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Pituitary Education Day and Gentle Giant Award

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Nelson Oyesiku

The Emory Pituitary Center and the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine are hosting a Pituitary Education Day and 1776 Reception on Saturday, Sep. 27. During the reception, Nelson Oyesiku, MD, Al Lerner Chair and professor of neurosurgery at Emory will be presented with the 2014 Gentle Giant Award for extraordinary contributions to pituitary medicine.

The annual honor, presented by the Pituitary Network Association, is given to those who have presented longstanding advocacy, outstanding contribution and dedication to pituitary patient care, education and pituitary medicine.

Oyesiku, co-director of the Emory Pituitary Center, will welcome experts and patients to the free education symposium to be held at the Claudia Nance Rollins Building at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. A variety of sessions will be held followed by the 1776 Reception at 5:00 p.m. The reception, named for the 1,776 successful pituitary surgeries at the center, will be emceed by CNN Newsroom anchor Fredricka Whitfield. 

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About the Emory Pituitary Center

The Emory Pituitary Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to care with a team of pituitary specialists world-renowned for their expertise in the treatment of pituitary adenomas (tumors) and other conditions associated with the pituitary gland. The center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services in all aspects of endocrinology and neuroradiology and comprehensive therapy for pituitary and hypothalamic disorders, with specialization in neurosurgery, radiation and medical therapy.

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