IMAGE 2022

Nurses' Knowledge Centre

Expert-led video presentations, case studies and webcast

Accredited program
Springer Healthcare
Paediatric Endocrinology

About IMAGE 2022

This year’s IMAGE Nurses' Knowledge Centre is an invaluable collection of resources focusing on transgender management, calcium and bone disorders, and the genetics and treatment of growth disorders.

Our expert faculty will discuss key issues relating to these topics together with their impact on the clinical responsibilities of paediatric endocrine nurses. Nurse presenters will have a key role, presenting cases and giving talks based on their personal experience. The programme has been designed to include all healthcare professionals and be relevant to their clinical practice.

All content is freely accessible to view at your own convenience.

An introduction from Kate Davies

London Southbank University, London, UK

Learning objectives

At the end of the programme, you will understand:

  • The epidemiology of paediatric gender dysphoria and its major clinical features
  • The principles of early management and the major clinical guidelines underlying management of patients with gender dysphoria
  • The main physiological principles of disorders of the calcium-phosphate system and how and when bone physiology can be disturbed
  • How long-term illness can influence or impair bone health
  • The principles behind the treatment of problems such as osteopaenia
  • Common bone disorders such as vitamin D deficiency
  • The underlying cause of skeletal dysplasias such as achondroplasia, and the principles behind current treatment
  • How human growth hormone (hGH) developed, why it is effective and how treatment has evolved
  • Why recombinant hGH has had such wide acceptance and usage
  • About the future use of long-acting hGH and see how clinical practice might be changed
  • The advances that have been made by genetic studies in short children and in the context of cost-benefit analysis
  • The reasons for a balanced approach to short stature, using both genetic and clinical assessment


This continuing education activity has been approved by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of 4.5 International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).

How to claim your CME credits

To claim your credits, you will need to watch the video presentations and attend the webinar, and then fill out the short evaluation form at the end of the webinar. On the evaluation form, select the box for accreditation and confirm you completed the activities.


This independent programme is made possible thanks to an educational grant received from Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

All content has been developed independently by Springer Healthcare IME, in collaboration with the expert Faculty.

Contact us

Springer Healthcare IME The Campus, 4 Crinan Street London, N1 9XW, UK

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