Pituitary Awareness month
The Australian Pituitary Foundation Ltd was founded in Sydney in 1994 by pituitary patients and family members, with the endorsement of Australian endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, radiation therapists and endocrine nurses, who saw the need to support people who have rare conditions of the pituitary gland. After five years the APF developed into a company with benevolent status, limited by guarantee.
The Australian Pituitary Foundation is involved in a number of activities including:
- Supporting healthcare professionals
- Networking with endocrine support groups
- Lobbying government
- Providing a support network
- Arranging education & social activities
- Promoting Pituitary awareness
The APF aims to provide support and information for both adults and children with pituitary conditions, their families, healthcare professionals and the public.
The APF’s objectives are to:
- provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas and for the discussion of problems related to pituitary disorders.
- promote public awareness of pituitary disorders and the need for government support
- act as a resource group providing support and disseminating information.
- encourage scientific research for the prevention, alleviation, care, treatment and cure of