TS Presentation at 2019 PENS Conference

Dr. B. Michelle Schweiger, pediatric endocrinologist of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and TSF Professional Member, will be speaking at the 2019 Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS) Conference on April 27, 2019 in Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Schweiger’s presentation, Specific Care Considerations for Patients with Turner Syndrome, will cover the most up-to-date information on Turner Syndrome care, including risks associated with reproductive health and diabetes, transitional care, and the importance of continued adult care. There will be time for audience participation following the presentation.

TSF at the 2018 PENS Conference

Dr. Schweiger co-directed the opening of The Turner Together Clinic at Cleveland Clinic Children’s before relocating to Cedars-Sinai. She is very familiar with Turner Syndrome and understands the importance of a coordinated group of professionals working together to best treat Turner Syndrome.

All conference participants are encouraged to attend this talk to learn how to effectively transition patients from pediatric to adult care, a pivotal time in the Turner Syndrome health journey. Currently only 3% of adults are following the care plan outlined in the NIH Clinical Care Guidelines. However, these same guidelines note that careful medical follow-up in adults with TS may decrease mortality and morbidity and improve quality of life. Pediatric nurses stand at the forefront of ensuring that girls with TS and caregivers understand the importance of continued care throughout adulthood.

In addition to the presentation, participants are invited to visit TSF at the exhibition booth on Friday, April 26 to receive Turner Syndrome resources and learn about opportunities to get involved!

To learn more and register for the conference, please visit http://www.pens.org/conference/Pages/Program.aspx

Medical care providers are encouraged to join the TSF Professional Membership in order to be connected with opportunities such as this, please visit https://turnersyndromefoundation.org/professionals/professional-membership/

Michelle Schweiger, DO, MPH (Bahareh.schweiger@cshs.org) is the Director of Pediatric Endocrinology and Co-Director of eXemplarY Kids Clinic at Cedars-Sinai. The eXemplarY Kids Clinic provides a comprehensive program for children with X & Y variations  including Turner Syndrome.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology with the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Schweiger has spoken at more than 40 conferences and events on topics including pediatric diabetes, adrenal gland disorders and thyroid disorders. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Pediatric EndocrinologyInternational Journal of PediatricsCurrent Opinion in Pediatrics,Pediatric Blood & Cancer and Diabetes Care, among many others.  She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, The Endocrine Society, and the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society

2 Comments on “TS Presentation at 2019 PENS Conference

  1. Hi, is this conference mainly for nurses and doctors?

    • Hi, Jessica! Yes, the target audience for this conference is nurses and other health care professionals interested in recent developments in the field of pediatric endocrinology nursing, including pediatric diabetes.

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