This course includes:
- Video presentation by a leading expert
- Pre- and post-exams to measure your understanding
- CME and MOC claiming online
Julie Silverstein, MD
Julie Silverstein, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine & Neurological Surgery and Medical Director of the Pituitary Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in the women’s health track in 2007, and completed her fellowship in endocrinology at Washington University School of Medicine in 2009. She currently oversees the medical management of patients with pituitary disorders and related diseases both in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Her research interests include the perioperative care of patients undergoing surgery for pituitary tumors and she has conducted clinical trials investigating the management of steroids and fluids after transsphenoidal resection of pituitary tumors. She is also involved in clinical trials investigating medical therapies for patients with acromegaly, Cushing’s disease and other types of pituitary problems.
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Identify alterations in water and sodium balance that can occur after pituitary surgery, understand the differential diagnosis of hypo- and hypernatremia and identify risk factors for the development of sodium abnormalities after pituitary surgery.
- Describe clinical criteria and laboratory testing used in the diagnosis of diabetes insipidus, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), delayed hyponaremia and the "triple phase response".
- Summarize treatment modalities for the management of hypo- and hypernatremia and associated conditions occurring after pituitary surgery.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.
Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
The American College of Endocrinology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Endocrinology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.