About Us

Our Mission

The mission of GPED is to improve the care of children living in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and presenting with endocrine disorders or with diabetes through public advocacy, training and education of local health professionals, clinical collaborations and development of translational clinical research.

What is Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes?

Pediatric Endocrinologists are pediatricians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of children with diseases of the endocrine system. This includes:

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Growth and puberty

Disorders of sexual development

Thyroid diseases


Adrenal glands

Calcium and bones

What care is available in resource-constrained settings for children with diseases of the endocrine system?

In many resource-constrained settings, medical care for endocrine conditions and for diabetes is absent or suboptimal. This is due to several factors that include lack of trained health professionals and insufficient funding for diagnostic tests and medications. GPED will work with health professionals, corporations, governments and non-profit organizations across the world to correct these deficiencies and promote optimal endocrine and diabetes care for all children living in the developing world.

Executive Committee

The executive committee of GPED consists of the Officers and a member from each of the following regional societies:

Name Title Organization Email
Jean-Pierre Chanoine Secretary General, Treasurer PES
Ze'ev Hochberg Past Secretary General ESPE
Julia von Oettingen   ISPAD
Raul Calzada   SLEP
Iroro Yarhere   ASPAE
Anju Seth   ISPAE
Reiko Horikawa   JSPE
Xiaoping Luo   CSPEM
Suttipong Wacharasindhu   APPES
Asma Deeb   ASPED
Jan Lebl   ESPE
Elizabeth Davis   APEG

Working Groups

Media and communications Julia von Oettingen and Aman Pulungan
Information for families and health professionals Margaret Zacharin
Collegium Telemedicus Julie von Oettingen and Jaya Sujatha Gopal-Kothandapani (Suji)
Access to medicines Jean-Pierre Chanoine

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High school students listening to a talk on diabetes on a hot day (Lagos, Nigeria) High school students listening to a talk on diabetes on a hot day (Lagos, Nigeria)