MRCP (Endo) Speciality Certificate Examination Preparation Seminar

The college of physicians ran the first ever endocrinology MRCP in May 2009. A Specialty Certificate Examination is now a compulsory component of assessment for Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) for all UK trainees whose specialist training began in or after August 2007, and is voluntary for those who started before this date.

All UK and overseas trainees who have obtained MRCP(UK) are eligible to take the SCE (Specialty Certificate Examinations). UK trainees who are in a specialty training post but do not hold MRCP(UK) are also eligible.

The SCEs comprise of two 3 hour papers containing 100 best of five questions and are conducted as computer based tests. Each SCE is held once each year.

Candidates who pass the examination will be awarded a “Certificate” in the specialty concerned. All those with a Specialty Certificate and MRCP(UK) who are recommended to PMETB by the JRCPTB for a CCT will be entitled to apply for the post nominal MRCP(Specialty).

To aid in preparation for this exam a seminar will be held on:

Date – 24th February 2010,

Time –  5.30pm and 7.30pm

At the Clinical Sciences Centre,

School of Clinical Sciences,

University Hospital Aintree,

Longmoor Lane,

Liverpool L9 7AL

Refreshments will be available from 5.00pm

The speakers will be Professor Ian MacFarlane and Dr Christina Daousi of the Endocrinology Research Unit and University Hospital Aintree. Both are members of the RCP Question Writing Board and RCP Exam Board.

Please confirm your attendance by email to Kim Russell on:

Organised by Eli Lilly

5th Endocrine System Study Day for Nurses: 3-Feb-2010

3rd FEBRUARY 2010
MONTON HOUSE HOTEL, Monton Road, Eccles, Manchester M30 9HG

09.45 Menopause – Bev McAllister
10.30 Turners/Delayed Puberty – Elaine O’Shea
11.15 Thyroid – Dianne Wright
11.45 Testosterone – Chris Gibson
13.20 GHD (Adult /Paeds) – Linda Smethurst
14.00 Acromegaly – Margaret Roberts
14.45 Pituitary Gland/Surgery/Follow-up – Shashana Shalet
15.45 Nursing Implications + Steroids – Shashana Shalet

Please pre register your place by contacting Sr. Shalet’s Secretary on 0161 206 7038

ABCD and RCP Joint Conference on Inpatient Diabetes: 26-Jan-2010

Date: January 26, 2010
Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London
Fee: £160


Over 10% of NHS beds are occupied by patients with diabetes, representing a major burden of care. These patients have a variety of clinical problems, including coronary syndromes, stroke, foot ulceration and acute metabolic emergencies. Their management is often complex, and duration of admission frequently prolonged. This conference brings together a group of speakers with wide experience and expertise, who will define and discuss the problems of in-patient diabetes care, and explore potential improvements and solutions.

Audience: This conference is aimed at all those practising general medicine as well as consultants and trainees in diabetes, senior diabetes specialist nurses and interested GPs.

Conference organiser: Royal College of Physicians

Further info: RCP events

YDF Live! January 2010

Dear all ,

Please consider using the YDF to register for free places to Diabetes UK in Liverpool this year. Particularly if you have hit the study leave limit and dont want to be disappointed.

Also other useful info attached.  If any one has abstracts for this years Clin Endo or Diabetes UK we could announce this to your peers on the Endodiabesity web page – can you forward to Akheel or Angela Paisley


Best wishes

(Naveed Younis)


Dear ,

Amidst all this bleak arctic weather, here is some hot news from the YDF to cheer you up!

YDF Day 2010 – Registrations open

We are pleased to announce another stellar line-up of speakers for this year’s YDF Day . As usual, registrations will include FREE accommodation for the duration of the course. Workshops include diabetic feet (Fran game), diabetes and driving (Brian Frier), Lipids (Naveed Sattar), Lab pitfalls (Eric Kilpatrick), DAFNE principles (Anita Beckwith ) and hot tips to get your paper published (David Webb). Please find programme information and registration form here .

ABCD-YDF-Kingsfund Management Course for diabetes trainees.

Registrations for the ABCD-YDF-King’s Fund management course are open. As you know we are all advised to participate in a management course in years 4/5. The cost per head is over £1000 and remains free to YDF members. More info and registration form here.

YDF Scotland: Final four places remain..register asap

All residential places at YDF Scotland (22nd and 23rd of January) are now taken up. If you would like to attend either day as a day-delegate, please apply here…

Anglo-Dutch-Danish Diabetes Group – Abstract deadline

Founded by Prof. Edwin gale and colleagues, many years ago, ADDDG is a friendly meeting where trainees and research fellows have the opportunity to present to an international audience. Your Diabetes UK abstracts are welcome. We had the highest ever number of abstracts from the UK in 2009. Let’s make 2010 better! More info here…

YDF Non-clinical Scientists Group

We are delighted to propose a non-clinician scientists group under the YDF’s auspices.  The YDF Scientists Group will work with the clinical membership of YDF and provide networking and educational opportunities for its members. Places will also be allocated for a few non-clinical scientists at YDF Day 2010 .

Looking forward to 2010

2009 was another successful year for the YDF that saw over 100 trainees attending YDF Day in Glasgow and 1.5 million hits to

2010 heralds YDF Scotland , the first of a series of  regional YDF events, a YDF National Insulin pump course and a comprehensive survey of all D&E trainees to quantify concerns like lack of consultant posts and specialist training experience.

If there is anything else the YDF can help with, please do get in touch via our website.

Have a great 2010!

Best Wishes,

Marc Atkin (YDF Chair) and Jyothis George (YDF Web Editor)

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