London Cancer Alliance Pituitary Masterclass 28 Sept 2015.

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Charing Cross Hospital Postgraduate Centre

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08:30 – 08:55 Registration

08:55-09:20 Welcome Niamh Martin and Kate Haire (London Cancer Alliance)

SESSION 1 ACROMEGALY Chairs: Ramesh Nair (Consultant Neurosurgeon ICHNT) and Karim Meeran (Professor of Endocrinology).

09:20-09:40 Update on new guidelines and treatments for Acromegaly Dr Claire Higham, Consultant Endocrinologist, The Christie Hospital, Manchester

09:40-10:25 Case Presentations.

09.40 A challenging case of acromegaly complicated by heart failure. P Valsalakumari, S Mehta, R Ramli, B Jones, A Mehta, N Mendoza, M Williams, K Meeran NM Martin, E Hatfield  Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London and Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, London.

09.55 Old wine with a new label: Ipilimumab related hypophysitis. M Joshi, G Maltese, D Kariyawasam, A Velusamy, U-King-Im Jean Marie,, PV Carroll. Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Trust, London.

10.10Factors predisposing to pituitary apoplexy: A tertiary centre’s clinical experience. J Milburn, A Abbara, D Joshi, S Clarke, R Ramli, A Comninos, A Mehta, B Jones, R Nair, N Mendoza, NM Martin, E Hatfield, A Sam, W Dhillo, K Meeran.

10:25-10:40 COFFEE

SESSION 2 CHALLENGES IN PITUITARY DISEASE Chairs: Nigel Mendoza (Consultant Neurosurgeon ICHNT) and Emma Hatfield (Consultant Endocrinologist, ICHNT)

10:40-11:00 Radiotherapy options for managing cystic pituitary disease Dr Matt Williams. Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

11:00-11:30 Case Presentations

11.00 A novel surgical approach for the management of giant invasive prolactinoma compressing the brainstem N Margari, M: Vidyarthi, Z Khatami, S Chawda, J Pollock, E Marouf, N Stojanovic. The Royal London Hospital, Queens Hospital Romford and Woodlands Multispecialty Hospital Kolkata, India.

11.15 Is antiplatelet therapy absolutely contraindicated in patients with a previous history of apoplexy? D Joshi, J Milburn, A Abbara, R Ramli, A Comninos, A Mehta, B Jones, N Mendoza, N Hill, NM Martin, E Hatfield, A Sam, W Dhillo, K Meeran. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

11:30-12:00 An update on Cushing's disease. Prof John Newell-Price, University of Sheffield.

12:00-12:30 Clinical Cases

12:00 From non-functioning pituitary adenoma in adolescence to Cushing’s disease in adulthood. A Balasanthiran, E Hatfield, D Papadopoulou, A Mehta, B Jones, N Mendoza, N Martin, K Meeran, .Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

12:15 A difficult case of Cushing’s disease. R Ramli, A Wren, D Papadopoulou, K Meeran, N Mendoza, E Hatfield, B Jones, A Mehta, NM Martin. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.   

12:30-13:30 LUNCH


13:30-13:50 Use of 11C-methionine PET in pituitary disease Dr Mark Gurnell, Cambridge.

13:50-14:10 Advances in pituitary MRI. Dr Amrish Mehta Charing Cross Hospital

14:10-15:00 Clinical Case Presentations

14.10 Detection of micro-thyrotropinoma with 11-C-Methionine PET-CT: switching the ‘signal’ on and off.  O Koulouri, A Steuwe, D Gillett, P English, D Halsall, N Antoun, A Hoole, H Cheow, N Burnet, M Gurnell. Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

14.25 The use of C-Methionine PET to identify a target for salvage surgery in acromegaly. R Tan, B Whitelaw, T Hampton, G Vivan, S Aylwin. Kings College Hospital, London.

14.40 An unusual case of a woman with prolactinoma and diabetes insipidus. S Rafique, P Sathiskumar. Conquest Hospital, East Sussex Health Care Trust.

15:00-15:20 COFFEE

15:20-15:30 LAPPS update Joy Ginn, LAPPS


15:30-15:50 Neuro-ophthalmology and the pituitary – what does the endocrinologist need to know? Dr Alidz Pambakian, ICHNT, London

15:50-16:55 Cases and cyclical Cushing's cases TBA.

15.50 An interesting case of optic neuropathy. I Ilesanmi, K Muralidhara.

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.

16.05 Pituitary apoplexy complicated by a third nerve palsy – a mechanistic quandary? D Joshi, A Abarra, R Ramli, A Comninos, J Milburn. S Clarke, A Mehta, B Jones, N Martin, E Hatfield, A Sam, W Dhillo, K Meeran. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

16.20    Double trouble: dual endocrine pathology. R Ramli, K. Steer, E. Hatfield, A Mehta, B Jones, N Mendoza, K Meeran, NM Martin. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London and London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.