The mission of GPED is to improve the care of children living in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and presenting with endocrine disorders or with diabetes through public advocacy, training and education of local health professionals, clinical collaborations and development of translational clinical research.
Pediatric Endocrinologists are pediatricians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of children with diseases of the endocrine system. This includes:
What care is available in resource-constrained settings for children with diseases of the endocrine system?
In many resource-constrained settings, medical care for endocrine conditions and for diabetes is absent or suboptimal. This is due to several factors that include lack of trained health professionals and insufficient funding for diagnostic tests and medications. GPED will work with health professionals, corporations, governments and non-profit organizations across the world to correct these deficiencies and promote optimal endocrine and diabetes care for all children living in the developing world.
The executive committee of GPED consists of the Officers and a member from each of the following regional societies:
|Jean-Pierre Chanoine||Secretary General||PES|
|Ze'ev Hochberg||Past Secretary General||ESPE|
|Julia von Oettingen||ISPAD|