CSRF Reaches Out in Seattle

Ellen Whitton at the Endocrine Society Clinical Education Update in Seattle Photo by Lawrence Whitton

Ellen Whitton at the Endocrine Society Clinical Education Update in Seattle
Photo by Lawrence Whitton

Over 700 endocrinologists and other medical professionals from all over the world spent an unusually sunny long weekend in Seattle this September, attending the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Endocrinology Update. This meeting focused on medical professionals who practice endocrinology in a clinical setting, working directly with patients.  Several CSRF Medical Advisory Board members presented.  Dr. Laurence Katznelson gave a talk entitled “Cushing’s: The Tough Questions”, Dr. Roberto Salvatori, in a “Meet the Professor” section, spoke about “Management of the Hospitalized Patient after Pituitary Surgery”, and Dr. James Findling, along with Dr. Richard Auchus, held a “Subclinical Cushing’s Debate.” It is gratifying to see so many practicing endocrinologists keeping up to date on recent developments in the treatment of Cushing’s. CSRF had an exhibit on the final two days of the meeting, when the exhibit hall was available, and let the attendees know that CSRF is there to provide support and reliable information to their Cushing’s patients.

CSRF also had a display table at a Pituitary Information Day at Swedish Medical Center, attended by about 75 patients and their loved ones, to learn about a wide range of pituitary disorders, their diagnosis, and treatment.  Meanwhile, medical providers were at a separate meeting upstairs, receiving training about pituitary disease which they can use to identify and treat pituitary disorders.

Next month, CSRF will have a diabetes-focused booth at the American Diabetes Association’s Wellness Expo, where we will raise awareness about Cushing’s as a less common cause of diabetes.

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