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March 7 Mar 7
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Sat

Stanford Acromegaly Patient Education Day


Assembly Hall, Stanford Hospital
500 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

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Assembly Hall, Stanford Hospital

500 Pasteur Drive
Stanford CA, 94305
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The Stanford Pituitary Center invites patients with acromegaly disease, their family and friends to Stanford's Acromegaly Patient Education Day! 

Topics and Breakout Sessions:

  • Overview of Acromegaly
  • Latest in Medical Treatment
  • Surgical Innovations for Invasive Tumors
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Quality of Life

Course Directors and Speakers:

Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD, FACS
Course Co-Director
Professor of Neurosurgery, and by Courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Co-Director, Stanford Skull Base Surgery Program

Laurence Katznelson, MD
Course Co-Director
Professor of Neurosurgery and of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Medical Director, Pituitary Center

Robert Dodd, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, of Radiology and, by Courtesy, of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


Zara Patel, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Rhinology) and, by Courtesy, of Neurosurgery

Erin Wipff, MSN, ANP-BC
Nurse Practioner, Department of Neurosurgery

Olivia Chu, NP
Nurse Practiotioner, Neurosurgery

Andrew R. Hoffman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology

Jill Sisco
President, Acromegaly Community

Dolores Pita
Patient Volunteer

Catherine Jonas, CMC, LMFT
President, CJ & Associates Care Consulting

Education Day Agenda

(Program subject to change)

Unable to attend in person? You can watch our speakers via zoom:
 Zoom Broadcast: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/568668187

8:00-9:00 AM Registration: Coffee and Continental Breakfast
  Morning Focus: Advances in Medical Therapy & Innovations in Surgical Technique
9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD & Laurence Latznelson, MD
9:00-9:30 AM Introduction - Acromegaly: What is it and How is it Diagnosed?
Andrew Hoffman, MD
9:30-10:00 AM Medical Therapy of Acromegaly
Laurence Katznelson, MD
10:00-10:15 AM Q&A + Live Questions
10:15-10:45 AM Surgery and Radiotherapy Treatment in Acromegaly
Robert Dodd, MD, PhD
10:45-11:15 AM Resection of the Medial Wall of the Cavernous Sinus: Game-changing Technique for Patients with Acromegaly
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
11:15-11:45 AM The Impact of a Rhinologist on Surgical Outcomes and Quality of Life After Surgery
Zara Patel, MD
11:45AM-12:00PM Q&A + Live Questions
  Afternoon Focus: Patient Experience

Lunch & Lecture:

12:15-12:30 PM: Introduction & Personal Experience
Dolores Pita, Patient Volunteer

12:30-1:00PM: The Acromegaly Community
Jill Sisco, Acromegaly Community President

1:00-1:45 PM

Expert Panel: Diagnosis and Medical Therapy

  • Dolores Pita, Patient Volunteer
  • Jill Sisco, Acromegaly Community President
  • Olivia Chu, NP
  • Erin Wipff, NP
1:45-2:30 PM Invited Lecture:
How to Cope with Pituitary Disorders: A Psychotherapist's Perspective
Catherine Jonas, CMC, LMFT
2:30-3:00 PM Q&A + Live Questions
3:00-4:00 PM

Breakout Sessions - 30 minutes each

Hypopituitarism Management
Olivia Chu, NP
Andrew Hoffman, MD
Catherine Jonas, CMC, LMFT
Laurence Katzelson, MD
Dolores Pita
Jill Sisco

Family and Loved Ones
Olivia Chu, NP
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
Andrew Hoffman, MD
Catherine Jonas, CMC, LMFT
Laurence Katzelson, MD
Dolores Pita
Erin Wipff, NP

4:00 PM Final Remarks
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD & Laurence Katznelson, MD