Gianluca Aimaretti has been professor of Endocrinology at the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy, since 2006. He was graduated in Medicine from the University of Turin in 1992 and gained his post-graduate qualification in Endocrinology and Metabolism from the University of Turin in 1998. In 2004, he was awarded as PhD in Endocrinology and Metabolism from the University of Milan. His research interests are the control of growth hormone secretion throughout the human life span, the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency in children and adults, endocrine alterations in central nervous system diseases, growth hormone-releasing peptides (GHRPs) and thyroid tumors. He has written more than 120 original articles that have been published in international journals and 38 book chapters or letters to the editor. He has been an invited speaker at more than 120 national and international meetings.