December 14, 2022
This lectureship was established to honor Lawson Wilkins, MD, the primary individual responsible for the establishment and recognition of the discipline of pediatric endocrinology. The Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society was founded in 1972 by a group of Dr. Wilkins’ trainees; in 2010 the name of the Society was changed to the Pediatric Endocrine Society. The Lawson Wilkins Lecture is given annually by a leading authority in the field of pediatric endocrinology.
The Lecturer, who need not be a member of the PES, is chosen yearly to deliver a plenary lecture at the PES Annual Meeting. The Lecturer will be selected by the PES Honors & Lectures Committee based upon recommendations/suggestions from the PES President.
2023: Rational Steroid Use-From Clinical Care to Basic Research Joseph Majzoub, MD
2022: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, from the Newborns of Wilkins to the Adults of Tomorrow Richard Auchus, MD University of Michigan
2021: Raising Ryland The Whittington Family: Hillary, Jeff, Ryland and Brynley Whittington
2019: Obesity in Childhood: Causes and Consequences Sadaf Farooqi , PhD, FRCP, FMedSci Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Metabolism and Medicine Scientific Director, Wellcome-MRC IMS Translational Research Facility (TRF), Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
2018: Embracing the Legacy of Lawson Wilkins: Leadership in Challenging Times Ora Pescovitz, MD Oakland University, Rochester, MI
2017: Metabolic pathway disruption leading to Type 2 DM Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Genetics, the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and the Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2016: Molecular physiology of the weight-reduced state Rudolph Leibel Professor & Division Chief, Columbia Univ Col of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
2015: The ABCs of DSD: Changing and unchanging perspectives regarding Intersex in the last half century Brendan Lee, MD, PhD Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2014: Translating Basic Mechanisms to Therapy in the Skeletal Dysplasias Brendan Lee, MD, PhD Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2013: From Osler to Insulin: The Coming of the Age of Medical Miracles Michael Bliss University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012: One Big Step For Man: Fetal Programming Of Masculinization And Its Lifelong Health Consequences Professor Richard M. Sharpe The Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2011: Aquaporins and Water Balance Daniel G. Bichet University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada