“Pituitary Repatriation” we thought was a suitable title for our pituitary awareness seminar which was held at Repatriation General Hospital.
The day was well attended with a full house of around 45. Many questions were asked and answered and the luncheon on conclusion allowed patients to meet. As you can see we all had a lovely time!
Thank you must go to the presenters (L to R below)
- Venecia Willenberg, Endocrine nurse, spoke very candidly about dynamic testing and working with patients
- Dr. Peak Mann Mah, Endocrinologist from Lyell McEwin Hospital gave insight into conditions considered medical emergencies
- Dr. Morton Burt, Endocrinologist, who discussed overproduction of pituitary hormones
- Prof. Ian Chapman, Endocrinologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, spoke of hormone treatments
Unfortunately we were unable to secure a paediatric presentation in 2010, so it was a wonderful surprise to meet Julie Reynolds, Paediatric Nurse from Adelaide Royal Children’s Hospital there. Thank you as well must go to Pam Taylor who helped us organize the day and Brenda Mangelsdorf (both pictured below) who assisted us with the set up the day before.
|Pam Taylor, Southern Adelaide Diabetes & Endocrine Services Unit Manager and Brenda Mangelsdorf,
Research Assistant for Dr. Morton Burt
| Loretta Schar, SA APF Coordinator, Nurse JulieReynolds from Women’s & Children’s Hospital
and APFmember, Craig Nolan who was born
without a pituitary gland