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!

We did it!

Once weekly growth hormone treatment now on the PBS. Click here to watch our story on 10 News First.

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.

A personal journey with Gigantism…

My name is Claire and I’m in Year 10.  I’ve been both blessed and stressed by an extraordinary childhood.  At seven years of age, I was 160cm and diagnosed with the rare pituitary condition – gigantism.  Just like the Alton Giant who greets most tourists at Ripleys all around the world.

When my mother tells me I’m special, it’s a fact — I am one in fifty million!

Click here to find out more about Claire’s Story

 

Stay informed

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