The ever popular Society for Endocrinology Clinical Update course returns for its 2014 outing.
Covering all main areas of the specialty curriculum, this course is highly recommended for those considering the Specialty Certificate Exam but also to any registrar or consultant wanting to update their knowledge.
The programme is organised in recurrent three-year cycles, with the 2014 course the 2nd of the cycle, ensuring that trainees and newly qualified consultants can start their attendance in any given year and are able to cover all topics within three years. The training programme is structured through lectures and interactive small-group workshops that focus on discussing best clinical practice based on day-to-day case scenarios. This structure creates an excellent atmosphere that provides an effective forum for networking with peers and established endocrinologists.
Course date: 3rd-5th November 2014 at Manchester, UK
Deadline for reduced early bird rate: 1st October 2014
Deadline for submitting cases: 14th September 2014
For more details click here
Excel in your research career!
Are you an early career basic or clinical research PhD or postdoctoral scientist looking to become an independent researcher? If so, you may be eligible to apply for 1 of 25 exclusive places at the annual Society for Endocrinology Career Development Workshops in 2014.
Where: Eastwood Park, Gloucestershire
When: 17-19 October 2014
To register: click here
The official congress of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity (UKCO) will be brought to you in September 2014 at the University of Birmingham. A call for abstracts and parallel symposia suggestions is now open. For further information and registrations please visit the ASO website: www.aso.org.uk/conferences/aso-uk-congress-on-obesity-2014/. The programme is here.
Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Endocrinology to join a team of eight Consultants, in the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism based at Hull Royal Infirmary.
This post is for pure clinical endocrinology. There is no expectation for the successful applicant to undertake outpatient Diabetes.
Closing date: 5th August 2014
Interview date: 11th September 2014
The British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is holding its 42nd meeting on the 12-14th November 2014 at the Guildhall, Winchester. You can submit your abstract online at www.bsped.org.uk/meetings/BSPED2014/abstracts.aspx; deadline is the 15th July.
Registration and programme details can be found via the Society's website: www.bsped.org.uk/meetings/BSPED2014
iDKA the app to help you manage diabetic ketoacidosis.
It is quite clever and allows you to choose the time you are treating, what the level of glucose or ketones or potasium is - to specify what you need to do then. Although, they are derived from the Univeristy Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust guidelines, they are basically adapted from the Joint British Diabetes Socieities guidelines. Download it a give it a try.
ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide exenatide QW audit and would like to invite you to take part.
This is a great opportunity for registrars as not only will you be involved in a nationwide audit but as a contributor you will be listed on all abstracts, publications etc.
For more information and to join the audit see:
The Oxford Endocrinology Masterclass will take place on 29th and 30th September 2014, at St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Have you diagnosed a case of MODY? Would you know what clues to look out for? Have you seen a case of MODY? Were you confident in managing their care? The world-leading centre on the management of MODY and other monogenic diabetes is holding a two day symposium at the University of Exeter Medical School on Wednesday 11th – Thursday 12th February 2015. For more details, click here. To register, click here.
Here is a course designed to provide practical tips for NHS consultants (and SpRs) to get involved in clinical research. Our aim is to cut through all the jargon and give you a solid grounding on what you need to establish yourself as a successful principal investigator for collaborative studies.
Applications are welcome for a new post for a General Physician with an interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology. This Permanent Full-time 40 hours per week post based at St John's Hospital Livingston. Roles will include acute take, inpatient medical care, diabetes and endo outpatients with community and diabetes foot service roles.
More detailed departmental and specialty information can be found at the NHS Jobs Scotland website here.
Closing Date: 6th of August 2014
Interview Date: 26th of August 2014
Ketan Dhatariya, the lead author of the latest version of the JBDS DKA guideline is keen to get SpRs involved in the National DKA audit. This is something that is going to be published as a snapshot of how DKA is being managed in the UK.
You can read more about the DKA audit and what is involved below - or on this invitation letter: http://www.diabetologists-abcd.org.uk/DKA_Audit/DKA_audit_invite_letter.pdf
The forms for the audit are here (Insitutional data collection Form 1) and here (Patient data collection Form 2). These two hard copies - you should have received electronic copies via email. If not email Ketan Dhatariya.
We believe the ABCD National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme (NDCMP) will be of interest and of value to you.
The NDCMP is a national initiative providing mentorship for newly-appointed consultants in diabetes and endocrinology. The purpose of the NDCMP is to support the development of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology for the future benefit of themselves and, thereby, our speciality and our patients.
The team at the James Cook Univeristy Hospital, Middlesbrough are running a two day Insulin Infusion Pump Course on 27 & 28 November 2014 for more details have a look at this flyer/application form.
The course offers the opportunity of a ‘practical hands on approach’ to using Insulin Infusion Pumps and includes a conference dinner which will form part of the learning about estimation of carbohydrate intake, all delegates are encourage to attend and this is included in the delegate fee of £225. Delegates will also have the opportunity to talk to patient users of insulin infusion pumps.