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New Heights in Growth Hormone Deficiency: Advancements in Adult Patient Care

August 04, 2021

Session Date and Time:

Saturday, September 11
2:55–3:55 PM EDT

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply current guidelines, testing, and criteria in the individualized management of adult GHD.
  2. Recognize and effectively address barriers towards treatment adherence in pediatric patients transitioning to adult care.
  3. Analyze currently approved therapeutic regimens as well as emerging pharmaceuticals and delivery devices for adult patients with GHD.


2:55–3:00 PM EDT Welcome and Introduction
John D. Carmichael, MD
3:00–3:20 PM EDT  Unique Diagnostic Challenges in Adult GHD
John D. Carmichael, MD
3:20–3:40 PM EDT  Current, New, and Emerging GHD Therapeutic Options
Nicholas A. Tritos, MD
3:40–3:55 PM EDT   Post-test, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
John D. Carmichael, MD
Nicholas A. Tritos, MD


This session is certified for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and ABIM MOC Point.

Please note, there is no cost to participate, and registration is open to anyone with Endocrine Society login credentials, not exclusive to our members or registrants of CEU or EBR 2021. However, there is limited space and registration is encouraged. Register for this session today.

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This program is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc., and Sandoz, Inc.

Faculty Information

John D. Carmichael, MDJohn D. Carmichael, MD, is an associate professor of clinical medicine in the Department of Medicine's division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Dr. Carmichael is board certified in internal medicine and diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. His clinical and research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary disease. He has received NIH funding for his research in growth hormone feedback mechanisms in patients with acromegaly and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

He has written articles for The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Endocrinology, Pituitary, Endocrine, and Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes. He sits on the editorial board for Pituitary and is a senior editorial board member for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Case Reports. He is a member of the Endocrine Society, the Pituitary Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists where he serves on the Pituitary Scientific Committee.

After finishing his clinical training at NYU in 2004, Dr. Carmichael worked as a clinical researcher at NYU focusing on clinical trials in pituitary disease. He received a grant from Genetech to support his work during this time. In 2006, he went on to work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in their pituitary center. His work included care of patients with pituitary disease and clinical research in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pituitary tumors. He held an appointment in the department of medicine at UCLA, devoting his time to the education of medical students, residents and fellows in multiple topics related to pituitary disorders. In 2014, Dr. Carmichael joined the faculty at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Nicholas A. Tritos, MDNicholas A. Tritos, MD, is a staff neuroendocrinologist in the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center and a faculty member in the Neuroendocrine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He completed medical studies at The University of Athens (MD, DSc) and at Harvard Medical School (MMSc) where he now serves as Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr Tritos completed his postgraduate medical training at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston and received board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine.

Dr Tritos’ main clinical and research interests include pituitary disease, growth hormone deficiency in adults and regulation of energy homeostasis. He mainly conducts clinical research focusing on pituitary tumors and growth hormone deficiency in adults. Dr Tritos has served on the Curriculum Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine, currently serves as Chair of the Endocrine Fellowship Curriculum Committee, is a member of the Institutional Review Board and the Clinical Competency Committee at MGH, a subspecialty core educator for endocrinology, and the Director of the Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Electives for MGH medical residents. He has also served on several national and international Committees in professional organizations, including the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Pituitary Society.

Dr Tritos has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications and 26 book chapters. He serves as Associate Editor and editorial board member for several professional journals. He is the recipient of the 2011 MGH/ Gilbert H Daniels Award for excellence in teaching. He was nominated for the 2016 MGH/ Massachusetts General Physicians Organisation (MGPO) McGovern Award for clinical excellence, and has an active research portfolio focused on clinical research.



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