Patient Agenda

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

Patient break-out 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 Participants

8:15 am

CME begins - Join the Mainstage

8:20 am

Welcome

Julia Kharlip, MD | Activity Director

Daniel Yoshor, MD | Activity Director | Chairman, Neurosurgery

10:45 am Patient/Public Concurrent Sessions Begin

10:45 am

Chronic Illness Resources

Flexible schedules, FMLA, Health Care Savings accounts, childcare, community building, coping and therapy resources.
Abigail E. Schmid, MSW, LSW

11:00 am

Navigating the Insurance Maze - Insights from a Pituitary Nurse

Navigating Insurance coverage, prior authorization progress for medications for rare diseases, communicating with your health care team.

Megan K. Drechsel, RN, BSN - Endocrine Nurse Specialist

11:15 pm

Cushing’s Support Group

Marie Conley -Founder, The Conley Cushing’s Disease Fund

11:45 am

For Patients Only - Lunch with the Experts

Moderated by: Megan K. Drechsel, RN, BSN & Caitlin L. Reynolds, CRNP, MSN

12:25 pm

View Clinician Program or Take a Break

3:05 pm

Tips for success in managing acute illness and ER visits for patients with Adrenal Insufficiency

Caitlin L. Reynolds, CRNP, MSN - Endocrine Advanced Nurse Practitioner

3:20 pm

Town Hall – Get Answers to Your Questions

Moderator: Samir Panvelker, MD
Panel:
Physician Conference Presenters
Marie Conley - Founder, The Conley Cushing’s Disease Fund
Megan Dreschel, RN - Endocrine Nurse Specialist
Caitlin L. Reynolds, CRNP, MSN – Endocrine Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Abigail E. Schmid, MSW, LSW – Endocrine Social Work Specialist

3:50 pm

Special Address - Advocacy

Marie Conley - Founder, The Conley Cushing’s Disease Fund

4:00 pm

Conference Adjourns

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