Regional Endocrine Symposium

Houston, Texas

Saturday October 19, 2019


Christine Yedinak, 


  ENS President; 

  Assistant Professor, Department Neurosurgery


 Editor ‘The Advanced Practice in Endocrinology’  first ever text book for endocrine nurses

  Oregon Health & Sciences University,

  Portland, Oregon

  Ji Hyun Chun (CJ), PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM

  ASEPA President

  OptumCare Medical Group: Endocrinology

  Orange County, California

Melanie Westfall, MSN, FNP-C

ENS Secretary; general endocrine practice adult care in rural under-served community

  Asante Physician Partners,

  Grants Pass, Oregon

 E. J. Milas, DNP, APRN

Family practice clinic in urban under-served Phoenix area; specialty lipids & role of fatty     acids in cardiovascular disease & technology interventions to increase physical activity

  Redemption Wellness LLC, 

  Gilbert, Arizona

  Steven Petak, MD, JD, MACE, FACP, CCD

  Division & Service Chief Endocrinology, NASA   Consultant

  Houston Methodist Hospital,      Houston, Texas



  Joan Damon Simon, MBA, RN

  ENS President 2016-2018; 


  Houston, Texas

ENS Regional Endocrine Symposium

Endorsed by ASEPA

Saturday October 19 2019

7:30am - 3:00pm

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, Texas 

6 Category 1 CMEs accreditation applied AAPA 

TX 2019 Symposium Program Trifold.pdf

Program Highlights

0730-0800   Registration, Continental Breakfast,                                Exhibits

0800-0900   Gland Mastery: Lessons from the Pituitary

                         Christine Yedinak, DNP, FNP, RN

0900-1000   It’s Gotta Be My Thyroid: Navigating                                Through Common Thyroid Disorders

                       Ji Hyun Chun (CJ), PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM

1000-1030   Coffee & Exhibits

1030-1130   Management of Lipids Beyond LDL

                         E. J. Milas, DNP, APRN

1130-1200   Lunch (provided) & Exhibits

1200-1300   The Way to a Patient’s Heart is Through                          Their Diabetes

                         Melanie Westfall, MSN, FNP-C

1300-1400   Bones in Space & Implications                                          for Earthlings

                        Steven Petak, MD, JD, MACE, FACP, CCD

1400-1500   Diagnostic Dilemmas / Q&A / Wrap-up


Who should attend?

Clinicians (NPs, PAs, MDs, DOs), nurses and other health professionals with an interest in caring for patients with endocrine disorders.  Suitable for novice and experienced providers.

Learning objectives

¨ Develop skills in identifying patients with pituitary disorders

¨ Strengthen management skills on both functional and structural disorders of thyroid gland

¨ To review & navigate the treatment of lipids for cardiovascular disease

¨ Review clinical cardiovascular outcome trials for diabetes medications and apply them to clinical practice

¨ Heighten level of confidence in providing comprehensive management of osteoporosis


or by mail 

TX 2019 Symposium Program Trifold.pdf

2 for the price of 1

    ENS / ASEPA member $25

    Non-members $75

    Houston Methodist Employees $40





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