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After a successful and well subscribed meeting in 2015, another chance to learn more about diabetes care and management with practical tips and guidance from top diabetologists. Explore clinical challenges and everyday conundrums that we may face as specialists in this field. Make sure you book as soon as possible as places (and accomodation if required) are limited!
When: 24th-25th January 2016
Where: Royal College of Physicians, London
ABCD - YDEF - Consultant Development Programmes is a new exciting collaboration between the ABCD and YDEF to reinvigorate the learning the non-clinical aspects of being a consultant. This replaces the YDEF led King's Fund Management Course. It will be held for a week from the 23rd to the 27th November in Birmingham (exact location tbc.)
This is the only D&E specific leadership and management course. It has been organised by the ABCD to support the competencies from the Medical Consultant Leadership Framework. For the first time our leadership course is being accredited by the Institute of Learning and Management. This means that by submitting a piece of work (such as a service improvement/educational initiative) you will be assessed for the ILM level 5 award. Geared to doctors in their final year of training and newly appointed consultants, this stimulating and experiential programme will prepare you well for the next transition in your career.
Another consultant post is open for whole or part time applicants but this time in Diabetes!
This Teaching Hospital NHS Diabetes Post is to join the seven existing dedicated Diabetologists at University Hospitals Leicester to help run the specialist Diabetes Services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. There is scope for the development of sub-specialty clinics, teaching and research depending on the candidate’s interest.
Closing date: 14th August 2015
For the second year in a row, YOU have the chance to vote online for your favourite Outstanding Educator in Diabetes from the nominated entries. Once all nominations have been received, judges will then select a shortlist and these nominees, together with a short profile of their work, will be available for you to read and then cast your vote.
The QiC Diabetes offers you and your teams the opportunity to have your initiatives and projects recognised, rewarded and shared throughout the NHS and wider diabetes community. A QiC award means that your work can be fully acknowledged as improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes.
You will find all you need to know on the QiC Diabetes website
Entering is simple – just complete the nomination form on the website (link above)! The closing date is the 19th August 2015.
The SCE may have recently taken place but for those of you who are waiting until next year, it is never too early to plan ahead! We are happy to direct our members to this useful resource/MCQ book written for those of you planning to take the exam.
It contains over 300 best of five questions with explanatory answers, each accurately reflecting the layout of questions in the exam.
The book is divided into six subject areas, covering all the main themes of the exam, and providing a thorough assessment of the candidate's endocrinological knowledge. Uniquely, the explanatory answers include references to guidelines and other sources to enable candidates' further reading and study.
Further more, all royalties are going towards a charity 'Pratham' for underprivileged children in India.
The ABCD have announced their Spring Meeting to be held at the RCP in London on 5th & 6th November 2015. Accreditation by the RCP London has been sought for this meeting (6 CME points).
The programme starts on Thursday evening with registration followed by our customary opportunity to meet old friends and colleagues, and make new ones, at our reception and dinner at the Royal College. As always on the Friday the main meeting covers a broad spectrum of topics of interest to all members.
Abstract deadline 11th September 2015. Submit here
The Royal College of Physicians has launched a new resource for physicians that decodes the often complex world of commissioning, contracting, and payment systems in the NHS in England.
The new resource is the first in a series of practical tools to support physicians to influence the commissioning system that governs the way their services are designed and delivered.
Professor Jeremy Tomlinson and his team are looking in to the day to day management of NAFLD in our clinics.
Help them out by taking a minute or two to fill in this very short survey questionnaire on https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PXKH9MX
This can be filled out by anyone who sees patients with diabetes on a regular basis (GPs, consultants, registrars, DSNs) so please forward it on if possible.
Putting the Patient at the heart of diabetes care
COMPLIMENTARY registration is now open for the 16th Annual Conference of the SAHF
This high-quality educational event offers a 2-day programme designed for healthcare professionals delivering diabetes and cardiovascular disease care to the South Asian community.
When: 8th-9th October 2015
Where: National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham
This popular and recommended one-day course is for clinicians who specialise in the management of thyroid disorders. It is designed to teach how to perform thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration (FNA).It includes the essential core knowledge required for Level 1 certification and complies with the curriculum for training and certification for neck ultrasound by non-radiologists, drawn up jointly by the British Thyroid Association and the Royal College of Radiologists.
When: 11th December 2015
Where: Guy's Hospital, London
Apply here....but hurry as this is a very popular course!
A great job is coming up at Leicester – it is Trevor Howlett’s job (he’s retiring in December) – senior endocrinologist who has set up a fantastic Unit at Leicester with a database and plenty of scope for research and teaching. There is no diabetes component and a bit of GIM (not too much GIM)
Information packs and application forms are available via the web site www.uhljobs.nhs.uk
ABCD is pleased to announce their 13th dedicated meeting for Specialist Registrars.
This will again consist of "Meet the Expert" sessions where topical areas in diabetes and endocrinology can be discussed in a small group format. In addition research and case presentations are invited and the best four will be selected for presentation. The ABCD SpR Training Award will be given to the best of these presentations. This award of £1000 will go towards attendance at an international meeting.
Where: Holiday Inn Regents Park, London
When: 6th and 7th November 2015
Abstract submission deadline: 2nd October 2015
The North European Young Diabetologists meeting was a resounding success and continued the tradition of high calibre events organised by YDEF. Here we have two attendees giving their unique perspectives on the meeting this year...
HEART UK 29TH Annual Conference
The conference for medical, scientific, student and patient attendees with an interest in cardiovascular disease, lipids, atherosclerosis, cholesterol conditions and nutrition.
‘Lipids in the Community’
Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th September 2014
Sir George Alberti Research Training Fellowship
This fellowship enables graduate healthcare professionals to work towards a PhD or MD in diabetes research and develop a career in research. Applications are invited from individuals working in a patient-facing role including, but not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, psychologists and dietitians.
More information, eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at: www.diabetes.org.uk/alberti-fellowship
RD Lawrence Fellowship
This is a prestigious career development fellowship which enable exceptional candidates with three to six years postdoctoral research experience to undertake outstanding diabetes research.
More information, eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at: www.diabetes.org.uk/rd-lawrence-fellowship
Deadline for applications: 31st October 2015