Understanding Pituitary Disease

Oct 4, 2016

depiction of a brainAn information evening for patients with pituitary issues and their family members will be held Oct. 4, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at St. Joseph's Hospital, Shuttleworth Auditorium, Zone D, Level 0,  268 Grosvenor St. in London. (Closest entrance is Cheapside Entrance 4, get turn by turn directions).

 Come learn from the experts and have your questions answered:

  • Hormones and their effects
  • Evaluation – MRI and vision testing
  • Surgery - See a video of pituitary surgery

Ask the experts: You can ask questions before via email, or during the evening.

There is no fee but registration is requested. To register and to email questions, please contact: Nancy.Torres@sjhc.london.on.ca

Full program

Welcome and opening

  • 7:00 pm:  Karen Perkin, Vice President, Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive, St. Joseph's Health Care London

Assessment of patients with pituitary issues 

  • 7:05 pm:  Hormones and their effects,  Dr. Stan Van Uum, endocrinologist
  • 7:15 pm:  Evaluation vision testing,  Dr. Alex Fraser, neuro-ophthalmologist and Dr. Lulu Bursztyn, neuro-ophthalmologist
  • 7:25 pm:  Imaging evaluation,  Dr. Donald Lee, neuro-radiologist
  • 7:30:  Surgery – including video,  Dr. Neil Duggal, neurosurgeon, Dr. Brian Rotenberg, ENT surgeon, and Dr. Leigh Sowerby, ENT surgeon

The patient experience 

  • 7:40 pm - My story (patient)
  • 7:50 pm - My story (patient)

Questions and Answers

  • 8:00: Q&A with all physicians

Closing - 9:00 pm

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