Clinical Decisions in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 12:15 - 1:15 PM PST
Washington State Convention Center, Room 6AB

This course is a live CME-certified ancillary symposium presented at Clinical Endocrinology Update 2016, held in Seattle, Washington, September 8-10, 2016. CEU 2016 ancillary symposia are developed through the Endocrine Society’s Special Programs Committee (SPC).

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

Program Director: Laurence Katznelson, MD; Stanford University School of Medicine
Faculty: Andrew Hoffman, MD; Stanford University School of Medicine

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Target Audience

This continuing medical education activity should be of substantial interest to endocrinologists and endocrine fellows, pediatric endocrinologist and pediatric fellows and healthcare professionals who treat patients with growth hormone deficiency.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Determine the most appropriate test for diagnosing growth hormone deficiency

  • Interpret appropriate biochemical tests to diagnose GHD and assess treatment in young adult and adult patients

  • Develop a treatment plan taking patient needs and clinical outcomes into consideration

  • Evaluate the potential benefits and risks of growth hormone therapy in long-term management of growth hormone deficiency


Additional Information

PDF icon Program Materials2.55 MB
Target Audience: 
Clinical researcher
Scientific researcher
Nurse/Nurse practitioner
Physician assistant
Allied health professional
Competency Area: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Topic Area: 
Quality Improvement and Healthcare Delivery
General Endocrinology
Growth Disorders
Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary
Pediatric Endocrinology
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 1 (Participation)
Level 2 (Satisfaction)
Level 3A (Learning: Declarative Knowledge (Knows))
Level 3B (Learning: Procedural Knowledge (Knows How))
Level 4 (Learning: Competence (Shows How))
Level 5 (Performance (Does))
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Boston, MA
United States

Laurence Katznelson, MD - Chair
Professor of Neurosurgery and of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Andrew Hoffman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine




The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion.

The Endocrine Society has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:

Laurence Katznelson, MD: Investigator, Versartis; Consultant, Versartis
Andrew Hoffman, MD: Consultant, Ascendis, Genexine, GeneScience, Versartis

The following SPC member who planned and reviewed content for this activity reported the following financial relationships: Lisa Nachtigall, MD: Consultant, Pfizer, Chiasma

The following SPC Committee members reported financial relationships:
Zahid Ahmad, MD: Consultant, Regeneron; Speaker, Amgen, Genzyme, Sanofi
Andrew Ahmann, MD: Research Support, DexCom, Lexicon Medtronic, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis; Consultant, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Dexcom
John Carmichael, MD: Research Support, Novo Nordisk, Chiasma, Novartis, Pfizer, Strongbridge Biopharma; Speaker, Novartis; Advisory Board, Pfizer, Chiasma, Ionis Pharmaceuticals
E Michael Lewiecki, MD: Advisory Board, Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly, Radius Health, Shire, and Alexion; Speaker, Shire; Research Grant Support, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Merck
Alan Kelly, MD: Research Support, Novo Nordisk; Speaker, Novo Nordisk, Boehringer Ingelheim
Neda Rasouli, MD: Research Support, Novo Nordisk, Calibra, INTARCIA Therapeutics, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol Meyer Squibb, AstraZeneca /Amylin, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer

The Endocrine Society has reviewed these relationships to determine which are relevant to the content of this activity and resolved any identified conflicts of interest for these individuals.

The following SPC members reported no relevant financial relationships: Giuseppe Barbesino, MD; Natalie Cusano, MD; Joan Han, MD; Connie Newman, MD; Amy Rothberg, MD

Endocrine Society staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 CME Certificate of Participation