Upcoming Endocrinology Conferences

73rd Scientific Sessions (2013) of American Diabetes Association CME 
June 21-25, 2013 -Chicago, Illinois, United States

6th International Conference on Childrens Bone Health CME 
June 22-25, 2013 -Rotterdam, Netherlands

2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology CME 
June 23-26, 2013 -Atlanta, Georgia, United States

17th Annual Conference on Hypertension – Focus on Hypertension, Diabetes and Dyslipidemia CME 
June 28-30, 2013 -Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Bone Densitometry Comprehensive Exam Review CME 
August 3, 2013 -Houston, Texas, United States

4th World Congress on Diabetes & Metabolism CME 
August 14-16, 2013 -Skokie, Illinois, United States

Anti-Aging Medicine: Advances in Hormone Replacement CME 
August 17-18, 2013 -Chicago, Illinois, United States

World Congress on Endocrinology 2013 CME 
August 26-28, 2013 -Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

HBPR 2013: High Blood Pressure Research 2013 Scientific Sessions CME 
September 11-14, 2013 -New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

35th Annual British Andrology Society Meeting CME 
September 13-14, 2013 -Liverpool, United Kingdom

5th Florence-Utah Symposium on Genetics of Male Infertility 
September 19-21, 2013 -Florence, Italy

2013 Cardiometabolic Health Congress CME 
October 2-5, 2013 -Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Bone Densitometry: Principles and Procedures CME 
October 5-6, 2013 -Houston, Texas, United States

11th Annual Meeting of Androgen Excess & PCOS Society CME 
October 17-18, 2013 -Newport, Rhode Island, United States

AAES 2014 Annual Meeting CME 
April 27-29, 2014 -Boston, Massachusetts, United States

74th Scientific Sessions of American Diabetes Association CME 
June 13-17, 2014 -San Francisco, California, United States

50th EASD Annual Meeting CME 
September 15-19, 2014 -Vienna, Austria

84th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association CME 
October 29 – November 2, 2014 -Coronado, California, United States

ENDO 2015 CME 
March 5-8, 2015 -San Diego, California, United States

AAES 2015 Annual Meeting CME 
May 17-19, 2015 -Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Magic Foundation Cushing’s Conference, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013 – Registration and exhibits-4 PM to 9 PM

Saturday, April 20, 2013 – Educational segments

Sunday, April 21, 2013 – Educational Segments

Monday, April 22, 2013 – Departure or visiting sites of Las Vegas

Registration: $155 for members $190 for non-members (includes 1 yr membership)

Registration fee includes: Thursday exhibits and refreshments, Friday continental breakfast, and lunch and Saturday continental breakfast and lunch. An optional dinner will be held on Friday night for $25.00 per person.

For additional attendees in your family there will be no registration fee but a $75 charge for inclusion of the segments and meals. (optional dinner on Friday night not included in the $75 fee)

Tuscany Suites & Casino (Just off the Las Vegas Strip)

255 East Flamingo Rd

Las Vegas, NV

Guest room costs:

Friday and Saturday $105 per guestroom, single or double occupancy ($117.60 w/tax)

Sunday thru Thursday $65 per guestroom, single or double occupancy ($72.80 w/tax)

Reservations made after March 20, 2013 at noon will be charged the prevailing room rate if accommodations are available. To book your room you must call Tuscany Room Reservations, 877-887-2261 and ask for MAGIC Foundation group rates. You will be required to provide a major credit card for the first night’s room and tax deposit, which will be charged in order to guarantee accommodations.

Day Twenty-One, Cushing’s Awareness Challenge

Since I’m posting this on April 21, I had a built-in topic.


The image above is from our first local meeting – note the 6 Cushing St. sign behind us.  Natalie was the one in the middle.

Today is the 4th  anniversary of Natalie’s death.  Last month was the anniversary of Sue’s death. I wrote about Janice in Day 19.

It’s just not right that this disease has been known for so many years, yet doctors still drag their feet diagnosing it and curing Cushing’s.

Why is it that we have to suffer so much, so long, and still there are so many deaths from Cushing’s or related to Cushing’s symptoms?

I know far too many people, good people, who suffered for many years from this disease that doctors said they didn’t have.  Then they died.  It’s time this stopped!

Speaking of death – what a cheery blog post this is turning out to be.  NOT!

I had been following the blog posts of a young woman who had “my” cancer”.  She recently died.  I never knew her but she sounded like such a wonderful person who truly lived while she had the chance.

I wish I could be more like that and have a real life while I’m still here.  My life seems to be reduced to doing for others.

When is it my turn?


Day Ten, Cushing’s Awareness Challenge

Blue and Yellow – we have those colors on ribbons, websites, tshirts, Cushing’s Awareness Challenge logos and even cars.

This is the yellow PT cruiser I had rented for the Columbus, OH meeting in 2007. It was when we all met at Hoggy’s for dinner although some of us travellers stayed at this hotel.

I’m the one in yellow and blue.



Later in 2007, I bought my own truly Cushie Car.  I even managed to get a butterfly on the tags.

So, where did all this blue and yellow come from, anyway?  The answer is so easy and without any thought that it will amaze you!

In July of 2000, I was talking with my dear friend Alice, who runs a wonderful menopause site, Power Surge, wondering why there weren’t many support groups online (OR off!) for Cushing’s and I wondered if I could start one myself and we decided that I could. This website (http://www.cushings-help.com) first went “live” July 21, 2000.  It was a one-page bit of information about Cushing’s.  Nothing fancy.

I didn’t know much about HTML (yet!) but I knew a little from what Alice had taught me and I used on my music studio site.  I didn’t want to put as much work <COUGH!> into the Cushing’s site as I had on the music studio site so I used a WYSIWYG web editor called Microsoft FrontPage.

One of their standard templates was – you guessed it! – blue and yellow.

TaDa!  Instant Cushie color scheme forever.  Turns out that the HTML that this software churned out was really awful and had to be entirely redone as the site grew.  But the colors stuck.

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