December 14, 2022
The Robert M. Blizzard, MD, lectureship was established to honor the contributions and career of Dr. Blizzard to the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES), the pediatric endocrine community at large, and especially to the children of the world with disorders of the endocrine system. The Lecturer, who need not be a member of the PES and/or may reside outside the United States, is chosen every 2 years to deliver a plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting of the PES on a topic within the broad area of pediatric endocrinology, including diabetes mellitus. (This lecture alternates with the Fisher History lecture).
Most addresses intersect with the subjects of Dr. Blizzard’s all-encompassing career in basic and clinical research and/or in the clinical care of children with disorders of the endocrine system. The Lectureship was established by the Board of Directors of the Genentech Foundation, to which the PES expresses its appreciation.
The Lecturer will be selected by the PES Honors & Lectures Committee based upon nominations submitted by the PES membership taking into consideration the contributions to (pediatric) endocrinology including research and scholarship, teaching, and practice of (pediatric) endocrinology made by the nominated individual. This Committee will consider all initial nominations and may request further information to support an individual candidate when considering the final group of potential lecturers.
Nominations for this lecture will open in 2022 for 2023 Annual Meeting
2021: Selection and Exclusion in Youth Sports: Accommodating Variation in Growth and Maturation Robert M. Malina, PhD, FAAAS, FACSM 2018: How Children Grow: Insights from Growth Plate Biology Jeffrey Baron, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 2016: Neuroendocrinology of Stress: From Pythagoras and Epicurus to Systems Medicine Stress George P. Chrousos, MD, University of Athens, Athens, Greece 2015: McCune-Albright Syndrome: a Mosaic Disease of Gs alpha Signaling Michael Collins, MD, Chief, Skeletal Clinical Studies Unit, CSDB, NIDCR, NIH, Bethesda, MD 2014: Health Effects in Children Exposed to Ionizing Radiation and the Role of Pediatricians Thomas P. Foley, Jr., MD, University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2013: Hormones and Hypertension in Children and Adolescents Robert M. Carey, MD, MACP, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2012: Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes George Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2011: Diagnosis and Management of Craniopharyngioma Edward R. Laws, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 2010: Effects of Sport Training on the Neuroendocrine Regulation of Growth and Puberty Alan D. Rogol, MD, PhD, Riley Hospital for Children and University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2009: Ghrelin and Growth Hormone Secretogogues Michael O. Thorner, DSc, FACP, MACP, MBBS, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2008: New Genes That Control Puberty William F. Crowley Jr., MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2007: Growth Hormone: For Growth and For Life Jens Sandahl Christiansen, MD, DMSc, FRCPI, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark 2006: On the Unraveling of the Etiopathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes: Are We Stuck or Are We Winning? Gian Franco Bottazzo, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy 2004: The Molecular Basis of Congenital Hypothyroidism Annette Grueters, MD, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany 2003: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1: Clinical Insights from Molecular Discoveries Diane Mathis, MD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA 2002: Puberty and Its Hormones: Neuroendocrine and Metabolic Regulation Nelly Mauras, MD, Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, FL