Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009
Location: Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus
550 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per person (Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided;
Please join us for the second annual Seattle Pituitary patient symposium, “A Patient’s Road Map to the World of Cushing’s Syndrome.” Experts from around the world will lead a day-long educational seminar and discussions focusing on Cushing’s syndrome.
There will also be opportunities for you to share your thoughts and experiences with other patients.
Background Information on Cushing’s
Cushing’s syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure to high levels of cortisol on the body’s tissues. Also known as hypercortisolism, Cushing’s syndrome is somewhat rare and most commonly affects adults aged 20 to 50. Cushing's disease is a form of Cushing's syndrome, caused by a hormone-secreting pituitary tumor. About 10 percent of clinically significant pituitary tumors secrete this excess hormone. This elevated hormone level in turn stimulates the adrenal glands to produce excess cortisol. This disease process is called Cushing's disease, named after the famous neurosurgeon, Harvey Cushing.
For more information: 206-386-2502