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Zap It or Treat It: Surgical vs. Medical Treatment in Cushing’s Syndrome
Course Description

During this program, experts evaluate and discuss transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing’s Disease. They will evaluate bilateral adrenalectomy options for Cushing’s, common medical treatment options of Cushing’s syndrome, and long-term impacts and effects.

Target Audience
The intended audience is healthcare professionals who specialize in the treatment and management of Cushing’s disease.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

1. Evaluate and discuss transsphenoidal surgery for the treatment of Cushing's Disease
2. Evaluate bilateral adrenalectomy options for Cushing's and long-term impacts
3. Discuss common medical treatment options of Cushing's syndrome and long-term effects 
Accreditation Statement

The Endocrine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Endocrine Society has achieved Accreditation with Commendation.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
The Endocrine Society designates each activity in this course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

Please note that while other accrediting bodies accept AMA PRA Category 1 credit, we can only award and report this credit for MDs/DOs. For those outside of this accreditation, please complete the participation evaluation and use that certificate as proof of attendance to submit to your accrediting body.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of each CME activity in this course, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (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 credit.

For questions about content or obtaining CME credit, please contact the Endocrine Society at

Faculty and Disclosures

Richard Auchus, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine,
Professor of Pharmacology, James A. Shayman and Andrea S. Kevrick Professor of Translational Medicine
Department of Pharmacology
University of Michigan Medical School

John Newell-Price, MD, PhD, FRCP
Professor of Endocrinology
Division of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health
University of Sheffield

Eliza Geer, MD
Medical Director
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Multidisciplinary Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center
Memorial Hospital 

Susmeeta Sharma, MD
Director, Pituitary Endocrinology
MedStar Pituitary Center

As a provider of CME accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Endocrine Society has a policy of ensuring that the content and quality of this educational activity are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. The scientific content of this activity was developed under the supervision of the Endocrine Society’s peer reviewers.

The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion.

The Endocrine Society has reviewed these relationships to determine which are relevant to the content of this activity and resolved any identified conflicts of interest for these individuals.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity: 

Richard Auchus, MD, PhD: Corcept Therapeutics, Contracted Research Support and Consultant, Neurocrine Biosciences, Contracted Research Support and Consultant, Sparrow Pharmaceuticals, Contracted Research Support and Consultant, Diurnal, LTD, Contracted Research Support and Consultant, Spruce Biosciences, Contracted Research Support, Adrenas Therapeutics, Contracted Research Support, Quest Diagnostics, Consultant, NovoNordisk, Consultant, H Lundbeck A/S, Consultant, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Consultant, Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Consultant, 
Recordati Rare Diseases, Consultant, OMass Therapeutics, Consultant, AcaciaBio, Consultant, United States Anti-Doping Agency, Consultant, 
CARES Foundation, Medical Advisory Board, APS1 Foundation, Medical Advisory Board, Seal Future Foundation, Medical Advisory Board, 

John Newell-Price, MD, PhD, FRCP: HRA Pharma, Research Advisory Board - all to institution, Diurnal, Research Advisory board and research support - all to institution, Recordati,  Research Advisory board - all to institution, Crinetics, Research Advisory Board - all to institution

Eliza Geer, MD: Strongbridge/Xeris, Advisory Board, research grant recipient, consulting, HRA Pharma, Advisory Board, Chiasma/Amryt, Advisory Board, Steering Committee, GLC, speaking (podcast), Sparrow, research grant recipient, Corcept, research grant recipient, Recordati, research grant recipient, Ionis, research grant recipient, Pituitary Society, board of directors

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships:

Susmeeta Sharma, MD

The following committee member who planned and reviewed content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships:

Ismat Shafiq, MD

The Endocrine Society staff involved in the development of this CME activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

The Endocrine Society staff have reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all relevant identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

This educational activity is supported by educational grants from Xeris, Corcept and Recordati.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 Participation Credit
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