Childhood Hypopituitarism, Back to Basics

02 November 2012

Presented by:

Mitchell E. Geffner, MD

Dr. Geffner is Division Chief of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1975); did his residency at the LAC-USC Medical Center (1975-1979); and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at UCLA (1979-1982). He remained at UCLA through December 31, 2001, rising up the academic ladder to the rank of Professor in 1996.

Dr. Geffner's longstanding basic science research interest is in the general area of hormone resistance while, on the clinical side, he is involved in studies of new formulations, delivery systems, and indications for growth-promoting therapies. Dr. Geffner is principal investigator at CHLA of the NIH-sponsored TODAY trial which is studying treatment modalities for youth with type 2 diabetes and national endocrinology consultant to the NIH-sponsored PHACS study of adolescents with HIV infection and uninfected children exposed to anti-retroviral therapy in utero.

Dr. Geffner has had a career-long interest in medical and patient education. He recently finished a three-year term as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES), is chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board on Pediatric Endocrinology, Medical Advisor on childhood panhypopituitarism for the MAGIC Foundation and the Pituitary Network Association, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CARES Foundation.

Lastly, Dr. Geffner is the author of over 115 research articles, Associate Editor of the journal, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, and co-editor of the textbook: "Pediatric Practice: Endocrinology" (McGraw-Hill).

During the webinar "Childhood Hypopituitarism: Back to Basics", Dr. Geffner discusses:

CHILDHOOD HYPOPITUITARISM: THE 9 "G's":

G1: GROWTH

G2: GENITALIA

G3: GLUCOSE

G4: GOOD-BYE OTHER HORMONES

G5: GENETICS OR NOT?

G6: GIANT CELL HEPATITIS

G7: GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF HYPOPITUITARISM

G8: GENERAL ISSUES RELATED TO DIAGNOSIS

G9: GENERAL TREATMENT CONCERNS

 

  • Mitchell E. Geffner, MD
    Division Chief of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Presented by:

Mitchell E. Geffner, MD

Dr. Geffner is Division Chief of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1975); did his residency at the LAC-USC Medical Center (1975-1979); and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at UCLA (1979-1982). He remained at UCLA through December 31, 2001, rising up the academic ladder to the rank of Professor in 1996.

Dr. Geffner's longstanding basic science research interest is in the general area of hormone resistance while, on the clinical side, he is involved in studies of new formulations, delivery systems, and indications for growth-promoting therapies. Dr. Geffner is principal investigator at CHLA of the NIH-sponsored TODAY trial which is studying treatment modalities for youth with type 2 diabetes and national endocrinology consultant to the NIH-sponsored PHACS study of adolescents with HIV infection and uninfected children exposed to anti-retroviral therapy in utero.

Dr. Geffner has had a career-long interest in medical and patient education. He recently finished a three-year term as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES), is chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board on Pediatric Endocrinology, Medical Advisor on childhood panhypopituitarism for the MAGIC Foundation and the Pituitary Network Association, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CARES Foundation.

Lastly, Dr. Geffner is the author of over 115 research articles, Associate Editor of the journal, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, and co-editor of the textbook: "Pediatric Practice: Endocrinology" (McGraw-Hill).

During the webinar "Childhood Hypopituitarism: Back to Basics", Dr. Geffner discusses:

CHILDHOOD HYPOPITUITARISM: THE 9 "G's":

G1: GROWTH

G2: GENITALIA

G3: GLUCOSE

G4: GOOD-BYE OTHER HORMONES

G5: GENETICS OR NOT?

G6: GIANT CELL HEPATITIS

G7: GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF HYPOPITUITARISM

G8: GENERAL ISSUES RELATED TO DIAGNOSIS

G9: GENERAL TREATMENT CONCERNS

 

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