We were joined by fantastic speakers, including the acclaimed Professor John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University; John Newell-Price, Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Sheffield, and Sofia Llahana, Consultant Nurse & previously a Chair of Nurses Committee for European Society of Endocrinology, along with many patients, volunteers and medical professionals.
Sessions ranged from Q&As with endocrine professionals, to sessionssupporting people to live well with their condition, to ways to get involved with The Foundation.
We reached over 100,000 people online, and sold 600 tickets to our events. We partnered with 6 organisations and are delighted that Online sessions were rated as Excellent or Good by 92% of the people who completed the feedback
As well as joining in with the events, patients and their support networks are invited to raise awareness of pituitary conditions and thesupport available to live well with a lifelong condition, by telling their story.
“I’d hit an all-time low and the Awareness Month has given me direction and hope again.”
The Pituitary Foundation hopes that with patients across the country telling their story to friends, communities and medics, awareness of pituitary conditions will be raised. This will help to reduce the time it takes to be diagnosed and welcome patients who are unaware of the charities’ support to make use of our free services, helping them to live well with a long-term condition.
“Excellent session. Very positive. Wish this could have been shared with me upon diagnosis 8 years or so ago. If more information could be shared about medicines and when they don’t work – to help others know that they are not alone. Thank you for the session and to the doctors and event organiser for taking time out to raise awareness.”
Tell your story
We invited people to share their own stories of diagnosis and treatment. We developed some great resources for people to use to get involved which you can see here.