Overview

This program will support primary care providers (PCPs) and endocrinology healthcare providers (HCPs) in managing challenges of adult growth hormone deficiency (aGHD), including: identifying signs and symptoms, transitioning from pediatric to aGHD, confirming an aGHD diagnosis, characteristics of available and emerging treatment options and their potential roles in individualized care, treatment recommendations, and approaches to help patients with treatment adherence.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss recommended approaches for screening, counseling, and treatment in adolescents with GHD transitioning to adult care.
  • Identify adults who may require assessment for GHD.
  • Differentiate between growth hormone stimulation tests to confirm diagnosis of aGHD.
  • Describe benefits and potential limitations of current and emerging long-acting GH replacement therapies, and rationale for their use.
  • Implement an individualized treatment plan for GH replacement therapy in adults with GHD.
 

Courses

Faculty

Craig A. Alter, MD

Director Neuroendocrine Center
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nicholas A. Tritos, MD, DSc, FACP, FACE

Physician, Neuroendocrine Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Kevin C.J. Yuen, MD, FRCP (UK), FACE

Medical Director of Barrow Pituitary Center 
Barrow Neurological Institute 
Professor of Medicine 
University of Arizona College of Medicine and Creighton School of Medicine

Commercial Supporters

Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Education Partners

Institute for Medical and Nursing Education

Endocrine Society


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