Pituitary and Thyroid Update 2016

September 30, 2016 | Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

This conference will update medical providers on the availability of surgical and non-surgical pituitary and thyroid services offered in the region, address questions that may arise in caring for specialty and primary care patients, and bring current clinical information in a relaxed environment to all attendees, with an overarching goal of increasing skill and knowledge in caring for this patient population.

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Providence Brain & Spine Institute

Target Audience

This conference is designed for primary care/internal medicine physicians, nurses and physician assistants; endocrinologists; neurosurgeons; ENTs; OB/GYNs; oncologists; naturopaths; and other care providers.



Register online using the link above. Conference materials, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration Fee

Free for Providence-employed caregivers; $100 for all others.


Each session is scheduled for 20-25 minutes, with time included for questions and answers.

 7:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

Welcome & Overview
 8 a.m.

Management of Thyroid Nodules

Barbara Hettinger, MD

 8:25 a.m.

Workup of the Pituitary Incidentaloma

Fawn Wolf, MD

 8:50 a.m.

Functional Pituitary Adenomas

Fawn Wolf, MD

 9:15 a.m.


 9:30 a.m.

The View through the Nose: ENT Considerations for Pituitary/Skull Base Surgery

Edsel Kim, MD

 9:50 a.m.

Endoscopic, Endonasal Surgery: Shedding new light on the Pituitary

Pankaj Gore, MD

10:15 a.m.

Urgent Surgical Pituitary Conditions

Pankaj Gore, MD

10:35 a.m.


10:50 a.m.

Decoding the Thyroid Radiology Report

Ben Jacobson, MD

11:10 a.m.

Surgical Management of Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease: Pearls for the PCP

Edsel Kim, MD

11:30 a.m.

Clinical Pearls for Treatment of Hyper and Hypothyroidism

Fawn Wolf, MD

11:55 p.m.

Closing remarks & lunch

12 p.m.



Providence Portland Medical Center is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Providence Portland Medical Center designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.