Stefano Cianfarani

Chair Clinical Practice Committee

Consensus statement

The ESPE Clinical Practice Committee (CPC) supports the development of consensus statements and guidelines. The CPC also meets with counterparts from the other international Paediatric Endocrine Societies to plan joint developments. In addition, the CPC also reviews guidelines produced by other societies for inclusion on the ESPE website.

The aim of ESPE as a professional society is the welfare of young people under the care of endocrine specialists and who may need hormone interventions. ESPE recognises the rights of all young people to be involved in decisions around their medical care. Young people with variations in gender identification should be recognised as retaining the same level of competence to self-determination as all other young people. Their right to physical integrity and to self-determination should not be reduced, preventing their access to necessary endocrine support and treatments.

ESPE Clinical Practice Committee Statements

ESPE guidelines

2017Diagnosis and management of Silver-Russell syndrome- first international consensus statement

Clinical practice guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner syndrome- proceedings from the 2016 Cincinnati International Turner Syndrome Meeting
2016Global Consensus Recommendations on Prevention and Management of Nutritional Rickets

The Diagnosis and Management of Lipodystrophy Syndromes- A Multi-Society Practice Guideline
2014European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology consensus guidelines on screening, diagnosis, and management of congenital hypothyroidism
2011Insulin Resistance in Children: Consensus, Perspective, and Future Directions
2009Consensus Statement on the Use of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analogs in Children
2008Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with Idiopathic Short Stature: A Summary of the Growth Hormone Research Society, the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Workshop
2007Consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with GH deficiency II: a statement of the GH Research Society in association with the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology, Lawson Wilkins Society, European Society of Endocrinology, Japan Endocrine Society, and Endocrine Society of Australia
2006Consensus statement on management of intersex disorders
2005Consensus statement on the management of the GH-treated adolescent in the transition to adult care
2004ESPE/LWPES consensus statement on diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents
2003Growth Hormone Treatment and Risk of Solid Tumour
2002Consensus Statement on 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency from The Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology

Endorsed guidelines

2022Pubertal induction and transition to adult sex hormone replacement in patients with congenital pituitary or gonadal reproductive hormone deficiency: an Endo-ERN clinical practice guideline
2021Clinical management of patients with genetic obesity during COVID-19 pandemic: position paper of the ESE Growth & Genetic Obesity COVID-19 Study Group and Rare Endo-ERN main thematic group on Growth and Obesity
2020Congenital hypothyroidism: a 2020 consensus guidelines update An ENDO-EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORK (ERN) initiative endorsed by the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and the European Society for Endocrinology

Recommendations for Diagnosis and Treatment of Pseudohypoparathyroidism and Related Disorders: An Updated Practical Tool for Physicians and Patients
2019ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines: Fasting during Ramadan by young people with diabetes

Use of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analogs in Children: Update by an International Consortium
2018Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Due to Steroid 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline

Diagnosis and management of pseudohypoparathyroidism and related disorders: first international Consensus Statement
2017Pediatric Obesity – Assessment, Treatment and prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice guideline

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in Adolescence

Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline
2016Diagnosis and treatment of Primary Adrenal insufficiency: An endocrine Society Clinical guideline

Diagnosis and management of Silver–Russell syndrome: first international consensus statement
2015Management Guidelines for Children with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Treatment of Cushing’s Syndrome: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline

Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An endocrine society clinical practice guideline

Management Guidelines for Children with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Thyroid

Recommendations from the Pediatric Endocrine Society for Evaluation and Management of Persistent Hypoglycemia in Neonates, Infants, and Children
2011Consensus Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Growth Hormone (GH) Deficiency in Childhood and Adolescence: Summary Statement of the GH Research Society