Society for Endocrinology Clinical Update 2009

Clinical Update, Manchester, 02-04 November, 2009

This is the third in the series of residential clinical training events providing essential training for all trainees and new consultants. The excellent collegiate atmosphere generated at the meeting provides an effective forum for networking opportunities with peers and established endocrinologists; the thirty faculty members will attend for the majority of the three days.

The event incorporates the Society’s Summer School and the Oxford Advanced Endocrinology Seminar series. 

Over a three-year period, the programme covers the national curriculum in endocrinology & diabetes and is the UK’s premier national training event.  Sessions will comprise didactic lectures for all delegates and a number of parallel, themed, interactive workshops.  These workshops will be repeated a number of times providing delegates with the opportunity of attending all sessions over the three days.

Vitamin D Deficiency In The Obese Patient Awaiting Bariatric Surgery

 Vitamin D insufficiency prior to bariatric surgery: risk factors and a pilot treatment study

In a population where severe obesity is becoming increasingly prevalent, bariatric surgery is being employed more often.  This study assessed the vitamin D status of such patients and looked at other influential factors as well as evaluating the efficacy of 2 preoperative vitamin D repletion regimens.