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Metabolic Syndrome – Could it be Cushing’s Disease?

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There is no fee for this program, but registration is required.

Keynote Speaker

Andrea Manni, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Penn State Cancer Institute
Penn State College of Medicine


  • 6 p.m. | Introduction
  • 6:15 p.m. | Keynote Dinner Presentation: Clues and Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease
    Presented by: Andrea Manni, MD
  • 7 p.m. | Patient Perspective Panel
  • 8 p.m. | Adjournment


Cushing’s disease/syndrome is a relatively rare condition resulting from adrenal cortisol overproduction. Itis associated with significant morbidity (e.g., venous thromboembolism, myocardial infarction, stroke, peptic ulcers, fractures and infections) and increased mortality. Early diagnosis is critical; however, many of the early clinical manifestations of Cushing’s, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and fatigue, are common among the population at large. Screening everyone who presents with these common conditions is not practical or cost-effective, so it is challenging to identify which patients to screen. Consequently, in many patients with Cushing’s, the diagnosis is either delayed or missed with disastrous clinical outcome.


Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the sequential steps in reaching the diagnosis.
  • Identify indications that may prompt workup to diagnose Cushing’s Disease.
  • Discuss the serious health consequences of delaying or missing the diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease.


Primary care and internal medicine physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners and patient advocates, family practice and internal medicine residents and medical students will benefit from attending this conference.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and The Conley Cushing’s Disease Fund. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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