Second Annual Human Growth Foundation Pennsylvania Pediatric Endocrine Virtual Conference
This program is to teach all healthcare personnel about Human Growth Hormone & conditions it is viable for.
Pediatric providers including physicians in training in pediatrics, practicing pediatrician's and advanced practice providers involved in the medical care of children.
1. Recognize the clinical manifestations of adrenal insufficiency in the pediatric population for early recognition and timely referral in order to decrease morbidity associated with this condition.
2. Recognize the most common types of thyroid dysfunction in children and appropriate interpretation of subtle thyroid hormone test abnormalities to help avoid unnecessary referrals to subspecialty care.
3. Recognize the most common forms of rickets in pediatrics and understand newly developed approaches to treatment of some forms of hypophosphatemic rickets.
4. Recognize the physiology of glucose control in the early neonatal period to distinguish adaptive changes in glucose homeostasis versus pathologic forms of hypoglycemia.
5. Recognize manifestations of gender dysphoria to initiate the initial steps of counseling and appropriate referrals.
6. Understanding of abnormalities in pubertal development and normal variants
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Welcome: Ms. Patti Costa, President HGF & Dr. Oscar Escobar MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
Transitional neonatal hypoglycemia.
Dr. Luisa F. Gonzalez MD
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Precocious puberty workup in the primary care setting.
Dr. Emir Tas MD
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Questions & Answers
Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Tas
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Recognizing adrenal insufficiency in the pediatric patient.
Dr. Paola Sisto MD
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Rickets: Differentiating between common and uncommon varieties and the implications for treatment.
Dr. Melissa Buryk MD
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Questions & Answers
Dr. Sisto and Dr Buryk
Dr. Oscar Escobar MD - UPMC Children’s – Pittsburgh PA
Dr. Luisa Gonzalez MD – Northwell Health – New York, NY
Dr. Emir Tas MD – Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Little Rock, AR
Dr. Paola Sisto MD – Wisconsin Children’s – Neenah, WI
Dr. Melissa Buryk MD Naval Medical Center – Portsmouth, VA
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Accreditation and Designation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 3.50 Attendance