Webcast available now

Welcome to the Springer Healthcare IME virtual meeting, entitled Insights into MAnaging Growth for Endocrine Nurses (IMAGE). This is the 8th IMAGE conference, which focuses on differences in sexual development (DSD), and puberty disorders and reproductive problems in adolescents and young adults.

Owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s meeting was broadcasted virtually. Registration will allow access to our meeting website, where you can watch the webcast, see video presentations and teaching case studies, meet the experts, and take an interactive quiz.

This continuing education activity has been approved by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of 5 International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).

This programme is made possible thanks to an educational grant received from: Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

At the end of the meeting, delegates will understand:

  • The basic types of DSD
  • Key messages to prioritise clinical decision-making in DSD
  • The scientific basis for different forms of DSD
  • Principle responsibilities for nurses caring for patients with DSD
  • Clinical and diagnostic features of precocious and delayed puberty
  • Causes of puberty disorders
  • Therapeutic approaches and indications for hormone therapy
  • Opportunities for specialist nurses to contribute to the care of such patients
Title of session Speaker
Differences in sexual development
Normal sexual development Kate Davies
Differences of sexual development – key messages Martine Cools
Psychological services for DSD patients Julie Alderson
Clinical and diagnostic reasoning – case study of DSD Chris Davies and Martine Cools
Puberty and reproduction
Why does puberty occur? Sasha Howard
Precocious puberty Juliane Léger
Delayed puberty, causes and treatment Malcolm Donaldson
Reproductive disorders in adolescents and young adults Stephen Shalet
Clinical and diagnostic reasoning – case study of precocious puberty Louise Foley and Juliane Léger
Clinical and diagnostic reasoning – case study of delayed puberty Irena Hozjan and Malcolm Donaldson
Quiz Martin Savage
Webinar Thursday 18th November 2021 Led by Martin Savage and Kate Davies

This continuing education activity has been approved by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of 5 International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).

Springer Healthcare Ltd – Independent Medical Education


Martin Savage

Emeritus Professor, Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
London, United Kingdom

Kate Davies

Associate Professor, Paediatric Prescribing & Endocrinology
London South Bank University
United Kingdom


Martine Cools

Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology
Ghent University Hospital
Ghent, Belgium

Chris Davies

Paediatric Endocrine Specialist Nurse
University Hospital of Wales Cardiff
United Kingdom

Julie Alderson

Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children University Hospitals Bristol & Weston
United Kingdom

Sasha Howard

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Endocrinology
Centre for Endocrinology, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London
United Kingdom

Juliane Léger

Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology
Department of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Robert Debré University Hospital, Université de Paris

Malcolm Donaldson

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Section of Child Health
Glasgow University School of Medicine
United Kingdom

Stephen Shalet

Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology
University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Wendy Schwarz

Clinical Resource Nurse
Alberta Children’s Hospital Calgary

Louise Foley

Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Specialist
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital, University Hospital of Wales
United Kingdom

Irena Hozjan

Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics
Hospital for Sick Children SickKids
Toronto, Canada

Webcast available now

Learn more about the IMAGE meeting

Watch paediatric endocrine nurse Bailie Tabak tell IMAGE Chair Kate Davies about the knowledge and connections she has gained from attending the meeting.

Select a language to watch the introductory video: