April 17 Apr 17
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Sat

Stanford Acromegaly Patient Education Day

This year's patient education day will be a remote event.

Zoom link: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/92430002040
Passcode: 4172021

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


Jayakar V. Nayak, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 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)

9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD & Laurence Latznelson, MD
9:10-9:25 AM Introduction - Acromegaly: What is it and How is it Diagnosed?
Andrew Hoffman, MD
9:25-9:40 AM Medical Therapy of Acromegaly
Laurence Katznelson, MD
9:40-9:55 AM Q&A + Live Questions
9:55-10:05 AM Break
10:05 - 10:20 AM Surgery and Radiotherapy Treatment in Acromegaly
Robert Dodd, MD, PhD
10:20-10:45 AM Resection of the Medial Wall of the Cavernous Sinus: Game-changing Technique for Patients with Acromegaly
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
10:45-11:00 AM The Impact of a Rhinologist on Surgical Outcomes and Quality of Life After Surgery
Jayakar Nayak, MD
11:00 -11:15 AM Q&A + Live Questions
11:15-11:30 AM Introduction & Personal Experience
Dolores Pita, Patient Volunteer
11:30-12:00 PM

The Acromegaly Community
Jill Sisco, Acromegaly Community President

12:00 - 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 - 1:00 PM Invited Lecture:
How to Cope with Pituitary Disorders: A Psychotherapist's Perspective
Catherine Jonas, CMC, LMFT
1:00 - 1:45 PM Q&A + Live Questions
Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD
Andrew Hoffman, MD
Catherine Jonas, CMC, LMFT
Lisa Nachtigall, MD
2:00 PM Final Remarks