PANPIT ISSUES - MAGIC CONVENTION
- Greetings to all:
We are approaching just 24 days from the MAGIC convention. If you
are still thinking about attending, you still have time to get a good
airfare and join us. I have been informed as of Monday we are
looking for 2nd hotel site, as we are about to fill up the Marriott
we have been using.
It is easier to fly into O'hare, but some of the better fares right
now are into Midway, just a short hop over to O'hare and get the bus
to the hotel. If you have questions, just ask !
I am not one to have boring meetings, and this year will be no
different. Please plan on joining us as a group each time we have a
gethering. Your questions and concerns will be answered or none of us
will leave until we get your answers !
To see the entire brochure of activiteis and doctors speaking, go to
the MAGIC WEB SITE at www.magicfoundation.org . It can be downloaded
in PDF format.
I sure hope you have made plans to arrive on Thursday and will take
time to visit the exhibits. Drop by the back of the room for our
tables and meet us in person. We will also have some doctors
available to answer questions during the afternoon. This is a time
to ask questions you might not want to ask in a group setting. More
This year will be a little different set up as we have combined the
Friday AM session with the SOD and AGHD to hear some talks from some
of the leading doctors in our field of interest. Friday afternoon
will continue with short lectures on various hormones and their
functions with this disorder, breakout groups for discussions and
plenty of time for questions and answers from our panel of PAN/TUMOR
faculity members. During the lunch hour we will have a short
demonstration of emergency procedures for Solu-Cortef, kinds of
equipment we all carry and what we do for emergencies. Bring you
lunches back to the room and join us ! Friday afternoon session will
conclude with an excellent discussion of the hypothelmus and related
Friday night will be a special dinner for adults with the PAN
disorder, if you didn't sign up for the dinner, call the office at 1-
Saturday afternoon will bring a new session to the convention this
year for our group will be having 2 break out sessions from 1pm to
3pm. You will also have a choice of a pool party, but you might want
to plan on attending these sessions. You asked for them in the past
and now we have them ! thanks to MAGIC !!
The first session is for Acquired PanPit conditions and will deal
with topics of post surgical complications and starting hormone
replacements. This group is for adults and children and will be led
by Dr. Malcomb Schwartz of New Jersey and MAGIC's Jonas Bilenas.
The second session running concurrently is for congential disorder
discussions. This group is being led by myself and Linda Burkett, RN,
Endocrine case Manager from Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
I look forward to my 4th convention with this group ! I welcome you
and your families and hope we all have a GREAT time in Chicago!
KIM, father to Elena, age 8 c-pan
MAGIC DIVISION CONSULTANT PAN/TUMOR
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it seems we are all looking for all the information we can