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PENS and The MAGIC Foundation Webinar

Short Stature Assessment in Children: A Fundamental Step Toward Early Diagnosis of Growth Failure and a Comprehensive Approach to Growth Disorders​

Program Overview

This case-based enduring activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment and management of children with growth/growth hormone disorders.

Target Audience

This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and other pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Review methods to measure and plot height and to calculate height velocity and midparental target height to allow early diagnosis of growth disorders in pediatric patients
  • Identify diagnostic criteria that allow differentiation among various causes of growth deficiency
  • Identify tools for better communication with patients and families and coordination of multidisciplinary care
  • Discuss challenges in the referral to specialists for the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency or other diseases responsible for short stature and their appropriate management​


Jan M. Foote, DNP, ARNP, CPNP
 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
 Blank Children’s Endocrinology Clinic
 Des Moines, IA
 Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
 College of Nursing
 The University of Iowa
 Iowa City, IA

Mitchell E. Geffner, MD
 Chief of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
 Professor of Pediatrics
 Keck School of Medicine
 University of Southern California
 Los Angeles, CA