Thursday, June 16, 2011

PNA Webinar: Prolactinoma: A Patient's Perspective

The Pituitary Network Association (PNA) is offering a free webinar relating to prolactinomas. Further information about the event and registration details are as follows:

Title: Prolactinoma: A Patient's Perspective

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT


Many pituitary patients have had the frustrating, demoralizing experience of suffering physical and mental health issues - that are then dismissed or improperly treated by doctors who are supposed to show compassion and find the answers. Christina O'Neil-Bourne's story is unique, but it is also similar to that of many patients worldwide. Ms. Bourne is not only talented and beautiful (a former Miss Nevada), she will also present a captivating story we all can learn from!

The Webinar Presenter

Christina O'Neil-Bourne, M.M.E.
Music Teacher
PNA Board Member
Pituitary Patient

Christina O'Neil-Bourne holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in Music Education. She teaches general music and band for the Carson City School District. Christina was named Carson City School District Teacher of the Year 2009, and Carson City Rotary Teacher of the Year 2010. She was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by President George W. Bush in 2003 for her efforts.

Christina is a former Miss Nevada and competed in the Miss America Pageant. She volunteers her time for organizations aimed at bettering the lives of others through education.

In 2005, Christina was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor. For nearly two years, she struggled to find a doctor to help her. She found the PNA website and within months was able to get the medical attention she so desperately needed. Thanks to the PNA, she is now able to live an active and healthy life.

Presentation Description

The webinar Prolactinoma: A Patient’s Perspective, will be hosted by Christina O'Neil-Bourne, M.M.E. She will share the story of her struggle with a prolactinoma, and also provide information on how she has coped with the effects of pituitary disease on her physical appearance, mental health, and relationships.

 •  Introduction: Christina O'Neil-Bourne
 •  Personal story
 •  Discussion of physical, mental, and relationship changes
 •  Discussion of how she coped with these changes
 •  Life today
 •  Advice for others

For those who have not registered,
please reserve your free webinar seat now at:
Space is limited.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Pituitary Network Association (PNA)

1 comment:

  1. The Pituitary Network Association’s June 23rd webinar, “Prolactinoma: A Patient Perspecitive” is now available on the PNA website at:


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