Turner Syndrome Society news
25 Years of Medical Advances in Turner Syndrome April 12, 2012
The medical treatment of TS changes with new research and insights and many important medical milestones have occurred since Dr. Turner first published his paper on Turner syndrome in 1938.
The following information was obtained from old TSSUS newsletters, literature, and the “Recommendations for Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Turner Syndrome (1994, 2001 and 2007). Thanks to Natalie Bonfig for putting together this history timeline.
1938 Dr. Turner publishes “A Syndrome of Short Stature, webbed...Read More
Scholarships Available January 12, 2012
Membership scholarships are available throughout the year for those who can afford only a partial payment of the $45 membership fee or for those that need their fee waived for one year. We are happy to send an application to anyone who is interested. We generally offer 20 waived memberships a year to those who need it.
Conference scholarship applications* are available from January 1st- April 1st to paid members of TSSUS. All applications must be submitted on or before April 1st to be considered. If you are a paid member...Read More
FAQ's About TS December 11, 2011
Everyone is curious so here are some of the most FAQ's we are asked:
Is Turner syndrome inherited? Turner syndrome is not usually inherited in families. Turner syndrome occurs when one of the two X chromosomes normally found in women is missing or incomplete. Although the exact cause of Turner syndrome is not known, it appears to occur as a result of a random error during the formation of either the eggs or sperm.
Does “male” Turner syndrome exist? You can find a discussion of what is and isn't TS in the...Read More
Professional CME Credit Information November 11, 2011
Learn more about Turner syndrome by taking a free 1 hour course that applies as a 1 hour credit for the AMA and ANCC.
Dr. Kurt Midyett, TS endocrinology specialist, presents a compelling case for the need of an early diagnosis of TS and how school nurses, nurses and physicians can recognize TS in young girls with TS. The objective of this free course is to reduce the age in which a girl is diagnosed with TS. Currently more than 1/2 of girls with TS are NOT diagnosed until after the age of 11 years in the United States. Why?...Read More