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Free seminar on multiple endocrine neoplasia Type I and II set for Feb. 4

January 26, 2017

Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) Type I and Type II, disorders that affect the endocrine system, will be discussed at a free seminar sponsored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support (AMENSupport) on Saturday, Feb. 4.

The program is designed to educate patients, family members and medical personnel and to provide an opportunity to meet others with MEN.

Seminar topics include an overview of MEN Type I and II; thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal surgery; pituitary, adrenal and pancreatic endocrinology issues; and medullary thyroid cancer.

Scheduled speakers include Al Powers, M.D., Joe C. Davis Professor of Biologic Science, professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center; Mark Lewis, M.D., assistant professor of General Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center; Carmen Solorzano, M.D., professor of Surgery at VUMC; Naira Baregamian, assistant professor of Surgery at VUMC; Andrea Utz, M.D, assistant professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery and medical director of the Vanderbilt Pituitary Center at VUMC; and others.

The seminar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is in Center East South Tower, conference rooms 8380 A and B. Breakfast snacks and lunch are provided. Attendees are also invited to join the AMENSupport board members and speakers at a post-seminar reception. To register, email with the name of each attendee, phone number, email address and whether you will also attend the reception.