Giving Day - 23 May 2024

Help us reach our goal of raising $30,000 for our 30th Anniversary to support early diagnosis.

It's all in the vision!

We’re here to improve the quality of life for patients living with pituitary conditions, and their families.

Did you know the pituitary gland is often called the “master gland”?

This is because it makes hormones that control other glands and many systems of the body!

Save the Date!

Join us to celebrate 30 years of supporting patients and families, living with pituitary conditions, at the Australian Pituitary Foundation’s Inaugural Masquerade Gala Ball – Saturday 5th October, 2024.

The importance of connection…

We provide ongoing support to patients and families living with pituitary conditions.

A little about us

The Australian Pituitary Foundation (APF) provides valuable support and information for patients, and their families, living with pituitary conditions. But that’s not all! We are also committed to raising much-needed awareness and advocacy within the community about pituitary conditions, as well as vital funds to go towards research into the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions.

Celebrating 30 Years

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of APF, which is an incredible milestone for the organisation.  Where has the time gone?

Founded in Sydney in 1994, by pituitary patients and family members, APF has made a significant difference to the lives of adults and children, along with their families, living with pituitary conditions, over the last 30 years.  And this year we’re celebrating!

We’ve organised an exciting calendar of events and look forward to celebrating our 30-year milestone with you.

Stay tuned for further details!    

Becoming a member

By joining the Australian Pituitary Foundation as a member, you will receive exclusive membership benefits, including first glance of ‘The Pituitary Connection’ quarterly newsletter, early bird registration for upcoming events, event discounts, direct access to the APF Board and attendance and voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.

As a member, you will be contributing to critical research into the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary conditions, as well as helping us to raise much-needed awareness about these conditions.  You will also be helping us to provide valuable education, patient advocacy and ongoing support to patients and their families.

To become a member of APF, there is an annual fee of $50.00, which is renewable on the 1st July every year. To get started, click on the ‘Become an APF Member’ button below and follow our simple registration process.

Dayna’s journey with Cushing’s Disease…

My journey started as a child at the age of 4, vomiting with anxiety going to preschool. Things continued to get worse. I fainted in church services, after hot showers, and after standing up too quickly. I sought help from so many healthcare providers and specialists throughout my childhood years, all of them suggesting that my symptoms were purely anxiety. Eventually, years later, after an abdominal ultrasound following the birth of my second child, I found out that I had a 2.5cm Adrenal tumour on my right side.

I have had a difficult journey navigating my way through this, with so much trauma and impact on the way. My hope is that being open with my experience and journey will help someone suffering with the same thing to not feel so alone.

Click here to find out more about Dayna’s Story.


Stay informed

Stay informed about all things APF by subscribing to our quarterly Newsletter, ‘The Pituitary Connection’.