Chaired by Professor Martin Savage, this live and interactive independent medical education webinar will focus on managing growth and puberty disorders, specifically in a Latin American setting. Our panel of international experts will present and discuss the role of genetic contributions in paediatric endocrine disorders, growth disorders, abnormal puberty, short stature and central precocious puberty.
|Advances in the genetic diagnosis of paediatric endocrine disorders||Alexander Jorge|
|Investigation of abnormal puberty: genetic contributions||Ana Claudia Latronico|
|Therapy of short stature: genetic influences||Alexander Jorge|
|Management of central precocious puberty||Ana Claudia Latronico|
|Discussion and Q & A||All|
This webinar is suitable for, but not limited to, clinical paediatric endocrinologists, clinical adult endocrinologists, paediatric endocrine nurses, and all other healthcare professionals interested in the management of growth disorders.
Following this webinar you will be able to:
- Explain the recent genetic advances in growth and puberty disorders
- Explore how genetic advances can influence and improve the diagnostic and management approach to growth and puberty disorders
- Interpret the clinical presentation of central precocious puberty to determine the best therapeutic approach
Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology
William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, UK
Martin Savage is Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry in London. He was head of the Paediatric Endocrine Unit at Barts and the London School of Medicine from 1982 to 2007. He is a clinician with clinical and research interests in growth disorders, specifically those with abnormalities in the growth hormone-IGF-1 axis. His main research field has been the phenotype:genotype relationships of GH-IGF-1 axis defects. He published the first human case of an IGF-1 gene defect in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1996.
His other clinical interests are Cushing’s syndrome and growth in chronic inflammatory diseases. He was General Secretary of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) from 1997 to 2004. Professor Savage has lectured in 59 countries world-wide and has published over 440 original articles, reviews, textbook chapters and books. In 2007, he was awarded the ESPE Andrea Prader Prize for contributions to paediatric endocrinology and in 2018 he received a Visionary Award from the American Human Growth Foundation. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally.View full disclosure information
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of São Paulo (USP), School of Medicine. He is a clinical endocrinologist as well as a translational researcher. Dr Jorge is a principal investigator at Developmental Endocrinology Unit and Genetic Endocrinology Unit. He is an expert in growth disorders and has published more than 100 papers in various international scientific journals. He is responsible for molecular genetic investigation of several endocrine genetic disorders at the largest hospital in South America (Hospital das Clínicas de São Paulo). His research is centered on discovering and understanding the genetic mechanisms involved in monogenic endocrine diseases, in particular those associated with growth and development disorders.View full disclosure information
Professor of Medicine
University of São Paolo, Brazil
Full Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Discipline of Endocrinology and Metabology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (USP), Head of the Endocrinology and Metabology Service, Hospital das Clínicas; Deputy Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Endocrinology at FMUSP, Principal Researcher at the Laboratory of Hormones and Molecular Genetics LIM / 42 at USP Clinical Hospital, CNPq Research Productivity Scholarship – Level 1A, Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
Professional history: Graduated in medicine at Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santos, Lusíada Foundation (1987), Resident Physician at the Department of Medical Clinic / Endocrinology, Hospital das Clínicas (1988-1991), Specialist in Endocrinology and Metabology (1991) and in Pediatric Endocrinology (2001), PhD in Endocrinology from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (1995) having a PhD at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, United States (1994-1995). Postdoctoral degree of USP with support from FAPESP (1996-1997). Winner of the Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award (2003) and International Excellence (2019) granted by the Endocrine Society for the set of scientific papers. Advisor of the doctoral theses winning the CAPES 2009 Award, Honorable Mention 2012 and 2017 and the USP Highlight Award (Honorable Mention) in 2017. Author of more than 170 original manuscripts published in international and national journals (PUBMED), including 4 publications in The New England Journal of Medicine. Main lines of research: clinical and molecular aspects of precocious puberty, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and adrenocortical tumors.View full disclosure information
This programme is made possible thanks to an educational grant received from: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany