Do you hold a National Training Number and have at least 2 years before CCT completion? Do you love our specialty? Are you interested in improving education and communication amongst specialist trainees?
We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic people to join the YDEF committee and help develop YDEF even more!
Applications close at 23:59 on Sunday 25th January 2015
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.
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.
Diabetes UK are launching an exciting national programme of Living with Diabetes Days, and want YOU to get involved and help.
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.
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 are pleased to announce that the new educational initiative for higher specialist trainees in Endocrinology has now been launched. The team behind the SfE journal Clinical Endocrinology and Wiley Health have created some clever on-line content which can be accessed here.
The first three modules cover, Phaeo crisis, oligomenorrhoea and giant prolactinomas.
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.
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!
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.
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:
Volunteering at a children's or young person Diabetes UK camps is one of the most rewarding things you can do as a SpR in Diabetes and Endocrinology. These events offer an invaluable, all expenses paid opportunity to gain experience of diabetes outside a clinical setting.
You can find out more information at www.diabetes.org.uk/How_we_help/Care-events/Healthcare-professional-volunteering/