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Join us for a free webinar!
Monday, June 16, 2014
10:00 AM Pacific Time

Hormonal Follow Up After Surgery and Effects of Long-Term Medication
Presented by Dr. Lewis Blevins, UCSF

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Join us for a #free #webinar April 21, 2014 10:00 AM PDT
Functional Outcomes After Surgery for #Pituitary #Tumors
Register today seating is limited!

http://pituitary.org/events/webinar-functional-outcomes-after-surgery
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We have another one coming up next week. It is Tuesday, May 13th, I will post more information soon, stay tuned!
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We are having a sale on our Pituitary Patient Resource Guide. For a limited time this electronic book is available for $29.99 a $10 discount off of list price. 

Our PPRG is offered in multiple versions for use on eReaders such as Kindle, Nook, iBooks and Sony. Also available in PDF format. 

Visit our Book Store at http://www.pituitarybooks.com/
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Don't miss your chance to join us for our free webinar. 

Management of a Patient with a Prolactinoma
January 30, 2014
2:00-3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Presented by Dr. Laurence Katznelson
Medical Director, Pituitary Center
Stanford University School of Medicine


http://pituitary.org/events/webinar-management-of-a-patient-with-a-prolactinoma
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Join the PNA for a free webinar

Management of a Patient with a Prolactinoma
January 30, 2014 2:00 - 3:00 PM PST

Presented by Dr. Laurence Katznelson
Professor of Neurosurgery and Medicine
Medical Director, Pituitary Center
Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program
Stanford University School of Medicine

Webinar Information

This webinar will describe the clinical managment of a patient with hyperprolactinemia, including the approach to diagnosis, important endocrine testing, and management options.

Presenter Bio

Laurence Katznelson, MD received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He then performed a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. After serving as faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Katznelson relocated to the Stanford University School of Medicine where he is a Professor of Medicine and Neurosurgery. Dr. Katznelson is currently the Medical Director of the Pituitary Center at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California. At Stanford University, he is the Program Director for the Endocrine fellowship training program. He is the interim Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. In the Endocrine Society, Dr. Katznelson was the previous Chair of the Special Programs Committee and member of the Scientific and Educational Programs Core Committee. He has served as an ad hoc member of NIH study sections. He has chaired the task force for writing the updated 2011 guidelines on the approach to acromegaly for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and he is the current chair for the task force for the development of clinical guidelines for acromegaly for The Endocrine Society. Dr. Katznelson is the Chair of the Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Scientific Committee for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Katznelson has a long standing clinical and research interest in the pathophysiology and treatment of pituitary disease.


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We recently offered a webinar about "Pituitary Disorders and the Family" with the focus on the mental health side of pituitary disorders and the overall effect on the family system. I was surprised to hear from someone who told me that their child's mental issues were separate from the pituitary issues and that they could not be related. At the PNA we know that is not the case and that the mind and body all work together. We recently commissioned a book that describes the relationship between our hormones and our mental struggles. "The Hormone Factor In Mental Health: Bridging the Mind-Body Gap" offers an enlightening look into how our delicately balanced endocrine system can effect our emotions.

http://www.pituitary.org/news/latest-news-and-articles/the-hormone-factor-bridging-the-mind-body-gap
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The Pituitary Network Association is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to helping pituitary patients, their families and their physicians. One if five people are affected by a pituitary or hormonal disorder. The PNA provides information and resources to help patients get the best treatment available. As a nonprofit we rely on donations and membership dues. Help us help you, donate today!
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Check out our latest newsletter for the latest in pituitary research, an excellent patient story, a letter to families of pituitary patients and much more.

http://pituitary.org/archive/view/listid-1-highlights-enewsletter/mailid-75-pna-highlights-what-s-life-got-to-do-with-it

While you are there sign up for upcoming newsletters and announcements.
The Pituitary Network Association is an international non-profit organization for patients with pituitary tumors and disorders, their families, loved ones, and the physicians and health care providers who treat them.
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Hormones Are Not Just For PMS, Hot-Flashes and Mood Swings Any More!

Featured article in this month's Highlights Newsletter

Sign up for the Pituitary Network Association's newsletter for access to this and other pituitary related articles.  Every month our newsletter includes our events calendar, the latest pituitary research articles and patient stories.

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The Pituitary Network Association publishes a monthly newsletter with the latest information about pituitary disorders, treatment and research. 

Follow the link to read February's issue. Subscribe to receive future issues delivered to your email address.

The PNA is a patient advocacy organization that provides support, promotes awareness and research and produces educational information for patients, their families and physicians. You can help support our efforts by becoming a member of the PNA.

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Register today for our free webinar tomorrow, December 4th at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

Advances and Limitations of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
Presented by Dr. Paul Gardner 

Webinar Information

Endosopic endonasal pituitary surgery is rapidly becoming the standard. This presentation features data and statistics from one of the largest and first centers to develop this technique in the US and will provide information on the advantages and limitations of endoscopy.

Presenter Bio

Paul A. Gardner, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Gardner joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2008 after completing his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University, majoring in biochemistry, and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Gardner completed a two-year fellowship in endoscopic endonasal pituitary and endoscopic and open skull base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His research has focused on evaluating patient outcomes following these surgeries and more recently on molecular phenotyping of rare tumors. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of endoscopic endonasal surgery, a minimally invasive surgical approach to the skull base. His other surgical interests include pituitary tumors, open cranial base surgery, vascular surgery, minimally invasive surgery and neuro-oncology.

Dr. Gardner is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American Skull Base Society. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, which can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database, and lectures frequently at local, national, and international scientific meetings.

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Don't miss today's free webinar. Pituitary Disorders and the Family. 
Presented by Jamie Banker, PhD
November 15, 2013 12:00 Noon PST

Chronic illness systemically affects individuals and families, in that the illness impacts the whole system, rather than just the individual with the diagnosis. Health problems can create or exacerbate conflict within a family or support system (Ruddy, Borresen, & Gunn, 2008). This is also the case within families with a family member with an endocrine disorder. Historically, research on medical illness focused mainly on the identified medical patient, but recent literature shows an ever-growing interest in understanding the physical and mental toll those managing and caring for close relatives with a serious illness or disability (Feigin, Barnetz, & Davidson-Arad, 2008). Family systems theories have influenced this turn, as it becomes clear that focusing on a problem with one family member acknowledges only one part of the affected system. In this presentation Dr. Banker will talk about what is meant by the "family system," what is meant by "collaborative' and "integrated" care, Dr. Banker will identify ways pituitary disorders impact the family system, She will discuss ways family members can positively impact healing and learn what can be the role of a "family therapist" in helping families affected by a pituitary tumor or other endocrine disorder. Dr. Banker will also talk about her most recent research connecting the early childhood trauma and pituitary disorders.

http://www.pituitary.org/events/webinar-pituitary-disorders-and-the-family
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