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Find out which resources for health professionals and families in the field of global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes are available in other countries/languages

You are invited to provide information about specific activities/programs that are available in the field of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes in or for low income countries. You can also search for information posted by others. Please click here to view the list of resources!

The goal of this resource page is to increase awareness about the many existing resources in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, to prevent redundancy of initiatives and to promote collaboration between health professionals. Ultimately the goal is to improve clinical care for children and adolescents with endocrine conditions and diabetes. If you have any resources that you would like to share, please forward the resources via email to: .

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E-Learning Portal

(offered by ESPE to GPED members)

The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE, Dr. S Drop) has developed a e-learning portal (generously sponsored by Sandoz).

The e-learning web portal gives you entrance to an interactive learning environment for up to date paediatric 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

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

CAH book cover

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 and Free download of the Spanish version is available on the GPED website.

Textbook: Practical Paediatric Endocrinology in a Limited Resource Setting

Editor: Margaret Zacharin. Publisher: Elsevier, 2013 (1st edition). Available at

Practical Paediatric Endocrinology

This book of practical paediatric 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 paediatric 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.

Position paper: Promoting Excellence in the Care of Pediatric Endocrine Diseases in the Developing World

M Zacharin, JP Chanoine, F Cassorla, S Brink, R Hanas, H L Fideleff, A Oduwole, N Shah, Z Hochberg, and on behalf of all 70 Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Active Members. Promoting Excellence in the Care of Pediatric Endocrine Diseases in the Developing World.. Pediatrics 2013; 131 (2): e573-e578

Abstract. On behalf of the Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes group, the authors provide a perspective on the rights of a child as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) concerning the care of pediatric endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus, throughout the world, with particular reference to care in resource-constrained settings. In this article, we define the spectrum of health care needs of the child with an endocrine disorder and how they may be addressed, in terms of education, research, and development of sustainable programs for improved health outcomes. We emphasize the responsibilities of medical communities, the pharmaceutical industry, and relevant governments in promoting and supporting such concepts.

Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth: An illustrated text

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.

The full reference of the book is:

Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth
2nd edition
Authors: JKH Wales, JM Wit, A Rogol.
Publisher: Saunders.
Copyright: Elsevier Science Limited
Year: 2003
ISBN: 0702026565

Yearbook in Pediatric Endocrinology 2016: Global Health for the Paediatric Endocrinologist

For 13 years, the 'Yearbook of Pediatric Endocrinology' has been keeping busy clinicians and scientists, pediatric endocrinologists, as well as pediatricians and endocrinologists informed on new advances in their field. It is edited by Drs K Ong (Cambridge) and Z Hochberg (Haifa).

A new section on "Global Health for the Paediatric Endocrinologist" is included in the 2016 edition of the yearbook. Publication of the Yearbook is made possible thanks to an unrestricted grant from Pfizer Endocrine Care.

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Young girl records blood glucose A young girl with diabetes records her blood glucose (Haiti)