AACE 2019 Annual Conference

From Zebrafish to Humans: Translating Discoveries for the Treatment of Cushing’s Disease

Thursday, April 25
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Location: Convention Center Hall B


Shlomo Melmed, MD

Cedars-sinai medical center

Executive VP and Dean at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ; recipient of Endocrinology Medal of the Royal Society of Medicine; Endocrine Society Clinical Investigator and Outstanding Scholarly Physician Awards; Society of Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal; Ipsen Fondation Endocrine Regulation Award; and Pituitary Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Consistently funded by NIH since 1980, devoted to molecular pathogenesis and treatment of pituitary tumors. Edits The Pituitary, and co-edits Williams Textbook of Endocrinology; co-authors Harrison's Textbook pituitary section, editor-in-chief of Pituitary, and past Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology. Serves on NIH Study Sections, was president of Pituitary Society, member of Endocrine Society Council and President of International Society of Endocrinology, and is Director of the CA Institute of Regenerative Medicine


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Susan L. Samson, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACE

Associate Professor of Medicine, Pituitary Center Medical Director
Baylor College of Medicine

Susan L. Samson MD PhD FRCPC FACE is a tenured Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is originally from Canada and completed her medical degree at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and Internal Medicine training in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta. She moved to Baylor for Endocrinology fellowship training, where she was brought onto the faculty. She is board-certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the USA and in Canada. Her major interest is in Hypothalamic and Pituitary Disorders and she is the Medical Director of the Baylor St.Luke's Medical Center Pituitary Center since 2011. Dr. Samson has a background in basic science and translational research and also is a site principal investigator for several clinical trials in the areas of Cushing's syndrome, Acromegaly and Grwoth Hormone deficiciency. She has authored has been awarded the Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation as well as the Rising Star award at Baylor College of Medicine in its inaugural year. She also is dedicated to training future endocrinologists as the Endocrinology fellowship program director and counts more than 50 fellows graduated under her guidance as associate program direoctor or program director. Dr. Samson currently serves on the board of directors of National AACE and the Texas chapter of AACE, Amercian Program Directors of Endocrinology and Metabolism Council, and the American Board of Internal Medicine Self-assessment Committee


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