Invited speakers

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Ana Cláudia Latrônico Xavier
Ana Cláudia Latrônico Xavier
Full Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Discipline of Endocrinology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine (FMUSP). Chair of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabology at Hospital das Clínicas (HC-FMUSP). Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Endocrinology at FMUSP. Principal Researcher of the Laboratory of Hormones and Molecular Genetics LIM/42 at HC-FMUSP. Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.


Fabio Fernandes Rosa
Fabio Fernandes Rosa
Pediatric Endocrinologist. PhD in Pediatric Endocrinology from Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo. Associate researcher at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Paris Cardiovascular Research Center - PARCC. He works with translational research in aldosterone and aldosterone receptor-related disorders (pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 and primary hyperaldosteronism) and arterial hypertension in pediatrics.


Luis Antonio Castaño González
Luis Antonio Castaño González
Pediatrician/Pediatric Endocrinologist. Professor of Pediatrics at the University of the Basque Country/University Hospital Cruces, Bilbao (Biscay, Spain). PhD in Medicine from the University of the Basque Country. Past President of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Endocrinology. Scientific Director of Biocruces Biomedical Research Institute. Researcher of the Spanish Rare Diseases Research Network. He has developed research in several lines in the field of pediatric endocrinology, especially in the areas of epidemiology, genetics and pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus and genetics of endocrine diseases. The Spanish Society of Pediatric Endocrinology Representative in SLEP 2019.

Hospital Universitario Cruces, Biocruces Bizkaia, UPV/EHU, CIBERDEM, CIBERER

Nancy Aracelli Unanue Morales
Nancy Aracelli Unanue Morales
Pediatrician (University of Chile Medical School) and Pediatric Endocrinologist (Maternal and Childhood Research Institute -IDIMI - University of Chile Medical School). Fellowship in Clinical Genetics (Philadelphia Children’s University of Pensilvânia). Endocrinologist and Geneticist (Maternal and Childhood Research Institute -IDIMI - University of Chile Medical School) and Department of Pediatrics and Center of Rare Diseases, Las Condes Clinic, Santiago - Chile. Research Areas: Turner Syndrome, Skeletal Dysplasias, Prader Willi Syndrome and RASopathies.

Universidad de Chile

Ola Nilsson
Ola Nilsson
Associate Professor at the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology / Department of Women‘s and Children‘s Health, Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden. PhD in Pediatric Endocrinology and Bone Growth from the Karolinska Institute. His main field of research focuses on biology of growth plate and articular cartilage.

Karolinska Institutet

Patricia Papendieck
Patricia Papendieck
Specialist in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. Doctor at the Division of Endocrinology at the Hospital de Niños Dr. Ricardo Gutiérrez (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Professor at the Discipline of Endocrinology, Universidad del Salvador School of Medicine, Buenos Aires. PhD in Medicine, from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine. Her field of research is thyroid disease in childhood, mainly nodules, thyroid cancer and congenital hypothyroidism.

Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutierrez

Paul Hofman
Paul Hofman
Clinical endocrinologist and researcher based at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland. He develops clinical research on insulin sensitivity, childhood obesity management, diagnosis and management of congenital hypothyroidism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Dr. Hofman is involved in promoting endocrine training in the Asia Pacific Region, endocrine care in resource constrained countries in the Asia Pacific Region and in programs of access to essential medicine and newborn screening.

The University of Auckland
New Zealand

Rachel I. Gafni
Rachel I. Gafni
Pediatric Endocrinologist. Clinical physician and senior researcher at the Skeletal Disorders and Mineral Homeostasis Sector of the National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda (United States). Member of the NIH Federal Working Group on Bone Diseases. Her main line of research focuses onrare osteometabolic diseases: McCune Albright syndrome, hypoparathyroidism, phosphate disorders and generalized arterial calcification of childhood.

National Institutes of Health

Ram Weiss
Ram Weiss
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics and Human Nutrition of the School of Public Health at the Hadassah Hebraic University of Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Israel). PhD in Pediatric Endocrinology. His research field addresses aspects of nutrition, metabolism and obesity; diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease in pediatrics.

Hebrew University

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