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Summary of 2014 National Cushing’s Patient Education Day

From left to right: Dr. Oyesiku, Dr. Vance, Dr. Ioachunescu, Dr. DeFife, Louise Pace

From left to right: Dr. Oyesiku, Dr. Vance,
Dr. Ioachunescu, Dr. DeFife, Louise Pace

On March 1, 2014, the CSRF hosted National Cushing’s Patient Education Day in Atlanta, GA. We would like to thank the medical professionals who presented valuable information at this meeting. Our speakers were Dr. Adriana Ioachimescu (endocrinologist at Emory University, Atlanta, GA), Dr. Nelson Oyesiku (pituitary neurosurgeon at Emory University), Dr. Mary Lee Vance (endocrinologist at Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA), Dr. Ed Oldfield (pituitary neurosurgeon at Univ. of Virginia) and Dr. Jared DeFife (clinical psychologist at Emory University). Without their help, this day would not have been possible. The CSRF would also like to thank the patients who attended and Novartis Oncology who provided an unrestricted educational grant to support this activity.

The presentations were recorded and are available through our website. You can find links to the videos and brief summaries of the presentations below. 

Introduction to Cushing’s and Diagnostic Testing

Dr. Adriana Ioachimescu began the day by presenting an “Introduction to Cushing’s and Diagnostic Testing”. Watch the video and read more >

Pituitary Surgery for Cushing’s

The second presentation was given by Dr. Nelson Oyesiku on “Pituitary Surgery for Cushing’s”. Watch the video and read more >

What to Expect During Recovery, Tapering and Follow-up

Dr. Mary Lee Vance then discussed “What to Expect During Recovery, Tapering and Follow-up”. Watch the video and read more >

Options for Treatment after Unsuccessful Pituitary Surgery and Recurrences

The next talk, “Options for Treatment after Unsuccessful Pituitary Surgery and Recurrences” was presented by Dr. Ed Oldfield. Watch the video and read more >

Medical Therapy for Cushing’s

Dr. Ioachimescu then discussed “Medical Therapy for Cushing’s” emphasizing that medical treatment for Cushing’s has entered a new era due to approval by the FDA of new medicines.  Watch the video and read more >

Cushing’s and Quality of Life

Dr. Vance then discussed “Cushing’s and Quality of Life.” Watch the video and read more >

From Coping to Thriving: Connecting to a Life Worth Living with Chronic Illness

The last talk of the day was presented by Dr. Jared DeFife on “From Coping to Thriving: Connecting to a Life Worth Living with Chronic Illness.” Watch the video and read more >

Panel Discussions

The Patient Education Day also included over 2 hours of Q&A with our panel of doctors and CSRF directors. Click here to read a transcription of selected questions and answers from those panel discussions.

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