Clinician Agenda

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*These presentations were part of the CME/CNE-accredited live virtual conference held on October 8, 2021. Credits awarded only to those who viewed the presentations online BEFORE 7:00 AM EDT on October 9, 2021*

Friday, October 8, 2021
7:45 am to 4:00 pm EDT (CME concludes 3:00 pm)

Patient breakout sessions begin at 10:45 am.  Patients, Family and Public may also select to join the medical CME talks throughout the day. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing after the conference.

7:45 am

Visit Exhibits/Experts and Network with Colleagues

8:15 am

CME begins - Join the Mainstage

8:20 am

Welcome

Julia Kharlip, MD | Activity Director

Daniel Yoshor, MD | Activity Director | Chairman, Neurosurgery

Session 1 Diagnosis - Presentations Followed by Chat box Q and A concurrent with the talks

8:30 am

An Approach to a New Patient with a Sellar Mass. Presentation of the clinical case to be viewed during the conference

M. Sean Grady, MD – Neurosurgery/Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

8:45 am

Radiologic Differential Diagnosis of a Sellar Mass – Radiologic

Laurie A. Loevner, MD – Radiology

9:00 am

Advances in Intraoperative Imaging

John Y.K. Lee MD, MSCE – Neurosurgery/Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

9:15 am

WHO Updates in Pituitary Tumor Classification and Advances in Tumor Markers

MacLean Nasrallah, MD, PhD - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

9:30 am

Ophthalmologic Presentations of a Sellar Mass

Grant T. Liu, MD - Neuro-Ophthalmology

9:45 am

Discussion: Diagnostically Challenging Pituitary Cases. Including using DDAVP in place of CRH for localization testing in Cushing’s disease, additive diagnostic value of immunohistochemical analysis of tumor samples

Moderator: Caitlin White, MD 
Panel:
Julia Kharlip, MD
John Y. K. Lee, MD
Grant T. Liu, MD
Laurie A. Loevner, MD
MacLean Nasrallah, MD, PhD
Peter J. Snyder, MD

10:15 am

Break

Session 2 Treatment - Presentations Followed by Chat box Q and A concurrent with the talks

10:30 am

Surgical Advances in Transsphenoidal Approach to Pituitary Surgery

Daniel Yoshor, MD – Neurosurgery

10:45 am

Peri-operative care. Early success of fluid restriction

Caitlin A. White, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

11:00 am

Live Q and A above panel

11:15 am

Operative Cases: Surgical Video Experience with Live Narration

Nithin D. Adappa, MD – Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Daniel Yoshor, MD – Neurosurgery
M. Sean Grady, MD – Neurosurgery
John Y.K. Lee MD, MSCE – Neurosurgery/Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

11:45 pm

Lunch with the Experts

For Clinicians Only -

Endocrinology
Moderated by: Samir Panvelker, MD

Neurosurgical
Moderated by: Daniel Yoshor, MD

Neuro-ophthalmology
Moderated by: Grant T. Liu, MD

12:25 pm

Advances in Approach to Craniopharyngioma

Medical and surgical approaches to lower the risk of hypothalamic sequelae, and approaches to hypothalamic obesity in adults and children.
Julia Kharlip, MD | Endocrinology

12:35 pm

Neurosurgical Video Segment

MODERATOR:  John Y.K. Lee MD, MSCE - Neurosurgery | Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

M. Sean Grady, MD - Neurosurgery
John Y.K. Lee MD, MSCE - Neurosurgery | Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
James Nathan Palmer, MD - Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Daniel Yoshor, MD - Neurosurgery

1:00 pm

Hypothalamic Obesity in Craniopharyngioma: Adult Perspective

Anastassia Amaro, MD

1:10 pm

Hypothalamic Obesity in Craniopharyngioma: Pediatric Perspective

Shana McCormack, MD

1:20 pm

Panel / Question and Answer Session

Moderator: Julia Kharlip, MD | Endocrinology
Panel:
Anastassia Amaro MD | Adult Endocrinology and Obesity
M. Sean Grady, MD | Neurosurgery
John Y.K. Lee MD, MSCE | Neurosurgery/Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Shana McCormack | Pediatric Endocrinology and Obesity
James Nathan Palmer, MD | Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Daniel Yoshor, MD | Neurosurgery

1:30 pm

Radiation Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas - Focus on Cushing's

Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD - Radiation Oncology

1:45 pm

Keynote - Update on New Medical Treatment of Cortisol Excess

Peter J. Snyder, MD | Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

2:10 pm

Endogenous and Exogenous Cushing’s Syndrome: Treatment Approaches Beyond Cortisol

Julia N. Kharlip, MD | Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

2:25 pm

Case Discussions – Challenges in Pituitary Disease Management

Including new therapies for acromegaly, use of immunohistochemical data and pathologic tumor features to guide medical therapy selection in acromegaly.

Moderator: Peter J. Snyder, MD

Panel:
M. Sean Grady, MD - Neurosurgery
Julia N. Kharlip, MD | Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Goldie A. Kurtz, MD | Radiation Oncology
John Y.K. Lee MD, MSCE | Neurosurgery/Otorhinoloaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Caitlin A. White, MD | Endocrinology
Daniel Yoshor, MD | Neurosurgery

3:00 pm

CME Concludes

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*These presentations were part of the CME/CNE-accredited live virtual conference held on October 8, 2021. Credits awarded only to those who viewed the presentations online BEFORE 7:00 AM EDT on October 9, 2021*