Human Growth Foundation Education Day 2023

Miami, FL US
October 21, 2023

The 2023 HGF Pediatric Endocrinology Education Day is an Educational Course for pediatricians, primary care physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, medical students, and medical personnel interested in updating medical knowledge of conditions and entities in Pediatric Endocrinology

Target Audience

  • Pediatricians
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical Students

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

  1. Identify abnormal growth patterns in children
  2. Prevent diabetes risk during pandemic crisis
  3. Manage Cholesterol and Triglycerides in pediatric patients
  4. Identify patients with gender dysphoria and refer to specialized care to prevent psychological compplications
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Nicklaus Children's Hospital designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 6.00 Attendance
    Acknowledging attendance at this educational activity.
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/21/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/21/2023 - 4:00pm EDT
Saturday, October 21, 2023

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

6.0 CME Hours

7:30 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Moderator: Dr. Marco Danon, Senior Pediatric Endocrinologist
8:15 am – 8:45 am – (30 minutes): Thyroid Disorders in Childhood
Dr. Jonanlis RamirezNCH Pediatric
8:45 am – 9:15 am – (30 minutes): Increased Frequency of Thyroid Malignancy in Children
Dr. Yong Bao
JMH Pediatric Endocrinologist 
9:15 am – 9:45 am – (30 minutes): Neonatal Hypoglycemia
Dr. Omar Beckett
NCH Pediatric Endocrinologist
9:45 am – 10:15 am – (30 minutes): Endocrine Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
Dr. Pedro Pagan
NCH Pediatric Endocrinologist
10:15 am - 10:45 am
BREAK (with Exhibitors)
10:45 am – 11:15 am – (30 minutes): Universal Screening, Prevention and New Technologies in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Dr. Adriana Carrillo
NCH Pediatric Endocrinologist
11:15 am – 11:45 am – (30 minutes): Diabetes Pearls for the Pediatricians
Dr. Janine Sanchez
JMH Pediatric Endocrinologist
11:45 am – 12:15 pm – (30 minutes): Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Dr. Andrea Granados
NCH Pediatric Endocrinologist
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch (Break with Exhibitors)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – (30 minutes): Dyslipidemia in Pediatrics 2023
Dr. Joshua Tarkoff
NCH Pediatric Endocrinologist
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – (30 minutes): Short Stature
Dr. Alejandro Diaz
NCH Chief Pediatric Endocrinologist
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – (30 minutes): New Pharmacological Treatment for Obese Children
Dr. Carmen Bustamante
NCH Pediatric Endocrinologist
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – (30 minutes): Thelarche, Pubarche & Menarche: When to Worry? 
Dr. Milagros Huerta
Pediatric Endocrinologist
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – (30 minutes): Pediatric Endocrinology Board Review
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital - Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62nd Ave
Miami, FL 33155
United States
+1 (305) 666-6511

Arriving at the venue

Due to ongoing construction on-site, driving pathways, drop-off locations, and access points may be unavailable. Please refer to the signage available on location for guidance.

Please refer to the available map for the following instructions.

Arriving by Ride-Share or Taxi: Please use one of the designated areas for drop-off and pick-up to avoid blocking pedestrian entrances or driveways. There are two available drop-off points for visitors coming to the Main Auditorium - (1) located near the Main Entrance near the Devonshire Boulevard entrance, and (2) located in the Southern area of the driving perimeter, between the Green and Yellow garage.

Parking: Visitor Parking is available for free in the Green Garage and Blue Garage. Valet Parking is offered in the Main Entrance and Blue Garage entrance. Please refer to the attendant for current Valet Parking Fees.

Main Auditorium: The Main Auditorium can be found in the northeast corner of the hospital. If entering from the south visitor entrance by the Green Garage, please proceed. north on the main hallway. If entering from the Main Entrance, please make a right turn into the main hallway and proceed north. If arriving from the Blue Garage, enter through the Tower Atrium, follow the blue dots on the floor towards the Radiology suite, continue past the Radiology entrance until you arrive at the Main Entrance, and turn left to head north on the Main Hallway.
Head north on the Main Hallway until you reach the Gift Shop, then turn left. Continue straight to the end of this hallway, past the Cafeteria and Chapel, until you reach the Main Auditorium.



We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment to all participants who choose to attend in person. Measures are to be put in place in order to make attendees feel safe and comfortable going back to an in-person educational experience while reducing the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. Your health and safety and the safety of our attendees, speakers, and staff are our top priorities. Safety procedures are subject to change at any time based on community positivity rates, and State rules.

Safety Measures

The following safety measures will be taken:

  1. Masks: Recommended indoors (not during meals). Masks will be made available onsite to attendees who wish to have them.
  2. Sanitizers: Hand sanitizers are available on-site at various points within the conference area.

Shared responsibility

We all can appreciate that the responsibility for a safe and healthy meeting is shared by all participants. As such, we ask that registrants agree not to attend the course in person if they...

  • ...are experiencing or have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days prior to your arrival at the meeting,
  • ...believe they may have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 14 days prior to arrival to the meeting and are not yet fully vaccinated,
  • ...have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the healthcare team responsible for their treatment.


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Accreditation Statement

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Faculty/Planner Disclosure Policy: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Integrity & Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

Credits & Certificates

CME Designation Statement: Nicklaus Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendance: Learners ineligible to receive the credit types listed above will receive a certificate of attendance.

Certificate Availability: Registered learners will be able to download a certificate after completing all the required portions of this activity indicating the cretit type earned. Learners are only able to earn credits they are eligible for. You may download your certificate after completing the requirements directly from your learner transcript.


Florida Board of Medicine Licensed Physicians ONLY:

Badge: Provider Reports to CE BrokerCredits Reported to CE Broker Automatically: Credits earned by completing this course are reported directly to CE Broker automatically once requirements are met. Make sure your profile is complete to avoid errors in reporting.

All Other Learners:

All other licensees (including but not limited to Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, etc.) must download their transcript/certificate and manually report credits earned for this activity to CE Broker.

Visit our CE Broker Reporting page for more information on how we report to CE Broker.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Nicklaus Children's Hospital designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 6.00 Attendance
    Acknowledging attendance at this educational activity.
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


Please login or register to take this course.

Registration for a flat fee of $35 will be available on-site.


US & International Physicians$35
NCHS Medical & Non-Medical Staff
(Physicians, Residents, Fellows, Geographic, Emeritus, Alumni, & other non-physician staff)
NCHS Credentialed Physician
(Not hospital based)
Non-NCH Medical Students, Residents, Fellows
(Letter or email from program director/dean required for discount)1
Free with coupon
PA's, APRN's, and Other Professionals$35

1Non-NCH Medical Students, Residents, or Fellows must submit a Proof of Enrollment letter from their program or program director after enrollment. Use the Contact Us Form to submit the required documentation. Approved requests will be given a coupon for free registration.

Refund policy

Refunds, less a $10 processing fee, will be issued when requested in writing to and if submitted prior to October 16, 2023. No refunds will be honored after this date.

Required Hardware/software

We recommend the following hardware/software to successfully view and complete the contents of this course:

For ease of use, we strongly recommend using a desktop computer to complete this course. The following desktop web browsers are compatible with our system:

Desktop: Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft EDGE, and Opera

While not recommended, if you are familiar with completing courses online you may complete this course using a mobile device. For those wishing to complete this activity on Mobile, the following systems are recommended:

Apple iPhones and iPad devices on iOS 10 or later
Android phones and tablets on Android OS 4.4 or later using the supported web browsers listed above.

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