UCSF CME Pituitary Disorders: Advances in Diagnosis and Management

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Department: Neurosurgery
Course Number: MNS22002
Activity Start Date: August 14, 2021
Activity End Date: August 15, 2021
Location: Interactive Webinar - Live Stream

Physicians $250

Allied Health Professionals $250

Residents/Fellows $250



This course provides endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, and other providers who care for patients with pituitary disorders with a review and update of the more commonly encountered problems in the realm of pituitary medicine.  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 case-based state of the art reviews and exchange information for the ultimate benefit of our patients.   

On Saturday morning, Dr. Jason Sheehan of the University of Virginia will speak regarding the benefits and risks and caveats radio therapy for patients with residual and recurrent pituitary adenomas.  Thereafter, Dr. Edward Laws of Harvard will speak on his vast experience with patients who have Cushing’s disease.  Dr. Christopher Hess of UCSF will present an excellent introduction and overview regarding interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging of pituitary disorders.  Dr. Sandeep Kunwar of UCSF will speak to the long-term follow up and management of patients with residual and recurrent pituitary adenomas. Dr. Philip Theodosopoulos of UCSF will conclude the formal program on the first half-day session with a presentation on parasellar meningiomas emphasizing their recognition, diagnosis, and management.  Thereafter, a few faculty will remain available for an hour to discuss your cases with you and to answer any relevant questions.

On Sunday morning, Dr. Alex Faje of Harvard will lead us through an interesting case of a patient with pituitary carcinoma and review the literature on this particular topic.  Thereafter, Dr. John Carmichael of the University of Southern California will present his thoughts about the medical management of patients with aggressive prolactinomas.  Dr. Jennifer Perkins of UCSF will speak regarding multiple endocrine neoplasia and other genetic disorders associated with pituitary adenomas.  Dr. Manish Aghi of UCSF Will describe nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas explain how this is a heterogeneous group of disorders that require individual attention and approaches to therapy. Dr. Lewis Blevins of UCSF will conclude the formal aspects of the second day of the program by discussing a rational approach to the medical and surgical management of patients with residual and recurrent acromegly.  Faculty will be available for approximately one hour at the conclusion of the program to interact with attendees.

This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference.  Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees a week before the meeting.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand (available within a week after the conference) for any sessions that you miss, available for up to 30 days post-course.

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Those attending and participating in this course will be able to improve skills and strategies 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 12.00 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 CreditsTMissued 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.

ABIM MOC credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. The course evaluation must be completed for MOC credit.

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Course Outline:

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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
University of California, San Francisco

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

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John D. Carmichael, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Metabolism
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Alexander T. Faje, MD
Clinician, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Edward R. Laws, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Brigham and Women’s Pituitary/
Neuroendocrine Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Jason P. Sheehan, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD
Alexander R. Margulis Distinguished Professor
and Chair, Department of Radiology and
Biomedical Imaging

Jennifer Perkins, MD, MBA
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Philip V. Theodosopoulos, MD
Reza and Georgiana Khatib Professor and
Vice-Chair; Chief and Director, Skull Base Tumor
Program; Director, Cranial Clinical Programs,
Department of Neurological Surgery

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before August 13, 2021 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to RegEmail@ucsf.edu

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