Northwest endocrine society meeting: 15 May 2009

Dear colleagues

Just to remind you that the North West Endocrine Society meeting is taking place on 15th May 2009. We would encourage you to attend and also to submit abstracts. A flyer is enclosed giving details of the meeting. Please email abstracts to Mr Kanna Gnanalingham and confirmation of attendance to Dr Kalpana Kaushal (see flyer).

Also attached are a registration form for the meeting and a membership form for those who wish to become members of the NWES. Please complete these and hand them in at the meeting.

Sent on behalf of the NWES



Announces its next meeting on


VENUE: Aspen and Anton Suites, Chill Factore, 7 Trafford Way, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7JA



12:30 – 13:15

13:15 – 15:00

OBESITY SYMPOSIUM Chair:  John Wilding

Adipose tissue and insulin resistance: Basic science for the clinician Paul Trayhurn

Medical management of obesity John Wilding

Surgical management of obesity Basil Ammori

Medical management of patients following bariatric surgery Sumer Aditya
15:00 – 15:30

15:30 – 16:30

Three cases will be selected for presentation
Panel Members:Julian Davis, Helen Doran, Ian MacFarlane, Kanna Gnanalingham
16:30 – 16.45 A whimsical history of endocrinology Stephen Shalet
16:45 – 17:00 Prizes and close of meeting

  • Submission of abstracts:
  • Delegates are asked to submit abstracts electronically (maximum 300 words,excluding title, authors and institutions) to Mr Kanna Gnanalingham. Abstracts may describe clinical endocrinology cases, particularly where there were diagnostic or management issues lending themselves to discussion during the meeting, or basic science or clinical research. We are happy to receive abstracts that have been submitted to other meetings. Delegates should indicate at the bottom of the abstract whether they wish their submission to be considered for poster only, oral presentation only, or both. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the 2 best posters. The deadline for abstract submission is 5pm on Tuesday 14th April 2009.

    CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE: If you would like to attend the meeting please email confirmation of attendance to Dr Kalpana Kaushal. Please indicate in the email whether or not you require lunch, and if so, whether you have any specific dietary requirements. The deadline for confirming attendance is 5pm on Friday May 1st 2009.

    We look forward to seeing you at the meeting

    NWES Committee


    Northwest Endocrine Society

    Registration form for meeting on 15th May 2009

    All delegates must complete this form and hand it in on the day of the meeting along with payment as appropriate

    Full name
    Job title
    Place of work
    Contact telephone number
    Preferred email address
    Lunch required Yes/No (delete as appropriate)

    Registration fee

    Attendance at this meeting is free for delegates who are NWES members (including those who have handed in a completed membership form and annual membership fee of £20) and also for those on an annual salary < £40 000

    All other delegates must pay a registration fee of £10 for attendance (Payable by cheque to the North West Endocrine Society on the day of the meeting)


    Northwest Endocrine Society

    Membership application form

    Full name including title
    Job title
    Contact address
    Contact telephone number
    Preferred email address
    Annual income > £40 000 YES/NO (delete as appropriate)

    NWES Membership fees
    Membership fees have been based on annual income:
    Annual income < £40 000 – membership of NWES is free
    Annual income > £40 000 – annual membership fee £20

    Those who wish to attend the meeting but do not wish to become members of the NWES must pay a registration fee of £10 for attendance. This only applies to delegates with an annual income > £40 000. This fee is payable by cheque on the day of the meeting.
    Membership forms can be handed in at the NWES meeting on 15th May. Payments can be made by cheque (made payable to the North West Endocrine Society) or by standing order (attached). The completed standing order authority should be returned to your bank/building society.
    If you have already completed a membership form and standing order authority in 2008 you do not need to do this again.

    NWES Committee
    Dr Tara Kearney (Chair) Miss Helen Doran
    Dr Adam Robinson (Secretary) Mr Kanna Gnanalingham
    Dr Annice Mukherjee (Treasurer) Dr Kalpana Kaushal
    Mr Iain Anderson Sister Shashana Shalet
    Dr Dan Cuthbertson Dr Andrew Whatmore

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