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Session Title: Challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of short stature attributed to GH deficiency

Brief Description: Discussion regarding the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency.

Learning objectives:

  1. Explain why Growth hormone stimulation testing is of diagnostic value in a subset of children
  2. Explain why GST+ clinical history reveals a diagnostic continuum
  3. Explain why erroneous GHD in late childhood can be limited/corrected with pre-pubertal sex-hormone priming/pubertal GH discontinuation


David Allen, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Head of Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Director, Diabetes/Endocrinology Fellowship

UW American Family Children’s Hospital-Madison


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