This one-day program for families who care for a child with a pituitary tumor took place in March 2019.  The program offered interactive topics to improve the care and understanding of the pituitary tumor and its effects.  Topics covered a general overview of the pituitary gland, hypothalamic obesity, steroid management, growth hormone therapy, neurodevelopment, and hormone replacement specific to the males and females. Presentations can be found here: https://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/neuroendocrine-center/resources-for-professionals

Objectives of the Event:

  1. Identify each of the hormones produced by the pituitary
  2. Explain features of hypothalamic obesity and approaches to therapy
  3. Explain how a brain tumor can effect neurodevelopment
  4. Explain when and how to administer stress steroid
  5. Discuss how to replacement sex specific hormones