Catch-Up Growth: Nutrient Needs at the Growth Plate

Program Date: 6 March 2019
Publication Date: 12 June 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll identify fundamental biological mechanisms that are involved in human bone growth; review how growth plate chondrocytes are regulated; and discuss several genetic defects that are responsible for alterations in normal stature. Originally presented at the 3rd Annual Growth Summit in Valencia, Spain.

Course Objectives:

•Identify fundamental biological mechanisms that are involved in human bone growth.
•Review how growth plate chondrocytes are regulated.
•Discuss several genetic defects that are responsible for alterations in normal stature.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2050, 4150
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 30

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Ola Nilsson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatrics,
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
Dr Ola Nilsson is a Professor and Senior Consultant at Örebro University and Örebro University Hospital in Sweden. He is also Associate Professor and Consultant Physician in pediatric endocrinology at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr Nilsson is an active investigator in the field of growth and skeletal disorders and has lead clinical trials for a number of putative pediatric treatments.
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