Global Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

(GPED)

Suite #334, 3381 Cambie Street

Vancouver BC V5Z 4R3

Canada

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Resources

We promote the pediatric resources available for health professionals and families in endocrinology and diabetes.

 

The goal of this page is to increase awareness about the many existing resources in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes, to prevent redundancy of initiatives and to promote collaboration between health professionals. Ultimately the goal is to improve clinical care for children and adolescents with endocrine conditions and diabetes. To access the current available resources, please click here.

You are invited to provide information about specific activities/programs that are available in the field of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes in or for low income countries. You can also search for information posted by others.

 

If you have any resources that you would like to share, please forward them via email to: info@globalpedendo.org. After approval, the information provided by you will be posted on the GPED website www.globalpedendo.org. 

 

Please note this information will be made available to the general public. By providing it, you agree to be potentially contacted by interested parties and to update the information, as necessary, on a yearly basis or when contacted by us. GPED does not verify the information you provide or take responsibility for it.

 

Thanks for your collaboration.

For any questions, please contact us at info@globalpedendo.org.

e-Learning Portal     https://espe-elearning.org/

(offered by ESPE to GPED members)
 

The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE, Dr. Sten Drop) has developed a e-learning portal.

The e-learning web portal gives you entrance to an interactive learning environment for up to date pediatric endocrinology. This unique web portal provides medical students, residents, fellow, specialists, consultants and teachers around the world, access to an online network to meet each other, gain, share, contribute and develop knowledge in an accessible and flexible way.

GPED members are requested to register to the ESPE e-learning portal using a unique registration code that provides access to exclusive content to the e-learning portal. To receive your registration code, please log in and follow the instructions on the members home page.

 

WHO Growth Charts

 

GPED members have free access to French and English versions of WHO Growth Charts which are based on World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards (2006) and WHO Reference (2007) and were prepared by five Canadian health professional groups including the Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG). The weight-for-age 10 to 19 years section was developed by CPEG based on data from the US National Center for Health Statistics.

The growth charts (as well as training materials and resources including BMI calculator and tables) are available at www.whogrowthcharts.ca.

WHO Growth Charts

 

GPED members have free access to French and English versions of WHO Growth Charts which are based on World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards (2006) and WHO Reference (2007) and were prepared by five Canadian health professional groups including the Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG). The weight-for-age 10 to 19 years section was developed by CPEG based on data from the US National Center for Health Statistics.

The growth charts (as well as training materials and resources including BMI calculator and tables) are available at www.whogrowthcharts.ca.

 

Teleconsultations — Collegium Telemedicus

 

Need help with a challenging case? Consult a pediatric endocrinologist

GPED now offers the opportunity to discuss clinical cases on line! This is available to all pediatric endocrinologists living in low income settings, and to their pediatrician colleagues who do not have access to pediatric endocrine consultation locally.

The program consists of a secure website (requiring a username and a password) that allows the referring physician to provide the relevant clinical information and to upload pictures. It is simple and exists in English, French and Spanish.

The clinical question is then forwarded to an expert pediatric endocrinologist who will initiate a discussion around the submission in the appropriate language. Dr Von Oettingen (Montreal, Canada) will lead this initiative for GPED.

 

The program is called Collegium Telemedicus and was originally developed for use by "Médecins sans Frontières" to assist health professionals who wish to start and operate telemedicine networks to deliver health care in remote or low-resource settings. GPED was granted permission to use this program for its members. 

 

A 3 step registration is required prior to the first use of the program:  Read more

 

Books and Publications

 

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: a Parent's Guide.

 

Now in Spanish!

Editor: Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. Publisher: Authorhouse, 2016. Available at Amazon.com.

Dr. Raul Calzada has generously donated his time to translate a guide for parents of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) to Spanish. The book is written for a lay audience and provides comprehensive, understandable and comforting information. It is a great resource not only for Spanish speaking families in South and Central America, but also for health professionals caring for a CAH child.

 

Our thanks go to Mrs. C.Y. Hsu and Dr. S. Rivkees who wrote the original book and have agreed to the Spanish translation, and to GPED which sponsored the Spanish edition. This guide is available in English and Spanish at www.Amazon.com and www.authorhouse.com. Free download of the Spanish version is available on the GPED website.

Textbook:

Practical Paediatric Endocrinology in a Limited Resource Setting

 

Editor: Margaret Zacharin. Publisher: Elsevier, 2013 (1st edition). Available at Amazon.com.

This book of practical pediatric endocrinology in a resource-constrained setting aims to fulfill a need for a practical guide, given by those with experience over many years to those just starting a new career. The objectives of this book are to provide a working knowledge of pediatric endocrinology, from the viewpoint of practical application, in a setting where material resources may be limited and where clinical skills are paramount, to provide a diagnosis and treatment that is both accurate and acceptable for the affected patient and family.

To further extend and complement each chapter, a number of other features include a series of scenarios for use by clinicians, as a teaching and learning tool, chapters on basic techniques of molecular biology and research, resources to which the reader may refer to better understand current publications in the area of endocrinology and a guide to accessing sophisticated technologies for diagnostic confirmation and extension of available tools.

Contributing authors from around the world are experts in their fields of clinical and basic research. A second, updated edition will be published in 2016.

Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth:

An illustrated text

 

Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth is a best seller book written in English that illustrates physical signs in colour and reviews the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and treatment for each condition, providing a concise overview of the complex sub-specialty.

This timeless illustrated text describes the physical examination and history-taking, with guides to growth charts measurement techniques and physical signs. It then focuses on specific problems, from growth disorders to glucose homeostasis, early or late sexual development abnormal genitalia, goiter, failure to thrive and obesity. Each chapter reviews the pathology and physiology of the disorders as well as the differential diagnosis and preferred treatment options. Guidance is given on which cases should be referred to a specialist pediatric endocrinologist.

GPED is pleased to provide a PDF version of the 12 chapters of the second edition of this book authored by Jerry K. H. Wales, Jan Maarten Wit and Alan Rogol. To access the chapters, please click below:

The full reference of the book is:

Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth
2nd edition
Authors: JKH Wales, JM Wit, A Rogol.
Publisher: Saunders.
Copyright: Elsevier Science Limited
Year: 2003
ISBN: 0702026565

Yearbook in Pediatric Endocrinology 2018

Every year, the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology publishes a Yearbook with expert commentaries on the most important articles published over the last 12 months. You can access the complete 2018 Yearbook free of charge at  http://www.espeyearbook.org/ Drs. Julia von Oettingen and Jean-Pierre Chanoine edited the chapter on Global Health and are delighted to share it with you. To access this chapter, please click here.

 

Yearbook in Pediatric Endocrinology 2016

For 13 years, the 'Yearbook of Pediatric Endocrinology' has been keeping busy clinicians and scientists, pediatric endocrinologists, as well as pediatricians and endocrinologists informed on new advances in their field. It is edited by Drs K Ong (Cambridge) and Z Hochberg (Haifa).

A new section on "Global Health for the Paediatric Endocrinologist" is included in the 2016 edition of the yearbook. Publication of the Yearbook is made possible thanks to an unrestricted grant from Pfizer Endocrine Care.

» View 2016 Yearbook chapter