Date: Thursday 12 October 2023


This special webinar is free-of-charge for ESPE members, non members, and ESPE Affiliated Societies to access.


  • Welcome and introduction
    Dr Anne Rochtus (Leuven, Belgium) - ESPE Connect Webinar Convenor
  • Overview and introduction of e-Learning and CME accreditation for Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
    Professor May Ng OBE (Southport, UK) - Chair of ESPE E-learning Committee 
  • A Puberty Case from the ESPE e-Learning Site
    Professor Rasha Hamza (Cairo, Egypt) - Chair ESPE Education and Training Committee
  • An e-Learning Masterclass
    Professor Malcolm Donaldson (Glasgow, UK)
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A for all talks
  • Webinar Close
    Dr Anne Rochtus



Professor May Ng is an Honorary Professor and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist. She completed her undergraduate degree MBBS (Hons) under full scholarship in Sydney, Australia and was the recipient of the UK Medical Research Council Fellowship. She further obtained a Masters and PhD degree in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in the UK. She also has a Master of Laws and an MBA (Merit) in Healthcare and Finance Management. She has published over 200 research papers and authored 3 books ‘A guide to Type 1 diabetes management, technology and everything else you need to know; ‘A Journey With Brendan’ and ‘Me and My Hormones’. She was Chair of UK Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians 2016-2023, current Chair of UK NIHR CRN Diabetes Research Steering Group for Children and Officer for Research Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is also Chair of the E-Learning Committee for European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE), Advisory Council for International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and in the Diabetes UK Council for Healthcare Professionals. She is also Trustee and voluntary Chief Medical Advisor for Action4Diabetes, a UK registered charity dedicated to empowering the lives of people with Type 1 Diabetes in South-East Asia since 2015. She was awarded an OBE on the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Queen Elizabeth II’s Honours for Services to People with Diabetes and People with Autism and Disabilities. She is also recipient of numerous awards such as Diabetes UK Arnold Bloom Award 2023, winner of the Northwest Excellence in Healthcare NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020, Diabetes UK Mary McKinnon Award 2018, University of Liverpool Alumni Award 2019 and winner of 2015 Diabetes Quality in Care award. She is active in charitable causes to raise autism and deaf awareness.


Professor Rasha Hamza

Professor Rasha is the Head of Pediatric Endocrinology and Obesity Unit, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She is currently the Chair of ESPE Education and Training Committee and the Vice President of Arab Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (ASPED). She has been a faculty member in numerous ESPE Schools, organized 2 ESPE Winter Schools in Egypt which were the first in Africa. She is also a steering Committee member of ASPED-ESPE Academy since 2015. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism (JPEM) and Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (GPED). She has been a guest speaker in various national, regional and international conferences. She has a special interest in growth, puberty and obesity with numerous international publications in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology and diabetes.

Dr Malcolm Donaldson

Malcolm Donaldson graduated from Bristol University in 1973 and did a mixture of General Medicine, Obstetrics and Paediatrics jobs before settling on Child Health as a career. He was inspired to go into Paediatric Endocrinology by Dr David Grant at Great Ormond Street in 1978 and spent a research year (1979-1980) with Professors Maguelone Forest, Jose Saez and Jean Bertrand in Lyon, France where he worked in steroid biochemistry. Dr Donaldson was appointed Senior Lecturer in Child Health in Glasgow in 1989 where he developed endocrine outreach clinics in the West of Scotland, and specialist clinics for Turner and Prader-Willi syndrome in Glasgow. With Emma Jane Gault, Dr Donaldson led a United Kingdom study in Turner syndrome from 1999 - 2014, examining the adjunctive roles of Oxandrolone and delayed pubertal induction in improving the final height of girls receiving growth hormone treatment.

Dr Donaldson retired in 2012 and is now an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with Glasgow University. He divides his time between writing, research and teaching and is an active member of the Turner Syndrome Working Group (TSWG) of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE). TSWG is committed to encouraging collaborative study on an international basis, including gathering data on pubertal induction using either oral or transdermal 17β-estradiol. Currently, the I-TS platform within the I-DSD network is being built to permit anonymised data entry on pubertal induction in girls with TS within and beyond Europe.

Dr Donaldson is heavily involved with in international teaching. He is a previous coordinator of both ESPE Winter School and Maghreb School and is currently on the faculty of ESPE Caucasus and Central Asian School. He is also a member of the French-speaking ‘Programme d’enseignement en Endocrinologie-Diabétologie pédiatrique pour l’Afrique Francophone’ (PEDAF).

Since 2021 Dr Donaldson has been working with the electronic learning (e-learning) team of ESPE to create a three-part Masterclass in Growth and Puberty. In 2022 and English version with subtitles, and a Russian version with Russian text and subtitles were launched. By September 2023, a French version of the Masterclasses will be available.

The ESPE e-Learning platform is sponsored by Kyowa Kirin. They have not influenced the content of the webinar.