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APPS informs, supports, and empowers Alberta pituitary patients,

caregivers, and health-care professionals to help patients live fulfilling lives.

About APPS

The Alberta Pituitary Patient Society (APPS) is a volunteer organization that informs, supports, and empowers Alberta pituitary patients live fulfilling lives.

The APPS is an Alberta charitable society for 

  • pituitary patients  

  • caregivers  

  • physicians and health-care providers 

APPS was founded in 2016 by a group of Alberta pituitary patients. The APPS Board of Directors provides the APPS with governance as well as the time and effort for strategy and action. Board members may come from the patient and caregiver populations, the health-care community, or other sectors. The Board can have up to 15 members and aims to represent each of the major pituitary disorders. Funding for APPS activities may come from individual members, fundraising activities, or contributions from the private sector and government.

The APPS is supported in its work by a network of physicians and surgeons. The APPS supports the work of the Canadian Pituitary Patient Network (CPPN). The society aims to provide services at the regional level which do not duplicate the efforts of the CPPN or other related organizations. One of the APPS’s goals is to reach every Alberta pituitary patient to ensure none of them feels forgotten or alone. 


APPS aims to promote greater awareness of and support for pituitary disorders. 


The APPS is a charitable society serving those affected directly or indirectly by pituitary disorders and those working to care for pituitary patients. Pituitary disorders include acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, hypopituitarism, non-functioning adenomas, and prolactinomas, among others.


Throughout the patient journey—searching for a diagnosis, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring—pituitary patients experience events and challenges only others in a similar situation can truly understand. It’s more than just the physical challenges. Access to the right medical team, transportation, finances, relationships, physical changes, work, mental health, and a host of other issues affect quality of life. APPS is dedicated to providing a forum where patients, caregivers, and others can be connected, share experiences, learn about pituitary disorders, and discover supports to help them live life to its fullest.


  • Promote and/or provide education for patients, caregivers, health-care professionals, government officials, regulators, and the public.
  • Promote and/or provide opportunities for social support and interaction among patients and caregivers.
  • Offer patient support.
  • Support research activities and participate in therapy approval processes as appropriate.
  • Connect with every pituitary patient in the province (to the extent they wish).
  • Develop an effective organization that can support a geographically distributed membership and Board of Directors.

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