Growth disorders and short stature can severely affect the health and quality of life of children and adults. Accurate diagnosis and targeted therapy can address many cases of short stature, helping children achieve a normal adult height, alleviating both short- and long-term psychological and health issues and improving the quality of life of children and their families. Turner syndrome (TS), one of the most common sex chromosome anomalies, affects many different aspects of patient health, including
growth. Scientific Seminars 2022 live webinar will explore some of the issues of patients with TS.
Recombinant human growth hormone therapy (rhGH) has been proven to improve final adult height in patients, but timing and dosing are of paramount importance to maximize results. This event will be interactive, with healthcare professionals asked to play a pivotal role in the activity, with time for questions and answers with the audience. One of the most diagnostically challenging causes of lack of growth is genetic hypopituitarism. As different genetic mutations can interfere with growth, different clinical scenarios can complicate the diagnostic process. As the number of known mutations increases, the number of complex syndromes to consider also increases. When unknown causes for short stature can be found, idiopathic short stature can be postulated. The Scientific Seminars 2022 video interview will explore the developments in diagnosis for children with idiopathic short stature over the past 20 years, how practice has evolved with increasing knowledge and improved scientific and clinical tests.
Although the causes of lack of growth are heterogeneous, the possibilities for children with idiopathic short stature are now far improved. The 2022 Digital Learning Journey for Growth Disorders examines three aspects of growth disorders, TS, hypopituitarism and idiopathic short stature, all of which present diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic challenges to the healthcare professional in everyday practice.
Telemedicine will be used to connect medical professionals around the globe with renowned experts in the field of growth disorders to spread knowledge and best practices.