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16th GRS Workshop

The GH Research Society held its 16th Workshop on the topic of Safety of GH Treatment in Cancer and Intracranial Tumor Survivors in Children and Adults.

This invitation-only workshop was performed through a web-based platform. We had adapted the schedule of this web-based structure with short online meetings taking place on three different occasions last year (June 9th and 16th, and September 29th). The workshop was organized with the support of the European Society of Endocrinology. Other major endocrine societies had also been invited to nominate delegates to the workshop.

Additionally, representatives from the regulatory agencies, EMA and FDA, attended. A review paper on the topic had been written by members of the program organizing committee, and it was distributed to the delegates prior to the start of the meeting. The format of each workshop had been modified over the years, but the backbone of plenary lectures set the scene followed by breakout group discussions of more specific themes or questions.

The final session was devoted to drafting a statement summarizing the outcome of the workshop that was submitted for publication. GRS had published the results of its previous 15 workshops that had ‘stood the test of time’.


GRS Officers



Sally Radovick, M.D.

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Department of Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 North Wolfe Street, CMSC 406
Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA


President Elect:


Immediate Past President:

Andrew Hoffman, M.D.

Stanford University
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA



Martin Bidlingmaier, M.D.

Endocrine Research Labs
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik IV
Klinikum der Universität
Munich, Germany



Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen, M.D., D.M.Sc.

Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
Aarhus University Hospital
Norrebrogade 44, DK 8000 C, Denmark


Leader: New Membership Programs

Beverly M. K. Biller, M.D.

MGH, Neuroendocrine Unit
55, Fruit Street BUL457B
Boston MA 02114 USA


Leader: Past Presidents' Services:

John Kopchick, Ph.D.

Ohio University
Edison Biotechnology Institute
101 KRL, Building #25
The Ridges
Athens Ohio 45701 USA


Past Presidents:

1992 Peter H. Sonksen
1996 Peter H. Sonksen
1998 Raymond Hintz
2000 Bengt Åke Bengtsson
2002 Michael Thorner
2004 David R. Clemmons
2006 Ken Ho
2008 Christian Strasburger
2010 Jens Sandahl Christiansen
2012 John Kopchick
2014 Pinchas Cohen
2016 Gudmundur Johannsson
2018 Andrew Hoffman


Webpage Director:

Shigeru "Nick" Okada, Ph.D.

Ohio University
Edison Biotechnology Institute
101 KRL, Building #25
The Ridges
Athens Ohio 45701 USA


Council members:

Margaret Boguszewski, M.D.

Department of Pediatrics
Federal University of Paraná
80060-900 Curitiba, Brazil

Catherine Seut Yhoke Choong

Clinical Professor
School of Pediatrics and Child Health
University of Western Australia, Australia

Peter Kamenický, MD, PhD

Service d'Endocrinologie et des Maladies de la Reproduction, CHU de Bicêtre
et Inserm Unité 1185, Faculté de Médecine,
Université Paris-Sud 94275 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

Xiaoping Luo, MD

Department of Pediatrics, Tongji Hospital
Center for the Diagnosis of Genetic Metabolic Diseases, Tongji Medical College
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan 430030, China

Peter J. Trainer, M.D.

Department of Endocrinology
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
Manchester, United Kingdom





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