Emory - Patient Symposium and Awards Dinner

Oyesiku1GG6You Are Invited!!

Free Pituitary Education Day &

Gentle Giant Award Reception

September 27, 2014
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Emory University
Rollins School of Public Health
Claudia Nance Rollins Building
550 Houston Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Please join Emory University School of Medicine and the Pituitary Network Association for a series of informative patient education seminars followed by the Gentle Giant Award presentation honoring:

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS
Al Lerner Chair and Professor, Neurosurgery and Medicine (Endocrinology).

We are proud to honor Dr. Oyesiku's extraordinary contributions to pituitary medicine and celebrate his milestone of 1776 successful pituitary surgeries!

Don't miss this unique opportunity to attend this special event free of charge. Please register by Friday, September 19, 2014!

For more information contact Carol Knudsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (805) 499-9973.


1:30 p.m. Registration/Check-In

2-5p.m. Education Seminars

"Pituitary Centers of Excellence"
Edward R. Laws, MD, FACS
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital

"Epidemiology of Pituitary Tumors"
Leland Graves III, MD
Professor and Director, Division of Metabolism,
Endocrinology and Genetics
University of Kansas Medical Center

"The Legacy of Research at the Emory Pituitary Center"
Adriana Ioachimescu, MD, PhD, FACE
Co-Director, Emory Neuroendocrine Pituitary Center
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Neurosurgery
Emory University School of Medicine

"The Pituitary Network Association: Patients First: By Patients, For Patients"
Robert Knutzen, MBA
CEO/Chairman, Pituitary Network Association

"Pituitary Centers of Excellence: A Case Testimony from the Patient Perspective"
Thomas P. Gordon, Professor Emeritus, Emory University

"Cushing's Disease – An Orphan No More"
Ellen Whitton, Director, Cushing's Support and Research Foundation

"Navigating Cognitive and Emotional Challenges in Pituitary Disorders"
Lauren Clepper DeFife, Med, CF-SLP
Department of Rehabilitation Therapy, Atlanta Medical Center


5 p.m. 1776 Reception and Gentle Giant Award Presentation
Featuring Fredricka Whitfield
CNN Newsroom Anchor

A very special thank you to our generous sponsors