Growth and Growth Disorders in Children Conference

Date: March 19, 2016

Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: $100 Physicians | $75 Nurses/Other
Registration fees include breakfast, lunch, syllabus, and CME fees. All registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Location: CHOC Children’s Harold Wade Education Center – 1201 W. La Veta Avenue CHOC West Clinic Bldg., 2nd Floor Orange, CA 92868
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Parking: Please park on the 3rd and 4th floors. Clinic parking ticket will be validated.

Refunds/Cancellations: Cancellations must be received in writing prior to March 1, 2016. An administration charge of $25.00+admin/service fees will be deducted from your paid registration and a confirmation sent to you. Cancellations on or after March 1 and no-shows cannot be refunded.

Target Audience:  Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Pediatric Endocrine Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Adult Endocrinologists, Residents and Fellows in Pediatrics in Orange County and its neighboring southern Los Angeles county and Inland Empire area of Southern California.

At the conclusion of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Assess normal growth rates and patterns from abnormal growth to determine appropriate treatment of growth hormone deficiency.
  • Follow the improvements in triage process and care coordination between PCPs and Endocrinologists.
  • Describe the etiology of Idiopathic Short Stature and experience with growth hormone therapy.
  • Describe the phenotype and biochemical profile of GH Resistance and experience with GH and IGF-1 therapy.
  • Discuss with patients the use of GH therapy in SGA, Turner Syndrome, and Noonan Syndrome.
  • Understand how puberty affects growth and final height in a child.


(Subject to Change/Substitutions)
7:30 a.m. – Registration, exhibits, and breakfast
8:05 a.m. – Welcome – Amrit Bhangoo, MD
8:15 a.m. – Human Growth Foundation – Duke Pitukcheewanont, MD
8:30 a.m. – Short Stature Triage Process in CHOC – Keirsten Montgomery, NP
8:55 a.m. –  Growth Hormone Deficiency – Amrit Bhangoo, MD
9:25 a.m. – Idiopathic Short Stature – Christina Reh, MD

9:50 a.m. – Panel Discussion
10:15 a.m. –Morning Break – Exhibitors and refreshments
10:45 a.m. – GH Use in Non-GH Deficiency – Nikta Forghani, MD
11:15 a.m. – GH Resistance States – Primary IGF1 Deficiency – Timothy Flannery, MD
11:45 p.m. – Growth in Precocious Puberty – Lien Trinh, MD
12:15 p.m. – Buffet Lunch and Panel Discussion – Exhibitors
1:00 p.m. – Adjourn


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of CHOC Children’s and the Human Growth Foundation. CHOC Children’s is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHOC Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES: The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements; as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ ( Nurses will receive a Certificate of Attendance following this activity that may be used for license renewal.

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Program Faculty

Amrit Bhangoo, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist Assistant Clinical Professor, UCI

Patricia D. Costa
Executive Director, Human Growth Foundation

Tim Flannery, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Nikta Forghani, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Keirsten D. Montgomery, BSN, MSN, FNP-C
Endocrine Nurse Practitioner

Pisit (Duke) Pitukcheewanont, MD
Clinical Director of Pediatric Bone Program Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Professor of Clinical Pediatrics The Keck School of Medicine of USC The President of Human Growth Foundation

Christina Reh, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Lien Trinh, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Map and Directions

CHOC Children’s Harold Wade Education Center

1201 W. La Veta Avenue
CHOC West Clinic Bldg., 2nd Floor
Orange, CA 92868