2018 Pituitary Update

Course details

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 6.50 nursing contact hours
  • 6.50 ABIM MOC Points
Price: $1.00
Title & description


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For information and questions, please contact Barbara Lopez: lopezb@pennmedcine.upenn.edu

Program Description: 


Overview and Target Audience:

This conference will present the newest approaches and techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary adenomas, including acromegaly and Cushing’s disease. Diagnosis and treatment will be covered from the interdisciplinary and interprofessional perspectives of endocrinology, radiology, neuro-ophthalmology, neurosurgery, and radiation oncology. Didactic presentations will include case discussions. The conference format will provide significant opportunity for interaction with expert faculty and other attendees. Participants will leave with up-to-date, practical information which will have immediate clinical application.

This activity has been designed for endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, general radiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents and fellows.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • •Evaluate a sellar mass to determine if it is a pituitary adenoma or other lesion
  • Discuss the value and limits of MRI in evaluating a sellar mass
  • Explain the potential and limits of endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma
  • Describe the different types of radiation, including linear accelerator (IMRT, Cyberknife), gamma radiation, (Gamma Knife) and proton beam
  • Treat, medically, patients who have acromegaly and Cushing’s disease. 
  • Apply multidisciplinary, interprofessional and interdisciplinary approach in the management of pituitary disease
  • Effectively treat the patient with hypopituitarism

Meeting Location:

The Law Auditorium is located in the Jordan Educational Center on the 5th Floor in the South Pavilion of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. 

For public transportation, directions, and parking information, go to PennMedicine.org/Perelman/visitor_info. Perelman Center is conveniently reached by several public transportation routes.

  • • Amtrak, 30th Street Station
  • • Septa Regional Rail (University City Station)
  • • LUCY - Loop Through University City
  • • NJ PATCO Trains

Parking is available at the 3600 Civic Center Boulevard Parking Garage. Parking fees are not covered by this conference.


Non-Penn Physicians ................................$100.00
Non-Penn residents, fellows, nurses, and other healthcare professionals ...........$75.00
Faculty, staff, residents, fellows and/or students of the University of Pennsylvania ..............$25.00

Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and course syllabus. Most of the conference materials will be available online. Please bring your electronic device to view presentations in real time. Parking fees are not covered.
For additional information please contact Barbara Lopez at

Call For Cases:
To submit a case for discussion during the “Challenging Cases” sessions at 9:50 am and 2:30 pm email Sheila.Horn@uphs.upenn.edu.

• Deadline for Submission:
March 30, 2018
• Short description of case (1,800 characters limit)

Notification of case acceptance and details will be sent on or before April 13, 2018.

Accreditation and Designation of Credit:

In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurses: The program will award 6.5 contact hours. 

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 6.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Cancellation Policy:

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will notify all pre-registrants but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines and travel agencies. In order to process refunds for conference withdrawals, we must receive cancellation in writing by March 23, 2018 (subject to a service charge equivalent to 10% of the registration fee, but no less than $15.00). No refunds will be issued thereafter.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 7:30am - 3:30pm
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Jordan Medical Education Center - Law Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This live activity started on April 27th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 6.50
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 6.50
  • nursing contact hours: 6.50
  • ABIM MOC Points: 6.50
Activity Documents
MOC Activity: 
Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
150 Anatomy/Chemistry Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
Contact us: penncme@pennmedicine.upenn.edu | 215-898-8005
© The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.