The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Hospital hosted the first Multidisciplinary Pituitary Conference on August 23rd. The conference was targeting a variety of physicians, all of which take care of patients with pituitary diseases.
Dr. Nelson Oyesiku MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Endocrinology at Emery University, was the keynote speaker at the conference. His talk focused on the use of the 3D endoscope for surgery of pituitary tumors, which included a riveting display of cases displayed on a 3D television!
The conference was directed by Paul Camarata, MD & Roukoz Chamoun, MD, which was held at the Overland Park Marriot. It was well attended by various physicians from the Kansas City metro region.
The talks focused on various aspects of pituitary disease from surgical approaches, managing endocrinological considerations, visual findings to the history of pituitary disease to just name a few.
The speakers came from a wide variety of specialties including:
Neurosurgery: Nelson Oyesiku, MD, PhD, Paul Camarata, MD, Roukoz Chamoun, MD
Endocrinology: Leland Graves, III, MD, Candice Rose, MD
Pediatric endocrinology: Ghufran Babar, MD, MSc
Ophthalmology: Thomas Whittaker, MD, JD
Radiology: John Leever, MD
Radiation Oncology: Fen Wang, MD, PhD
Otolaryngology: David Beahm, MD
Molecular and Integrative physiology scientist: T. Raj Kumar, PhD