Who we are
Founded in Sydney in 1994 by pituitary patients and family members, the Australian Pituitary Foundation (APF) is a national not-for-profit organisation, established to provide valuable support and information for adults and children, along with their families, living with pituitary conditions. It is our priority to create a safe space and sense of community for these individuals, whilst empowering them and their families with relevant and easy to digest information.
But that’s not all!
As a foundation, we work alongside global pharmaceutical organisations that conduct vital research into the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary conditions. We align ourselves with leading Endocrinologists, Endocrine Nurses, Neurosurgeons, ENT specialists, Radiation Oncologists and GPs, to ensure we are always working from the latest point of medical knowledge.
As a foundation, our core purpose is to raise awareness about pituitary conditions, raise vital funds to go towards research into the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions, as well as provide valuable support and information to those living with pituitary conditions. That’s a lot to take on! But we do it because we believe in our cause, and we want to make a meaningful difference.
Our people are instrumental to delivering on our core purpose. They are hardworking and passionate. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today. All our Board members are volunteers. So, it just goes to show their belief in what we do and their commitment in making a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians impacted by pituitary conditions.
The management of pituitary disease is a highly specialised area of medicine, which requires expertise from a team of specialist neuro-endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons, neuropathologists, neuro-radiologists, as well as radiation and medical oncologists.
Research into the screening, diagnosis and treatment of pituitary conditions is essential to ensuring better patient outcomes. And at APF, we are dedicated to supporting this ongoing research.