Meetings & Events

Adrenal and Pituitary SIG

April 05, 2021

Connect with fellow experts – from bench to bedside – on the latest in adrenal and pituitary science and care.

 

 

Upcoming Events 

Hormone Measurements: An Update for the Clinical Endocrinologist 

Date: July 19th
Time:
11:00 AM–12:30 PM EDT. 

Speakers: 
  • Hershel Raff, PhD, FAAAS, FAPS, Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin & Advocate Aurora Research Institute 
  • Rashmi Mullur, MD, Associate Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Rachel Webster, BSc (Hons) PhD FRCPath, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Trust Lead Scientist for Life Sciences, University of Birmingham 
Moderators: 
  • Niki Karavitaki, PhD, FRCP, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham 
  • Sona Sharma, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University, 
Join the Adrenal Pituitary Special Interest Group for an update on hormone measurements.  This webinar aims to cover topics on hormone measurements and their diagnostic cut-offs which are of practical value for the clinical endocrinologist. It also aims to enhance the understanding of endocrinologists on the impact of various herbs and supplements on the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis.
 
Speaker Topics:
  • “Updates on ACTH and cortisol measurement in clinical practice.” Speaker: Dr Hershel Raff. 
  • “Impact of herbs and supplements on the HPA axis.” Speaker: Dr Rashmi Mullur. 
  • “IGF-I, GH and PRL assays: what the endocrinologist needs to know.” Speaker: Dr Rachel Webster. 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Have clear understanding of the cut-offs of blood and salivary cortisol used in the diagnosis and follow-up of states of cortisol deficiency or excess. 
  2. Have insight on the assays used for ACTH, IGF-I, GH and prolactin measurements and their potential problems.
  3. Understand the impact of herbs and supplements on the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal system.

Past Events

Challenges in the Diagnosis of Cushing’s Syndrome Webinar 

Speakers: John Newell Price, PhD, FRCP; and Roberto Salvatori, MD
Moderators: Niki Karavitaki, PhD, FRCP; and Ismat Shafiq, MD 

The Adrenal and Pituitary Special Interest Group held a webinar on the diagnostic challenges associated with Cushing’s Syndrome.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key clinical manifestations of Cushing’s syndrome prompting diagnostic tests.
  • Understand the diagnostic value and pitfalls of the tests used in confirming Cushing’s syndrome.
  • Gain knowledge on the biochemical approaches used to identify the etiology of Cushing’s syndrome.

Members can watch the webinar replay on Community Connect! Login using your endocrine.org credentials to watch the recording.

Networking Event - Adapting in a Pandemic:  Challenges and Lessons Learned Networking Event at ENDO 2021 

Co-Chairs: Lauren Fishbein, MD, PhD, Niki Karavitaki, MSc, PhD, FRCP 

The Adrenal/Pituitary Special Interest Group arranged small group discussions during ENDO 2021 on the challenging and illuminating experiences we have all shared since the outbreak of COVID-19. This event featured networking breakout sessions based on clinical and basic science interests. Attendees with adrenal and pituitary expertise had the opportunity to discuss the new normal during the pandemic. Clinical discussions covered topics such as adapting to telehealth, tele-education, and virtual labs. The research discussion highlighted issues including adapting to research life when facing new challenges including closed labs, limited opening of labs and clinical trials, writing papers/grants remotely, and teaching in the virtual world. In addition to considerations of the new difficulties presented, we also shared lessons learned and positive byproducts of working virtually.

Pituitary Microenvironment: The Science and the Clinical Implications

The Adrenal and Pituitary Special Interest Group held a webinar on the Pituitary Microenvironment: The Science and the Clinical Implications. The webinar featured Marta Korbonits, MD, PhD; Gerald Raverot, MD, PhD; Lauren Fishbein, MD, PhD; and Roberto Salvatori, MD.

Learning Objectives

Members can watch the webinar replay on Community Connect! Login using your endocrine.org credentials to watch the recording.

  • Impact of the microenvironment in pituitary tumor behavior.
  • Therapeutic perspectives targeting the pituitary tumor microenvironment.
  • Mice models for in vivo studies will be discussed.
 

Adrenal and Pituitary: Ask the Experts Webinar

This webinar featured experts in the field of Adrenal and Pituitary.  

Members can watch the webinar replay on Community Connect! Login using your endocrine.org credentials to watch the recording.

Moderators:

Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD
Program Director for Endocrinology
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Phoenix VAMC

Ismat Shafiq, MD
Associate Professor
University of Rochester

Speakers: Mark Molitch, MD
Professor Emeritus
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Valeria de Miguel, MD
Endocrinologist
Hospital Italiano

The Paper That Changed My Practice

This webinar promoted critical review of published literature on adrenal and pituitary conditions and highlight publications which, according to the presenters, have impacted their clinical practice. It also enhanced knowledge and generated productive discussion on the topics covered, including:

  • The cardiovascular risk and mortality in patients with adrenal incidentaloma which is non-secreting or is associated with subclinical Cushing's;
  • The significance of ARMC5 gene defects in primary aldosteronism in clinical practice;
  • The consequences of Cushing's disease on long-term mortality and adjusting the approach in the long-term follow-up of these patients; and
  • The management options of thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenomas.

Members can watch the webinar replay on Community Connect! Login using your endocrine.org credentials to watch the recording.

Moderator: Lauren Fishbein, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Speakers:

Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD
Program Director for Endocrinology
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Phoenix VAMC

Niki Karavitaki, MSc, PhD, FRCP
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Endocrinology
Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR)

Ismat Shafiq, MD
Associate Professor
University of Rochester

Sona Sharma, MD
Faculty/Clinical Instructor
Duke University

 

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