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The intended audience for the activity is endocrinologists, physicians treating pituitary glands, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with acromegaly.
Upon successful completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
Acromegaly, a rare disease most often caused by the prolonged secretion of excess growth hormone from a pituitary adenoma, is associated with multiple significant comorbidities and increased mortality. The delay in diagnosis is often prolonged due to low disease awareness among health care professionals, insidious onset of differentiating features, and symptoms typical of other conditions. Early identification of acromegaly facilitates prompt treatment initiation and may minimize the permanent effects of excess growth hormone secretion.
The primary treatment for many patients will be pituitary surgery, although not all patients will be eligible for surgery or achieve a surgical cure. If biochemical control is not achieved following surgery, other treatment options include medical and radiation therapy. This complex disease is best managed by a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, and radiotherapists with expertise in the management of pituitary tumors.
This CME program will provide endocrinologists and other health care professionals with the knowledge about the pathophysiology of acromegaly, the need for multidisciplinary care, and when and how to initiate appropriate treatment. The activity will also provide the latest information about emerging therapies that may preserve pituitary function, improve patient outcomes, quality of life, and adherence to therapy.
Lisa Nachtigall, MD
Co-Director, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
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Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material is approved for one year from the date of original release: November 18, 2013 to November 17, 2014.
To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pre-test questions, watch the video, complete the CME post-test, and submit the evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 of the 4 of the post-test questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the post-test is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.
Lisa Nachtigall, MD
Ronald Codario, Jr., MD
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