Lunch and Learn: Metabolic Syndrome – Could it be Cushing’s Disease?

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Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Fellows and Medical Students


Cushing’s disease/syndrome is a relatively rare condition resulting from adrenal cortisol overproduction. It is 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, 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, the diagnosis is either delayed or missed with disastrous clinical outcome.


  • Noon | Check-In and Boxed Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. | Clues in the Diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease
    Andrea Manni, MD
  • 1:45 p.m. | Adjournment

Course Director/Presenter

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


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 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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