for our course attendees. Please click on the link below to make a reservation:
Hertz UCSF CME Discount
You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing Convention Code: 03BW0136

United is pleased to offer special discounts for this program including three days prior to the course date and three days after.
You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZY6G767022 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:
Agreement Code: 767022
Z Code: ZY6G

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before October 17, 2017 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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