2013 Pediatric Position Development Conference Expert Panelists and Task Force Members

2013 Pediatric PDC Co-Chairs

  • Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MSc – Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
  • Mary B. Leonard, MD, MSCE – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Babette Zemel, PhD – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2013 Pediatric PDC Co-Moderators

  • Mary B. Leonard, MD, MSCE – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Craig L. Langman, MD – Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

2013 Pediatric PDC Expert Panelists

  • *Alison Boyce, MD – Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
  • *John Pettifor, MB,BCh – Department of Pediatrics, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, S Africa
  • *Keith J. Loud, MD, MSc – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth University, Lebanon, NH, USA
  • *Linda A. DiMeglio, MD, MPH – Riley Children’s Hospital, University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Thomas O. Carpenter, MD – Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
  • *William D. Leslie, MD, MSc – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • *Laura Tosi, MD – Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
  • Rachel Gafni, MD – National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Francis Glorieux, MD, PhD – Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Ingrid Holm, MD, MPH – Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

    *Attended Pediatric PDC

Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography in Children and Adolescents Task Force

  • Judith Adams, MBBS – University of Manchester, United Kingdom – Chair

Task Force Members:

  • Professor Klaus Engelke, PhD – University of Erlangen, Germany
  • Kate Ward, PhD – University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Babette Zemel, PhD – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

DXA Assessment in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Diseases That  May Affect the Skeleton Task Force

  • Maria-Luisa Bianchi, MD – Instituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS, Milano, Italy – Chair

Task Force Members:

  • Susan Bechtold, MD – Department of Pediatrics, Medical University Munich, Munich, Germany
  • Wolfgang Hogler, DSc – Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  • Mary B. Leonard, MD, MSCE – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • M. Zulf Mughal, MBChB – Department of Paediatric Medicine, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester, UK
  • Eckhart Schönau, MD – Klinik and Poliklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, Universitätsklinik Köln, Köln, Germany
  • Francisco A. Sylvester, MD – Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT, USA
  • Maria Vogiatzi, MD – Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
  • Marry M. van den Heuvel-Eibrink, MD, PhD – Pediatric Oncology-Hematology, Erasmus MC – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Leanne Ward, MD – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, Canada


Fracture Prediction and Definition of Osteoporosis Task Force

  • Nicholas Bishop, MD, FRCPCH – Academic Unit of Child Health, Department of Human Metabolism, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom – Chair

Task Force Members:

  • Paul Arundel – Sheffield Children’s Hospital, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Emma Clark, MD – University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Paul Dimitri, BSc, MBChB, FRCPCH – Sheffield Children’s Hospital, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Joshua Farr, PhD – College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Graeme Jones, MD – Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Australia
  • Outi Makitie, MD – Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • Craig F. Munns, MBBS, PhD – The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Nick Shaw, MD – Birmingham Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom

DXA Interpretation and Reporting Task Force

  • Nicola Crabtree, PhD, MSc – Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom – Chair

Task Force Members:

  • Asma Arabi, MD, MSc – American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Laura K. Bachrach, MD – Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Mary Fewtrell, MD, MB, ChB – UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
  • Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihanm MD, MPH – American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Heidi H. Kecskemethy, RD, CSP, CBDT – Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, USA
  • Maciej Jaworski, MD – The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
  • Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MSc – Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Densitometry in Infants and Young Children

  • Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA – Chair

Task Force Members:

  • Steven A. Abrams, MD, PhD – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
  • Linda A. DiMeglio, MD, MPH – Riley Children’s Hospital, University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Winston W. Koo, MD – Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA
  • Bonny L. Specker, PhD – South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA
  • Hope Weiler, PhD – School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

ASBMR and ISCD Staff:

  • Ann Elderkin, PA, Executive Director, ASBMR
  • Peter D. Brown, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, ISCD

Last modified: February 24, 2014