We have developed a list, based partly on our clinical experiences at participating centers, and on the American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Endocrinology content specifications, of core pediatric endocrinology topics. Many of these are fairly common pediatric endocrine conditions, but are not seen in large numbers at the NIH.
On the 1st Thursday of each month, the consult fellow for that month (eg Fellow X on Consults in July, does talk 1st Thursday of July) chooses any topic below to review in depth for the group.
Highlighted disorders are those that are not seen regularly on the NIH wards and should receive priority to be covered in a core curriculum presentation. Powerpoint slides for topics which have been presented this year are included as available.
Confidential patient information should NOT be included in any of this site's content.
Guidelines for Thursday Core Topic Presentations
- Choose a mentor (generally the attending of the month) for your talk.
- Let your mentor know what topic you decide to present.
- A general outline for any topic:
- Normal physiology
- Disease physiology (incorporate a short case if it helps clarify things)
- Update of genetics, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, treatment, prognosis
- Discuss the presentation with your mentor prior to the talk
- (Not that everything has to be boards-related) - Consider incorporating a boards-style question at the beginning/end of your talk.
Other topics: Non-secretory Pituitary Tumors, Hypopituitarism, Cushing's Disease and Syndrome