Hamilton and Semmes Murphey Present Edward R. Laws, MD, FACS, at World-Class Pituitary Symposium

August 14, 2009 -- The Hamilton Eye Institute and Semmes Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute proudly welcomed Dr. Edward R. Laws, a visiting professor from the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston. Dr. Laws was our honored guest for a symposium entitled, "Managing Pituitary Disorders."

Dr. Thomas O'Donnell opened the event with a discussion of how ophthalmology can help physicians when dealing with pituitary disorders. Next, Dr. L. Madison Michael discussed radiation options for pituitary tumors. Then, following an introduction by Semmes Murphey Chairman Dr. Clarence Watridge, Dr. Laws took the stage and gave a fascinating talk on the evolution of the surgical management of pituitary adenomas. Finally, he spoke about the diagnosis and management of craniopharyngiomas.

After the meeting, Dr. Laws and our visitors from Semmes Murphey joined HEI Director and Department Chair Dr. Barrett G. Haik on a guided tour of the Hamilton Eye Institute.