GPED promotes various clinical resources for health professionals in endocrinology and diabetes
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.
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 here.
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:
Chapter 12: Appendix — Tests of Endocrine Function and Normal Values
The full reference of the book is:
Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth
Authors: JKH Wales, JM Wit, A Rogol.
Copyright: Elsevier Science Limited
Yearbook in Pediatric Endocrinology 2020
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 2020 Yearbook free of charge athttp://www.espeyearbook.org/. You can click here for the global health section of the Yearbook 2020 edition.