IN-DEPTH SYMPOSIA SESSION I

Neuroendocrine Tumors

4/26/2019
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Convention Center 503

Presentations:

Richard J. Auchus, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
University of Michigan

Dr. Auchus is the James A. Shayman and Andrea S. Kevrick Professor of Translational Medicine in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes at the University of Michigan. He also serves as Section Head of the Endocrinology Service at the Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Dr. Auchus and his group are active in research projects ranging from basic chemical principles of steroid biosynthetic enzymes and steroid mass spectrometry to clinical trials and translational investigation in disorders of the pituitary, adrenal, ovaries, and testes that cause hypertension, infertility, and obesity. His clinical interests also focus on pituitary, adrenal, and reproductive diseases that involve disorders of steroid production, and he is particularly interested in the care of adults with genetic disorders of steroid biosynthesis and action. He has authored over 260 journal articles and 30 book chapters, and he has lectured in a wide range of national and international conferences.

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Karel Pacak, MD

Chief. Section on Clinical Neuroendocrinology
NIH


Dr. Karel Pacak is a board-certified endocrinologist and tenured Chief of the Section on Medical Neuroendocrinology at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH, Bethesda, MD. He graduated summa cum laude from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, where he received his medical and scientific degrees. He is recognized nationally and internationally for patient-oriented pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and paraganglioma (PGL) research programs. He and his colleagues described the role of a new HIF2A gain-of-function somatic mutation in the pathogenesis of paraganglioma, somatostatinoma, and polycythemia. This lead to the introduction of a new syndrome now known as the Pacak-Zhuang syndrome. Apart from but in line with his life’s work, Dr. Pacak has skillfully applied his knowledge for the benefit of the greater good. He established a new series of international pheochromocytoma conferences (ISP), for which he has served as the president and principal organizer of the first conference in 2005. He has received distinguished awards from the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Australian Endocrine Society, Irish Endocrine Society, PheoPara Alliance, the Gold Jessenius Medal from the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the Gold Medal from the Slovak Medical Society, Purkyne Medal from the Czech Medical Society, and the Directors’ award from the NIH and NICHD.


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Anthony P. Hearney, MD

Division Co-Chief
UCLA Medical Center

Anthony Heaney, MD, PhD, FRCP
Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles
Dr. Heaney is a Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds the Burnett Family Endowed Chair in Neuroendocrinology. He graduated in Medicine in 1987 from Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and later earned his PhD degree from there also. He interned at the Mater Infirmorum Hospital in Belfast, followed by medical residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. On completion of a Research Fellowship at RVH, he was appointed honorary lecturer in diabetes and endocrinology at the University of Manchester and is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians. As a Fulbright Scholar, he undertook further translational laboratory research in the pathogenesis of pituitary tumors and exploiting novel molecular targets to develop innovative treatments for pituitary tumors and other NETs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles and then moved to UCLA Medical Center in 2005. He has authored articles for many peer-reviewed publications including Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Endocrinolog & Metabolism, and Pituitary. Dr. Heaney has composed book chapters for Bailliere’s Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology, and Endocrine Updates. He is former President of the International Pituitary Society, Associate Editor for The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and has served on committees for the Endocrine Society, the Pituitary Society, and the European Society of Endocrinology. He has been voted US News & World report Best Doctor since 2009 and is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center.

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Richard J. Auchus, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
University of Michigan

Dr. Auchus is the James A. Shayman and Andrea S. Kevrick Professor of Translational Medicine in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes at the University of Michigan. He also serves as Section Head of the Endocrinology Service at the Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Dr. Auchus and his group are active in research projects ranging from basic chemical principles of steroid biosynthetic enzymes and steroid mass spectrometry to clinical trials and translational investigation in disorders of the pituitary, adrenal, ovaries, and testes that cause hypertension, infertility, and obesity. His clinical interests also focus on pituitary, adrenal, and reproductive diseases that involve disorders of steroid production, and he is particularly interested in the care of adults with genetic disorders of steroid biosynthesis and action. He has authored over 260 journal articles and 30 book chapters, and he has lectured in a wide range of national and international conferences.

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