Upcoming YDEF Courses




20-21st November 2014

YDEF Wales

The Annual YDEF Wales meeting.

15-19th December 2014, Warwick

Kings Fund Management Course

Registration has been and gone - we were oversubscribed and have to shortlist attendees

29th (evening) and 30 January 2015

Clinical Research for Clinicians

Practical tips for NHS consultants and SpRs to get involved in clinical research. Register your interest now!

10th March 2015, ExCel, London

The YDEF Annual Day

This is our flagship FREE educational and networking event that is held the day before the Diabetes UK conference.

June 15th 2015, RSM, London

YDEF Lipids for medics

This is going to be a joint meeting with the Royal Society. Registration is likely to open early in the new year

Acute and General Medicine Conference

26th -27th November 2014, Excel, London

Last chance to register for this general medicine conference in conjunction with ABCD! 

Update your clinical knowledge and top up your CPD via the 14 stream conference programme on Acute and General Medicine.  Gain up to 12 CPD points accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and broaden your acute and general medicine skills.

Book for the special rate of £199+VAT (full price £299+VAT) using discount code YDEF.

Click here to register!


Research Post at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

A very exciting and recommended job oppportunity for all those interested! A post funded by ABCD with a chance to work with Dr. REJ Ryder [Consultant Diabetologist, Clinical Lead for Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Nationwide Audits of New Diabetes Therapies; Chief Investigator for the REVISE-Diabesity, ABCD endobarrier study]

Application deadline: 5pm 24th November 2014
Interview date: 9th December 2014

Apply here

Obesity: Epidemiology, complications and management

The Royal Society of Medicine are hosting a one-day symposium discussing the most recent advances, trends and management challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of obesity.

For more details go to the RSM website: www.rsm.ac.uk/events/lif02

Janssen Diabetes Skills Lab

This workshop is designed for registrars and new consultants with an interest in research and audit. It is packed with interesting and relevant topics aimed at publishing and developing projects and delivered by high quality speakers. This meeting is sponsored by Janssen and is free! Accommodation is provided as well however spaces are limited so register now to avoid disappointment and take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

Date: Friday 12th December - Saturday 13th December, Radisson Blu Hotel, London

Course flyer here

Website and registration at www.skillslabdiabetes.co.uk


Hypos in Type 1 survey

Hypoglycaemia in patients with type 1 diabetes: an anonymised survey for clinicians looking after patients with diabetes.

This is an anonymous survey that takes 10 minutes to complete. It is designed for consultants and registrars involved in diabetes clinics in UK.

Delivering better outcomes for diabetes in pregnancy

This is a Royal Society of Medicine meeting open to all members of the team involved in the care of diabetes during pregnancy. The main aims include presenting latest information in order to achieve better outcomes in pregnant patients with diabetes and discussing the diabetes in pregnancy audit.

Date: 17th November 2014

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

Registration closes 12th November 2014

Click here for more information including registration details.

41st Adipose Tissue Discussion Group

ATDG is an annual meeting for adipose tissue, obesity and diabetes researchers based in the UK, ranging from PhD students to PIs to clinician scientists, working on different types of research from molecular biology to clinical studies. They have a great line up of internationally-renowned speakers who will be delivering talks on a diverse range of topics.

This year's meeting will be held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, on the 15th of December 2014

The deadline for abstracts is 13th October so submit your abstracts soon to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details including how to register see here.

Programme flyer here

Programme here

Ipswich Research Fellow Post with Gerry Rayman

Are you interested in clinical research in diabetes that makes a difference to patient care?

Do you wish to work in a productive and happy diabetes research unit?  If so, then read on for details of an interesting and exciting post!

Innovators in Diabetes (IDia)

Are you an early career researcher with an interest in diabetes? Do you have the potential to develop into a leader in the field?

The exciting Innovator in Diabetes (IDia) programme is your chance to expand your knowledge, gain new skills and network with other like-minded researchers. The IDia programme is now open for applications until Monday 26 January 2015.

Would you like to climb Mt Kilimanjaro?

Earlier this year, Omar Mustafa was part of a team of diabetes specialists joining 19 participants with type 1 diabetes in climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.

The JDRF are looking for diabetologists to join the team in 2015.

If you are interested please fill in this application form: Application form for HCPs 2015.doc

Diabetes and Mental Health Symposium

Diabetologists and psychiatrists better together

Fri 5th Dec 2014, ORTUS Learning Centre, South London and the Maudsley NHS Trust


Nearly every category of ICD 10 psychiatric disorder is associated with diabetes. People with diabetes and mental health problems have a significantly greater risk of diabetes-related complications and mortality.

Trainee Survey Results Published

YDEF are pleased to report that former committee member Paul Grant's paper on the YDEF Training Survey 2014 has been published in the British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease.

ABCD National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme (NDCMP): New Mentee Workshop available

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.

Diabetes UK: Living with Diabetes Days

Diabetes UK are launching an exciting national programme of Living with Diabetes Days, and want YOU to get involved and help.

SfE Clinical Update 2014

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

YDEF NHS Reforms Guide All you wanted to know about 'management stuff' but were afraid to ask!



The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) is an independent national organisation that will be responsible for ensuring the NHS delivers better outcomes for patients from April 2013. Read more here 


Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are clusters of GP practices that will be responsible for commissioning the majority of healthcare in England from April 2013. Read more here



The Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF) will assess the quality of the services commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Read more here 


The ‘Fair Shares’ funding formula is designed to take into account information on population when assessing the overall needs of each CCG area. Read more here


Healthwatch England, the new national independent consumer champion for health and social care in England, has been officially launched. Read more here


Value Based Pricing will incorporate a broader assessment of the value of a medicine, known as value based pricing, for new medicines (new active substances) Read more here


QIPP – Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention seeks to find £20billion efficiency savings by 2014-15, which will be reinvested in frontline care. Read more here



NHS England

NHS England (formerly known as the NHS Commissioning Board) is an independent national organisation responsible for the day-to-day running of the NHS. Read more here.

NHS Mandate

‘The Mandate’ is a document setting out the Government’s overall objectives for the NHS. Read more here.


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