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Patient Support Group

2015 Schedule of Meetings

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6pm-8pm
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6pm-8pm
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 6pm-8pm
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6pm-8pm
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6pm-8pm

All meetings will be held in 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, 2nd floor, Room 206.

Please RSVP to 310-825-5874 or PituitarySupportGroup@mednet.ucla.edu if you plan to attend! We send out email reminders before the meetings with the meeting topic. Parking is free- just ask for a pass.

Call Adrine Gdakian, UCLA Group Coordinator, with questions: 310-825-5874

About the Pituitary Disorders Support Group

The diagnosis of a pituitary tumor or pituitary disorder is often a life-altering experience that can affect many aspects of one's life. The UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program is sponsoring a free support group that will meet every other month in the UCLA Medical Plaza. This group is designed to help, support, and educate patients and families faced with managing pituitary conditions.

Our Goals

  • Our medical professionals and volunteers will provide current and accurate information about pituitary health, along with emotional guidance and support.
  • We aim to empower those who have been affected by pituitary disorders through information, clinical resources, and through our own experiences.
  • With the right tools and a willingness to seek help, we believe it possible to have a satisfying and productive life while dealing with a pituitary condition.
  • We look forward to the opportunity to combine efforts with you and your family in your healthy recovery.

Maps & Directions

Directions to UCLA Medical Plaza

Past Meeting Topics

"Understanding Pituitary Imaging", presented by Dr. Pablo Villablanca, Director of Neuroradiology, UCLA Department of Radiology.

"Endoscopic versus Speculum-based Surgery" presented by Dr. Marvin Bergsneider, MD, UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, and Co-Director, UCLA Benign Skullbase & Pituitary Tumor Program

"Common pituitary-related lab tests and how to understand them", presented by Mrs. Khanh Andrews, MS, MLS (ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Educational Coordinator from the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

"Radiation Therapy and Pituitary Disorders" presented by Dr. Nader Pouratian, MD, Physician, UCLA Department of Neurosurgery.

"The Role of the Pathology Department in Your Care", presented by Dr. William Yong, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Brain Tumor Translational Resource.

"Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Health Care," presented by Brittany Sumerel, BS, Director, Pituitary Disorders Support Group.


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