"Human growth is the discipline where physiology, psychology and sociology meet"
James M., Tanner

News

- On December 10th 2014, Professor Noel Cameron, from the Univeristy of Loughborough, UK, and - member of our ISGA Executive Committee, was awarded the James Tanner Memorial Medal by the Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB) for Services to Human Biology. He is the first recipient and the Medal was awarded at the SSHB Symposium in Oxford, UK, where he gave a lecture.

- On December 24th, 2014, Professor Horacio Lejarraga, from the University of Buenos Aires and Secretary General of ISGA, was awarded the Premio Reina Sofia, by the Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad from Spain, for contribution for more than ten years to the prevention of disability in children. The award will be given by the Queen of Spain at the Palacio Real, Madrid in April 2015.

- A friend of ISGA, Professor Paritzkova has published the second edition of the book “Obesity Prevention and Treatment”: Jana Paritzkova, Obesity Mgmt Centre, Institute of Endocrinology, Prague, Czech Republic, and Andrew P. Hill. Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia. ISBN 0849322537; CRC Press, 2005. www.crcpress.com

- Subregional Latin American Working group on Child Growth and Development

A group of latin american scientists and health professional devoted to the study of growth and development (G&D) of children from local population groups living in different countries of latin america have been recently constituted. The objective of the group is to promote interdisciplinary scientific interaction addressed to generate ideas, knowledge, and initiatives favouring G&D in the children of the Region. Te group is called Subregional Working Study Group on Child Growth and Development (GLACDI, the acronyme in Spanish). The inclusion of this study group as one of the activities of the International Association for the Study of Human Growth and Clinical Auxolgy (ISGA) is the ideal framewok for the activities of the group, benefiting from the nature of ISGA as an international interdisciplinary society and from the scientific level of its members. The group is Coordinated by Dra Mercedes Lopez de Blanco, and will organize meetings in different parts of Latin America in agreement with ISGA authorities, and will also join the meetings cellebrated three yearly by ISGA. The first meeting will be at the Congress of the Latin Americna Society of Nutrition, to be held in Punta Canas, Dominican Republic, in November 2015. The paper to be presented is “Similarities in child growth in some countries of Latin America”, by Macías-Tomei C., López-Blanco M., Martín Rojo J., Lejarraga H., Esquivel M., Aliaga C.

 

List of members of the Latin American Subregional Study Group on child growth and development

Coordinator: Dra Mercedes López de Blanco (Venezuela). Medical Doctor. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Members:  Julieta Arechica (Mexico, Anthropologist), Silvia Caino (Argentina) Pediatrician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Mauricio Coll (Colombia) Pediatric andocrinologist; Mariana Del Pino (Argentina) Pediatrician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Paola Durán (Colombia)Pediatric endocronologist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Mercedes Esquivel (Cuba) PediatricianThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Virginia Fano (Argentina) Pediatrician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Ciro González (Cuba) Statistician Estadístico; Hector Herrera (Venezuela) Physical Anthropologist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Santa Jimenes. Medical doctor (Cuba) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Diana Kelmansky (Argentina) Mathematician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maritza Landaeta-Jimenez (Venezuela) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Juan Lammoglia Hoyos (Colombia, pediatric endocrinologist) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Horacio Lejarraga (Argentina) Pediatrician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Mercedes López de Blanco (Venezuela) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coromoto Macías-Tomei (Venezuela) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.María Eugenia Peña,(México), Anthropologist

Betty Méndez Pérez (Venezuela) Physical antrhopologist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Guillermo Ramírez (Venezuela) Statistician

Rosa María Ramos Rodríguez (México) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Joanna Martín Rojo (Venezuela) Statistician.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mercedes Rubén.Matemática (Cuba) Habana This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; María Elena Saenz (Anthropologist), Mexico; Luis Alberto Vargas (México),Antropólogo. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Mauro Vasquez Statistician, Venezuela. Claudia Vega Albarrán (Venezuela) Mathematician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;